Have you played the online game of Heardle? It’s obviously similar to the smash hit Wordle in that a new short puzzle appears daily. At some point in the last several months I began playing both of those games plus a similar daily game for movie fans called Framed. (One of my film studies students introduced me to Framed this spring. Thanks, Jonathan!)
Here are links to all three games in case you’re interested.
Anyway, yesterday I got the Heardle in one second. The song was “Bridge over Troubled Water,” and I’d guess everyone of a certain age would be able to recognize those opening piano notes instantly, as I did. Hearing it brought a smile to my morning.
It also reminded me of this old Dick Cavett interview with Paul Simon in which Simon talks about his creative process and how he composed this beautiful song. It was really interesting to hear his songwriting influences.
I found the interview clip on YouTube and I’m sharing it in case you might also find it intriguing.