Oh what it would be to be able to fly. I don’t mean in an airplane. I mean by the power of your own skin. I think it’s probably a fantasy of just about every human that’s ever walked this planet. Except maybe for those who are afraid of heights. In the grand scheme though, I’d think that’s a small enough percentage that I can get away with saying all. Too bad we’re not built for it. But then if we were, we’d be birds.
There are a lot of metaphors for birds in our language. Take for instance, a little bird decided to sing. That usually means someone is telling you something you weren’t expecting. Or there was truth being told and you weren’t aware. Yesterday morning I had a visit from a little bird disguised as a movie called SiCKo. As if you haven’t heard it enough already, Michael Moore is at it again. Stirring up the pot. This time it’s about insurance companies and health care.
As usual, it’s a movie that runs a gamut of feelings. I laughed, I got disturbed, and I even got choked up to tears. It’s enough to make a sane American want to move to another country. The sad thing is I’m one of the statistical numbers you hear about in his movie. I’m one of the uninsured for health care types. Of course at some point I’d love to change that. I’m not having an inability to get insurance based on my health, but rather, cost. I can’t justify it yet. I’m healthy, I’m in shape, and I take damn good care of myself. I also do preventative things for health care.
When I can, I share what I do for myself with others.
Like him, love him, or hate him, Michael Moore is hopefully going to open the can of worms that needed to be opened. Hopefully it will be the right push at the right time to get health care back to what it should be. Something for everyone, based on getting them well, not on keeping them sick.
Oops, looks like that little bird got to run it’s mouth off and I didn’t take control…
Getting back to Annie. Is there another female vocalist on this planet that has done as much in several different genres and made it sound so easy? I think not. If you explore Annie’s discography, you will find some absolutely stunning work from an artist that seems to manage to keep herself out of the public eye in a graceful way.
I remember hearing this song while watching an episode of the Sopranos on DVD. Immediately after the episode was over, I was scanning the credits to determine the name of the song. Then I fired up iTunes and purchased this song. I don’t have a ton of her stuff and now that I’ve typed that, I feel ashamed because there are so many songs she’s done that I love. I guess I’ll be heading back to iTunes after I post this to get more.
If you don’t have this song, or don’t have this CD, why? Tell me now.
(** Disclaimer: if Annie’s Label decides to push me off the branch to see if I can fly, I’ll have to clip the audio wings off the server to stunt it’s ability to play. The post will remain to show that I like what little birds can bring. **)