As I was driving home the other day (no kids, alone with my thoughts, such a treat), I listened to part of an album I hadn't in a very long time. I'm not quite sure what possessed me to do it. It was one of those Life's Turning Point Albums. Then I started to think of other albums like that...ones that told the story of some period of my life that was shifting in big ways. I'm sure we all have these. The summer of a move, a fantastic trip, falling in love, starting college, bringing a baby home.... I am weird and won't go back and listen to them very often because I want to preserve their meaning. I feel it would somehow water down the intensity to keep playing it once my life has settled in a different place. I want to be able to tap back into it, in case I need that. Am I the only one who does this?
Anyway, I'm pretty sure India Arie's Acoustic Soul was the soundtrack of a certain summer of mine many years back. And this song was my anthem.