Unlucky, just for a moment
February 27, 2017 1 Comment
God, I was grumpy today. I’ll chalk it up to sleep deprivation and an abrupt return to reality after a blissfully disconnected four-day weekend in the Florida Keys with old friends. Driving to the barn after work, nothing was making me happy, but I was looking forward to re-starting Fred’s fitness program. I had a great playlist in mind and was looking forward to the ride.
What’s the saying? Man plans, God laughs? That’s a little hyperbolic, but when I saw the shoe hanging on Fred’s stall front, I thought I’d pull out my hair.
So much for the ride. I fumed for a minute, texted the farrier, and then gave Fred a good ear rub before clipping on the lead rope and heading to the arena for a walk, taking minute first to find some some slower-paced music to walk by.
I selected Stop Time, an album by my friend Lara Filip. Stop Time is classified as alt-folk, and and if you had told me six months ago that a bunch of alt-folk songs would be found at the top of the “favorites” list on my phone, I would have questioned our friendship and mentally accused you of not knowing me well.
However, you would have been prescient, because since downloading Lara’s album, I play it more frequently than anything else. It’s catchy and quirky and addictive. The music sticks with you and there’s not a bad song in the collection.
Here’s one favorite:
Lara, I should mention, is an actress, cancer survivor and fellow equestrian. She’s a badass, and I love her. Give her a listen, I bet you will, too. You can find her music on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Apple Music and pretty much anywhere else you can buy digital music.