Jingle Jangle

Whatever you did, it worked. Your thoughts, requests, and prayers lifted the beast a little and on December 27th, I was given just enough space to let in the laughter and joy. Pain eased up and, just like that, I was smiling all day long and excited for what 2014 might bring. It didn’t last much more than a day or two, but that was enough. So, to all of you that commented or liked or sent a bit of changing energy out into the universe, THANK YOU! I was given some relief, some perspective and hope for the future.

AND I managed half an hour outside:

Bowie in the Boneyard in December

Bowie in the Boneyard in December

 

Now. Ready? This is why I am going to get better. If you do nothing else today, watch the first five minutes of this video of Glen Hansard playing in Dublin this past summer. And then, if you only have five minutes more, fast forward to the 15-minute mark. I first saw them (The Frames) play in a pub when I was, I think, 17 and spent the next few years going to every gig I could. 23 years later, his music still fills me with an achy, wistful, electric desire to live this short life to the fullest. I will be back in Dublin one day.

Use good speakers. Turn it up- as much as you can tolerate. Dance with your kid -or your dog. Me? I just lie back, close my eyes and jingle jangle my feet a little. And smile. Happy Sunday. 🙂

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6 thoughts on “Jingle Jangle

  1. BONNIE JOHNSON says:

    THX FOR THE MUSIC!! THE LEAD SINGER IS VERY EASY ON THE EYES. SO GLAD U R FEELING IMPROVED!! I HAD POWERFUL PRAYER GOING UP FOR ME BEFORE & DURING XMAS CAUSE I WAS WORRIED I WOULDN’T MANAGE EVEN THE ESSENTIALS, BUT I’M GRATEFUL I DID! VERY STIFF WITH ARTHRITIS & VERY TIRED THE NEXT DAY, BUT— SO GLAD THE WEATHER CO-OPERATED! NOW IT’S COLD & SNOWY, AGAIN.
    HAVE A MUCH HEALTHIER, & A GOOD 2014, MY DEAR!! BJ.

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  2. E. Milo says:

    Haha, BJ, you crack me up! Yeah, I’ve had a crush on him for those 23 years, too. Happy to hear you managed to get through Christmas. X

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  3. Love the music! You WILL get back to Dublin, keep believing it. So glad that you had a little respite over Christmas, I hope the New Year brings health and happiness to you. Jess xx

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  4. So great to read, so great to hear, smiles all round!!! Wishing you continued happiness in 2014 and yes, you will be back in Dublin. xx

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