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love & death

friends,

good evening and welcome to episode 391! tonight meets us with a few new versions of some recent songs, and finds me wondering (more) about regret and loss and the past. how what's gone is gone. and how it ain't coming back. and the fact that, even if it did, we'd just end up making the same mistakes all over again. circles upon circles. it's foolish to dwell and ruminate on such things. i know. and yet it's hard to control the paths our feelings and dreams insist upon.

i guess this is just to say that i want there to be a way to make things better here and now. i want the feeling of it to dissolve somehow. i want the wisdom without the pain. that's my dream. and i realize the world doesn't work that way. it feels overwhelming for all of us at times. and it just is.

songs don't solve the world. but i'm thankful for their help. it's funny how trying to say things right, even when we keep getting it wrong, can make the world feel a little more hopeful. i don't how it works, but the small steps are very good things.

i hope you'll listen. <3

love,
russell

ps - if you don't already know the music of ron sexsmith, i highly recommend him. this song is a great recent oneā€¦ and here's a quiet live version.

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