Category: Song of the Day

Summerooms – Pull Apart

Summerooms – Pull Apart

Rachel’s departure was meant to be final. She had left me twice before - the second time, we divorced and then remarried - and I watched her go each time with a feeling that was far from happy, but also with that renewal of self-respect, of nerve, that seems to be the...

Matthew Barton – Orchid

Matthew Barton – Orchid

I opened the gate and they stopped, turning. I was trying to say, and I caught her, trying to say, and she screamed and I was trying to say and trying and the bright shapes began to stop and I tried to get out. I tried to get it off of my face, but the bright shapes...

Chris Gollon – Radioactive Days

Chris Gollon – Radioactive Days

A phenomenon noticeable throughout history regardless of place or period is the pursuit by governments of policies contrary to their own interests... Why do holders of high office so often act contrary to the way reason points and enlightened self-interest suggests?...

Peter Hall – Everything Is Fading Fast

Peter Hall – Everything Is Fading Fast

Impermanence rules everything. Everything is susceptible to change, everything transforms. Nothing lasts forever... Without impermanence, all of life would be impossible. A seed could not grow into a fruit, for it would forever remain a seed. -- Brian Thompson, Zen...

Please Be Kind – Little Trauma Things

Please Be Kind – Little Trauma Things

Sometimes letting things go is an act of far greater power than defending or hanging on... Anything that you resent and strongly react to in another is also in you. -- Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose They say that you shouldn't schlep...

Sargasso – No Streetlights

Sargasso – No Streetlights

The nostalgia I have been cherishing all these years is a hypertrophied sense of lost childhood... I see again my schoolroom in Vyra, the blue roses of the wallpaper, the open window... Everything is as it should be, nothing will ever change, nobody will ever die. --...

Bear’s Tapestry – Guarded Heart

Bear’s Tapestry – Guarded Heart

Look at the moon. It travels in the sky completely free, and this freedom produces beauty and happiness. -- Thich Nhat Hanh, quoted on Twitter Actually it’s constrained by the Earth gravity. If it was completely free it would be floating through space and we wouldn’t...

Hospital Bracelet – sober haha jk unless

Hospital Bracelet – sober haha jk unless

When I was in college and met someone for the first time, the standard question was 'What’s your major?' At the Bradley Center, the initial icebreaker was 'Did you come in a police car or an ambulance?' Some arrived without clothes; substance abusers often rend their...

Castle Club – Old Times

Castle Club – Old Times

The very concept of home has become tarnished, misty, elusive. As never before, we are living in a rootless age. So many of us are refugees, living out of suitcases, car trunks, cardboard boxes, desperate to go back to a home that no longer exists. -- Chris Atack, The...

Low Ceilings – Just Exactly

Low Ceilings – Just Exactly

Death induces the sensual person to say: Let us eat and drink, because tomorrow we shall die... -- Søren Kierkegaard, Three Discourses on Imagined Occasions What shall I do tomorrow? Because, you know, at some point I'm going to be dead. -- John Dredge, Twitter I...

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