Reminding Busy Women to Let Our Lights Shine!

Dawn Tolbert | Writer

Feeling Groovy #366Days Day 104

Hello lamppost, what’cha knowing I’ve come to watch your flowers growin’

That was the first waking thought that ran through my mind this morning. In case you’re unfamiliar, it’s a line from Simon and Garfunkel’s The 59th Street Bridge Song.

It’s probably a little ironic how much I love the music of a duo who broke up the year I was born. I guess I listened to my — what? cassette tapes of their albums over and over again throughout high school and college.

Through their eyes, I saw the “nice bright colors” of Kodachrome and, English nerd that I am, absolutely loved hearing them sing “He’s so unhip that when you say Dylan He thinks your talking about Dylan Thomas — Whoever he was — The man ain’t got no culture.” They made me friends with The Only Living Boy in New York, Cecilia, The Boxer, and, lest we forget, Mrs. Robinson. With them I visited the 59th Street Bridge and Scarborough Fair, crossed a Bridge Over Troubled Water as I was Homeward Bound.

I think I’m going to spend a little quality time with my Simon and Garfunkel station on Pandora this weekend. For now, I’ll leave you with a

Ba da-da da-da da-da, feeling groovy.

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