And even though I really love Peter Gabriel's cover, I do really rather like the original of "The Book of Love," by Magnetic Fields.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Today I saw a butterfly. It was something that reminded me of Hope flying out of Pandora's box after all the bad things surged out (in some versions, Hope takes the form of a butterfly). It was there to remind humanity that after all the evil/bad/sad/etc things that are happening in the world, there is still Hope. When I saw the butterfly I was walking down a humongous hill on campus from class to work, thinking of how miserable I was feeling with the cold and the drear and the deadness of the world. Then all of a sudden, there it was! A sign of life, of happier times, of hope. And I was lifted in spirits a little, because I realized that even though life is so dreadfully dull and sad and cold and whatever else, spring will come, then summer, and life will go on and get better, and I will be happy again.