Mon. June 25
The Daily Scene
Well, a variety of factors both musical and textual, but the most important one is probably how simple and relatable the primary sentiment of the song is.
A new book on the value of waiting, with examples ranging from the comedian’s ability to wait a few seconds to deliver a punchline to advice to blind daters to suppress their snap judgments and wait a full hour before deciding whether they might want to see a person again.
The chance encounter online between a gorgeous young 18-year-old girl named Jessi and a handsome 18-year-old marine called Thomas Montgomery seemed on the surface to be innocent enough . . . However, what Jessi, whose online name was Tallhotblonde, didn’t know was that her ‘sweet sexy Marine’ was actually a 46-year-old married father of two from Clarence, in upstate New York.
An eight-year-old girl sat down at the dining table. Finding that no silverware had been laid out for her, she demanded, “How am I supposed to eat?” Although the girl clearly knew where the silverware was kept, her father got up to get it for her.
Henry James: “We work in the dark — we do what we can — we give what we have. Our doubt is our passion and our passion is our task. The rest is the madness of art.”