I don't think he's saying it like in your face. He can find himself being an introvert more unreal with his feelings that can harden like a rock from the culture shock of bulling him to the point that hardens him to feel like he is becoming his own god as a rock to survive by believing in his books and his poetry to use as a shield to protect him that can lead him back deeper in the old faith of The Words Of Love he once knew or it would be sad if he falls to stay harden into Atheism of Narcissim. I enjoyed this poem because I thought it has a clear, understandable meaning. Simon uses a variety of poetic devices throughout the poem that convey the characters emotions to the reader, and allow the reader to become fully involved. Island- A small, desolate mass of land, preferably in the ocean. But the music tells us it is not so horrible after all. She did not accept a second date.
Like he is better than everyone else and will not subject himself to the meaningless lives of everyday people. Its laughter and its loving I disdain. He has become infatuated with a girl who goes to his school. I am a grandmother now. Nearly every single line of this song explained exactly who I was. Basically, Asperger's Syndrom is all the people who as kids were or are labled as 'weird' and shoved aside by everyone else. I don't regret the loss.
These words are bound to touch any African American deeply at the core of his heart. He also says that it is a lonely December in the second line where he says 'I am alone gazing from my window to the street below' he feels left out, and now wants to be left alone, like an island, or a rock. I think this song protests the space between us all, and suggests that we might risk a little pain to connect with each other. It is possible that this song has to do with how Simon veiwed his potentially Aspie friend Garfunkle. I take it as 'You know, a rock feels no pain. Nor does the music feel cheery and upbeat as others say. He admitted to a reporter that he isn't good with talking with large groups of people.
He knew that by doing injustice to the African Americans it was doing injustice to itself because these people too had played an important role in the making of this nation and were an important part of its cultural fabric. He then released the song as a single, whereupon it entered the United States pop charts. It's laughter and it's loving I disdain. If you think of yourself as a rock and a island in your mind you separate yourself of being human, and you would use it as a defense mechanism to suppress your painful emotions and avoid dealing with them, it is a common truth that whatever relationship we get ourselves involved in we will suffer adversity from it at some point, so this song is a story about a Man who can not deal with life and people anymore and wants to hide from the world and everyone in it, because he doesn't know how to deal nor cope with his feelings, rejection and conflict with others so his solution is seclusion and to fantasize of being an object that has no emotions. This poem the decision of a person to withdraw from his friends and family into himself. The song probably isn't actually about Asperger's Syndrome, because the disorder hasn't gained much momentum untill recently, 1 in 110 kids have and autism specrum disorder.
Stanza Three- Don't talk of love, But I've heard the words before, It's sleeping in my memory. I Am A Rock I Am A Rock Paul Simon A winter's day- in a deep and dark December I am alone- Gazing from my window to the streets below On a freshly fallen silent shroud of snow. She either turned him down, or she accepted one date with him. And a rock feels no pain; And an island never cries. I am a rock, I am an island.
The room that is cozzy as a womb becomes a tomb. A winters day In a deep and dark December; I am alone, Gazing from my window to the streets below On a freshly fallen silent shroud of snow. I know that Simon wrote most of the songs, but it's possible that many of them, including this one, were influenced by his relationship with Garfunkle. Then, in the third line of this stanza, he says 'I have no need of friendship - friendship causes pain, It's laughter and loving I disdain. I felt lonely all my life, was smart, but clumsy, only wanted one friend at at time. In fact, from reading this song the reader is left unsure of whether the writter is warning to stay clear of love, or warning the reader through that isolation from relationships and love is , , and. In this way, King uses pathos in his speech to energize his audience and to churn their emotions.
I agree it is the most profound description of Aspergers I think I have ever read. Feel left out of everything. The African Americans are still fighting for an equal status. I have no need of friendship; friendship causes pain. In the first few lines it talks about him gazing from his window.
But this is not living, but only existing. He was thinking of a bright future where the Whites and the African Americans could share space in the same society and could build a stronger nation free of discrimination. I can empathise with all the lyrics and how I have created my life with walls and safety. I just love how sure of himself he sounds in the chorus, such a strong declaration of his isolation. Simon has his books and poetry. The song was very popular there in 1966, but the chart position suffered because the sales of the single were diluted by multiple releases.