Monday, November 06, 2006


Here is an interesting "Theology of the Body" observation. On my 45 minute walk this morning, I listened to my iPod shuffle. I have two versions of "You've Got a Friend", one by Carol King, and the other by James Taylor.

The woman, the one that nurtures and gathers in, sings, "When you're down, and troubled, and you need some loving care..."

The man, the one that is action oriented, and externally engages the world, sings, "When you're down and troubled, and you need a helping hand..."

Carole King originally wrote the song, and apparently when James Taylor recorded it, he changed it. I wonder why?


Blogger Mimi said...

Bwahahahahahaha, that is a funny observation.

November 06, 2006  
Blogger The Kitchen Madonna said...

Two X chromosomes...that is why. I can see James Taylor showing up with a pick up truck to lend a hand. Carole King on the other hand might offer a cream cheese and jelly on sourdough bread sandwich. Or is she more of a cotto salami kind of girl?

November 06, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


November 07, 2006  
Blogger Christine said...

Wow, what a neat observation!

November 08, 2006  
Blogger Karen said...

Interesting observation!

Yes, men tend to be more problem/action oriented. I was going through a rough time awhile back, and feeling really depressed and sad... Dad had to sell our house. At one point, my dad said, "What do you want me to do about it?!"

I was like, I don't want you to DO anything, just show a little @#$# sympathy! Show that you understand my feelings.

Guys don't seem to like to deal with emotions.

November 08, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, they don't. They just do...whatever...get it this do that...don't stop and whine for more than a half minute..."Where's that gonna get ya?" (The husband will say!) Ha! Suzanne from SincerelyMyThoughts

November 10, 2006  

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