are standing in the Foyer of the House Full of Riches.
it all away!)
for stopping in! Take your coat off and make yourself comfortable. :-)
Let me tell you a little about why I am building this home for the "donuts"
among us. Duncan
Sheik is more than just another cute pop star.
Runs Away" will always be my favorite of Duncan Sheik's songs. It was the
first song I heard by the supremely talented singer/songwriter. I know I interpreted the song differently than Duncan himself
might, thinking of the "she" he refers to as some embodiment of emotional
quiet, safety, and even sanity, rather than a real person. I think the most
powerful lyrics are: I mystified the simple life ,/ I covered
up with consciousness, / I saw myself and broke it down til nothing more
was left. / She saw the symptoms right away, / She spoke to me in poetry,
/ Sometimes the more you wonder why, / The worse it seems to get. These words are reminiscent of the
Buddhist threefold path to happiness. (Duncan is a practicing Nichiren Buddhist).
First, we must understand that we create most of our own suffering needlessly.
Then, we must look at our own actions and explore how they might lead to
suffering. By doing this, we assert that we, ourselves, have the power
to end our own suffering. Duncan infuses most of his work with this simple, but urgent
So get ready for a totally
biased view of Duncan and his music!
Now that you've hung up your coat and stamped
your boots, come in to the dining room. Hope you're hungry! :-)