Bless Me Father, For I Have Sinned

Perhaps (ok, fine, definitely), I am not using the phrase correctly and disparaging Catholicism with my feeble attempt at humor.  But I frequently feel I’m baring my soul and claiming myself a deviant when I tell folks this one true fact about me:  I do not like the music of Florence + the Machine.

I don’t know why.  All the algorithms say I should enjoy it.  I simply do not.

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Earlier this week I started the 30-Day Song Challenge after seeing a handful of folks doing it on the Book of Face.  I breezed through days 1-3, making selections by doing a quick scan of my Liked Songs on Spotify. Quick might not be the best word, as my liked songs list is not a short one, but it wasn’t hard to come up with good options.

Day 1:  A song you like with a color in the title.  I went with Joseph’s White Flag.  This does not require much explanation.  White is a color.  I really, really enjoy this song.  And my enjoyment of this song could likely be described as ironic.  Because, as my husband frequently points out when it’s playing, it really reeks of Florence and her machine.  Which is why I started this post with a confession of sorts.

Day 2:  A song you like with a number in the title.  I am Minnesotan.  Minnesotans love Prince, and the past week marked four years since his death.  So 7 was a no-brainer.

Day 3:  A song that reminds you of summertime.  Ahhh.  Summertime.  I love summer even more than I dislike Florence.  I went with This Girl.  And I had to text Elise to find out the name of the song.


This choice was not as obvious.  My family has been fortunate to enjoy extensive travels.  And in 2016 we spent a few days in Italy on our way to Croatia.  This song was playing every time we got in the car.  Every time we were anywhere where music happened to be playing.  Once you’ve heard it 200 times, it becomes very catchy.  Music’s funny that way, ya know?!


Anyhoo, This Girl will always make me think fondly of summer.

Today, Day 4: A song that reminds you of someone you’d like to forget.

Oh goodness, that one is going to require some thought.  I don’t really plan to blog about all my song choices, so I can’t promise an explanation when I finally make a pick.  I have no doubt this breaks your heart, because you’re really longing to see into this particular window into my soul.  Too bad, so sad.  😉

I’ve received many lovely comments in response to last night’s post and I am grateful.  Today, indeed, does feel better.  Lighter, kinder, less daunting.  Of course, it’s not even 9 a.m. yet, so.

Today’s post, completely irrelevant to anything, is brought to you by Day 29 of Minnesota Shelter in Place.  And Coffee.

Be Well, Friends.