The songwriter dreams desperately:
On the very day I die
The very last of my desires
Is that you take my broken body
And commit it to the fire
And then when the fire is finished
Scrape the ashes in a tin
Take them down to London’s drinking reservoirs
And throw them in
And then specks infinitesimal of my mortal remains
Will slide down seven million throats and into seven million veins
And I will creep through their capillaries to the marrow of their bones
And they will wake to bright new mornings and then wordlessly they’ll know
That I remain
I am remembered
To remain, to be remembered is a desire common among humanity; to cease to exist, to be forgotten, a common fear. It is why grand monuments and grimy bathrooms from ancient Pompeii to modern New York are etched with our names. We are compelled to make a mark, however crude and small, that says, “I was here” because the alternative, “I am no more,” is too terrible to bear.
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It’s been an exciting week around here what with all the action I’ve been getting. (Thanks, by the way– you’re fantastic. Ahem.) But there’s a lot more to life than my blog. Here’s a peek at how I’ve been getting busy:
Who I’m Listening to Right Now- Frank Turner‘s new album, England Keep My Bones, is rocking my anglophilic world. Just released this week, it’s a little punk, a lot folk, and entirely fun. Even the theologically effed “Glory Hallelujah” is catchy as hell. So to speak.
Who I’m Reading Right Now- Benjamin Nugent‘s American Nerd: The Story of My People is just the right mixture of history and humor for a sentence-diagramming jokester like me. I’m only five chapters in, but I already feel right at home amidst citations and anecdotes.
Who I’m Watching Right Now- I didn’t want to get all excited about a t.v. show that was in danger of being dropped, but I just learned that Happy Endings will be renewed for a second season, which means more fun for everyone. Ahem.
Who I’m Tweet-Tracking Right Now- My fellow twin-mom and blogger Leanne Shirtliffe cracks me up at IronicMom.com. For hilarity in 140 characters or fewer, I follow her around Twitter:
Who I’m Blog-Stalking Right Now- Jeff Goins is always writing posts like this one that help me focus my haphazard thoughts on actually crafting a decent blogging platform. If you want to grow your blog, visit Jeff two sentences ago.
Got any recommendations of your own to add?
And what do you think about Who I’m ___ing Right Now as a weekly feature? I’d still write the real stuff twice a week– this would just be for a little extra fun and to give deserving folks a hand. Ahem.
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