August 11, 2004

hear it in the stairwell: K’s Choice-Live

I set out to walk the dog just as I have many other lackadaisical summer mornings. Fresh-faced and stumbling to keep pace with Levi, I couldn’t help but feel like this time was different. The sun felt warmer on my skin, the breeze just a bit more refreshing, and our prosaic route slightly more sublime. I’m exploring home again for the first time.

Life-lived observations of Chad and Amber on a day like today:

-Any conversation in which you can integrate Boys II Men lyrics can instantly be considered fortuitous no matter what the subject.

-Chipotle can’t be thoroughly enjoyed unless excitement is shared with cohorts in burrito scandalism. Ostracizing the behemothic girth of a tortilla-wrapped mexican feast doesn’t make it digest with any more ease.

-“Stop, collaborate and listen” isn’t an amiable way to begin your mango smoothie order at the coffee shop on the corner.

-Updating on one another’s life, love or lack thereof on the latter, is most eloquent and when intermingled with musings on the Wu-Tang Clan, the ridiculously pacifying nature of rhythm and the optimism that one day an indie rocker will do an entire cover album of the Dirty Dancing Soundtrack and it will be monumental.

-Damien Rice is quite possible the only life-soundtrack that can make one’s quiet moments indubitable, authentic and undoubted.

-Drum circles are most salubrious when under a towering storybook tree with the sunset peeking through rustling leaves. The elderly lady beside you laughing with you as if you’ve known each other for years as the two of you watch the five year old boy across the circle beat his drum as if his life’s meaning can be found in numb hands and a rhythm that is all his own.

-“Cold November Rain” was not effectuated by Axel Rose’s familiar voice, but is harmoniously revived by the loud outcry of Chad’s bass vocals and Kelly’s high-pitched accompaniment. Contrary to popular belief, male duets did not die with Milli Vanilli. Long live abhorrent counterfeits.

It’s good to be back in the U.S.


2 Responses to “Delicate”

  1. Jon said

    That’s great, but when are you going to introduce your new man toy there?

  2. Kristi said

    Ahh, yes….my roomie and Chad…watch out for that combination ;o)

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