A constant reminder of what we have is perfectly fine, as long as that reminder is acknowledged in a way of praise. Whether it’s in an inward or outward manner, sometimes being thankful is less expressive and more loving unto oneself. That’s something that I’ve learned a lot about within the last month. Today is a day where we celebrate our place in life, and in an attempt to remain present, we surround ourselves with people who force us to do so. This is a beautiful thing.
Last night I found out that another friend and serious force of talent passed away from this life. In shock, I tried to rationalize my emotions as I always tend to after a death, but became so overwhelmed that I could do nothing but listen to music. While we were more distant and separated by many miles at any given point, his music and soul had touched my life in a very serious way when we were in the same city, especially.
Earlier last night, a friend sent me one of my favorite songs, one that I wrote about on here close to a month ago — HAIM – Don’t Save Me. Unsuspecting, I told her about how this song had been one of my favorites because, although it’s not about death necessarily, it helped me get through the death of my friend with it’s power and vigor. I didn’t think I’d be finding another song to fulfill the same purpose so soon, but I am.
One of these days and it won’t be long
You’re gonna look for me, and I’ll be gone
Donny Hathaway says it right in this sample, and it could not pair better with the soulful jive that occurs in the background. Listening to this song on repeat last night somehow sat with me so perfectly and unexpectedly. The happiness of its sound and the lyrics that are applicable to anything were all too harmonious in the moment, but I knew it would be perfect for this Thursday of thanks.
Count your blessings, ya’ll. Share some warmth today.