Monday, February 27, 2012

Pop Culture Reference!

So the transparent eye-ball reminded me of an image in the Song "Marching Bands Of Manhattan" by Death Cab for Cutie, but I didn't want to bring it up in class because sometimes I feel shallow for making so many pop culture references.

The lyrics are thus:

I wish we could open our eyes,
To see in all directions at the same time.
Oh what a beautiful view,
If you were never aware of what was around you.
And it is true what you said,
That I live like a hermit in my own head.
But when the sun shines again,
I'll pull the curtains and blinds to let the light in.

Anyhow, I feel that they are self explanatory. Thought people might enjoy. Also, here is a picture drawn by Emerson himself. This was shown to me by my friend Taylor Fitzgerald, I didn't want to take credit for her glorious find.


  1. Hey, if you think about it, "Soul Meets Body" is pretty Emersonian, too. Or at least the first verse, anyway:

    I want to live where soul meets body,
    And let the sun wrap its arms around me,
    Bathe my skin in water cool and cleansing,
    and feel what it's like to be new.

    1. HAHAHA! Death Cab... they're deep man. "Soul Meets Body" Reminds me of an article I just read actually! It's not for any class, but you may like it. It's lengthy, but totally worth it! It is literally about trying to find the seat of human consciousness, if the body were to be separated from the brain but could still function, where would that leave us? the soul? You can read it here, at your leisure:

    2. Whoa! I just finished the article, and about 3/4ths of the way through, when he learned about Hubert, it actually made me physically ill to keep reading. I nearly fainted in the computer center. The idea of having duplicate consciousnesses functioning in separate bodies is somehow nauseating. What a crazy article! Thanks for sharing.