Hello and welcome to the Tiny Cafe. I'm Annette Wernblad and I am an expert on stories and myths and archetypes, and one of my favorite things in the entire world is explaining to people how these things can very much transform our lives if we learn to pay attention and understand what they're really trying to tell us.
I am also the creator of the Art of Living Deliberately Virtual Cafe. And what this is, the Tiny Cafe, is what I call the espresso version of, the virtual cafe. Is that in the, in the virtual cafe, we meet for 90 minutes. And here in the tiny cafe, we just meet for the length of what it takes. If you are seated in a lovely Parisian cafe with an espresso,
So every Thursday, as some of you know, I post a question on I.
And then on Saturdays I go live in the tiny cafe and talk to you about the question and the answers and my comments
So the question I asked this week was, which of these two songwriters in your opinion, writes the deepest stories? Bruce Springsteen? Leonard Cohen and I actually thought , I'm not exactly sure why I thought that, but I actually thought that Leonard Cohen was just gonna win straight out.
But it turned out that it was a 50 50 split and for the longest time, Bruce Spring Springsteen was actually ahead.
So what I'm gonna be talking to you about today, what, why did I ask that question? And what do the answers mean?
How and why is it that song lyrics by the great songwriters can actually change our lives? What, what is it that they do? And why is that so potentially transformative if we learn to, to really pay attention.
So let's start with Bruce Springsteen. And I'm just gonna take one example out of hundreds and hundreds of songs , and this is a song called Highway Patrolman.
And it starts with these lines. My name is Joe Roberts. I work for the state. I'm a sergeant out of Perryville Barracks, number eight. I always did an honest job, as honest as I could, but I got a brother named Frankie and Frankie. Ain't no good.