If I Ever Feel Better

Melts Me Every Time

There’s something really uplifting about a goofy one-tooth-missing grin. How this child melts everything away is magical. And his father isn’t too tough to look at either. This week is here; we’re all getting through it because that’s what we’re doing right now, at this minute. Getting through to the other side of this, with the process beginning tomorrow. And though we probably won’t look back on this time fondly, it will be with warmth anyway because this family is surrounded by love.

Manhattan Bridge, Anson and Roan 2009

If I were to make a mix tape for myself to listen to, (What?!? You know you miss mix tapes. Admit it that’s the first step) I’d just loop this song over and over. It’s by a band called Phoenix, and the song is called “If I Ever Feel Better”.  Beware that if you listen to it you may start shaking your booty more than you knew you could, and feeling slightly sexy. I’ve been listening to it non-stop, and while the video takes me back to the 80’s era of trying hard to be cool (crazy Parisian Rock Stars), I’m putting it up here so you can enjoy the music. Also – I guess the lead guy’s nose speaks to me too, because it’s big and cute. Enjoy that.

If I Ever Feel Better – Phoenix


14 thoughts on “If I Ever Feel Better

  1. There will be a time, some long time in the future where an hour or two will go by and you will realize that you haven’t thought about the sorrow, or felt that stabbing pain. It might be longer than that. It will be bittersweet. Because you think now that it will never come, that you will never feel better. You will and it will be a surprise, and a gladness. And it will start the journey of returning, to a normalcy that’s unfamiliar yet grounded in the love that is apparent in those photos. You will get there, as all of us who face down the mountain in front of us and manage to climb over it have done before. Don’t fear the intense climb out of your pain, embrace it and live it. I promise you that one day it won’t feel like a knife in your heart.

  2. Funny you mention the song taking you back to the 80’s era as it was the time when i was growing up.

    The songs from the era bring back a felling of nostalgia and memory of a time when things were great.

    You are right the guy has a big nose(lol)

  3. I am so sorry for what you guys are going through, I read this blog regularly and it breaks my heart to hear.

    However, I am just commenting because I love the Phoenix song, it is awesome. First heard it on a compilation done by one half of Kings of Convenience, fantastic little norweigan band you should check out (if you didn’t know them already), two guys and guitars very inspired by simon and garfunkel which they freely admit in one of their songs.

  4. Just wanted to let you know I’m thinking of you today. You don’t know me, and I don’t know you, except through the parts of your life you share on your blog, but I want to you to know that I am wishing you strength–you and Anson and Roan–as you go through this difficult part of your lives.

  5. I am just commenting because I love the Phoenix song, it is awesome. First heard it on a compilation done by one half of Kings of Convenience, fantastic little norweigan band you should check out (if you didn’t know them already)

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