Fall time is really the best time. Once the sun’s rays have to slide across the earth a little ways to reach us they’ve lost their vigor. Cooling happens, and so does beauty. It seems my body knows just ahead of the calendar that fall is here. My mind settles to a less frantic pace, and something seems just a bit more right in the world. I listen to the Indigo Girls and stop striving. Plus, I don boots. And scarves. And my hair matches the trees.
I could go on for hours about the cool nights and my improved sleeping habits, but I’ll stop here. Why? Because it is time to talk of Phish.
Our friends Manuel and Ana bought us tickets to see Phish tomorrow night. This gift, express to us from them (far away in Brazil), was unexpected but awesome. Phish feels like a tap on the shoulder from my late teen years. Hello hippie, Kat. Do you remember the words? I am tuned to Phish on Pandora and trying to re-familiarize myself with the vibe. Truth be told, since I listen to the Grateful Dead in my car 70% of the time it’s not a huge stretch. Oh, to have trendy music tastes… I used to do that once.
In other news, I am slated for a trip to Belfast in two and a half weeks. I’ll meet up with my family there and we’ll see Van Morrison live in an intimate show. This is what happens when you lose a close family friend unexpectedly – you start doing weird stuff like buying tickets to concerts on the other side of the world. I’m not complaining though this will be my third time to the Emerald Isle. It will be nice to revisit my old study abroad haunts and recall my crazy life as a student at Trinity College.
Other than that, I have very little else to share beyond generally fawning over the cuteness of Cody at 1 and a half. It I could bottle his little laughs and listen to is when I’m old I would. They are the most wonderful sounds.