“No more 3 x 5’s” –John Mayer

you should have seen that sunrise
with your own eyes
it brought me back to life
you’ll be with me next time I go outside
just no more 3 by 5’s

I love this song because it’s all about the real and not-real. It gives me the opportunity to drop-in the word “simulacra.” The idea that the “copy of the real” (in this song, the 3 x 5 picture) is never going to be the real. By an extension for this song, it’s about sharing something beautiful (the sunset) through a real experience and not just through a picture. Fake-sharing vs. real-sharing. Living vs. not-living.


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