Monday, October 20, 2008

it's such an enormous thing to walk and to listen.

ah, the wedding (my bestie's) was amazing! gorgeous and touching and every bit as lovely as she is. and as an added bonus, being around all that love has grown mine for my precious P even more. we've been like school-kids lately... all googly eyed and sweet! i know it's a bit personal but i wanted to share a great moment we had where we were talking about the music for the ceremony and he shared with me what he would like for our "first dance" song to be:

My Favorite Chords - The Weakerthans

They're tearing up streets again.
They're building a new hotel.
The Mayor's out killing kids to keep taxes down,
and me and my anger sit folding a paper bird,
letting the curtains turn to beating wings.
Wish I had a socket-set to dismantle this morning.
And just one pair of clean socks.
And a photo of you.
When you get off work tonight,
meet me at the construction site,
and we'll write some notes to tape to the heavy machines,
like "We hope they treat you well. Hope you don't work too hard.
We hope you get to be happy sometimes."
Bring your swiss-army knife, and a bottle of something,
and I'll bring some spraypaint and a new deck of cards.
Hey I found the safest place to keep all our tenderness.
Keep all our bad ideas. Keep all our hope.
It's here in the smallest bones, the feet and the inner-ear.
It's such an enormous thing to walk and to listen.
I'd like to fall asleep to the beat of you breathing
in a room near a truckstop on a highway somewhere.
You are a radio. You are an open door.
I am a faulty string of blue christmas lights.
You swim through frequencies.
You let that stranger in, as I'm blinking off and on and off again.
We've got a lot of time.
Or maybe we don't, but I'd like to think so, so let me pretend.
These are my favourite chords.
I know you like them too.
When I get a new guitar, you can have this one and sing me a lullaby.
Sing me the alphabet.
Sing me a story I haven't heard yet.

if you don't know it you should download it PRONTO because to hear it sung is like wrapping yourself in pure emotion.

i know i should be posting some photos for you all but here's a shocker - i didn't take a SINGLE ONE! me, with the BFA in photography! p and i have had many discussions about this topic and here's the conclusion we both seem to have come to time and again recently: if you are taking photos of the moment, you aren't IN the moment. and for my "lou", i wanted to be present for each and every second of that day and it was worth it.
here's a compromise - i'll either re-create the look for you guys (sans amazing make-up done by a professional) and or i'll get a hold of someone else's photos asap and post some of them :)

more posts later - i'm back on track (i think!) for a while :)


S said...

You're back!!!!! :)
And I am so glad to hear that life is so beautiful for you right now.

buoy said...

oh! that song!
it almost made me cry to read the lyrics... i have ADORED the weakerthans for so many years... that song is so perfect for a wedding. (like, a really awesome wedding, i mean :)

one time mike told me that "our" song was "99 problems but the bitch aint one."
i almost punched him.
he likes to think he's funny.