If you see a whole thing - it seems that it's always beautiful. Planets, lives... But up close a world's all dirt and rocks. And day to day, life's a hard job, you get tired, you lose the pattern. - Ursula K. LeGuin

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Break-up Songs

Having only been in two committed relationships throughout my life, I don't have much experience with break-up songs. I did play an Etta James CD to death as I wrestled with leaving my first husband but I don't think that really counts.

If there ever were such a thing as an "empty-nest song" (and I think there should be as there's a lot about it that feels like a break-up), this would be mine.

Much thanks to Ms. Prufrock for introducing me to the amazing Ben Harper's talents.


Hilaire said...

Oh, you poor thing. Take care of yourself, dear.

I love that song - that whole album. And does it ever describe my week to me.

MsPrufrock said...

I'm sitting here all teary listening to this song with your slant on it, and I have 16 years until mine goes away to college. Sigh.

My brother is a HUGE Ben Harper fan, and if he knew I created a convert he would be most pleased with me!

Julie said...

Wow! Definitely hit the nail on the head. Thanks for posting that. And again...sending big hugs your way.

Deb said...

you are hurting far more than I thought. I am so sorry for your pain.