This post is inspired by the ballad ‘Sophisticated Lady’ composed by Duke Ellington in 1932 with lyrics written by Mitchell Parish
This ballad reminds me that we all have a story. (as cringe worthy as it sounds … :P)
In the best dramatic TV shows and Movies, aren’t the villainous characters so amazingly complex ? We get to see and understand how they justify their actions.
As I begin to empathise which them, I am reminded that human nature is anything but black and white. And to make assumptions about someones experiences based on a single interaction, though easily done, can cause major misjudgements of their character.
The lyrics of ‘Sophisticated Lady’ remind me off this saying:
‘To assume is to make an ass out of you and me’.
Sarah sings this song like no other … beyond beautiful. Check it out ! 🙂