Friday, November 7, 2008

This says it all

Well, it's been a frantic few days post-election; EJ from CO was in the house, giving a talk on 12th-century Flemish nuns on campus Thursday before she and Tom hopped the Amtrak for Washington for some wacky medievalists' conference this weekend.

But despite the hubub, this song has been in my head continuously since about 11 p.m. EST on Tuesday night, and most certainly since I heard it on Sirius "Soul Town" en route to do teaching observations in Fairmont on Wednesday morning. Coming over the mountains on a gorgeous clear fall morning, feeling like the world might well be redeemable, this seemed like the soundtrack to a new era. And Bill Withers is a West Virginia native, to boot!