Originally, I had planned that this post would have more of a festive theme but the words didn’t come. The holiday snacking cake is now gone and still, not a festive thought in my head.
All week, I thought about the upcoming weekend. During a heatwave in July, I had received tickets to The National concert in Toronto. The concert, once so far away, was just around the corner (December 9th, to be exact). Packing had to be done, the house had to be tidied and last-minute arrangements made. I am always anxious leading up to a weekend away but once I am on the road, I am at ease.
I was introduced to The National one evening at a friend’s house. Conversation gave way to listening to the music on Dark was the Night; an album of fierce talent and creativity by both known and lesser known indie bands. The song, “So Far Around the Bend”, became a sort of anthem for my husband and I. We soon devoured the albums they released and eagerly awaited their new releases.