It is winter here. It changed over the course of yesterday. Yeah, its been cold for a while, but this morning when I woke up (or afternoon), it was winter. There was no snow or wind even really. The sky was just as overcast as it has been for a while now, but it was winter. You can smell it, taste it. Feel it in the rock hard ground beneath your feet. I stand in the kitchen making toast, listening to my new Ane Brun cd (which is coincidentally called “Changing Seasons”) and I feel like…well, I’m not exactly sure what I feel like. I feel like crying and like laughing and like being alive is one of the strangest and most complicated things in the world.
I wish I had a guitar to play along with Ane and sing in this empty kitchen about seasons and time and treehouses and the rain.
Lullaby for Grown Ups - Ane Brun
Go to sleep
with closed eyes
won’t be fulfilled tonight.
When you think
of falling skies
remember there are a million ways to die
Don’t be afraid
Don’t wear your inside out
To keep you warm
So rest your head
It’s just as well
You can’t keep the sky from falling