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12.17.2010

friday.

i'm a little bit granola. and i like my music a little folk-y. so on this lovely friday morning i leave you with these two little nuggets of my week. the first a video by a seattle band, the head and the heart (which of course i became aware of by one of your blogs that now for the life of me i can't seem to get back to) and the second, a gorgeous piece of writing that simultaneously filled me with such wonder, sadness, and love.

this weekend i plan to finally get some christmas shopping done. run the errands that have been on my list for far too long to count. and have a little fun: pictures forthcoming!




There is nothing scarier than the first time you see the weakness in your rock, the frailty of your human pillar. The mortal state looks lighter and too thin. The choices become yours and you desperately and fleetingly beg your mind to recall the instruction manual you need to believe you've been subconsciously writing all your life. There had been contridiction between instruction and action- but not much. It always felt clear what she meant. You wonder passively if when she moves on, her voice- no, her standards- will still live on the ground floor of your heart. Holding all you've done up in a billowing skyscraper of "stuff".
via  here

18 comments:

Taylor Yves said...

you're going to love this: http://valleymaker.com/

Krysta said...

love, love, love The Head and the Heart!

kat said...

love this song :)

the southern hostess said...

So good! I love them.

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vintch said...

when some musicians write songs about being raucous, it seems they are bragging or somehow proud. but his expression is so contrite and serious. you can feel the remorse when he sings "lord have mercy on my rough and rowdy ways." so pretty and raw.

p.s. the blog-loving is mutual, sweet meg. yours is the very first i read every morning. you have the power to put attach words to emotions better than anyone i know or read. keep it up, because i love it so.

mattie said...

i think this is the first time i've commented, but i love your blog. i feel like i'm reading poetry every time i read.

if you like folk-y, have you heard of mumford & sons? they're out of the uk and they're amazing.

Ana* said...

I have never heard this song, I am officially in love with it. Thanks for sharing :)

Love,

Ana

Islandia Lane said...

totally love that you say you're a little bit granola! ;-)

I was listening to coffee and cigarettes by nevershoutnever this am and it has such a folk-y feel. This was a nice followup to my Friday am listening. very simple and soothing.

Jaraka Drew Hansen said...

I love your blog, I don't think i've ever commented before but everyday i read. and every day i think "wow, i wish i could write like that" ... or... "if i could write like that, that's exactly what I would say."

so thank you.

Mackenzie said...

oh my wow. that excerpt gave me chillbumps all over. so powerful and so apt for me right now. amazing.

Sera said...

i absolutely loved the video. and the quote totally applies to me right now. thank you!

Sara said...

LOVES this song, thank you!!! Have a great weekend!!!

kylee said...

so glad that my sharing of good music went to good use. glad you loved them as much as i do!

Bridget said...

the crunchier the better. granola is good. as is folk.

Jay said...

great song :)

becky said...

That writing is amazing.

iheartkiwi said...

I just hopped over to itunes and bought their album. so good.