Favorite Thing: “3×5”

Ever since my friend posted a photo of a sunrise on her blog, I’ve had a John Mayer song stuck in my head. The song, from Mayer’s first studio album, Room for Squares, is called “3×5.” Ironically, the lyrics are about how he went outside without his camera because he wanted to concentrate on the experience rather than trying to take pictures. The reason the sunrise picture summoned this welcome “earworm” to mind is the chorus.

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.
No more 3×5’s.

I like the sentiment. I like the bouncy rhythm of the song. “3×5” always makes me smile, and that’s why it’s one of My Favorite Things.

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