Gosh it’s been awhile! And until today, I felt shame about not blogging. Wait, what? Let me back up just a tad.
Songs have always been the soundtrack to my life, ever-present to bestow the many gifts music gives me. It is a universal language and how infants first begin processing. Certain artists call (or present themselves) to me during phases of my life, as I search for answers, comfort, or joy. And I firmly believe that music comes into my life when I’m ready for it.
I’ve been well acquainted with K.T. Tunstall’s music since she dropped “Black Horse and the Cherry Tree” on her 2004 album EYE TO THE TELESCOPE. I recently splurged on a more recent endeavor, CRESCENT MOON from 2013. My renewed interest and timing couldn’t be better. Her vocals playful and raw yet soft and vulnerable. I allow her music to hug me as I wade through this newest phase of my life, so similar to one in my past where she, too, offered her musical friendship.
Oddly, the song I want to mention isn’t from either of those albums. I’ll admit I’ve been listening to a youtube mix of just K.T. while sewing #newbluequilt. Rediscovering old favorites through new eyes is such a joy! TIGER SUIT (2010) contains a song entitled, “Come On, Get In”. And I have to extricate just this part of the song: “the door is open are you going to take the ride”, which stuck out to me today like a red berry on a green holly bush in the winter snow.
It may be a bit messy and imperfect but it is the right time for me to, “come on, get in”. Tomorrow is never promised, so I will do my best with the Present I’m given. And that means taking the bumpy blog ride and learning as I go. The regret of letting that proverbial door close before taking a leap of faith is far greater than any shame I may feel from a typo in a blog lost in the world wide web of it all.