Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist
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Undertow

What is it about the word "undertow"? I just stumbled across it in a friends blog- and here we go again- the familiar, unexplained emotional response- a longing and a regret- and the reason for it just out of reach.

Suzanne Vega has a song called Undertow. I used to play it and replay it. The single line- "I am a friend to the undertow" brought tears to my eyes. Still does.

Perhaps I was lost at sea in some former life. Perhaps I was lost at sea more than once.
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