Wednesday, November 30, 2016

There can be beauty in the gray.
(A view of the Atlantic, from faraway Maine)

Ah, serendipity. 
My morning ritual includes launching NPR One on my phone, to catch up with the latest news. This morning the phone was dying, so I rounded up the charger and plugged it in.
As easily happens (at least to me), I accidentally hit another link on the screen, “Songs We Love.” The newscaster’s voice faded and a beautiful song filled my kitchen: 

“Elegy,” by Leif Vollebekk

I love to dance, and the flowy, syncopated rhythm of “Elegy” got me moving. His lyrics alternate between wistful, hopeful and heartbreaking, and the rain and the gray sky outside my window offered a perfect backdrop.

Thanks, NPR, for loving this song.

And thanks, Leif Vollebekk, for writing it.

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