yep, that’s it.
I love the moments when I realise something so obvious it causes my brain to reset. In a good way. For instance, today, literally few minutes ago, I’ve just had one of those realisations. It’s Friday, and I don’t know what you do on Friday, but for me, one of the first things I do, is open Spotify and check what’s new on the Release Radar playlist.
Of topic a bit….I’ve read somewhere (don’t remember where and I’m too lazy to look it up) that one stops discovering new music and that the music taste basically stops evolving around the age of 30….and I’ve never read more bull crap in my life….I’m way past 30 just in case you’re wondering.
Anyway, so I’ve checked what’s happening in the music department and there’s a new cover of “A Girl Like You” written by Edwyn Collins. I love the original, I remember listening to it, it was everywhere on the radio, on MTV (is MTV still a thing?), you couldn’t get away from it. Listening to the cover (which I also love), I’ve realised that I never understood this song….in fact, I probably didn’t understand a lot of songs back then. And I don’t mean just their message, I mean the words, the language itself….and I didn’t need to understand. That’s how powerful music is. It speaks on another level where words and language are not necessary….and it kind of blew my mind.
Realising this now is so absurd to me….music has always been everything to me, my escape, my happy place, my fuel, my courage, my inspiration, a space where I can connect with my emotions. I don’t mean to sound dramatic but I think I would die without music, just the thought of never hearing music ever again makes me feel unwell, hopeless, desperate.
I am grateful to all musicians and artists that share their talent with the rest of us, cooking and preparing these delicious meals for our ears, keeping us satisfied, content and alive. Thank you.
Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.
– Marilyn vos Savant
new job and a bit of a job on a side darkness outside why is the winter early this year? needed to switch off hide behind a screen playing stupid games wasting time doing nothing
Fire and Ice – Robert Frost
Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.
Do you find it difficult to find compassion for your mother diagnosed with cancer? For a friend whose house was burgled? Colleague who lost his child? I’m guessing no.
How about the drug addict who broke into your neighbour’s house, the drunk driver who smashed your car or the stray dog who bit your boyfriend? What about that smelly homeless man that sleeps on the bench in front of library and picks up cigarette butts or the group of boys that leave them behind?
I think to have compassion requires willingness to understand one’s feelings, life situation, background but also to learn not to judge too quickly or too harshly.
Growth in wisdom can be measured precisely by decline in bile.
~ Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
I’ve discovered ‘schedule your post’ button. I love and hate it at the same time. I love that I can sit and prep and schedule posts to be published for when I know I will not be able to blog. But I hate that I don’t have the immediate connection with you lovely folks who actually read it.
I will work on my schedule and try to find a middle way. That is a promise.
National Condom Day and Valentine’s Day are on the same day.