Musical Monday: the Mary Ellen Carter
I used to have a roommate who occasionally played this song on purpose to cry. I thought it was weird then, but I think I'm getting it finally. In the midst of two interrupted series of blog posts -- one about my identification with my dead husband's body, and another about visiting the hospital to see one of his best friends (both of which will continue, just to make sure YOU'RE totally confused, too) -- I have to cry today and this is the way.
But I'm never sure it these are sad tears or happy tears, because the song is so hopeful. The video is not great and the audio is too low, and it's prefaced with a story of how the song saved a guy's life. (Big deal, dude. I'm-a-widow!) Look up the original song (by Stan Rogers, and it IS on iTunes) and cry your eyes out by my virtual side on this rainy, dreary, very sad day.