It’s a “late for the sky” Sunday. Words, music, pictures. 3 things that can do it all. Always. All the time. Travel, distance, proximity to and from. In your face, the thing you don’t do well. Emote. Like everyone else. Fuck it. I’m a clark. I do it however best suits me. OK fine. Sometimes it gets me in trouble. But we clarks are the stoic, take it “like a rock”, “built ford tough” folk. Thank God for us, eh? LOL
And yet word on the street is that clarks are not emotional. The tip of that iceburg has been melted a time or 2 over at the Wakefield Doctrine Blog. clarks are seen mostly as strong, controlled and a bit awkward at social functions among strangers. We can hold our own among our friends but shoulder slap buddies at the office picnic? Get me outta there! a clark’s expression of emotion deviates from the norm. Well, duh. It’s all in context baby. All within our context.
I love Jackson Brown. Well, young Girlie sure did. “Late for the Sky” was the first JB album I bought. And damn if it wasn’t perfect timing. For awhile it was my anthem album. I was in high school, silently, secretly harboring my emotions, just beginning to write on a regular basis. Writing for me. To, you know…emote. This record, for it was vinyl, was the beginning of my love affair with Jackson Brown and his lyrics and his musical translation of those things I felt. Somehow.
I realize this is a rather clarklike post today. But amazingly enough, I now know there is potentially a world of clarks who may stop, stumble or mistakenly happen by here and not think this a “weird” blog (post). Just a clark “rambling” through a thicket of emotional detritus. See, it’s ok to walk a path and listen. And when the time’s right, lightly kick to the side like fallen, autumn leaves, the things that needed feeling.
…”Some of them were dreamers some of them were fools Who were making plans and thinking of the future With the energy of the innocent They were gathering the tools…”
Don’t worry, Ma. Don’t worry.
P.S. Christine! Translate for the scotts please?! I’m not feeling too scottian today =D