November 28, 2007

Music Wednesday

During my 'sick' day yesterday, I managed to get the TV shut off and put on Paula Cole's Amen, and remembered how much her music moves me. I got into Paula Cole when I first saw her playing tiny clubs in Indianapolis while I lived there, and stuck with with her through her rise and fall. Well, she's back now after a 7-year hiatus with her new album, Courage. This track, Comin' Down, is more overtly spiritual than some of her past music, but she's always managed to speak to my soul. It's clealy inspired by the prayer of St. Francis, but with an empowering wise-woman theme throughout. It reminds me of the St. Augustine's quote that, "those who sing, pray twice."
At this time when I'm trying to summon my own courage while counting my many blessings, this song certainly does come to me as a sweet daily prayer.

2 comments:

vegan.mama said...

I always like it when you talk about living in other places, since you so strongly are associated in my mind with Chicago. Maybe I'm just weird, but there is something touching about it all.

Anima Sola said...

Well, you can take the girl outta Chicago, but you can't take Chicago outta the girl....