Thursday, October 1, 2015

Quick Hits 44

Sometimes I hear an utterance or catch a quick visual of something that sticks in my mind. As this sensory input rolls about in my head, several different outcomes are possible. It might be the case that after a moment of consideration, the input is deleted as uninteresting, trivial, or too much for me to deal with. However, another possible outcome is that the input keeps demanding my attention. It somehow wants me to wrestle with it and give it more than just a passing notice. In such cases, they can end up here, in my blog series called Quick Hits.

You have fallen in love with a song and believe that its lyrics speak to you when you happen upon an interview with the artist. He talks about his motivation for writing the song and you find that it is about a tawdry one-night stand or some pointless drug trip. Can you still enjoy the song or is it now tainted for you?

What do you think?