guilty pleasure monday: blessed (simon and garfunkel)

Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit.
Blessed is the lamb whose blood flows.
Blessed are the sat upon, spat upon, ratted on,
O lord, why have you forsaken me?

-Paul Simon, Blessed

it’s World AIDS Day; and it’s also a return to Guilty Pleasure Mondays around my little world. i’m sure you’ve OD’d on your fair share of blatantly bad 70s songs; and i promise that the only bad songs around here for the next month or so will be bad only because you don’t like what i like. i realize i set off some nasty earworms. here’s hoping your minds return to their regularly-scheduled programming. and soon.

anyway, what you didn’t see over the past month is the fact that we’ve had some pretty crappy times here in wreke-land. in fact, when i think about it, it almost sounds like a monty python skit gone very, very wrong, like G-d was trying out new and improved plagues and we were the test kitchen. death; lice; floods; surgery; bronchitis… it’s just unbelievable how it all went down.

there are moments in life when you just feel alone in the world. and this song, for me, is always the soundtrack, in spite of it’s dated ’60s sound.

nevertheless, whenever i think about how it is for others in the world, i am always reminded that we are blessed.

at least, most of the time.

4 Responses to “guilty pleasure monday: blessed (simon and garfunkel)”

  1. Hugs to you. May December be oodles better!

  2. It interesting. Two Jewish guys from New York City come up with some of the best Christian imagery in song. Wonderful choice! Hope everything gets better!

  3. Good reminder and great song.

  4. […] 4, 2008 Music The other day my friend Wrekehavoc had a couple of Paul Simon tunes on her blog posting. Of course that got me to listening to Simon and Garfunkel songs for a few days. I have the box set […]

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