I've set out to start with music rather than themes, but sometimes there are patterns in the things we hear and observe. Sometimes because we're predictable in what we listen to, and sometimes it's because we're more aware of what we need to be aware of.... The more you think about yellow cars, the more you see!
This is another song about what's going on around us, and not being able to avoid it.
We shouldn't try and avoid it all.
This song is a little different though.
**Potty-mouth warning, for the easily offended
That said, this is well worth a watch!
The wife and I have watched right through "Orange is the New Black," and it's cracking telly, with its raw, honest, political observations of serious and comedic value, alongside a cracking soundtrack which I have playing on loop at the moment.
This scene from the third season is one of my all-time stand-out "God moments" from television. It's beautiful, and says everything I need to regularly be reminded of. In it, Cindy is trying to convert to Judaism, and trying to convince the Rabbi that it's about more than just the better meals that Kosher prisoners get with real vegetables:
If you'd rather listen and come to your own conclusions about the eclectic mix of songs I worked through in Lent 2023, here's the Spotify Playlist!