Vertigo came back last Monday night, and the world hasn’t stopped spinning since then. My computer screen is doing circles as I type. What a wild experience; please forgive the typos.
My cousins gave me a couple of tickets to see Bon Iver in Madison on Saturday night. I haven’t seen that band live in years. The concert was magical on a lot of levels: beautiful night, incredible sound, mesmerizing lights, and good company. But there was something striking about the show.
Bon Iver sounded nothing like Bon Iver.
At least not the Bon Iver I know. The band has completely changed their style over the years. The last time I saw them, the band played relatively acoustic tunes with pretty sparse arrangements. The band I saw on Saturday had complex harmonies and instrumentation. Their songs were relatable but somehow more mature. Every minute was like discovering a whole new band.
Because it was.
Reader, I was reminded on Saturday night that we absolutely should continue to change. Nothing stays the same, and we shouldn’t either. If you want to change the way you sing, change it. If you want to change the way you think, change it. If you want to change the way you live, create, spend time, change it change it change it. The right people will be there cheering you along the way. Go in the direction of your heart this week, and I’ll see you next Monday. -Em