A Song & A Book #45

Today’s Song Is;

(honestly, it was so hard to choose lyrics to pick out because this song is hauntingly fitting for the book)

Crooked fingers knocking on windows without souls
Bodies are swinging from rooftops and poles
Howling through hollows/…/

You cover your eyes, you cover your mouth, you cover your ears
Still you follow our trail
We’ll do it all, we’ll do whatever you say, God has left us anyway/…/

(There are echoes lost in the garden
Is anybody listening?
They whisper:
The ones who are only living are the ones who are only dying)

And The Book I Chose For This Song Is;

handmaid

Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if their ovaries are viable. Offred can remember the years before, when she lived and made love with her husband, Luke; when she played with and protected her daughter; when she had a job, money of her own, and access to knowledge. But all of that is gone now…”

 

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