Well, we're here: January 7th. Christmas is officially over.
*cue a sad, single Lauren Conrad tear*
And there's still ten weeks of winter. Slushy, snow-melting but still frigid, dull, dreary winter. If you need me, you can find me hiding under a blanket reading the Prisoner of Azkaban for the millionth time.
You'll also find me doodling, listening to this Spotify playlist on repeat.
Snow Song - Ron Pope
This one is snuggly and hopeful, exactly what I want this time of year to be! Can we also take about what a fresh-faced baby Ron is in this video?
The Weather - Ron Pope
A little mournful and retrospective. This one is more what this season is, rather than what I want it to be.
How a Heart Unbreaks - Evermoist
I needed at least one angst-y, girl power, pick yourself up off the floor-song to balance all these soft and soulful ballads.
Sick of Losing Soulmates - Dodie Clark
I'm not gonna get into it too much, but this tune reminds me that despite the pain, some friendships need to end and that is OKAY. Also, this one isn't the best for little ears.
Let Her Go - Jasmine Thompson cover
I first heard this cover in the cold open of an episode of SUV. #DunDun A teenage girl dresses up for a night out, gets in a cab, goes to the bar, and ends up drugged and left in a suitcase in the middle of the road; she's then rushed to the ER. So... winter-y? In my mind, I guess.
Fire Away - Chris Stapleton
What a surprise; another sad song and tear-jerking music video. I've prayed with this one many times. I imagine Jesus singing to me, telling me to bring Him everything on my mind and "fire away."
Hello My Old Heart - The Oh Hellos
I'm just gonna leave this C.S. Lewis here; emphasis mine.
“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket — safe, dark, motionless, airless — it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. The alternative to tragedy, or at least to the risk of tragedy, is damnation. The only place outside of Heaven where you can be perfectly safe from all the dangers and perturbations of love is Hell.”
Vienna - Billy Joel
Despite the melancholy melody, this one is extremely hopeful. To me, it feels like conviction as opposed to condemnation. Again, I hear Jesus--through Billy Joel which sounds super weird--saying Vienna waits for you. All the things you desire, they're waiting for you. Go after them, with Me.
What songs would you add to this playlist?