Mason Jennings, Oct. 9, Toronto
when I asked her how she can stand listening to people solo on electric guitars all day, she said that she had seven siblings and she asked, "What soloing?".Toronto is a great place. You can't help but love it.
Yesterday our piano broke down and when Zach and I went to a music store in Toronto to get a new one a girl behind the counter was so helpful. We asked for some power cables high up on the shelf and she jumped up on the counter, walked along it then jumped down. When Zach said she was catlike she said that she had 2 cats. And when I asked her how she can stand listening to people solo on electric guitars all day, she said that she had seven siblings and she asked, "What soloing?".
We have been out here for a while now and things have been really fun. New York was a blast as always. We walked through Central Park and ate Korean food at 2 in the morning like I always do when there. Ox bone soup and be bim bap. Mmmm. Yum.
It has been so fun getting to hang out with Zach so much, as well as my new band. We have a great time. When we were in Vermont we hiked up along a high rocky overpass where we could look down and out across a giant lake and off into the forests of New York State. The water was so clear and it was so quiet out that we could hear the water rippling off the rocks a hundred feet below.
I love Vermont. The leaves are changing and it will be in full colorfire soon. Vermont reminds me of Minnesota a little bit. I am definitely a Northerner. No doubt about that. My spirit quickens as I travel North. I need to be in the woods. I can feel my whole body vibrate when I am out there. Things get aligned.
Someone told us that the glaciers revealed some special ore that has a different, stronger, magnetic energy there. The native Americans knew about that. It feels magical. And clean.
Mostly in the van we talk about spirit and life. Lately we have been talking about trusting how something feels rather than how you think it should feel intellectually... Turning towards heart before thought... A challenge for our minds... Letting go. Mostly what I remember about a book or a movie is the way it feels. Plots come and go. The love we feel will live on. That seems right to me.
Lots of love and I hope to see you soon!