A long time ago, Neil Sedaka sang Breaking Up Is Hard To Do. I was sure that it was a very favourite song from my elementary school graduation dance back in 1960. But I guess I was wrong (there’s a first time for everything) because Wiki informs me that it reached #1 in 1962.
It would have been a fine segway into this post’s attempts to show that breaking up is easier than I had thought — so fine that I am using it anyway. 🙂
Over the past few summers, I have been collecting rocks from local building sites to use as a border for our garden. We need something to raise the flowers beds so the plants can have something approaching enough soil to grow in. I use a rock border to retain the soil that I add to make the flowers beds.
These rocks are eons old, probably well over a hundred million judging by the ago of the local bedrock. At some point they were separated from the layers of bedrock, most likely moved by glaciers and deposited in a jumble. Thousands of years later, bulldozers excavated them to build foundations for a subdivision and a guy named AC picked them up.
Just in one or two years, depending on which rocks we are talking about, I am amazed by the amount of weathering that is occurring as all sorts of them are cracking and breaking.
Maybe Neil was wrong; maybe breaking up is not so hard to do.
So how about we check out a tune that really was a mainstay of that graduation dance? Ta da! I present the Everly Brothers, All I have To Do Is Dream. The clip will reveal that back around 1960, performances weren’t exactly Gaga-esque; it seems to belong to another century. Blimey! I guess it does.
Oh what the heck, here’s Neil and Breaking Up! Just several years later, it’s a few performance notches up from Dream. Maybe I should also post Dylan’s The Times They Are A-Changin’ from 1964 … but I won’t.