Released 10 years ago, the song has only become more relevant. Released as Facebook was beginning to take off (at least in Canada), I had no idea how accurate it would become. Things like this make me question (albeit for little more than a blink) what I do for a living.
Just saw this on Facebook and thought it was beautiful.
Sometimes you’re 25 and standing in the kitchen of your house making breakfast and brewing coffee and listening to music that for some reason is really getting to your heart.
You’re just standing there thinking about going to work and picking up your dry cleaning. And also more exciting things like books you’re reading and trips you plan on taking and relationships that are springing into existence. Or fading from your memory, which is far less exciting. And suddenly you just don’t feel at home in your skin or in your house and you just want home but “Mom’s” probably wouldn’t feel like home anymore either.
There used to be the comfort of a number in your phone and ears that listened everyday and arms that were never for anyone else. But just to calm you down when you started feeling trapped in a five-minute period where nostalgia is too much and thoughts of this person you are feel foreign.
When you realize that you’ll never be this young again but this is the first time you’ve ever been this old. When you can’t remember how you got from sixteen to here and all the same feel like sixteen is just as much of a stranger to you now.
The song is over. The coffee’s done. You’re going to breathe in and out. You’re going to be fine in about five minutes.
I’m incredibly self-conscious about the way I pronounce a few words and names. This is mostly because they’re words I’ve read thousands of times and have said in my head just as many, but I’m unsure of how theyare actually pronounced as I’ve rarely, if ever, heard other people use them. Some of them are as follows:
I love this brilliant, Academy Award nominated, film. Rainbow War was made in 1986 as part of the Canadian Pacific Pavillion at EXPO 86 and surprised me with its high production values and effects (for the time…and a Canadian short) and great story. You can catch a young Ryan Stiles and Colin Mochrie as well.
It’s definitely a reminder that Canada actually has an amazing film history. You can check out some of the great films produced here in Canada at the National Film Board of Canada web site. I strongly encourage it.