Friday, April 12, 2013

It Was a Dark and Stormy Night...

Or morning would probably be more accurate.  What is with this weather, Virginia?! Freezing temps, then 90 degree weather and then thunderstorms with torrential downpours. Color me confused.  


But the best part of rainy mornings is laying in bed, listening to the rain fall outside.  It somehow makes you appreciate your nice warm bed that much more than you normally do.  It sometimes makes me a little melancholy, too.  






But then again, I am the girl who is always drawn to sad music, sad books, sad movies.  I don't know why. It's almost like if I didn't feel anything very intensely, then it must not have been good.  Which I know isn't true, because I love funny movies and books, etc.  But somehow it's always the sad ones that stay with me. Maybe because they seem more realistic and messy, like real life. 


I'm always drawn to the yearning, the sadness, the heartbreak.  And no, it's not because it has anything to do with my life - I'm happily married, have 2 beautiful kids, I don't have anything to be unhappy about.  But happy stories are usually pretty boring to me. haha.





Take Alanis Morissette, for example.  Her Jagged Little Pill album - epicly amazing. Angry, depressed, heartbroken lyrics.  Still one of my favorite albums of all time.  Any of her albums after that... yea, couldn't even tell you the name of it or any of the songs.  Because Happy Alanis is Boring Alanis.  Am I right? 


Tell me I'm not the only dark and stormy girl out there... 



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12 comments:

  1. Jagged Little Pill is one of my all-time favorite albums...just pure, raw and epic!

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  2. Jagged Little Pill was the first CD I ever bought. LOVED it!!

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  3. Jagged Little Pill was on definite repeat ALL THE TIME when I was in middle and high school. I love it so much!!! Great reminder. I think I may have to download it on itunes and rock out this weekend.

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  4. You're not the only one :) "It's almost like if I didn't feel anything very intensely, then it must not have been good" is such a beautiful line. Are you sure we are not somehow related?

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  5. Girl, you are not alone in being a dark, stormy person. I love dark stuff ;)

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  6. I'm the same way! I'm a happy person but I love the sad stuff for some reason. My husband doesn't understand it AT ALL. He's like "I don't wanna watch a depressing movie!!" and I'm like "I could use a good cry" lol. I love that Alanis album too!

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  7. I love autumn, I love rain (try my video again, it should be fixed now whatever was wrong!) and I love that Alanis Morissette album! ;) I do read very sad books, but not very often. I do enjoy a sad movie, just not too often!

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  8. You're right, that was a good album.

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  9. I like dark and stormy if I don't have to go out. Otherwise I want sunshine, sunshine, sunshine! :) And yes, sometimes we need a little gloom in our lives. Maybe we are all a teeny-tiny bit emo on the inside ;)

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  10. Don't even get me started on jagged little pill, ok? The secret song? Yeah I sang that a million times!

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  11. That album is amazing.

    The weather has been nuts here too!

    I'm also attracted to the sadness. It makes me feel deeper. Appreciate the happiness.

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  12. Hey girl! You are definitely not the only one...I am always attracted to rawness and realness. Man, that Alanis album what a blast from the past!!!! This VA weather is making me crazy! My allergies are up in full bloom because of it.

    xo Dinah @ sunshine super glam

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