Life crises are rarely boring, or, Glass half full (of hard liquor)

I’ve learned a few things about myself in the past year:

  1. When I’m stressed out, my eye twitches.
  2. When I have no idea what else to do in my life, I bake broccoli quiche and chocolate chip cookies (from a box).

I’ve also learned that when all else fails, listen to a song over and over again until wisdom is bestowed upon you.  Today, the song is “On the Radio” by Regina Spektor.  Particularly because of these lyrics, which are striking a…chord:

This is how it works
You’re young until you’re not
You love until you don’t
You try until you can’t
You laugh until you cry
You cry until you laugh
And everyone must breathe
Until their dying breath

No, this is how it works
You peer inside yourself
You take the things you like
And try to love the things you took
And then you take that love you made
And stick it into some
Someone else’s heart
Pumping someone else’s blood
And walking arm in arm
You hope it don’t get harmed
But even if it does
You’ll just do it all again

And on the radio
You hear November Rain
That solo’s awful long
But it’s a good refrain
You listen to it twice
‘Cause the DJ is asleep
On the radio

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2 responses to “Life crises are rarely boring, or, Glass half full (of hard liquor)

  1. As you like to say, this video made me infinitely happy! I was in the audience for this performance. (I think you can see me in the crowd at the end. I’m the guy in a striped shirt, clapping. My face was a little blurry that day, so I kind of blend in.)

    She was one of the best by far (Sam Roberts, Kings of Leon, and Pearl Jam were my other faves). I think she kept me smiling the entire time… just like baked chocolate chip cookies (from a box) tend to do.

  2. madamelibrarian

    haha Wow! I almost went with some other video of her performing the song. Glad this worked out. And thanks for mentioning Kings of Leon. I think today I will listen to “Sex on Fire” on repeat.

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