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Juxtaposed: Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?

5 Feb
Illuminated Point of View

via ffffound.com

Joyce Carol Oate’s “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” can be read here. Dedicated to Bob Dylan, you will find critical theory here. I wrote about this in college but don’t have access to the paper. The music is here.

It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue (lyrics via bobdylan.com)

You must leave now, take what you need, you think will last.
But whatever you wish to keep, you better grab it fast.
Yonder stands your orphan with his gun,
Crying like a fire in the sun.
Look out the saints are comin’ through
And it’s all over now, Baby Blue.

The highway is for gamblers, better use your sense.
Take what you have gathered from coincidence.
The empty-handed painter from your streets
Is drawing crazy patterns on your sheets.
This sky, too, is folding under you
And it’s all over now, Baby Blue.

All your seasick sailors, they are rowing home.
All your reindeer armies, are all going home.
The lover who just walked out your door
Has taken all his blankets from the floor.
The carpet, too, is moving under you
And it’s all over now, Baby Blue.

Leave your stepping stones behind, something calls for you.
Forget the dead you’ve left, they will not follow you.
The vagabond who’s rapping at your door
Is standing in the clothes that you once wore.
Strike another match, go start anew
And it’s all over now, Baby Blue.

Catch up if you can…

15 Jan

Wow, where has the time gone? I have not made an update to this spot in weeks! To make amends, here are some essential takeaways from my time away:

  • Boston is beautiful, and home to one of the most clever ad spots I’ve ever seen. Behold a shot from inside the TD Stadium from the Saturday (1/9) the NY Rangers beat the Bruins:

Dunkin Donuts Ad

  • In dining venues, cheesecake can oftentimes be mistaken for cheese steak — especially when the person ordering it has a lisp, and always when the dessert is ordered with the rest of the meal.
  • Sucker for a cover, I am in absolute love with Florence and the Machine’s rendition of Robert Plant’s “Addicted to Love.
  • Far from an upset, Johnathan continues to slay my heart and simply amaze me. Kindergarten in 2011 — Woohoo!
  • On today’s date an annular eclipse occurred that will not be witnessed again prior to 2020. My horoscope swears this is my year…
  • Re-quoted, with a big thank you to MC. This was the first thing I read upon waking up today: “May today there be peace within. May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others. May you use the gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be content with yourself just the way you are. Let this knowledge settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of us.”

It gets lonely on the road…

23 Nov

What I’m loving this month…

  • Duffy. Specifically “Stepping Stone.” Lovely voice, lovely extensions, lovely video — especially the old-fashioned glass milk jar. What’s that about? It’s catlike and captivating.
  • Parallel parking, toddler-style!
  • Tiesto, Tegan, and Sara’s “Feel It In My Bones.”
  • MonthlyInfo.com — for making TTOM that much easier.
  • Danielle Pergament. Read “Roman Holiday” in the November Allure. The mag’s site hasn’t posted the story yet, but if they do and I find it, I’ll make things easy and add a link here.
  • Lauren Groff’s The Monsters of Templeton. A monster surfaces, dead, dredging up a fascinating genealogical mystery, complete with a rich and unforgettable cast of characters. Visit the NYT for the first chapter.