The Mundane Feels Sweeter
After dropping my youngest off at daycare/preschool/outside home care, I was headed home, sipping on my heavy mug of coffee, and life felt good. The satellite radio was playing “Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard” and the music sounded a little sweeter than normal…Do you have times like that, where the mundane feels a little bit better?
(Film image from last May or June when the boys were eating peas straight out of the garden. I think spring makes everything feel better.)
At any rate, I started to wonder what on earth the song was about. I think I’ve wondered the same thing in the past, but today I actually remembered that I was wondering, and took a couple minutes to look it up on that immediate gratification world of the internet.
The answers and speculation were amazing. Drugs, protest culture from the 1970s, gay love, underage romance, cultural shift in Queens, NY, the story of Romeo and Juliet…I had no idea that so many people took the time to analyze the song as if writing an essay for a college assignment. From my brief foray into the song’s meaning, Paul Simon remains very vague on its meaning, and says it is just nonsense lyrics. So that is that.
(Another film image, but this one from last summer. Mundane moment of my messy fellow eating a popsicle.)
And before I go to work on some 2017 business goals, I’m leaving you with bad jokes as told by NFL players. I love bad jokes like these. I wish I could remember them to whip them out during a photo session. I only can remember one joke, and I made it up myself, and it is pretty bad. You need to book me to hear it! Ha!