Wednesday, 24 August 2011
Amulet #35 - Don't Get Your Heart Set On It
Last night, my friend Sarah and I were exchanging tales about our various past, previous and current romantic entanglements. Through our conversation it soon became clear that we are both often fallible to similar traits - wanting to make plans and have something to look forward to, and holding out for things to work out the way we want them to. After much discussion, laughing at ourselves and semi-ridiculous suggestions, I remembered that there was (of course) a song for exactly this occasion.
What I love about this phrase 'Que Sera Sera' is partly the shonky and very literal Spanish translation (Que = What, Sera = Will Be, Sera = Will Be) but also that the song gets re-purposed by hopeful football supporters ("We're going to Wemb-le-y). This one should stand as a reminder that no matter what outcome any of us would like to see, we actually have very little power over the end result.
This amulet follows on from another that I made for Sarah last March, (OK, so this is where the chronology on this blog is going to get a little too confusing... let's call it Amulet #37, and I'll post it in the not too distant future!) which is currently residing in Venezuela.