REALITY?: Lyrics and Life

Driving home last night I listened (and sang aloud) to Simon and Garfunkle and this from I Am a Rock:

I have my books
and my poetry to protect me
I am shielded in my armor
Hiding in my room
Safe within my womb
I touch no one and
no one touches me

I am a rock
I am an island

And a rock feels no pain
And an island never cries.

The words may not be exact–but I did not have to look them up to know that what I remember is pretty close.  That’s because this song became my mantra. 

It tells me much about who I am today to look back and see what I related to.  If you asked me about my childhood, teenage years and young adulthood, I would say it was great.  Yet obviously there’s something I must be forgetting.

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