Riseagain has nothing to do with either religious figures or the Confederacy. Its significance is threefold:
Rise again, rise againThe final chorus is:
That her name not be lost to the knowledge of men.
Those who loved her best and who were with her to the end
Will make the Mary Ellen Carter rise again.
Rise again, rise againI can think of a few people I'd've liked to sing that to over the past year.
Though your heart it be broken and life about to end,
No matter what you've lost, be it a home, a love, a friend,
Like the Mary Ellen Carter, rise again.
A lot of people seem to either stay home and not do much or to do one thing seriously and well. That is emphatically not me. I don't do anything particularly well, but I do do a lot of things; though I've been a bit of a two-note song in the last few years since we began rowing more seriously (reading is a constant note in my life) we still occasionally fly, or climb, or hike. We travel when we can save the time and money to do it and we do whatever activities are fun to do where we go; on various trips, we've kayaked, rafted, mountain bikes, hang-glided. We've toured libraries, all kinds of museums, cathedrals, houses.
I read science fiction, fantasy, mystery, juvenile lit, YA, general fiction, history, sociology, linguistics, poetry, books about traveling, aviation, books about space and space travel, books about books, photography, comics. I know quite a lot of useless tidbits on a wide variety of subject, but not much in depth on any one subject. Hence, dichroic glass, reflecting different colors depending on what light you see me reflected in.
You can see earrings similar to the ones which inspired the name, third ones down on this page.
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This site is hosted by DreamHost and is powered by MovableType. The list of other journals is a Blogroll. The graphics on the front page were created with Adobe Photoshop from photographs taken with a Canon EOS Elan and a Canon Digital Elph. Posted by dichroic at April 21, 2004 02:43 PM