Monday, October 12
Tonight, just a fun list (10 out of 25...saving the other half for another post) from some journal prompts I saw on Pinterest, here. Please feel free to jot down your own answers to these, either in the comments or on Facebook. I'd love to read your answers!
And hey-- if you need some tunes in your day, I've included YouTube links to almost all the songs I mention here. Fun!
1. A song from your childhood:
Come, Little Leaves, a children's song. My mom used to sing this to us, and I've sung it to my own kiddos since Noah was little. I've looked for it on YouTube, and the version I grew up with doesn't seem to be the common one... But I love it best.
2. A song that reminds you of your most recent ex-boyfriend/girlfriend:
Ha! Most recent ex was... 15 years ago? Fair enough. Pink Floyd songs.
3. A song that reminds you of one of your parents:
James Taylor's "Copperline" reminds me of my dad. He got the CD when I was in high school and I loved it then... And then he put it as the first song on a mix tape he gave me while I was in college. That whole tape was so good...
4. A song that calms you down:
"Pie Jesu", by John Rutter. Part of his Requiem.
5. A song that often gets stuck in your head:
Not many do these days, thank goodness! But this season (and most every fall), I keep singing Eva Cassidy's "Autumn Leaves". My lord that woman could sing. The subtlety of her interpretation of this song is exquisite. She was taken too soon.
6. A song that reminds you of a best friend:
Tori Amos' "Tear in Your Hand" reminds me of my college BFF Maggie Enns Cochran.
7. A song that reminds you of the past summer:
Katy Perry's "Roar"... Quinn even picked up some of the words, we listened to it so much!
8. A song that reminds you of your first love:
The Stone Roses, "I Wanna Be Adored"
9. A song that makes you hopeful:
Mat Kearney's "Hey Mama"
10. A song by your favorite band:
"Paper Airplane" by Alison Krauss and Union Station
Part Two to come. Happy new week to everyone!
(Photo: little baby me, around 1978)
Posted by Emily S. at 11:21 PM