I will never again underestimate the importance of being able to walk down the street without feeling like a hunted animal. I thought about it a lot before I came to Britain – on my trips to Ukraine especially – but it’s having been able to travel extensively by myself, go to Scotland, pop down to Liverpool, end up in the south in Devon, that has really driven this home for me.
I know I have a lot of Jordanian readers, as well as drive-by comments who worry that I am slandering their home, and I know it’s an uncomfortable situation when someone is laying it out in the barest of ways, but I will continue to do so in my writing, on this blog and elsewhere, because this is one of the few things that a) Keeps me sane & b) Keeps me working.
So this is a Monday Music dedicated to whatever it is that keeps you going through the night:
Back to the Old House – the Smiths
The Last Laugh of the Laughter – Travis
Favorite – Neko Case
Zima (Winter) – Melnitsa
Little Wing – Jimi Hendrix
Leleki – Okean Elzy
(In the Wee Small Hours of) Sixpence – Procol Harum
Civil War – Guns n’ Roses
Forever Young – Alphaville
I Wish I Felt Nothing – the Wallflowers
Here is a video of Procol Harum doing “Homburg.”
“Your multi-lingual business friend has packed her bags and fled…”