Tuesday, March 15, 2016

forgetting the king

We will never forget ....

Right up until the moment when forgetfulness just seeps in like Mississippi flood waters under the door to the living room.

Who could forget World War II?
Who could forget the Holocaust?
Who could forget Roman Catholicism?
A son or daughter is returned home in a coffin?
A wedding?
Who could forget the earthquake-sized event that wracked or brought joy to a time in the past?

It's too big, too important, too visceral. No one could forget that ... right?
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- For decades, Las Vegas has loved Elvis Presley tender - and loved him true - but the King's presence in modern day Sin City has lately been diminishing, one impersonator at a time....
These days, Elvis registers only briefly in the consciousness of Melanie Casas, 22, of Phoenix. On her first trip to Las Vegas recently, she identified him as the singer of "Hound Dog" who was also featured as a character in the "Forrest Gump" movie.
"I know of him but I don't know anything about him," Casas said, shrugging.

1 comment:

  1. Who remembers that night when Athenaeus, son of Athenaeus broke out his first delphic hymn and brought the house down. What a night.