August 20, 2010

4 in the morning...



Here's one of my favorite TED talks, and one with a theme I'm unfortunately a little too familiar with lately: "4 in the morning."

Poet and storyteller Rives cleverly attempts to solve the mystery of the "repeated artistic depiction" of 4 in the morning that pops up in movies, poetry, literature, and music.

Before I ever saw this talk, I had noticed the same thing; I rarely hear a reference to 2:00, 3:00 or 5:00 in the morning as the most remote, worst possible time of day, the time of day when desperate people lie awake thinking of fried pork chops or stay up to work on inaugural speeches. So when I came across the presentation, I was elated! I'm not the only one who thinks there's a conspiracy or mysterious code behind 4 in the morning!

Or maybe I just need to get more sleep.



____________________________________________________
Are you an entrepreneur or professional who's looking for better results from your speaking? Are you hoping to build credibility and visibility for your business or cause? Tired of just "getting by" and ready to deliver truly engaging and powerful presentations? Click here to fill out my consultation questionnaire and we'll schedule a time to talk!

6 comments. Please add yours! :

Anonymous said...

The very first Simon and Garfunkel album was titled Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.

Lisa Braithwaite said...

That's funny, because Paul Simon also sings "4 in the morning, crapped out, yawning..." in Still Crazy After All These Years. I guess they don't discriminate.

Anonymous said...

Eminem also has a recent song titled 3 A.M., in which the lyrics talk about how it's almost four in the morning.

Lisa Braithwaite said...

Yep, it's conspiracy!

Petit fleur said...

It's 4 O'clock in the morning, dammit listen to me good. --E John.

Lisa Braithwaite said...

One of my favorites!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...