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Friday, July 02, 2010

Say Ladeo

Yesterday I went to a funeral. It was for a friend of mine, a good man, kind and gentle, and very, very wise. He passed away on Sunday; when I found out on Tuesday a part of me felt . . . well, the best way I can describe it is to liken unto Harry Potter when Sirius died (spoiler alert) (what? I can compare myself to a make-believe boy wizard). That is to say, Lost. That part of me felt that I am to now continue my journey alone (which we all know isn't really true, but that's how I felt).

Tuesday I let the acknowledgement of it all sink in, I let myself feel sad. Going to bed early was on my wishlist, and it's what I got, but I had a hard time falling asleep. It was then that I opened my laptop and went to ye olde youtube to listen to a song I had heard on KUER a few weeks ago, a song which when I first heard it I was caught in its melody & rhythm, its harmonies & vocals. It calmed and soothed me then, and it calmed and soothed me on Tuesday, to the point that I only needed to hit refresh about a dozen or so times (it's a long song) before drifting off to sleep.

I've been listening to it all week (I've sinced purchased the entire album on iTunes), and I want to share the song with you. Maybe with all your goings-on you'll need some calming & soothing. Or you just need some nice new music in your life. I hope you have a lovely weekend, even an extended weekend in some cases. Enjoy your parades, your fireworks, your picnics, your families. Be safe. And if you're in Provo, don't forget to go to Justin Hackworth's 30 Strangers Exhibit.

I give you: Say Ladeo by Bobby McFerrin:


John Gibson said...

I heard about your loss. The music was awesome. Thanks for the post

~j. said...

Thanks, John. See you Wednesday.

Ange said...

It's always so sad to let go. You've describe your feelings so eloquently :)