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I've been listening to a lot of music recently. There's nothing unusual about that, but these pas months, I've been doing it mostly in search of inspiration. (I'm concentrating mostly on poetry these days.) 
Simon and Garfunkel are really doing a number on my brain. They can make me cry on demand. Seriously. It comes from the weirdest lines.  Must be Pavlovian or something. 

"And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon god they made."
>> Sound of Silence

"I was twenty-one years when i wrote this song
I'm twenty-two now but I won't be for long"

>>Leaves That Are Green

"He lived alone within a house
Within a room, within himself."


"And Mrs. Riordan says he has
a brother somewhere
Who should be notified soon"
>>A Most Peculiar Man 
    (Both, but the whole song is the saddest thing ever so, yeah.)

"Michigan seems like a dream to me now"

"Time is tapping on my forehead
Hanging from the mirror
Rattling in the teacup,
And I wonder"

"Memory brushing the same years"
>>Old Friends

"A soldier cleans and polishes a gun"
>>Scarborough Fair/ Canticle

"Hey sunshine
I haven't seen you in a long time"


"Couched in our indifference 
like shells upon the shore
You can hear the ocean roar."


"And how the room has softty faded
And I only kiss your shadow
I cannot feel your hand
You are strange and now onto me."

>>The Dangling Conversation

"So I'll continue to continue to pretend
My life will never end
And flowers never bend
with the rainfall"

>>Flowers Never Bend With The Rainfall

"Pressed in organdy
Clothed in crinoline of smoky Burgundy:
Softer than the rain"


"And when you ran to me
your cheeks flushed with the night
we walked on frosted fields
of juniper and lamplight
I held your hand."
>>For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her

I Know! The weirdest lines! So basically, pop in the S&G cd and I turn into a water fountain. It' a good feeling, though. It's as though their poetry wraps itself around my tender heart and squeezes. Depending on whether I felt sad or fine before I heard the song, I end up feeling empty or filled to the brim. Being moved as such, it's a really great feeling. 


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