Hello everyone out there in blog land! Or google land. Or however you stumbled upon this newly christened sanctuary of positivity. Not that I intend to just blow smoke forever, but this blog needs a decidedly more positive tone. So, in honor of just that, I’m going to share with you a new song I wrote. The music is very foggy in my head, but I’m really excited, I wrote it in a moment of pure creativity, and the words came slowly, and ultimately I’m proud of it. I also finally got some use out of a beautiful soft-bound journal covered in sheet music a friend presented me with for Christmas.
Do you come to comfort me?
To give me space to breathe?
Rain in the wind, cold around my feet
Landing on a leaf
Out in the world in a faraway place
Someone stands barefoot in the grass
When the cold sets in, the wind struggles
The air moves, the Earth breathes
Once we were naked in the grass,
Before we thought we owned this place
But then the storm,
I know you’re scared, you should be
But the storm is bigger than you and I can be
We left the woodlands and built trees of our own
But we forgot who we are
We may be frightened and that is fine
But the grass is dieing beneath our feet
And we think we can rule a place that isn’t ours
Storm, storm, pass over me
But don’t forget to breathe on me
Leave in your wake life, clarity
Feed us with your love
With water, with creation
Be wet with me
Lay naked in the grass with me
It would make me really happy if you could give me your thoughts on this piece. Did it touch you in any way? If so, what images did it evoke, what thoughts did it bring to mind? Did it help you to come to any conclusions about anything?
For my final thought, a music recommendation! Today’s recommended song is called Stood Up by A Fine Frenzy. Stood Up is from A Fine Frenzy’s second album, Bomb in a Birdcage. I bought this album months ago, but I haven’t really listened to it much, and I haven’t been very receptive to it, but yesterday I finally gave it a good listen and found it very inspiring. A Fine Frenzy is always inspiring when I can catch myself in the right mood to listen, and Alison Sudol in general gives me a very calm, relaxed feeling. Her blog, her twitter posts, her photos, all just have this very natural wooded theme, and A Fine Frenzy definitely helped to inspire yesterday’s piece. Also, the blog’s new tagline comes from the lyrics of Stood Us. And finally, let me know what you think of the blog’s new makeover. A white background for once, I must really be feeling positive!