I would like to start this post off by sincerely thanking the most dearest friend of mine,
I’m not sure I remember the exact date/time, place (? maybe my front room), when you said
“Man! I’ve been listening to Spearhead all weekend, I can’t fuckin wait until he’s out here playing!”
And there he was.
This gorgeous soldier of a man,
but scary at the same time, with all his dreds and shit.
Until I heard the music.
And I loved him even more, because he is not his exterior.
So, this is a dear letter penned to you, Michael Franti.
Thank you for holding my hand (lyrically) through some of the
most beautiful moments
that I’ve had the experience of experiencing.
I found you again today after about a year.
And your sincere, honest, tia-maria smooth voice has just
bowled me over again.
I can only hope to achieve the level of calm, truth you speak of,
where everyone is a poem
and flowers are meant to be bloomin
and children leave fingerprints upon my heart.
You truly are the whisperer of revelations.
I’ve listened today, I’ve walked the wild, windy cliffs of the Bra,
and i had my own revelation.
I was about to say to a man running, “hey it’s really windy around the corner”
but then I thought – maybe my voice will distract him, maybe he’s in the zone,
maybe he’s just enjoying the solitude.
maybe he’s like me, and appreciates the silence of silence.
maybe loads of other people are like that, and I’m always chatty/chatty/chat/chat.
I should probably leave more space, so that something organic can also come from the other person.
I should probably shut the fuck up a little more often.
And not be so frightened by silence amongst people.
This, my friends, is a revelation – hilariously.
So Michael –
Thank you for calming me enough to hear those words of wisdom,
for stopping my mind from focussing on myself for long enough that
I can hear the creak of the door starting to open.
from a singing heart and a mind that is seeing a little more much-needed light
btw: I’m a really big fan 😉
But listen to the whole album “Stay Human” and tell me you’re not feeling awesome about yourself x