Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Swiss Singing

So today on my way home from Bern, I listened to RadioLab's Lost & Found podcast... amazing for several reasons: 1) I always get lost, and apparently there's a people in Australia who NEVER get lost because it's a feature of their language (yeah, that's right... how are you translates to where you going, which has approximately 80 answers based on how precise they are on that compass rose).  I was trying to figure out which direction I was walking on the way home... going to work on that, maybe my sense of direction will get better.  2) There was this beautiful story of a couple in love and how a young man roused his beloved from the dead, "pulling her out of the wall" she had been shut in after a tragic accident.  Seriously, I had to restrain myself from weeping.  It was also oddly reminiscent of Le Scaphandre et le Papillon.    If you want to listen to the rest of the podcast (it's pretty sweet!), check it here:  New Episode: Lost & Found

Aside from that, with about ten minutes left to go in my podcast, I could hear something else through my headphones: a young man across the way was singing it out.  SINGING IT OUT, I tell you.  The two ladies who were sitting near me (directly across from me and across the aisle) smiled and chuckled.  It was a nice little neighborly moment... the Swiss crooner was hilarious.  And he didn't care what anyone else thought about it.  So sing it out... it'll make someone's day. 


  1. I really enjoyed the podcast - especially the story of Emilie. Even though you had written about "pulling her out of the wall" on your post, I still gasped when I heard the phrase in context during the podcast.
    Amazing. Isn't love the best? Christ's love, romantic love, love for art/music/language... :)

  2. That was a terrific RadioLab episode! I was totally surprised/shocked by the people who spin to reorient. Ridiculous.

    Hi :)