For my main squeeze.
“Even when the ship is wrecked, I promise
Tie me to the rotting deck, I promise”
For my kiddos.
“El Mundo En Que Nací” is a lullaby from a father to a child, but it’s also a love song. It’s about a father holding his child in his arms for the first time — a singular, enduring moment in which he experiences a love that is uniquely real and a responsibility that is uniquely awesome. It’s about entering a brave new world and discovering a reason to continue. From the first few exquisite moments of the song to the to the strings and harpsichord accents that bring it to a close, the chord progression is both familiar and powerful, the song’s story and music effortlessly united. Clearly inspired by Pachelbel’s Canon in D, the song has a beauty and simplicity that create an easy peace. This is the most stunning piece of music I’ve heard in 2017. (via Anne Litt)
For my dad.
“Don’t be afraid, I’m not going away”
One more for my main squeeze.
“I don’t think that you really overcome a certain type of love and that we’re not meant to overcome it either. Some love just break you down, shape you and no matter of time or water passing during bridges; some feelings will never change. Some people will always get you unstable and I think that it is something beautiful. A life can be shaped of changes and circumstances but feelings can remain beyond our control. I don’t know why that thought makes me feel safe and frightened at the same time. But that is what Ellington is about.”