Friday, February 26, 2010

"a little voice inside my head said 'don't look back, you can never look back'..."

The Ataris' remake of Don Henley's Boys of Summer. Man, I love this song and this version of it! "I thought I knew what love was, but did I know?" Nothing!

Alas, without looking back we refuse not only to see who we are, but how God is helping us become who we are created to be. Nonetheless, in the spirit of Lent: memento mori

Meum cum sim pulvis et cinis


  1. Great version! What does memento mori mean?

  2. yes. It's a part of life. I often wonder why most Protestant denominations don't observe Lent. It makes Easter all the more rich.

  3. I agree and far from being morbid, it is hopeful because hope is not an act of denial and involves no pretending.

  4. "hope is not an act of denial and involves no pretending" wow. that is exactly what i've been trying to live but hadn't put into words until I read this. I've been staring at the computer screen for about ten minutes just absorbing. Thanks :-)

  5. Sara:

    Hey, you! I hope everything went well today. I was going to ask if you wanted to go to lunch next week with Dan and I?

  6. Somehow I missed this post earlier.

    When this song was popular I was on a flight from Zurich to NYC and the Ataris were seated all around me, we had some very interesting conversations. The very fact that they got to record the song was improbable due to Don Henley, but it did happen.

    A couple of years later, I was boarding a flight from NYC to LA and I saw some guys, clearly from a band boarding the plane with me.And yes- it was the Ataris again.

  7. Wow, Fran! I don't know why, but I am always surprised to learn, yet again, thatt the world is smaller than I imagine it to be.

  8. Lunch would be great. Friday went better than anticipated. It's just a matter of staying focused on the next step and not getting overwhelmed by the distance still to be traveled.


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