Saturday, July 11, 2015

Hello Silence My Old Friend

"Hello darkness, my old friend
I've come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted
In my brain still remains
Within the sound of silence"

How many of us who are old enough to know the album, "Bridge Over Troubled Water" by Simon and Garfunkel and hasn't played this song, "Sounds of Silence" over and over again? I still love it, decades later. The whole album is just incredible.

I know that you might be wondering what that object is that I photographed and I am embarrassed to say that I honestly don't know. I was at the Botanical Park a few weeks ago and someone had a table out with cactus plants and this one had a function in a culture somewhere, but for the life of me, I cannot remember. It happened so fast and I was on my way out of the park. But, it is cool presented in this manner, isn't it? Let's just go with that!

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Ralph said...

Silence and troubled waters - Paul Simon had a bit of a dark view in his writings - with Artie's harmonies in singing the deeper songs adding a wonderful voice that gets beyond the despairing lyrics we know ("I am a rock, I am an Island", etc) and adding a nice richness that sounds sweet to our ears. Although for S&G I like most Fakin' It and the more rockin' A Hazy Shade of Winter

The shape of the item is akin to a volcano with a cooling shadow that renders moot the hot 'lava' within...

Sylvia K said...

Ah, love Paul Simon! Great post for the day!!

Anne Jeffries said...

S&G, what memories. Hope a commenter know what that odd plant is. I'm curious.

Kathe W. said...

that is still one of my favorite songs! Have a happy day!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Thanks for the explanation. At first glance I had no idea what I was looking at!

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Chubskulit Rose said...

I love that song. The photo makes me cringe a little bit..

Chandra Eswaran said...

That's a lovely song and I like your photo also. Thank you for jogging my memory with a melodious song.
I also like "Kathy's Song" by Simon & Garfunkel.
Have a Wonderful Day!
Peace :)

colleen said...

That is so weird! But I like it, like the Simon and Garfunkel song too. I owned that album once.

NatureFootstep said...

yea, I know that song. And like you, I love it too.

The photo, it seems to be salt in the middle. Maybe some kind of container.


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