Wednesday, May 20, 2009

the next 400 years?

NPR posted this today Scenes, Sounds, Sonnets: The Next 400 Years. They invited readers to post comments on what they thought would be remembered in 400 years. It had to be about love. Here are so far some of my favorites.

Daniella Ramos (daniella74) wrote:
I know someday you'll have a beautiful life,
I know you'll be a sun in somebody else's sky,
but why, Why, why can't it be, can't it be mine
Pearl Jam Lyrics - Black

Michaela Benson (Mic_Mouse) wrote:
Sarah McLachlan "I Will Remember You," is one that will bring me back to all those who have passed in my life. One was when a fellow classmate of mine passed away on Sadies night, our freshman year of High School. Someone so young and so special, taken away too soon. It's a song that relates to many things in our lives. This song is one to remember.
I will remember you
Will you remember me?
Don't let your life pass you by
Weep not for the memories

Michaela Benson (Mic_Mouse) wrote:
Jeff Buckley's "Hallelujah," is also a great and unforgettable song. It hits me everytime I hear it and is so powerful.
Maybe there is a god above
But all I've ever learned from love
Was how to shoot somebody who outdrew you
And it's not a cry that you hear at night
It's not somebody who's seen the light
It's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

MaryLouise Ruehr (MLR) wrote:
from "Fields of Gold" by Sting:
You'll remember me when the west wind moves
Upon the fields of barley
You'll forget the sun in his jealous sky
As we walk in the fields of gold.

Jim Howard (Jasph) wrote:
"And in the end, the love you take Is equal to the love you make." -The Beatles

randy gregory II (DalekRandy) wrote:
I Like big butts and I cannot lie, you other brothers can't deny. That will last 400 years.

Ellen Carey (buddhabrarian) wrote:
the second quote: from The History of Love by Nicole Krauss:"Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering."

geraldine lewis (geraldine45) wrote:
The song Me and Bobby McGee - all the lyrics but especially "Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose" and "I'd trade all of my tomorrows for just one of yesterday, holding Bobby's body close to mine."

bernadette kapocias (bernadette000) wrote:
"when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible." Harry to Sally in When Harry Met Sally


  1. so, what do YOU think will last the next 400 years?

  2. I think Jeff Buckley's "Hallelujah" and of course Sir Mix Alot's "Baby got Back"!!!