these city walls

I came across this video which has scenes I can identify with my every day.  These scenes ARE my every day – they're of Toronto, the city I write about all the time. 

And it's funny because I could link this song's theme to a conversation I had only just last night about my experience in having been here five years now; about choosing a city and not finding a home; about not giving up on the city but quitting looking for the home.

I might be more enthusiastic about finding this video treatment of this particular song.  But I have laryngitis today.  I don't even know how to deal with this song when I have laryngitis.



  1. Reply
    Reluctant Blogger March 18, 2011

    Oh dear, sorry to hear about the laryngitis. It could explain your lack of energy – you were probably in the process of succumbing to it.
    I don’t much like U2 but it’s funny when I listen to a one-off track (I listened to that and watched the vid) I quite like it. They just don’t take repetition for me.
    I think I am one of those people who never really finds what they are looking for. But it’s that which keeps life worth living for me – think if I found it I might kind of give up!!
    Hope you feel better soon!

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    LindyLouMac in Italy March 18, 2011

    Hope you feel better soon and with the arrival of Spring you find your inspiration returns.

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    Jennifer March 18, 2011

    Laryngitis gone today, and mostly recovered from the cold that brought it on.
    I never really find what I’m looking for in many respects either – and I agree, it’s good to be working to or searching for something – it does make life worth living.

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    Jennifer March 18, 2011

    Thank you Lindy Lou – much better today, and with the spring, inspiration is indeed returning.

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    Susan Tiner March 19, 2011

    I used to love singing that song at the top of my lungs.
    Thankfully, I have found what I’m looking for.

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    Jennifer March 20, 2011

    I’m really glad to hear that, Susan!

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    Carol March 20, 2011

    Glad to read in the comments that your feeling a bit better. Funny isn’t it….you can live somewhere a long time and not find it home yet there are some places you live only a short time and it feels right! Where I am now is beautiful but doesn’t feel like home…maybe the next place we live…
    Fab song
    C x

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    Jennifer March 21, 2011

    Yes it is funny. I figure if I just stop looking, home will eventually find me. I hope it finds you too Carol.

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    Selma March 27, 2011

    Glad you’re feeling better. I still love that song. The lyrics are outstanding. Bono was in such a great period lyrically then. Awesome!

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