I promise this post is just filler material until I come up with something fabulous to blog about. I’m just lacking the inspiration because I was asked not to publish the last post I was set to post. It was about shoes and life philosophies. Apparently people don’t take that well :/
Anyway, I was texting the kid I axed my last blog post for. I’ll be honest, I was growing increasingly bored of the same stale conversation and was shuffling through songs in my iTunes library. This song played and I decided to replay it because it was a lot more interesting than the mind-numbingly boring conversation that was taking place on my phone. By the third time, I went into one of my “super deep analysis” sessions. At some point I started to really focus on the lyrics when I heard:
You can be mad in the morning; or the afternoon instead. Don’t leave me ninety eight and six degrees of separation from you baby. Come back to bed.
If you ask me, it’s lyrical genius. We all know or have heard of six degrees of separation (i.e. the idea that a person is approximately six people/steps away from any other person). 98.6º Fahrenheit is standard body temperature. It’s about being alone, cold and like there was more than just six degrees of separation between two estranged people.
If I’m being honest, figuring the meaning of the lyric out took me at least five minutes but I cannot even begin to express how accomplished I felt after having figured it out!
My text conversation ended shortly after, when I told the other person that the conversation we were having wouldn’t really improve anything. In fact, my exact words were, “What will this fix? You know you’re not a quick forgive.” Thankfully this person is oblivious to the lyrical genius that is John Mayer (but obvs not for long, assuming that filtering through material on my blog is at the top of their To Do list).
So, to my point: if you ever run out of things to say in a conversation, get some musical inspiration.
P.S. Dear John, my heart is yours. Love, Aditi.