Friday, September 17, 2010

Amazing Grace (Mad Men 408)

Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.
"Amazing Grace," John Newton
A very pointed use of metaphor in "The Summer Man," has Miss Blankenship wearing dark glasses after eye surgery. Quoting from "Amazing Grace," John Newton's famous hymn partly inspired by the biblical story of a blind beggar (New Testament hobo) who regains his vision, Blankenship tells Don that she once was blind, but now can see.

The central storyline of "The Summer Man" involves Don's efforts to get his life back on track after seeing what he has become.

...Full Post at Basket of Kisses.

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