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An overly literal mind

July 27, 2005

Last night MrsDoF was upstairs doing her algebra with a PBS broadcast of the Boston Pops in the next room.  Vanessa Williams was singing her famous songs and I stopped to listen for a moment.  There was something about “The Colors Of The Wind” and another in which she she sang;

Sometimes the snow comes down in June
Sometimes the sun goes ‘round the moon…

Then there was some romantic stuff from which she concludes;

And now we’re standing face to face,
Isn’t this world a crazy place?

Everytime I hear that song I am reminded of my poetic limitations.  I find myself in an imaginary conversation with a pop star, in which I say; “Vanessa, it is true that weather patterns are variable enough for snow to come down in summertime, but one thing you can depend on is that the sun will never, ever, orbit the moon.  Massively larger objects do not orbit smaller objects.”

…At which point she’d be justified in saying; “What are you, some kind of idiot?  It’s a song!  Moon rhymes with June.  Jeez, some people just got no imagination.”  (Shakes head and steps into limo with entourage of bodyguards and rich friends)

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  1. Before Dirt
    July 28, 2005 at 20:53 | #1

    DOF, you must be cursed by having been born under the sign of Virgo. This limits you to being an adequate bus driver who has no more inagination than to spell words only one way.

  2. July 28, 2005 at 21:02 | #2

    Maybe, but my bus is bigger than her limo.  Besides, I’m a Taurus, and we Taurans don’t believe in Astrology.  ;-P

    Thank you!  I’ve always wanted a chance to use that line.

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