Quick story.

Last night Mrs. Greenbean and I were having dinner with the sprout and she told us about a new friend in the neighborhood.  She said the girl’s name was Delilah.

I smiled and said, “Keep her away from any boys named Samson.”

Sprout smiled and began to sing the lyrics, “Hey there Delilah what’s it like in New York City,” referencing the creepy stalker song by the Plain White T’s.

My wife, the delightful Mrs. Greenbean, asked if maybe she was the one who ran the annoying radio program.

What I find interesting is that at the drop of a name, all three of us thought of completely different connections.  My wife and daughter’s were both musical, but not quite the same.  Mine was literary and spiritual, but, curiously, it has a musical connection as well because of the famous French opera Samson and Delilah.

Hey There Delilah, Hedy Lamarr decked out as the vixen from the Opera Samson and Delilah
Hey There Delilah–Hedy Lamarr decked out as the vixen from the opera Samson and Delilah

Are the different ways we connect information based upon gender, generation, or just that we’re different people?  I’d like to know some thoughts on this.

But for the record, my response was certainly the most godly one, right?


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  1. It’s more along the lines of cultural experience. At different ages we obtain and sort the various information/media/interests and integrate these into our perceptions. These then provide references, filters and leads on how we extrapolate our response to different stimuli. We tend to reflect where we have been, what we have done and what we have heard.


    1. i see your point jetorn, and when i boil what you say down, what you come to is that we are just different people formed by different experiences, and these are irrespective of issues like gender or age.
      thanks for commenting. i really appreciate it.


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