Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes - Man on Fire (Little Daylight Remix)
I’ve spent two hours trying to think of how to write the most insightful and beautifully-written post about feelings and the human condition. Then I gave up and got to the point where I can just be honest and forget about trying to be insightful or particularly articulate. This is, after all, me and I am rarely insightful or poetic.
I like how this song makes me feel. I like that it resonates with something deep and true inside me. The drums build up and the fingers snap and there’s a crackle and it reminds me of being outside and of the night sky’s beats and rhythms that I’ve felt as the flames shake their hips by Brazil’s beaches. And then the voice—strong and comforting—sings of being stripped bare and finding what’s left. “Over panic and rage, come set us free.”
The past five weeks have been nonstop movement from one adventure to another celebration to another new lovely experience. There’s been no shortage of laughter, wonderful people, stolen glances, smiles, appreciated moments, and delicious drinks. And the summer is just beginning and promises so much more. But I listen to this and what I think I need is open space, a good rhythm, and a single, solitary truth:
I want this to be a summer of change. I don’t know what it will be like, but I know that I want to walk out of it on the other side a different person.