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Somewhere.

Though there are other versions of this song – namely that the song was originally written by Keane –  this version by Lily Allen is my favorite version because of the sweet animation that is this video.

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I can be in the shittiest, saddest mood

  – as I have been lately –

     but I find it comforting, if not downright soothing to watch this amazing ‘animation process’ video.

Perhaps it is the combination of that lovely process animation along with Lily’s lilting voice.

The words, the melody, the forest/nature imagery – both within the lyrics and through the animation – resonate deeply with something in my soul:

I walked across an empty land
I knew the pathway like the back of my hand
I felt the earth beneath my feet
Sat by the river and it made me complete

Oh simple thing where have you gone?
I’m getting old and I need something to rely on
So tell me when you’re gonna let me in
I’m getting tired and I need somewhere to begin

I came across a fallen tree
I felt the branches of it looking at me
Is this the place we used to love?
Is this the place that I’ve been dreaming of?

Oh simple thing where have you gone?
I’m getting old and I need something to rely on
So tell me when you’re gonna let me in
I’m getting tired and I need somewhere to begin

And if you have a minute why don’t we go
Talk about it somewhere only we know?
This could be the end of everything
So why don’t we go
Somewhere only we know?
Somewhere only we know?

Oh simple thing where have you gone?
I’m getting old and I need something to rely on
So tell me when you’re gonna let me in
I’m getting tired and I need somewhere to begin

And if you have a minute why don’t we go
Talk about it somewhere only we know?
This could be the end of everything
So why don’t we go?
So why don’t we go?

This could be the end of everything
So why don’t we go
Somewhere only we know?
Somewhere only we know?
Somewhere only we know?

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I don’t know, but every time I need a little lift to my spirits, I listen/watch this video.

It makes me think of Freyr.

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Vanir Month, Day 2: Honey Candy

OK, I know that I should finish my Freyr meditation that I’ve been working on, but it is taking much longer than I expected to write it all out.

So, in the meantime, I’d like to share with you a recipe that I found.

It makes a honey taffy candy that is suspiciously, deliciously similar to Bit O’ Honey.

(And no, I dunno how Freyr feels about it – but Bit O’ Honey happens to be my favorite candy of all time.)

Ingredients

1/2 c honey
1/2 c extra-chunky peanut butter
2 c dry powdered milk
1 oz almond paste

Directions

 Melt the honey, peanut butter and almond paste together in a saucepan over low heat. Stir with a wooden spoon until the soft-crack stage of 270ºF is reached on a candy thermometer.

Let the mixture cool to 180ºF.

 

Add 1 cup of dry powdered milk and mix well with a wooden spoon. Add the other cup of dry powdered milk and knead until well combined.

 

Roll out on wax paper until candy mixture is approximately 1/2 inch thick.

Cut into strips (@ 3/4 inch wide and 2 inches long). Let sit until candy is slightly hardened  and then wrap each piece in wax paper.

 

Makes approximately 8-10 servings

Prep time: 45 minutes