Monday, July 30, 2018

Music Monday ~ Time's Habit of Slip Slidin'

Following the weekend's thoughts on problems of time, quite coincidentally, I saw a question at Quora which creates a kind of musical sequel:

How do the first two verses of Paul Simon's "Slip Slidin' Away" support his premise that "the nearer your destination, the more you're slip slidin' away"?

An answer by Eamon O'Kelly (whose tag line is "You don't really care for music, do ya?")
both enlightened and confused me. He answered:

Because Paul Simon chose to illustrate Zeno’s Paradox through the medium of song.

Mr O'Kelly also provided a link about Zeno's Paradox which confused me even more, so I'll replace it with a Wikipedia page - which doesn't help me much further but is an easier read.

Best thing I can do, because it's Music Monday is to play the song!


Wisewebwoman said...

I don't delve too deeply into lyric meanings. But Paul. Saw him several times on stage. Brilliant.


Twilight said...

Wisewebwoman - Agreed - he's one of the best!