Little Boxes

by Camellia Staab March. 06, 2019 514 views

During our last trip to Chicago, I captured this picture. I was the passenger so don't think that I am that talented where I can drive with one hand and take a photo with the other 😉. This sight, immediately, made me think of Malvina Reynolds's song titled Little Boxes. For those of you who watched the show Weeds a television series on Showtime, which ran from 2005-2012, will recognize this tune as its opening theme song.

The song was actually written about the development of the suburbs and how the attitude of the middle class conforms to the environment, but somehow the above picture brings that same notion to my mind.

🎵🎵 Malvina Reynolds- Little Boxes🎵🎵

Lyrics

Little boxes on the hillside,
Little boxes made of ticky tacky
Little boxes on the hillside,
Little boxes all the same,
There's a pink one and a green one
And a blue one and a yellow one
And they're all made out of ticky tacky
And they all look just the same.
And the people in the houses
All went to the university
Where they were put in boxes
And they came out all the same
And there's doctors and lawyers
And business executives
And they're all made out of ticky tacky
And they all look just the same.
And they all play on the golf course
And drink their martinis dry
And they all have pretty children
And the children go to school,
And the children go to summer camp
And then to the university
Where they are put in boxes
And they come out all the same.
And the boys go into business
And marry and raise a family
In boxes made of ticky tacky
And they all look just the same,
There's a pink one and a green one
And a blue one and a yellow one
And they're all made out of ticky tacky
And they all look just the same.

I must admit Weeds, the series, was one of my favorites and when it came to Netflix, I binged. If you like dark comedy, I recommend watching.

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Laurie Madsen 2 years, 4 months ago

Weeds.....LOL+1

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 2 years, 4 months ago

I have to give "weeds" another chance ... you and this picture made me do it!

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Susan Wilde 2 years, 4 months ago

I thought of that song as soon as I saw your photo. I do love the song and I'm afraid to admit it, but I loved the series Weeds.

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Camellia Staab Replied to Susan Wilde 2 years, 4 months ago

Susan I am not afraid to admit it I truly LOVED the series and actually today I thought maybe I will go revisit. It also made me think....how probably now a days that series would not be as popular since it is becoming more legalized.
It's definitely one of those songs that sticks with you and actually I have listened to several versions of it and hers is the best.

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Björn Roose 2 years, 4 months ago

Don't know the series (and might never see it), but I like the song and the photo smile

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Camellia Staab Replied to Björn Roose 2 years, 4 months ago

What???? You got something against weed? 😉

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Björn Roose Replied to Camellia Staab 2 years, 4 months ago

I don't have a tv smile

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Camellia Staab Replied to Björn Roose 2 years, 4 months ago

Well then KUDOS to you! smile

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Björn Roose Replied to Camellia Staab 2 years, 4 months ago

Well, it's not as if it's an achievement. I do have the device but no cable, antenna or anything else connected to it because it would be a waste of money. To much to do and to little time to waste it being brainwashed ... smile

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
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