Friday, December 24, 2010

The Snow Clings to My Jacket, Desperately Poetic

O Holy Night! The stars are brightly shining,
It is the night of the dear Saviour's birth.
Long lay the world in sin and error pining.
Till He appeared and the soul felt its worth.
A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices,
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.

Fall on your knees! Oh, hear the angel voices!
O night divine, the night when Christ was born;
O night, O Holy Night , O night divine!
O night, O Holy Night , O night divine!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Beauty, or "simple parallels," or "panic when i realize i'm not alone," or "this album has me in tears."

Sufjan, follow the path
It leads to an article of imminent death
Sufjan, follow your heart
Follow the flame
Or fall on the floor
Sufjan, the panic inside
The murdering ghost
That you cannot ignore

Fire of fire
Fall on me now
As I favor the host

Fire of fire
Fall on me now
As I favor the ghost

Why does it have to be so hard?

Monday, December 20, 2010

I have the immense joy of being man, a member of a race in which God Himself became incarnate. As if the sorrows and stupidities of the human condition could overwhelm me now I realize what we all are. And if only everybody could realize this! But it cannot be explained. There is no way of telling people that they are walking around shining like the sun.

-Thomas Merton

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

I am hanging in the balance of a perfect, finished plan. Like every sparrow falling, like every grain of sand.

Friday, December 03, 2010

Strong Bad Email 205 - Videography

Homestar Runner was a big part of my high school. We would gather around the computer at the K-Life house in Kirkwood and would click through all of the Strong Bad E-mail videos for hours and hours. I just pulled up the site this morning on a whim, and it turns out it's still hilarious. I suppose that I just assume that the things that I thought were hilarious eight years ago wouldn't quite have the same effect on 25 year-old Mondo as they did on 16 year-old Mondo, a fact which is entirely true in most cases. But in the case of, it's not a safe assumption. Enjoy;

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Canceled Classes and a Feeling that Everything is Going to be Okay.

Listen to this song in a comfortable chair with big headphones, pressed tightly to open ears. Listen to this song, wistful and waiting, with a half-full coffee mug in hand and a hint of melancholy trickling through the those hazy depths of soul that we cannot point fingers to. Listen to this song between deep breaths, as sunlight shines from a freezing morning through canvas windows covered in frost like vines covering trees. Listen and feel the awakening underneath the skin, as life bursts through its layers. Listen and be light. Listen and be light again.

Blind Pilot - 3 Rounds and a Sound (Daytrotter Session version)

daytrotter session