Monthly Archives: November 2011

Autumn air and Avril Lavigne

Fall colours in OntarioDue to my nasty cold that keeps lingering, I've been cooped up in my house recently and I haven't been going out very much. I also haven't been very busy because I finished recording a while ago and now we're in a waiting period (waiting to release the album, waiting to play more shows). And the combination of being sick plus not being very busy brings me down. Do you know what I mean? Do you ever feel low because your mind isn't occupied enough, and you're stuck in you house going over all the things that are wrong in your life?... Well that's how I was feeling yesterday, but then in the afternoon I went out of the house to go to work and noticed immediately that it was gorgeous outside! All of a sudden it was Fall! I loooove Fall! I love the colours (especially orange). I love the temperature. I love the wind. I love the leaves on the ground. So today I went to the park and took in some more Autumn air and walked around till my toes started to freeze (I didn't have warm enough socks - I should know better - always wear warm fuzzy socks!). Anyway, I started to think about the fact that you can go a long time without even noticing the bigger picture. You can be so caught up in your own sucky world, that you don't see that the real world around you is looking pretty beautiful. That's my inspirational thought of the day. If you're like me, maybe you needed it.

On a completely different note, I felt like telling you about my new favourite song. It's "Wish You Were Here" by Avril Lavigne. I've always had mixed feelings about Avril. You know those crazy fans she had when she started? - the 5th graders who wore ties on top of their T-shirts, and idolized the skater boy image?...that wan't me. I was super duper girly. Haha. So I was never a huge fan. But I always respected her talent! (And her song "Girlfriend" was my jam in like grade 7). This song, "Wish You Were Here,"  has made me a TRUE fan though! Her performance in the video is stellar - so heart wrenching...I think it's one of the realest songs/videos out there today. Love you Avril! Canadians represent!

Love your Autumn-loving friend,

Maddy

 

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