5-5-10                   3:38am

Tonight I am grateful for music on YouTube – Sara Bareilles, Norah Jones, Vanessa Carlton, Michelle Branch, Regina Spektor and Charlotte Martin. Whoever created that playlist is a genius. I’m grateful for pianos, and for writing, and for people who read my writing. For purple paper, and the color pink, and glitter. For my mom and for Susan and Mags. I may not get my life or stuff around me but I sure appreciate the music.

Tomorrow is another day. Doctors appointments, things to pick up and do. Hours of blankness, nothing. But just for now there is quiet and good music. Just me and the earwigs.

Listen. “Redeemed” by Charlotte Martin

“Where is the hand for me to reach?
Where is the moral I’ll never teach myself?
In all the black, in all the grief, through all the pain
And unbelief- these are the words that they all scream. I am redeemed.”

© Michelle Routhieaux 2010

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