Are we all just Satellites?

While sitting here writing another blog article, I heard the James Blunt Song Satellites. Please humor me a moment while I show you the lyrics;

She’s another victim of life, we’ve come to know,
Technology, celebrity, all the things you cannot hold
She’s from a long lost tribe looking for the light
Or a friend to hold her hand
She’s doing the best she can

Seems that everyone we knows is
Out there waiting by a phone
Wondering why they feel alone
In this life

Are we all just satellites?
Where’s the love? Show me tonight
Here’s the moment we unite
For all we know life’s just to dream
Who the hell knows what it means?
Stop the world and sing with me

All her memories have been
Experienced through
High speed on a video screen
That’s all she ever knew
Did you know none of it’s real if you can’t feel
The beating of someone’s heart
Don’t leave yourself in the dark

Seems that everyone we knows is
Out there waiting by a phone
Wondering why they feel alone
In this life

Are we all just satellites?
Where’s the love? Show me tonight
Here’s the moment we unite
For all we know life’s just to dream
Who the hell knows what it means?
Stop the world and sing with me

Are we satellites?
Are we satellites?

Are we all just satellites?
Where’s the love? Show me tonight
Here’s the moment we unite
For all we know life’s just to dream
Who the hell knows what it means?
Stop the world and sing with me

Are we all just satellites?
Where’s the love? Show me tonight
Here’s the moment we unite
For all we know life’s just to dream
Who the hell knows what it means?
Stop the world and sing with me

While the song is obviously addressing the technological way we interact and maintain our relationships these days, there were undertones to the lyrics which spoke to me. A great many crossdressers live their life in much the same way as the people this song details. They lead a vicarious life, via remote, and it is all they know. They are doing the best they can. Are we simply satellites unto ourselves? Are we willing to simply live life via high speed video screens? There has to be more to life than just that. We need real, tangible connections, to real people, interaction on a base human level. We should always be working to expanding our horizons, uniting and meeting new people, making new friendships. We need people we can hold, heartbeats we can feel. I guess the song just struck a chord in me, I’ve been singing it for thirty minutes while writing another essay, and this one. I wish it had inspired me more, this blog feels sort of short. But the song is poignant enough on its own merit I suppose. Sometimes you just cannot add to perfection.

Ever & Always,

Sing-a-long Caden Lane

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