After the last twenty-four hours, Jen and I decided to chase the little glimpse of spring sunshine, and take the dogs for a walk at the local park. It was a beautiful reminder of of the juxtaposition, the paradox of loss and redemption, sunshine and rain, death and life. How strange, yet calming it is to remember that you are only on one side of the spectrum, only at the end of the rope because the polar opposite exists. The perfect playlist managed to transpire on my ipod's shuffle, and I just had to share the magic:
"Fade into You" Mazzy Star
"Such Great Heights" Iron & Wine
"Where is my Mind?" The Pixies
"Hard Sun" Eddie Vedder
"Hold you in my Arms" Ray LaMontagne
"Rebellion (Lies)" Arcade Fire
"No One's Gonna Love You" Band of Horses
It was the perfect early glimpse of spring spins. The music that is the soundtrack to cold ankles, crystal clear skies adorned in alabaster clouds and the smell of something new around the bend filling your nostrils. Reminding us to see the light in the dark.
"When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight."