Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Soul Companion

Mary Chapin Carpenter is a fine singer and songwriter, and she had a lovely idea for her next music video, for her song "Soul Companion": she wants to include photographs sent to her by people depicting themselves with anyone (or anything) they consider such a companion.  She's posted a lot of them to an album on Facebook, which gives a nice preview.  Some of the pairs are clearly sexual partners -- other-sex and same-sex, which speaks well for Carpenter's values as a GLBT ally -- but at least as many are friends, siblings, people and their pets, parents or grandparents with children, and other combinations.  That really made me happy, because it's another reminder that sex, as wonderful as it is, isn't the only binder between people, and maybe not the most important one.