Tuesday, October 23, 2007

So as I am watching television this morning, I see Matt Lauer interviewing this couple who lost their home during the devastating California wildfires that are unfortunately still in progress. It was amazing to me that this couple agreed to basically walk Matt through their former house, trying to identify where things were, and more importantly what had been where. The husband was holding it together quite nicely, and it was almost as if being on television, despite the tragic circumstances, provided a brief respite from this otherwise depressing time. The wife was a totally different story. While the husband talked, she frequently put her head down and wiped away tears, and it was difficult to watch. I understand that it was a mutual decision between the Today show and this couple to do this, but I really can't understand the rationale, but maybe its not for me to understand. I do know that it took me about 3 or 4 times to walk through my old apartment, without crying or just getting upset, so I damn sure can't imagine having to endure this task, talking to Matt Lauer, while millions of people around the country witness my meltdown. It just seems like that situation is a personal moment. I don't know maybe I'm off on this one.

Circumstance - Wayman Tisdale
Now I need to give a bit of a disclaimer for this song, because there have many times that I have slammed smooth jazz in this blog, and I still think it is far below real jazz in terms of quality. However, there are a few songs that creep into my brain and make me like them, and this is one of them. Wayman is a former basketball player, and this was his first cd that came out back in '95. The guitar hooked me in man...

3 comments:

hadassah444 said...

when I saw that this morning, it reminded me of this...

For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up.

The husband outwardly remained stong while the wife wept for them.
just another way to look at it :)

Sha said...

sssmoooothhhhhhhhhhhhhhh jazzzzzzzzzzzz...

Janelle said...

I admire the strength of the husband to hold it together for the both of them and the strength of the wife to grieve so openly for the both of them.