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Twenty-two years on

27 May, 2007

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白夏柔 (二二)
by Sarah Badr, 2006
56 x 75 cm matte canvas print

It is now officially 28th May, 2007 BST, and in seven hours and twelve minutes I will turn twenty-two years of age in my place of birth for the first time in fifteen years. The significance? What comes to mind is a song. A song I have on at this very moment. I will let Ani express my thoughts for the night…

‘Grey’ Revelling/Reckoning (2001)

The sky is grey, the sand is grey, and the ocean is grey
I feel right at home in this stunning monochrome, alone in my way
I smoke and I drink, and every time I blink I have a tiny dream
But as bad as I am, I’m proud of the fact that I’m worse than I seem

What kind of paradise am I looking for?
I’ve got everything I want, and still I want more
Maybe some tiny, shiny thing will wash up on the shore

You walk through my walls like a ghost on TV, you penetrate me
And my little pink heart is on its little brown raft, floating out to sea
And what can I say but I’m wired this way and you’re wired to me
And what can I do but wallow in you unintentionally?

What kind of paradise am I looking for?
I’ve got everything I want, and still I want more
Maybe some tiny, shiny key will wash up on the shore

Regretfully, I guess I’ve got three simple things to say
Why me? Why this now? Why this way?
Overtone’s ringing, undertow’s pulling away
Under a sky that is grey on sand that is grey by an ocean that’s grey

What kind of paradise am I looking for?
I’ve got everything I want, and still I want more
Maybe some tiny, shiny key will wash up on the shore

By Ani DiFranco

Sarah Badr © MMVII

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One comment

  1. […] mind. Initially I was going to title this post ‘Twenty-three years on’ to follow suit with the one prior, as the echoes of posting here whilst doing that sitting, writing and thinking on the eve of my […]



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