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
It’s time to relax, friends.
What if you already knew how to take care of yourself?
Your life is amazing. You have the evidence to prove it.
I’m getting keenly aware of time.
Definitely not the sort of person you meet every day.
Be better than authentic.
My friend Jenny told a ghost story, which reminded me of one of my own.
It’s possible that playing in the dirt is addling my brain.
Thoughts about the Super Wolf Blood Moon, Martin Luther King Jr., and our responsibility to each other.
I seem to have a focus problem.