I get so tired of people saying “If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter” because it’s kind of like ‘so how many rooms of navel-gazing do I have to traipse through with you to find out basic information?” but I realised on this last vacation that Facebook and Twitter DO lend themselves more easily to the dashed-off thought you have while going about the rest of life. They’re kind of like subtitles for your reality.
So if you follow me on Facebook or Twitter (ha) you’ll be aware that on Friday my father was sent to the hospital with heart irregularities. So I’ve been bouncing back and forth between concerned and turning-it-over-to-The-Lord. My atheist friends are free to cast aspersions, but I have to say that having an “imaginary” friend who is in control of all things is pretty handy when the rest of your planet is sliding off axis. Besides which I have yet to meet an atheist who doesn’t drink. So take that for what you will.
At any rate, the doctors are doing their things, the nurses are doing their things and we have no news yet other than the growing inevitability of a pacemaker. So there’s that out there on the edge of time waiting to happen. And I’m praying that all goes according to God’s will and that I have the strength to meet any eventuality. That’s the best we can hope for as slaves to time.
But for some reason as I was thinking about all of this and what I should say about it on my blog I was going through all the songs that had “heart” in the title so that I could make some halfway decent blog title and then my mind got stuck on Neil Diamond’s “Turn On Your HEART-liiiiight” thing and I can’t get it out of my head. No matter how hard I try. I had Hot August Night II on cassette that I used to listen to in the laundry room at college. Every time it’d get to that song I’d be so mad I’d flip it over. But then “Song of the Whales” was on the reverse side and that was not much better. At least it had no words.
I love Neil Diamond, but honestly some of his songs can make a woman homicidal.