Friday, January 13, 2012
No, Not 'Ralph Waldo'
Reader (and fan, I believe) Lewelyn, whom I follow on Twitter, tweeted out liking this song called “Peter Pan” by Jacqueline Emerson. I decided to check it out. I’m not in love with it, but it’s nice and sweet nevertheless. It’s a good song.
Just a few comments -
First lyrics are:
Everyone's on a rocket ship
Leaving the earth ooh-oh-oh
Wow. Are they going to NeverWorld??
Another lyric is:
I am not like Peter Pan
I can't live forever in a Neverland
Why NOT? Just the other day, Buttercup said to me (in a conversation about my life & such) and in such as way as that it seemed to 'dawn' on her: You ARE Peter Pan.
I can do it, why not anyone? Or maybe there is only one, eh? ;)
Emerson (or the songwriter) seems to go on the belief that no one ages in the Neverland. As I’ve mentioned before, that is not true. It’s not NOT true, either. For more on how I think it works, it’s probably best to read about it in my upcoming interquel Peter Pan: Betwixt-and-Between. One of the aspects of the novel is this very dilemma.
Oh - the title of the post? Well, I had to make that joke considering Michael Pan's penchant for Thoreau, no?