Monday, December 04, 2006

I'm Going To Graceland


Im going to Graceland
Graceland
In Memphis, Tennessee
Im going to Graceland
Poorboys and pilgrims with families
And we are going to Graceland

In Graceland, in Graceland
Im going to Graceland
For reasons I cannot explain

-condensed from Paul Simon's Graceland

It's true, I'm going to Graceland. Sometime next week, I'll be traveling through Graceland en route to the eastern coast.

Graceland...Graceland...Graceland. I've never put any thought on Elvis' home but there's that word that always speaks to me: GRACE. Elvis was an icon of flamboyance, grandosity and splendor in the general public eye and it's hard to conceptualize GRACE with rhinestones, blue suede shoes and peanut butter and banana sandwiches. Maybe I've missed something. I was only 9 when he died and music to me meant Shaun Cassidy and Andy Gibb, not the King of Rock and Roll. So while I'm there, I'll see if I can find the gracious Elvis. At the very least, I should get some awesome photos of Graceland at Christmastime! :-)

Image from Doctor Macro embellished with Photoshop brushes. Posted by Picasa

4 comments:

Ragged Around the Edges said...

Graceland at Christmas will be a treat. Oh, and hang out in the Jungle Room.

Ginnie said...

Awww. What a treat. I've never been, even though it's relatively close to Atlanta. I'll be eager to see your pics! Travelling mercies.

Cate said...

My Hub's been wanting to go to Memphis. I can't wait to see what you think.

Jodi said...

My Mom is a huge Elvis fan, so I grew up with a lot of exposure. In fact, I'm meeting her in Vegas tomorrow night and we plan to go to the Elvis Museum on Thursday. It's no Graceland though. I can't wait to read a report of your visit.