Sunday 11 September 2011

Song for a Sunday

Somehow the 10th anniversary of September 11th feels more poignant than other anniversaries, and today comes with extremely sad memories for a lot of you, I'm sure, whether or not you knew people directly affected.

I had thought about putting up something sombre for today's song, but - I do believe that joy and light are the most effective ways to combat violence and darkness. And so I've taken the recommendation of Tom, and chosen an infectious and happy song called Hey Mama by Mat Kearney. I hope you don't mind - and that this puts a smile on everyone's face.


  1. We must smile today, if nothing else. But I think it's more of a weary smile. Sad day. Thanks, Simon.

  2. Charming song and it suits me. I think we never stop habituating about the events of this day ten years ago. It seems always on the surface or very close to it. How can one forget? Today I for one would be content to have a rest from it. Thank you for taking me somewhere else if only for a few moments.

  3. Love this song, and have not heard of the artist. Thanks for the tip!

    And yes, it was sad yesterday. However, I think at some point, it's best to say "it happened" and move on and learn from it.

    Easy for me to say, huh?!

    liz in texas

  4. Yvette - very wisely put, Yvette.

    leazwell - I'm very glad you like the song - I felt led to post something cheering.

    Liz - I haven't listened to anything else by him yet, but must investigate further...


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