[this blog post is best paired with semisonic’s “closing time”]
this blog post concludes my work as an intern.
almost every blog post i’ve written this year has been paired with an appropriate song.
this is a playlist with the songs from my blog–those that are available on spotify–listed in the order in which they appeared.
[this blog post is best paired with the wood brothers’ “wastin my mind”]
i could spend a lot of time
thinking about grand things.
but i don’t have to give much
effort to make You my greatest,
most extravagant thought.
the fact that You are
than all my best thoughts.
[this blog post is best paired with the they may be giants’ “istanbul”]
this weekend i experienced the beautiful hospitality of one sacrificial woman.
[this blog post is best paired with the drifters’ “on broadway”]
when i was younger i wanted to be like my mom to leave lipstick stains on my cups just like her.
now i want to be like my mom for her inspiring optimism, endearing laughter, learner perspective, and impressionable heart.
[this blog post is best paired with cathedrals’ “harlem”]
[this blog post is best paired with the righteous brothers’ “you’ve lost that lovin feelin”]
a local donut shop was offering free donuts to everyone who commented something about their mom on the shop’s facebook. then our office drove to claim our donuts.
lisa: a double take at my reflection—
i got her smile
and her confident posture
and her willing tears
[this blog post is best paired with elliot root’s “beacon”]
not just going well
being sent is everything
liquid prayer did fall
[this blog post is best paired with sam and dave’s “hold on i’m comin'”]
tiny hands sneaking
three friends come to save the day
i get peace of mind
(i saw raccoon hands reaching through a hole into my apartment. i called in reinforcements. the situation has been neutralized.)
[this blog post is best paired with the doobie brothers’ “listen to the music”]
today kris asked each of us to think of one song to add to another intern’s life soundtrack. i deeply appreciate this exercise.
a: she’s a bad mama jama by carl carlton
j: watching you by rodney atkins
moriah: woman (oh mama) by joy williams
kris: meant to live by switchfoot
bethany: eye of the tiger by survivor
jeans: blue (da ba dee) by eiffel 65
sarah: stronger (what doesn’t kill you) by kelly clarkson
rachel: baby i’m a star by prince
[this blog post is best paired with alabama shakes’ “sound and color”]
tonight jess and i went to toby’s first friday show. and i saw what felt like an old friend hanging on the wall.