Thinking Too Hard, Once Again, About the Human Condition

For some reason, I woke up with the idea of “devotion” on my mind. According to the dictionary, it is defined as “love, loyalty, or enthusiasm for a person, activity or cause” and stems from the Latin word devovere, “to consecrate.” It seems devotion ranges from simple appreciation to arduous worship, depending on where youContinue reading “Thinking Too Hard, Once Again, About the Human Condition”

“Le Prof”

mon coeur qui travaille, il n’y a pas de soulagement. j’apprends le langue de toi, tous les jours, fidèlement tu ne comprends pas le profondeur de mon amour ne me quitte pas, prend-toi mon coeur! je suis romantique, romantique c’est vrais j’ai seulement ces mots, du miel, et du lait j’attends la douceur d’un amoureuxContinue reading ““Le Prof””

Khalil Gibran Explains

“The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.” -Khalil Gibran One drop of love in a still pool creates immense ripples. We can be so nourished by simple observations. In some ways, these are more powerful than essays, or books. Hitting someoneContinue reading “Khalil Gibran Explains”

N’est pas la France ici, Malheureusement

I am sitting on an uncomfortable couch waiting for class to start. I’ve been a little lax with the blogging lately, as I’ve been getting into too much fun! It’s not raining today, and I couldn’t be happier about that fact. I ordered a chocolate croissant from the cafe and am pretending I’m in FranceContinue reading “N’est pas la France ici, Malheureusement”

Devendra Does Seattle

I got to see Devendra Banhart in concert tonight in Seattle at the Moore Theatre. He is an exquisitely goofy individual whose live performance is simultaneously precise and erratic. I loved watching his band explore the stage and explore sound together. Even when they performed old hits like “Baby,” it was clear there was aContinue reading “Devendra Does Seattle”

Bustin’ Outta Ruts and I Feel Fine

Again it’s raining, but my thoughts are on music now. I’ve been playing guitar and singing all day. My fingers are numb. My vocal cords are shot. I am so freakin’ happy.  In class today, something clicked: I burst out of a musical plateau I’d been in for years. I’ve still got a long wayContinue reading “Bustin’ Outta Ruts and I Feel Fine”

Anxiety Mythos ≠ My Odyssey

It’s raining today.  I am stuffed to the brim with thoughts. There is no room inside me to receive anymore. I can only reflect, and push away. The ability to transform energy from dark to light seems unobtainable today. I don’t know why I am so deep inside myself, but I hope I can findContinue reading “Anxiety Mythos ≠ My Odyssey”

Art, Music, and “Reality”

Woo-hoo-hoo-hoo! I just got done writing a six page paper on consensual reality as it relates to music and myth and I am WIPED. Boy howdy, I had fun though! I lingered after class today to debate the time signature of a song I love and to discuss the potentiality of foreign life, whether thatContinue reading “Art, Music, and “Reality””