Friday Five :: Songs about hands

Eyes, mouths and hands have always been my favorite features in people. They are the things I notice first, the points of attraction, the parts of a body I am forever drawn to, and fascinated by. Eyes and mouths I feel have been written about often, the eyes being windows to the soul, the mouth being this point of connection, of communication, of sustenance, and on another Friday in another week I will dedicate this space to my praises, but for this week, today, I want to celebrate hands.

A frightening magic I cling to :: song of the day

"You're cinematic, razor sharp, a welcome arrow through the heart, under your skin feels like home, electric shocks on aching bones. Give me a chance to hold on, give me a chance to hold on, give me a chance to hold on, just give me something to hold onto." Dreams of crooked tooth smiles and …

Tell me that you’ll open your eyes :: songs and contemplations

"Every minute from this minute now, we can do what we like anywhere. I want so much to open your eyes, 'cause I need you to look into mine." I was thinking this morning how most of the time in our everyday lives, especially in terms of one-on-one relationships, we are terrible listeners. But, more …

Snow Patrol :: Eyes Open :: My Favorite Albums

Eyes Open (2006) :: Snow Patrol This album still stings of love lost and the shards and splinters that breaking apart from someone leaves within. There are truths of my own buried in so many of these songs, a wistfulness that echoes a "could have been" sentiment that often I just do not want to …

As if you have a choice :: song of the day

Keep Art Alive :: "Submerge" :: Art by Linnea Strid Shake and Submerge¬† (by me) Stumble halfheartedly through the day-to-day, picking up strays. thoughts, grey hair, memories. Sometimes it all appears to me like a snapshot, of someone else's lace to be. I am just a shadow reflected on the wall. Stuck, in the flickering …