2021 Winter -> Spring

A few weeks back my physical body had just returned home after a weekend road trip to Moonta. My head was still catching up. In that moment it occurred to me with some poignancy that life, and especially winter, had a distasteful velocity that unfortunately I had no control over. The mundane pattern - sleep, breakfast, walk, work, backyard, food shopping until death eventually takes me - made it feel like I had jumped off a cliff many, many years earlier and now I was simply hurtling towards the distant yet inevitable ground. But a simple weekend away, just a chance to see and do something different, was like I'd looked up from my freefall and seen something beautiful and I thought poetically that life was just like falling knowing you were going to die, and the only thing you could really control is how much you enjoyed the experience.

When my brain did catch up to my body later that afternoon I realised that this was the premise of a song by a pop-punk rock band that had been popular during my impressionable years and that I'd essentially plagiarised the entire sentiment.

Winter into Spring 2021. A lot of time in the backyard and watching the grass grow. Disappointing strawberries. Fingerless compression gloves. Drives to the hospital. Walks to the bakery. Trello todo lists. Working out in the garage. Actual springtime weather more often than not. More time in the backyard.

Bring on Summer.

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Playlist preserved for when Spotify goes the way of MySpace

Neutral Milk Hotel - King of Carrot Flowers Pt. 1
KUNZITE - WAIMALIEN
La+ch - :p
Bicep - Apricots
Fred Nevché & French 79 - Alors il y eut Lou Reed (Instrumental)
SWIM - No More Tears
Robin Schulz feat. Erika Sirola - Speechless
Don Diablo & Imanbek ft. Trevor Daniel - Kill Me Better
Alok feat. Alida - Love Again
ILLENIUM feat. Annika Wells - Nightlight
Tornado Club - No Surprise
Elohim - Little Idiot
Taska Black feat. Lizzy Land - Too Small for the World
Cibo Matto - Birthday Cake
The Offspring - I Choose
Tom Morello feat. Bring Me the Horizon - Let's Get the Party Started
Metallica - Wherever I May Roam (J Balvin Remix)
Run The Jewels feat. Lil Wayne, Greg Nice & DJ Premier - Ooh La La (Remix)

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