As a teenager, I was obsessed with Simon and Garfunkel.
Obsessed as in when Paul Simon married Edie Brickell in 1992 (He was in his 50's. She was 25. I was 15) my first thought was "If he's going for younger women then really, what's the difference between 15 and 25?"
Paul Simon is coming to the Durham Performing Arts Center. I'm going (duh). I don't think I'll get to meet him and I have seen him before but it's been a long time and I can't wait. His lyrics bring me incredible joy and insight.
If he plays "The Only Living Boy in New York" there will be tears.
The song is Paul wishing Art the best in his role in Catch-22 as he was headed out to begin filming. It was written around the time of the breakup but it's not about the breakup. To me, it's about wanting the best for Art outside of their relationship as "Simon and Garfunkel" (or "Tom and Jerry" as they once called themselves).
Tom, get your plane right on time. I know you've been eager to fly now. Hey let your honesty shine, shine, shine now Da-n-da-da-n-da-da-n-da-da Like it shines on me
On the same day the tickets were purchased I heard a song from Paul's latest album Harris Teeter. At first I was happy just for the song and then I was sad because I realized it was being played in a supermarket and then I said "Who cares?" - I bought "One Trick Pony" on VHS and went to "Capeman." I'll see him if he starts to play state fairs. That's unconditional fan-ness.
"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on." - Steve Jobs
It will not produce the usual yawn sound.
Nor will you have gotten the yawn out.
The sound the yawn does make will make you laugh.
And the sound of your laugh is also funny.
And you still have that yawn in you.
So your body tries to yawn again, but instead you just get this funny noise.
And twenty minutes later you realize you've been laughing at yourself by yourself.
Which is kinda funny too. But not in a way that makes any noise.