I thought I understood it, that I could grasp it. But I didn’t, not really. Only the smudgeness of it; the pink-slippered, all-containered, semi-precious eagerness of it. I didn’t realize it would sometimes be more than whole, that the wholeness was a rather luxurious idea. Because it’s the halves that halve you in half. I didn’t know, don’t know, about the in-between bits; the gory bits of you, and the gory bits of me.

 

Like Crazy

Music: The Perishers
Movie/Show: Suits
Travel: Nicaragua
Food: Sushi
Quote: “Against the grain of systolic claim, all the thoughts your actions entertain. You have proved to be a real human being.”
Goal: make it to the UP this month

“By far my favourite track on the album is “First Floor People”. The opening chords are so hauntingly beautiful. This song really just puts me in this zone, and I find myself listening to it over and over again. It is melancholy, with a touch of hope. The vocals come in first with just the piano, and after the first verse, a light percussion comes in and this slowly builds intensity. Soon it is just the voice and piano again, only to have a similar re-entry of the soft percussion. Suddenly, the song picks up and the percussion is much heavier, and a wave of guitar and other instruments and melodies emerge, creating an intense wall of sound that is moving and powerful. I always get completely engulfed in the sound. The song ends with the music dropping to just the opening chords in the piano again, and the full circle effect is beautifully done.” -Musical Menagerie

Song: Anything of Bob Marleys
Movie: People Like Us
Food: Ackee and Saltfish from Jamaica
Place: Siena, Italy
Quote: “Stay golden, Ponyboy…” -The Outsiders
Goal: keep up my morning swims