Karen Carpenter: Light and Dark

That was so hopeless, unremitting and dark. I fled to my media center, to envelop myself in the dulcet sweetness of the Carpenters’ “Close to You.” Go ahead, mock me. Her voice is perfect. That’s the problem, but go ahead.

On many CoVid Days, I need a Karen cloud to transport me across space and time, and deposit me in a 1970s era family sitcom that never existed in reality, though that was the standard upon…

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