Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Plus ça change…

Even cockeyed optimists like me can get down in the dumps.  When we express our dismay, however, we try to do it with a sense of the absurd.  So in lieu of a history lesson or a musing on the writer's life, this week I give you here a tune I liked a LOT more than fifty years ago.  (Comparing the singers in the YouTube with the ones in this picture will tell you that they are certainly in my age cohort!  They are still singing this ditty today to audiences that can still relate to the lyrics.)   Listen carefully and compare the words to today's world.  Try to laugh.  It may take some effort. Plus ça change…

Annamaria Alfieri


  1. Pat, you have lots of company! Who was it that said once, " This too shall pass!" Me, myself and I send you a virtual hug, for whatever you are talking about!

  2. T, I can use all the hugs I can get. Thanks!! There's a lot going on in my life, but I was trying, an failing, to point to the world political situation. Hence, "They're rioting in Africa, there's strife in Iran......." etc. etc.