Lately, I have been watching the series Mad Men. Several months ago I started with the first season so that I could catch up to the fourth. My mom has been watching the latest season and she said it was good. You know what? It is good. Really good. The first season is by far the best and really captures the social climate of the late 1950's. The characters in the show are well rounded and the actors do a great job across the board.
The best part about the show is that it makes me contemplate the issues at that time, and gives me great stuff to talk about with my Mom. Another benefit of the show are the songs they play when the credits roll. On the episode I watched today, Season 4 episode 7, they played Simon & Garfunkel's "Bleecker Street". Silly me thought it was a modern folk song but found it was played by this classic group. I immediately got the album "Wednesday Morning 3AM" to listen to. The whole thing put me in a mood to paint and so from 2 pm to 5pm I found myself stuffed inside my office-tel painting away.
I took inspiration from my recent mountain climbing trip with my fellow teachers. Let's see if you recognize the imagery.
Last night I couldn't help but think, although in a sleepy daze, that soon I will be without a home again. Sure I will call the guest bed at my friend's house in Bundang home for a while, yet not till next year will I get to settle into a place again. The prospect of this cast a dim light over my mind as I fell asleep. But I woke up from several dreams ready to hit the day.
Who will love a little Sparrow?From S&G's "Sparrow"
Will no one write her eulogy?
"I will," said the Earth,
"For all I've created returns unto me,
From dust were ye made and dust ye shall be.