one more light and my ordinary heart

I would hate for readers to think I have my head buried in Ptolemy’s Amalgest all day when I’m not at work or walking my dogs. Trust me, I don’t. My tastes are pretty ordinary. I love the bacon, egg, and cheese biscuit sandwich from McDonald’s. I shop at Walmart, the one in Madison, Mississippi, and it reminds me of home. My favorite gas station to get coffee is Circle K–the one on Lakeland near Primo’s. I read People magazine. I also watch Southern Charm (Naomi so far in season 5 is a bit of a train wreck).

I also listen to all sorts of popular music. Beyonce, Bebe Rexha, Kanye West, Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, Imagine Dragons, and on. And on.

Last year I discovered Linkin Park’s One More Light. And darn you, Mike Shinoda and Chester Bennington. This 4-minute, 30-second song just unravels my ordinary heart.


Shinoda, who is the primary songwriter, explained that the song was intended to serve as a message of love to anyone who’s lost someone. What Shinoda didn’t anticipate when he wrote the song is that Bennington, the band’s frontman and lead singer, would commit suicide in July 2017. What an unordinary loss. What a light snuffed out.

I could prattle on about Bennington, wishing he hadn’t taken his life. I’ll just leave you here with this video of the song, which I hope you enjoy or appreciate as much as I do. Peace.