dan in real life

“I’d give you my coat if I could;
would you like my outer shirt?”
–My sweet husband, who writes poetry as he speaks… isn’t that lovely? He said it tonight as we were leaving the theater. Someone should do something with it. It begs to be written into a song.

The moment has come to face the truth
I’m wide awake and so are you
Do you have the clue what this is? (I don’t know)
Are you everything that I missed? (Don’t hope so)
We’ll just have to wait and see (Wait and see)
If things go right we’re meant to be
The surface is gone to scratch it off
We’ll make some plans and let them go
Do you have the slightest idea? (No I don’t)
Why the world is right when we leave (Is that so?)
Stay a while and wait and see (Wait and see)
If things go right we’re meant to be
Oh, what a world this life would be
Forget all your technicolour dreams
Forget modern nature
This is how it’s meant to be…

Modern Nature by Sondre Lerche and Regina Spektor


I am finally in love with some new music again. It has been too long. Went to see Dan in Real Life (which, by the way, was fabulous) and absolutely fell in love with Sondre Lerche and Regina Spektor. The whole movie, even though it was really great, I was actually distracted by how good the soundtrack was. Poor Chris… I kept interupting parts of the movie to whisper, “This music is really good! …Man, I like that music. …This is a great soundtrack. …There’s banjo in it! …I LOVE her voice!” By the end, I was practically running out the door to get home so I could look it up on I-Tunes. If you haven’t heard, drop everything to get this music! And it’s not just the nice melodic pop they play on the radio that gets in your head and you list under your “guilty pleasure” file. I’m no musician, but as far as I can tell, this is real music.

Just when I thought the powers of adolescent anguish and emotion had left me (thank goodness) but was just a little disappointed as I had begun to realize that those same powers took with them a little of the passionate enjoyment I found in really good music, I found myself falling in love again. In the words of Lily from Kevin Henkes’ Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse, “Wow. That was about all she could say. Wow.”

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