Perfect Moment Monday: Graceland

December 1, 2008

First, for your listening pleasure:

This week, Between the Lines had a wonderful post about Paul Simon’s brilliant song Graceland. I listened to the album hundreds of times in 6th grade, my musical formative years. Like a baby gosling, I imprinted onto the album, particularly the title song.

Graceland warms my soul, but it has been years — decades? — since I really thought hard about the lyrics. Thanks to Between the Lines, I considered them carefully once again. So much has happened, and the meaning of many lyrics has changed for me. In particular:

She says losing love
Is like a window in your heart
Everybody sees you’re blown apart
Everybody sees the wind blow

This is very true if you’re talking about a breakup, and it’s true of many kinds of loss. It’s not, however, true of the babies I’ve lost. Blown apart, yes, but almost no one has been allowed to see anything — no knowledge of what has happened, and usually no clue that anything has gone wrong. The curtains of the window in my heart have been closed for years.

And then I realized that the window is now open, at least to the blogosphere. You all have a clear view to both the bad and the good.

If you tap on the window, I might even invite you in for cocoa.

Perfect MomentHead to Weebles Wobblog to see more Perfect Moments.

Spoiler alert: One of the moments is about me!

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4 Responses to “Perfect Moment Monday: Graceland”

  1. Heather Says:

    Graceland is also one of my favorite albums of all time too. I could listen to it from beginning to end.

  2. Martha Says:

    I love this album, thanks! Thank you also Woobie Woman, you Rock!!!

  3. Dora Says:

    Those very lines you quoted had me weeping as I listened to them a few weeks ago.


  4. I love when that happens. When you go deeper into a song that you loved as a kid, and it has new meaning to you as an adult.

    (Like “Afternoon Delight.” TeeHee.)

    Thank you for allowing me to peer in. A cup of hot cocoa goes well with a woobie.


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