Friday, September 27, 2013

I Love This Christmas Card

Look at the white-bearded mythological figure.

Do you see him? He's in the toy boat that Santa is holding. Ba-dum-ching!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Florence + the (Little) Machine(s)

This is a phenomenal group of young singers in London known as Capital Children's Choir covering Florence + the Machine's song Shake it Out from the album Ceremonials, one of my favorites in recent years.

In the last few months, I've been walking every evening at twilight.*  During that time, I tend to listen to the same playlist of songs, including the original of this one.  It has some heaven and hell, demons and redemption lyrics in it, and for some (including my old self) this song could have a very spiritual and specifically Christian meaning.  This is fine and makes perfect sense to me.  For me (of course, because I can't let this topic go) it's a deconversion song.  It's hard to dance/ with a devil on your back/ so shake him off...

It surely is.  And I surely did.

Whatever it might mean (or not) to you--enjoy.  As for me, it makes me glad to be alive.

*Let's take this word back.