"Love So Fierce It Burns Like Baby Stars"
Here’s something else that has nothing to do with pregnancy, childbirth, or child-rearing, but it’s something I love and therefore has everything to do with everything in my life and I’ve been wanting to write about it for a long time.
Indigo Girls and their music. How I love, love, love it.
I’m not a super crazy fan but I am one of those fans who buys their albums pretty soon after they are released and I listen to them over and over until I have most if not all of their songs memorized. I am one of those fans who went to 3 shows in one week a few years ago, including one that required a roadtrip to San Diego after work during which I got a flat tire and was saved by a scary gangster-looking guy who basically told me he was paying it forward.
I rapture in their music, especially when it is live and I’ve had 3 Tecates con limon and I am at the concert with other people who love their music, especially if they are gay and play guitar and can play many of my favorite songs AND harmonize with me! See, that makes me so happy that I used an exclamation point!
Their music has the power to intensify whatever mood I am in. If I’m sad, it makes me sadder, which helps me get over it a little faster. If I’m happy, boy can I sing loud in the car.
Even if you don’t love Indigo Girls, I’ll bet there is a band or artist who does all that for you, and I’m sure you can relate.
I’ve been wanting to post something about this since July when I went to see them in Long Beach, CA at a small club where I got to watch them from yards away. The line I quoted above is in a song called “Everything In Its Own Time” and it’s a line I never really paid attention to but that night it really stood out and I identified with it because it’s such an amazing way to describe that love. I have felt that fierce love and I feel it every day for my son and my husband and I want them to never ever go away or be hurt or be without me. I remember getting teary-eyed that night at the show when that line hit me right in the center of my heart.