Feeling faint

Driving_last_weekIn my quest for permanent license plates, I’m doing a lot of driving up and down the country.  Here’s a view from the passenger side of my truck.  All this driving gives me a great chance to listen to music.  And run the A/C.  Yep, looking on the bright side here.

On today’s trip the song that struck me most was For the Moments I Feel Faint . It’s an oldie but goodie from Relient K.  After I got to the guest house in the capital and my friend Judy made me a ham sandwich and pointed me to the Dr Pepper, I felt less faint and very loved, but the song is still great-
I throw up my hands
"Oh, the impossibilities"
Frustrated and tired
Where do I go from here?
Now I’m searching for the confidence I’ve lost so willingly
Overcoming these obstacles is overcoming my fear

I also love this bit from The Little Engine Who Could.  And I don’t know how to turn these italics off.  Grr.

I think I can’t, I think I can’t
But I think you can, I think you can…
I gather my insufficiencies and
place them in your hands.

As I was singing along with the Little Fainting Engine, I started to think about why I absolutely love all the pop culture references in Relient K’s music.  I think it’s because I get them.  It’s my culture, it’s familiar, it’s funny, it’s home.  Unlike all of the cultural stuff that I don’t get every minute of every day here-the moments I feel faint, actually.