I see my father’s hands every time I tie my shoes or lift something from a plate.
Noah Gundersen — Poor Man’s Son
Listened to this again and again today, and it gave me the sweaty sunshine chills.
Give yourself five minutes to be riveted.
So many times I feel like I just need to know something so I stop doing whatever I’m doing no matter how important it is and I look up that thing because shit, I need to know. And then when I find out that Pandora wasn’t playing Rogue Wave — it was Zach Rogue’s side project “Release the Sunbird” — and I have youtube’d it and decided that “Always Like the Son” is a good song to listen to, I forget what I was doing that was so important in the first place and I realize that I have the attention span of an overstimulated child.
But this morning when I was out walking I had to stop to look at the shape of the needles on this bush. So I did. And then I knew. And somehow the world is simpler when I’m outside.
I used to want to live in a place where I didn’t know any of the buildings. Now I just want to know that a few of the people in those buildings love me.