If music be the food of love

Music has been part of my life since I can remember, though I was raised on a pretty strict diet of classical, ‘contemporary Christian music‘, and children’s songs circa the 50’s. From that (actually, no, I absolutely cannot bring myself to label classical music ‘spartan’) auspicious start, I was introduced to pop/rock as a tween,…

Happy Mix-tape Birthday, Precious

  Dear Precious I realise this is something of an ‘open letter’ format (a vehicle I’m still not entirely sure I like, though I admit it serves its purpose) but in writing this post in this way, I have the opportunity to spin words around you in a shimmering cloud, creating the illusion of intimacy,…

Pinnacle

Even as I realise this is happening – and this is happening – my lungs seize and it’s as though all the blood rushes away from my core and tries to quick-pulse itself out through my skin, leaving my fingertips tingling, my head buzzing with a faint, pulsating rush, and my feet as though they’re…