September 10, 2005


The Heart of the Matter
"I’ve been tryin’ to get down
To the heart of the matter
But my will gets weak
And my thoughts seem to scatter
But I think it’s about forgiveness
Even if you don’t love me anymore"

Why do we understand these truths or feel empathy from the world at large when rock singers belt it out? This song has little to do with the way things have been going in my life presently, but there is the same undercurrent. But, when I heard this song on the radio this morning, I suddenly felt like the world understood, like I wasn't alone. Not that I felt alone before, but somehow Don Henley makes it seem universal. Strange. I'm not sure I want to know what that implies about me.

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