we must do what we are made for (thank you, ama)

Sep 27, 2009 | Life in Progress

The past is beautiful, like the darkness between the fireflies – one my my fave mason jennings lyrics.
everyone knows i love mason jennings. love him, love him, love him. it was such a pleasure to see him live last nite in seattle in such an old school, cozy venue (the showbox).
i love what he’s says about his latest album: I wrote about how hard it is to be 34 and be a parent and sane and married and true and positive and yourself and a man and funny and a decent person and a not decent person and human and in love.
 
you see why i love him so? mason jennings is just another extraordinary human being out there in the world trying to stay true, make his art, be a good person. just like the rest of us. you and me. as my one of my oldest friends recently wrote on her blog, we must do what we are made for. we must. i’m learning more than ever how true this is – that we are all such gifts to one another and to the world as we give what is uniquely ours to give and offer up.
for those of you who are new to mason’s music, you MUST hear his first self titled album (1998), or his use your voice, or century spring, or boneclouds albums. his lyrics will blow you away. and i’d like to officially modify my mondo beyondo list to include having a conversation with mason jennings himself. is that allowed? god, i hope so.

 

in other news, i’ve discovered crackle and now i’m experimenting and playing and getting more inspired everyday. tim holtz, i love you too. your products make me swoon. like, for reals.

Sending much love,

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