Monday, October 28, 2013

Trick or Treat

All I'm going to say is that getting a picture of all four kids, in their costumes, looking at the camera and smiling, is impossible.

Maybe just three of them would be easier.
Or just two?
And we're done here.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

An American Tune

When I was younger my parents were big Simon and Garfunkel fans.  So much so that I was forced to watch the concert in Central Park over and over and over again to the point that I can pretty much recite it word for word, clap for clap.  Often times I've felt grateful to them for having exposed me to the brilliance of Paul Simon's song writing.  It is Paul Simon's American Tune which comes to my mind when listening to the incessant babble regarding the government shut down.  If you've never heard it, please do go give it a listen.

Many’s the time I’ve been mistaken
And many times confused
Yes, and I’ve often felt forsaken
And certainly misused
Oh, but I’m all right, I’m all right
I’m just weary to my bones
Still, you don’t expect to be
Bright and bon vivant
So far away from home, so far away from home

I don’t know a soul who’s not been battered
I don’t have a friend who feels at ease
I don’t know a dream that’s not been shattered
Or driven to its knees
Oh, but it’s all right, it’s all right
For lived so well so long
Still, when I think of the road
We’re traveling on
I wonder what went wrong
I can’t help it, I wonder what’s gone wrong

And I dreamed I was dying
And I dreamed that my soul rose unexpectedly
And looking back down at me
Smiled reassuringly
And I dreamed I was flying
And high above my eyes could clearly see
The Statue of Liberty
Sailing away to sea
And I dreamed I was flying

Oh, we come on the ship they call the Mayflower
We come on the ship that sailed the moon
We come in the age’s most uncertain hour
And sing an American tune
Oh, it’s all right, it’s all right
It’s all right, it’s all right
You can’t be forever blessed
Still, tomorrow’s going to be another working day
And I’m trying to get some rest
That’s all I’m trying to get some rest

© 1973 Words and Music by Paul Simon