Tuesday, April 08, 2014

I am resplendent in divergence



The end is the best part. After the stop. I love the end. Sometimes I start chanting that bit spontaneously. "I am resplendent in divergence." It's a holy thing.

I've been looking for this song forever, because upon a time I owned it, on vinyl, and I think of it often, every time I encounter a new ism. Surely my vast knowledge of isms can be traced back to this song. I learned more isms than any 12-year-old ought to know. I developed a weird interest in the Great Schism, and also the teachings of Nestorius. I think solipsism may still be my favourite, though, because it was my first.

Sometimes when I hear bells, I say, out loud, "Bells! I can hear bells!"

Nobody ever gets the reference, though, with my chanting, or the bells, or the diction of various isms.

Having seen Divergent this weekend with my daughter, I am now, of course, resplendent in it.

Thank you, Internet, for restoring this divergence to me.

3 comments:

john weeks said...

Every once in a while, while sitting in traffic or in a city square,I am living a very small bit of parallel life with her.
Thank you Isabella. Next time we'll be resplendent together at antipodes.

Isabella Kratynski said...

Finally! Somebody who understands me!

Robert Bush said...

Me too! That song pops up ever so often since 30 years back :-D