"If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform a million realities." So said the magical Maya Angelou

Saturday, August 15, 2015


Spotify is pretty amazing. 
I get to look into your lives through the songs you're tuning in to, listen and borrow and listen to my own.  Unimaginable what life be, without a soundtrack.  How would we define the moments?  My friend Shelly is who I emulate on Spotify, she's also been a big part of my life's soundtrack.  I wonder if making a Spotify playlist of all the songs that make up my soundtrack:1964-2015, the songs that bring me back a time or a feeling or a person, if that would be too painful to listen to.  It might be --

The Spotify playlist I'm working on now is titled, of course, 19 Pleasant.  
I'm picturing myself in 6 months or so, sitting in my urban, putty-colored Dallas kitchen with a coffee, clicking onto my 19 Pleasant soundtrack, and coming back to this very moment.  
Pleasant House Dreaming.

This moment.  
Coffee: my favorite one from Nespresso, Kazaar, in my favorite coffee cup.  And a mason jar of water, mint and some blueberries.  

And it's Joni, definitely.

Play it.

3 songs that slay me with their poetry.

I'll ply the fire with kindling now
I'll pull the blankets up to my chin
I'll lock the vagrant winter out
and I'll bolt my wanderings in
I'd like to call back summertime
Have her stay for just another month or so
But I get the urge for going 
When the meadow grass is turning brown
And summertime is falling down

Out on Carol's lawn
This girl of my childhood games
With kids nearly grown and gone
Grown so fast
Like the turn of a page
We look like our mothers did now
When we were those kids' age
Nothing lasts for long
Nothing lasts for long
Nothing lasts for long

I just heard that Spotify is finally free on your phone and tablet as well as your laptop.  Download the app and follow me.  I'll follow you.  I love being in touch that way.  

From Amelia

People will tell you where they've gone
They'll tell you where to go
But til you get there yourself, you never really know.

Pleasant House Dreaming this morning.  

If you love Joni Mitchell like I do, go to her site, www.jonimitchell.com.  

1 comment:

  1. Why did we talk about 17 things tonight and we didn't get to this- just a brief mention??! This is lovely- I'll spotify you any day- xo