i’m returning in force lately, aren’t i? maybe it is just the time of year. (or maybe it’s the time of man. i don’t know who i am, but you know, life is for learning. apologies to joni mitchell.)
this beautiful offering from paul simon got a shoutout from me around this time last year, but for a different reason. and now there’s no reason at all, just that i am immersing myself in some music i haven’t heard in a while.
for reasons i cannot explain,
there’s some part of me wants to see graceland.
i may be obliged to defend every love, every ending,
or maybe there’s no obligations now.
maybe i’ve reason to believe we all will be received in graceland.
and it’s been nearly two years since i heard christine mcvie wrap her voice around these words — not since a really lovely night in a part of my life that’s now passed — but i am immeasurably sorry that i let the song slip away for so long.
and the songbirds are singing like they know the score
and i love you, i love you, i love you like never before.
there are also a few that i’ve studiously avoided. i’m going to try to stop that, because it’s bad for me.
do you think you could
answer all the questions in the world with just one word?
i think you could.
and if you do not want to see me again, i would understand.
i’d say my music library qualifies as “pretty badass.”