I confess – the title of this post is misleading. This really isn’t about wordy love songs. Exactly.
I had an unplugged winter-lovely weekend that was delightful. But it means I’ve got a bit of catching up to do with the KIOS blogathon prompts. And so we shall have words, love, and songs in that order.
Dav 14: Grab the third book in on your top shelf of books. Share the first sentence.
“I have always been intrigued by the variety of ways that people of diverse cultures handle similar life experiences.”
That’s Angeles Arrien writing in Signs of Life: The Five Universal Shapes and How to Use Them.
I keep returning to this book. It’s short – less than 100 pages, but it feels like it’s fueling some yet-unknown project I’m about to begin. Looking forward to when that gets revealed to me.
Day Fifteen: Who Do You Love? We’d love to see.
Well I love a lot of beings, but I’ll give you a peek at my household. My beloved Pete, and our two cats, Jupiter and Amaterasu Solaria.
Day Sixteen: Share with us some of your favourite songs!
This was a perfect prompt for today. As I’m starting to review and reflect on 2013 it occurred to me that perhaps there was one particular song of the year for me. I’ve never considered that before, but the idea intrigues me and so with today’s prompt I took a few minutes and wrote down the songs that seemed to be most on play rotation this year. I’m not sure I’ve settle on one as a clear winner, but I’m kind of fascinating by my list.
Darling Do Not Fear – Brett Dennen
White Blank Page – Mumford and Sons
Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World – Iz Kamakawiwo’ole
So there you have it – my wordy love songs. Do you have a song that seems to stand out for you in 2013? Or is one perhaps calling you into 2014? I always find those little breadcrumb hints so fascinating. Have a favorite book of 2013? Do tell – you know I love to hear.
Your family is so cute!!!! All 3 of them, Pete looks just the same. I love Hallelujah but I do prefer Lenoard Cohen’s version as it’s his song. I also like KD Lang’s version. And, of course, Jeff Buckley does it beautifully also. But I don’t believe I have a song of the year.
LOL thanks it must be the genes. And yes we almost can’t help staying unchanged – we’re a North Star family – you can trust we’ll always be the same us. 😉
I admit to loving all 3 versions of Hallelujah and give them equal spin time. So it was a coin toss of which one to list.
Love Jeff Buckley and Israel Kamakawiwo’ole! Thanks for sharing!
This was another fun prompt wasn’t it? Love scoping out all the playlists.
that is one of my favorite Amy Steinburg songs!!
We saw her perform it at the Blue Ridge Pride event in Asheville, NC last year … and she a funny performer as well.
Oh how fun!