i'm empty and aching and i don't know why
This morning after dropping Alex off to school, this piece about Simon & Garfunkel’s America came on my car radio, featuring interviews with people about why the song was important to them. The song was released in 1968, and the interviewees who were alive during that time talked about how America was in a state of incredible upheaval, what with the Vietnam War, the Civil Rights Movement, and so much more going on at the time that album came out. I’ve gone to search for America, sings Paul Simon, and you can almost hear him wonder what America is becoming.
It’s 50 years later, and I wonder the same thing.
Soundtrack: America by Simon & Garfunkel
We live in strange times.
And don’t even start me on that interstellar object.
Focus. I gotta focus.
Go out there and do your civic duty, my American brothers and sisters.
The absence of love and light isn’t hate and darkness.
On protecting the heart.
What would happen if we returned to sharing our stories?
I miss shooting. I want it to be a part of my new normal.
I know I’ve been absent. It’s not you, it’s me.
Between dolls and DNA tests, my worldview has always been global.