Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Of the Approaching Cold and the Death of Heat; Also, of Life

I have a strange relationship with this time of the year. First, I hate the cold. I can stand it to a certain degree by ignoring it, but there is a limit to how much I can stand the cold as it slowly seeps into my bones. And yet I also love this time of year because of the beautiful changes it brings about. This is the time when snow reappears to recapture our imaginations (and hate, but that is not the point). The beauty of snowflakes, of the ice flowing down the river, of trees laden with snow... I love it all. And Christmas! Lights and decorations, people expressing themselves through colours in ways only seen for this one brief period of time. I feel oddly content with it all.


Switchfoot's new album is out. <insert>Girlish squeal of delight</insert>


Life has been a funny thing lately. Not bad per se, just funny. As if everything was blue-shifted just a bit. The last couple of months have been full of so many changes and I'm still trying to figure them all out. Right now I'm just trying to figure out how to balance all the things I have going on: school, work, church, Seana, Family, Friends, and me time to close all the open loops in my head. I think I'm still trying to figure out who I am and what my place is in the world. What my purpose is. I have hints and clues to follow, but it is a process and not one that I think will end any time soon. I don't think this kinds of journey ever really end, but it would be nice to at least find myself at a waypoint to rest for a while. And so I go on...


I discovered Owl City through the single "Fireflies". Love this guy. Check out trax 5, 9, and 10 especially.


"You must learn from the mistakes of others. You can't possibly live long enough to make them all yourself."
-Sam Levenson

1 comment:

  1. I love him too and just got that album for valentines day! I really like Relient K and their lead singer wrote and sings background on a bunch of the tracks. Also relient k's lead singer co-produced their album... both good christian guys.