Saturday, November 03, 2007

Themes

The concert was fabulous last night. Workplay is an excellent venue for small concerts. Now if we could get Over the Rhine here.... I did not realize that Sandra McCracken would be playing with Derek Webb (they are married). She was great and had such a unique voice. It was such a good time. We got there very early to be able to get good seats and got to chat with the Littles and the Soileaus. The Sharps came, as well as the Boykins and the Morgans. It was so nice to be all grown-up(y). I enjoyed riding in the car with my husband without the kids. We joked and laughed and told stories. Sometimes I forget how good of friends we are. He is gracious and kind to me and makes me feel pretty and unique. He is always speaking the gospel to me. I adore him. We've been having a hard time this year (eight years hit us like a ton of bricks) and it's been painful to reevaluate and see how selfishly I think about things. Learning how to communicate with someone you thought you knew how to communicate with is difficult. However, I see how it is helpful in our relationship and will be healthy for us in the coming years. We definitely don't have it all figured out, but will we ever? I wonder if there will be marriage in heaven; it would be nice to have a perfect relationship without all the infallibility that goes along with being in this wretched skin.

On a completely different note, I changed my playlist. Something about romantic crooners seems very November to me. Early evenings and good smells in the kitchen remind me of this kind of music for some reason. It's interesting thinking about Queen Latifah singing a Nat King Cole song, but give it a listen. She's got an amazing voice. And really, Michael Buble and Harry Connick Jr. make me think that I should be in a red dress with strappy high heels with my hair up, dancing on a rooftop somewhere by candlelight. Somehow the baby is chasing me in that vision, telling me he wants to eat. Shake it off. I really would love to take dancing lessons someday. Norah Jones and Rosemary Clooney have completely different styles, but both seemed right on the list. There are old standbys, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole and Perry Como, and Nina Nastasia doesn't really belong, but I loved that song. Squirrel Nut Zippers and Over the Rhine are on every list for some reason and I've been in love with George Michael and Sting since I was 13 years old. That Miles Davis song is, um, very nice. I've noticed that I really like themes. I love a tidy little box with matching things in it. I spent three hours making that playlist yesterday and I loved every minute of it. Enjoy my love songs; I am.

8 comments:

Rachel Garcia said...

oh i love your list.. i am a big crooners love song list fan. .whew..that was a mouthful. Im with you on riding in the car with my husband without the kids. we have to assure ourselves that we can actually go five minutes without talking about the kids..then we start to dive into each other. but you're right.. at least for us, its interesting that you have to relearn how to talk to each other. I think part of that is that we become so familiar with each other and we know what the other did all day.. its a task to make new and fresh conversation. but it can be fun too.

Marsha said...

Trust me, no perfect marriages this side of heaven...as long as two sinful people are involved there will always be moments of tension. But that adds to the beauty of marriage. Being a former music teacher, I appreciate what goes into creating a beautiful symphony. Every great symphony tells a story (Just like Peter and the Wolf you guys just did the other day). Within the story there is tranquility, then tension, then release. If it were all the same, where would the beauty of it be? The beauty is in all the pieces fitting together to make a masterpiece.
When it comes to marriage, I like the philosophy of PePe LaPue - remember him - the animated cartoon skunk who so wanted to be romantic. His hallmark statement to me was (in a great sexy French voice) "Let's make beautiful music together!"

Missy said...

Yeah for fun husband night!
Glad you got to have adult fun.

JBL said...

may i be honest? thank you. i'm not particularly excited about this list. i was thinking more along the lines of college football fight songs. but that's ok. you don't have to create a list for me. we had fun last night. anytime you can hang out with your favorite people and come home with ringing ears, it was probably a good time.

care-in said...

Date nights are the best...too bad babysitters need to be paid! X gave me Sandra McCracken's cd for Christmas...I really like it.

Missy said...

enjoying your selection of music. wishing my computer wouldn't lock up while i am enjoying.

Melissa said...

glad you had fun on your date. i can still see all the boogers in your nose.
=)

alli said...

I absolutely love your profile pic. The earrings are hip and classy. Oh! and the biting lip thingie is ADORABLYN HOT! And, I mean that in a sistuh in Christ kindof way....not a weird...she's checkin' me out kindof way...ummm. ya know?