This review is written by Kevin McCarthy, 9/06
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"...I always wanted more facial definition and a somewhat stronger chin"Anthymn" is seemingly a surrealistic fable about those picnic spoilers, ants, but more importantly, is about heart and humanity. This is a prime example of Sheridan weaving modest items together to produce a mosaic that speaks of something much larger.
Now I'd be happy with just a remission of this loss of collagen
You can put your fears to rest. I won't be getting any in the chest
it wouldn't solve any problems at all
And it'd just give me two more things to fall..."
"...Hannibal crossed the Alps. He started in Spain"George and His 88 Keys" is Sheridan at her most intimate and touching. She begins with wonderful and enchanting memories of family events with lots of relatives, and then slowly paints a picture of a most charming relative who has left his real self behind due to Alzheimers. Taking small moments and enlarging and humanizing them onto an even larger palette is one of Sheridan's most endearing talents.
Hannibal crossed the Alps. Imagine the baggage train
Food and shelter for a hundred thousand troops
Imagine that on your next morning commute...>
...Hannibal crossed the Alps. It was brilliant and bold
Hannibal crossed the Alps. His men were very cold
These were not the northern Goths, not the Vandals
These were Africans marching through snow in sandals..."
"When the Rapture comes for the faithful I'm sure I'll be left behind" Too Much Time" continues the human contradiction:
The Heaven of the literal minded it's not the heaven I am going to find
Whatever we were following to Bethlehem the trail is growing cold
Where are the neutral angels? How will the center hold?
...Think outside the box but do what you're told
Get a fitness plan and a five year goal
You've got fifteen minutes and then you're too old
How will the center hold?"
"I've too much time to want more time but I still do Afraid of one shining moment I might lose I've been known to run round just to see myself move I've too much time to want more time but I still do...Sheridan is at her quaintest in "jumwillies," a made-up word that delightfully demonstrates her creativity.
...I'm too old to think love is just gentle and sweet Any romance will make your heart skip a beat And I used to want to be rescued, some days I still do What you can't keep is still a hard thing to lose..."
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