My ex wrote a song while we were dating (not about me) that I felt expressed both how he felt about things and how I feel about things. It included this great line: “If I wrote myself a letter I wouldn’t know where to send it/ I don’t know where I am…. I don’t know where I’m going/ I don’t know where I am…” There’s more, but what I enjoy about these lines is how well they describe so many people. We don’t know where we are or where we will end up. So many people don’t have five year plans, they don’t have larger goals. So many people are intent on enjoying the journey wherever they end up.
What I don’t like about the song is that this isn’t what it’s about…. entirely. The song is about enjoying the journey, but also knowing that you’ll end up with this one person. “I’m going right back to Jane”, is the line. I understand songs about relationships are the “most powerful” or something, but I also think his song could have been more interesting had it stopped about being about life, wandering through it, and enjoying the ride.
That being said, I still like that line: “I don’t know where I’m going…” then something about finding my way. That sentiment I understand. I don’t know where I’m going or where I will end up, but I am confident that I’ll figure it out just as long as I don’t stop the journey.
I have a student this week (sixth grade) who has recommended I read A Clockwork Orange. And he really enjoyed both The Shining and The Stand. His buddy really recommends Cujo.
The first kid also really likes H.P. Lovecraft, specifically Cthulhu.
I find it interesting how people are incapable of living in the present. They’re too busy idealizing the future and romanticizing the past.
The floating anime heart thing freaks me out a little.
I’m not saying get rid of it, I’m just letting you know.