NOTNO – Take It Back

This one’s got the mood that’s a perfect compliment to a cold (well, relative to LA), rainy (ok, slight drizzles) and sluggish Sunday morning. It feels kind of helpless, but hopeful at the same time. I love that NotNo captured that emotion, and I often feel that way on Sunday. It’s either the end of the week or the start of the week depending how you view it. It’s annoying regardless. I don’t like the beginnings or ends of things, i like the middle. I like when things are already in motion. I like being in the rhythm, not searching for the rhythm.

It’s why it’s so hard to re-start something after a lull. So much mental effort goes into starting something. But if you prep the right way, you should be able to get past the start and ease into the middle, where you can spread your wings and feel good about yourself. Things feel comfy when you’re in a rhythm, giving you a much better awareness and understanding of what you’re accomplishing and where to go from there.

“Take it back, to the start…”

I love that lyric because it’s exactly what you need to do to set up the good middles and good endings. Good endings are always set up by the rhythm established in the middle, and also needs to reflect the values and preparation displayed in the beginning. Little hiccups across the board can cause for a bad ending – relationships, movies and sporting events being prime examples. If you understand the rhythm of a football game, it’s always easy to see when a team that’s been winning on the scoreboard but losing in rhythm is about to give the game away.

NotNo is making this Sunday a bit more enjoyable, thanks to their wise words and lush, thoughtful production. Take it back, indeed.

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