Strange Days Ahead.
September will and always has been a strange month for me. Maybe it’s the roller coaster of patriotic emotion that tends to flow through the U.S. at large during the first part of the month, to the current unnecessary political cluster of crazies that dominate both sides of either airwaves, while most of U.S. just wants everything to be better than it is now.
Maybe it’s the feelings of nostalgia for the ending summer, which makes us long for the days when things were the way we remember them rather than the way they were. .
It could be the cold days that remind us relief is coming, and all those burdened by the heat and ever-present sun. September has always been strange, and maybe it always will be. Most months I can put a thumb on a single point, epiphany, or a time when something was or wasn’t. But September always seems to be that month I have trouble putting in a box or summing up in short paragraphs and thoughts. .
I finally got to see A Prairie Home Companion live, which was immensely exciting for me even though I was the youngest person in the audience that drove themselves to the show. That night sums up September very succinctly for me.
Garrison Keillor, a man of strong narrative and humor stuck a chord with everyone in the room through his jokes, stories and music. He made you laugh in one hand while pensively constructing a story you felt was your own in the other. .One of the things he said that stuck with me was:
“It’s easier for a goose to be a dog, than a dog to be goose”
Simple and silly, but true. Some things are easier than other things and other things are just imposssible.
Which was my September. . It was real, and some things were easier than others, while other things just ended up being impossible.
Such is life…
Such is September…
A month I’ll always remember.
Album(s) of the Month
You get two this month. You’re welcome. So I’ll make it short. Check the videos below.
Laura Marling ~ A Creature I Don’t Know
Neon Indian ~Era Extraña