sorry theyre a little emo, i just took them to show you guys the new hair cut. of course it will take some getting used to, but i like it! the best part is that it was free. yes, free. this place in the ville is giving wellesley students free haircuts the month of october.
october is pretty much the best month ever, i decided that.
im so excited.... randy comes for parents weekend in less than 2 weeks! yayyyy!
im sure all of you have heard about nyc, so i wont write about it. yeah, it was really fun though! and for some reason i think it really snapped me into gear here. i think it was the fact that when i came back, i felt so much more comfortable in boston. i knew my way around, and felt safe, and clean, and i was in my own bed, and dry, and i took a shower, and said hi to all the girls from my floor, and ate my free food, and it was so good.
last night erica, sandy, amy, kate and i went into harvard square to this place we found called passim. it reminds me so much of front porch, only a little more.... hip? i dont know. i guess thats it. but yeah, its a folk music place, and they have open mic (well... they spell it open mike, so i guess ill start doing that too) on tuesdays. normally i have house council, which is probably the biggest disappointment ever.... but yeah, it was sooooo good. its pretty intense in that no one talks and everyone listens, but for the most part the music is so good that you want to listen. which is interesting because everyone plays originals, and i dont usually like listening to those. but these are all sooooo good. and its busier, so everyone can only play one song except for the feature artist, who plays for a half hour. but yeah. very, very good.
this native american woman played... she got up onstage and explained that she was originally from new mexico, and that when she first moved to boston, she had a very hard time living in the city, and how different it was from home. she said she wrote this song to sing to herself when she was scared, or upset, or feeling alone, and that it was to remind her of the wisdom of those before her. and she sang it, and guys, it was so beautiful. the beginning was in a native american language, and it was so smooth and haunting. and then she changed to english (it might have been the translation of what she sang before), and the lyrics were so good... it went something like "remember that their hands have the fingers of your hands....etc... my mother, and her mother before her, and her mother before her told me to walk well through the world, and when you walk well the world will be beautiful, and when the world is beautiful you are living with the sky... their hands have the fingers of your hands..." i got some of that wrong, but that was the general idea. it was so beautiful. i cried a little. it was just so reassuring to me, that she wrote that song to sing to herself. and that i am here, and its hard, but i am ok, and she is ok.
that was a little sappy.
but i am really happy, and im listening to damien rice, and i just mailed a bunch of stuff, and im so excited to come home, and im so excited to be at my home away from home, and i miss you guys so much, in a way that feels good. in a way where i know it will feel so good to be with you. you know when you've found it,
theres something i've learned-
cause you feel it when they take it away.