My senior honors thesis has just been submitted to a journal for consideration for publication
My graduate school applications are all completed and submitted
There is time for reading, art, writing, and contemplation
The holidays are just around the corner
The Penguins blanked the Capitals 4-0 last night in a thrilling takeover of D.C.
It's a good place to be, and the soundtrack is fantastic.
"You Are Here - EP" by Magic Man:
This guy is gaining in popularity, and I'm really hoping for a full-length album release in the next year or so.
"Midnight in the Garden" by Lily Kershaw
Bathed in Blue
Her voice is clear and classic, reminiscent of Joni Mitchell and Tori Amos, but deep and emotive with the resonance of Lana Del Ray or Ellie Goulding. There's a lot of heart and soul in her music.
"The Bones of What You Believe" - CHVRCHES
The Mother We Share
You Caught the Light
This album took a nighttime highway drive for me to really appreciate it, but I've been inspired by it ever since. The vocals are beautiful, the music is creative, and "You Caught the Light" reflects some of the instrumental sections from Pink Floyd's "A Momentary Lapse of Reason."
I hope y'all are doing well and excited about the approaching holidays! My mom and I are getting out the Christmas decorations later this afternoon, so it's about to start looking like a winter wonderland in our house! I absolutely love this time of year. All of the twinkly lights and chiming bells certainly speak to my poetic, romantic personality. I always feel incredibly thankful for all of the blessings in my life this time of year...and now I realize Thanksgiving is the perfect kick off to the holidays. That sense of being grateful for life, love, and joy carries over into Christmas and the new year. It should always carry over, even in difficulty, because there's always light, laughter, and beautiful music.
Much love to you all