I'm sitting on our back porch listening to the Civil Wars and watching the wind blow through our old oak trees as the sun sets. It's officially fall, and I for one am stoked about it. I love cold weather (and sweaters, and Halloween, and football, and bonfires...and pretty much everything else fall brings) but even more so I love the stillness the fall begins to bring to life. Most people associate the fall with being busy (school starting, the holidays fast approaching, etc.) but I'd disagree. Fall is for cuddling up, reading a book, and eating lots and lots of soup.
Speaking of the Civil Wars, if you haven't heard them before- go fix that now. (And if you hate them, don't tell me or you'll break my heart.) They broke up a while back and I am still upset over it. I loved that duo. Their voices meshed so well- interwoven together to create something so perfect. You know when you pour cream into coffee and for that second before you stir, the black coffee almost hugs the cream? How the colors begin to blend together naturally before becoming one? That's what Joy and John Paul's vocals always reminded me of- that moment just before the cream is mixed in. A beautiful dance.
And I bet with that description you might be thinking "dude, this girl loves coffee." In fact, I do not. I actually only prefer Cuban coffee- and only from specific places. I always wished I liked it. It smells amazing, it's cozy, and (depending on the day and what study you want to read) it's good for you. But the biggest reason is just that I've always thought artists should drink coffee. It just seems like that's how it works. But alas, I have tried over and over and I just can't develop a taste for it. So I drink apple juice in the mornings. (Mixed with water because I'm an adult and care about my sugar in take duh.) My husband thinks I'm a robot, but i remind him that a robot would never be so emotional about a music duo they do not personally know splitting up. Nor would a robot talk this long about coffee for absolutely no reason. It just wouldn't be logical and we all know if nothing else, robots are logical.