Sara Bareilles - "My Love"
This song is an oldie but at goodie. It's flown under the radar for quite a while in the library of Sara's incredible music, but this song has always had a special place in my heart. When I first heard it, somewhere around 2000 or 2001 It struck an intense chord with me. It's quiet optimism and intense hopefulness paired with the impatience of desire told a story that I'm still reading to this day. Each listen gives you another small window into the person who's saying these hopeful words.
Of course Sara's voice is sublime, and her storytelling is beautiful as always, but when you think about when she wrote this song, in college, in her twenties, still out there hoping all her dreams down the pipeline, it takes on a bit of sweeter meaning. Her voice calls out in joy and desire and there's a really honest ringing tone that tells you she means every word she sings. She has, of course, evolved and grown and become incredibly successful over the years, but looking back on where you came from, and honoring the person you were then gives you such a beautiful perspective on the here and now, on all the dreams you've accomplished, and all the hopes you've got coming down the pipeline.
So today, with a golden horizon in my eyes, I choose Sara Bareilles' "My Love" as my lift up your heart to the altar, a sacred sacrifice, like angel's tears, song for a, chin up Young Person, just around the corner, ocean waves and skyscrapers in one little world, Thursday.