September 29, 2015

Neutral Milk Hotel

It's hard to know where I'd be without ever listening to the album "In the Aeroplane Over the Sea" by Neutral Milk Hotel.  What a joyful yet heart-breaking circus of an album.

It has been such a salve throughout the years.  Often filling me with gratitude and appreciation of my world.  Often bringing me to tears as the sadness and pressures that are barely in control break through.  These burst to the surface as Jeff Mangum earnestly sings the breathtaking lyrics. Poetic images and words that remain impenetrable to me in their meaning.  Yet I cannot imagine a single word being different.

It is like an unpolished gem only half visible that you never want to completely uncover.  You experience a raw beauty even though it remains in the surrounding stone.  Its true value incalculable.  It can only be imagined.  Somehow a perfection impossible for the finest cut diamonds to attain.

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