Kimberly (kimberly_a) wrote,

  • Mood:

Puff the Magic Dragon

Man, I was listening to "Puff the Magic Dragon" today while out running errands, and I was all nostalgic and stuff, because "Puff" was my very first favorite song when I was 3 or 4 years old, and I used to beg my Aunt Bev to play it for me on her guitar as often as she would oblige.

But when I was listening to it today, and the song went on, and it neared its end, and I realized, "Holy cow! This song is terribly depressing!" Like majorly! I'm 41, and I was walking down a crowded street in Oakland, and the song's ending nearly made me cry. What kind of sadist plays and sings this song for small children? Maybe Aunt Bev discreetly ended the song while Puff and Jacky were still sailing the ocean and having adventures, and left out all that abandonment/rejection/obsolescence stuff.

Oh ... wait ... did I spoil you for the end of "Puff the Magic Dragon"? Hint: Puff and Jacky do not skip off into the sunset holding hands. (Do dragons even have hands?)
Tags: childhood, music

  • Resting Up

    My stomach has been doing okay since last Tuesday, but walking to CWC on Friday totally wiped me out, so apparently I'm still tiring easily, still…

  • Wonderful day with the hubby

    Had a tremendous day today, helped by the fact that I've been tremendously hypomanic. (I'm seeing my psychiatrist tomorrow, so we'll talk about this…

  • (no subject)

    Saw the ophthalmologist. The "secondary cataract" (PCO) has the vision in my left eye down to 20/40: not terrible, but certainly not the 20/20 it was…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded