Today I am starting a series within my series. Lately, I have noticed certain song lyrics jumping out at me. Some of these lyrics I have known for a very long time — sometimes decades — and I suddenly hear them in a different way. I have decided to do what I ask my students to do, and that is to connect that particular lyric to a moment, a photo, a painting, another song or poem. Something.
It begins today, so this is Lyric Series #1. Whenever I do a series, the title of song the lyric is from will be the title of the blog post. My inner-directive on this is to keep it simple.
Today I was driving to Lakes Park for a walk, and heard a song from an album I have called Songs Inspired by Literature, Chapter Two. The song is by michelle [bloom] and is inspired by the writings of Thomas Merton. The lyrics that stood out:
I don’t want to talk,
I just want to listen.
I went to the fragrance garden walk and was greeted with butterflies, hot sun, cool breeze, and lots and lots of colorful flowers. I took tons of photos, and have connected those photos in a series with a quote from Merton.
Enjoy the silence.