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10 The Message m for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana July 19,1906 On The Record-- JEALOUSY Sarcastic questions aren't the answer Is she fine/So well bred/The perfect girl/A social deb? I I By CHARLIE MARTIN CNS COLUMNIST Is she the sort/You've always thought/Could make you/What you're not? O jealousy Is she bright/So well read/Are there novels/By her bed? Is she the soHJYou've always said/Could sat- isfy your head? O jealousy Does she talk the way I do?/Is her voice re- minding you/Of the promises?/The little white lies too/Sometimes tell meJWhile she's touch- ing you/Just by mistake/Accidentally do you say my name? Written and Sung by Natalie Merchant Copyright (c) 1995 by Indian Love Bride Natalie Merchant keeps pro- ducing hits off her debut solo CD "Tiger Lily." "Carnival" introduced us to her new style, while her latest cassingle is "Jealousy." "Jealousy" describes the feel- ings of a woman who's been dumped by her roman- tic partner. The song presents a litany of sarcastic questions. These reveal the woman's hurt and anger. She asks the guy if his new love is "so well bred, the perfect girl, a social deb?" Raising the in- tensity of her anger, she wonders if "accidentally do you say my name?" when he is with the other woman. The woman in the song acknowledges that all of this is her own jealousy. Yet she also feels a lot of rejection. This feeling is never easy, and perhaps she tries to minimize this hurt by wishing that she was still dating the guy. Actually, the hurt, the anger, the jealousy are all normal responses. Feelings themselves are never wrong. It is what we do with feelings that is right or wrong. She needs to experience these feelings. How- ever, using them as weapons of sarcastic anger against the guy is not helpful. Certainly, we can understand the woman's de' sire to lash back. But it would be more helpful if she were to share these feelings with someone other than this guy. It is always important to avoid hurt- ing another person with angry words, even if she or he already has hurt us. Teens who are just beginning to date need to realize that dating often involvestemporary rela- tionships. Frequently it is beneficial that these re- lationships end. Yet dating is accompanied by a certain emo- tional vulnerability• If you are dumped, it's going to hurt. Feel these emotions, share them with your parents and friends, and eventually move on into new relationships• Often, it is the love 0fthose who know us best that gets us through• So tell these people ofyo,ur anger, your sarcasm and the fear that often is nm" den behind the feelings. The love of these people. who are close to you is a gift -- a gift through whzCl God reaches you and heals you. (Your comments are always welcome. Please address: Charlie Martin, RR 3, Box 182, Rockpo)n, IN 4 7635.) At the movies: Current capsule reviews NEW YORK (CNS) -- The fol- lowing are capsule reviews of movies recently reviewed by the U.S. Catholic Conference (USCC) Office for Film and Broadcasting. Ratings are also given for the Mo- tion Picture Association of Amer- ica (MPAA). "Harriet the Spy" (Para- mount) Dark, overlong tale of an ll- year-old (Michelle Trachten- berg) whose nanny (Rosie O'Donnell) inspires her to write down everything she sees, but this causes much heartache when her sixth-grade class- mates read what she has writ- ten in her notebook about each of them. Directed by Bronwen Hughes from Louise Fitzhugh's novel, the movie turns into a nasty revenge story which is then slickly resolved in an un- convincing conclusion. The cru- elty of youngsters and some crude language. The USCC clas- sification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. The MPAA rating is PG -- parental guidance sug- St. Thomas Annual Picnic On the parish grounds 7 miles south of Vincennes, Indiana Sunday July 21 Chicken Dinners Served from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. • Carry-out dinners will be available Fricassee & Hamburgers ............... Country Store . ............ gested. "The Visitors" (Miramax Zoe) Fanciful Gallic farce in which a brave knight (Jean Reno) and his cloddish squire (Christian Clavier) are magically trans- ported from the 12th century to contemporary France, where they cope with culture shock, meet some of their descendants and contrive to return to their own time. Directed by Jean- Marie Poire, the comedy is largely slapstick, mixed with mistaken identities and misun- derstandings, though the ab- surd proceedings prompt some thoughtful reflections on past and present. Subtitles. Slapstick Fresh Flowers. 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