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Song of the Day: Petrichor

After a long day at work I just want to sit back and relax with a glass of wine, a good book or some beautiful music. Something to rejuvenate my senses or wind down before heading to bed.

The aptly named, Petrichor by Keaton Henson featuring Ren Ford is both of those things and more. It’s intimate, reflective and calming. Yet the rain recording in the background is also rejuvenating in a way that very few songs have the capacity to do. As a sucker for the tranquil feel of rain, that exquisite note of the song only adds to my love of it. While the song is simplistic and calm, it’s so full of emotion that you can feel its impact. Music that you can feel. Is there anything better?

It’s simply one of the most beautiful pieces of music that I have ever listened to.


Shut Off the World


Every person needs to take one day away.  A day in which one consciously separates the past from the future.  Jobs, family, employers, and friends can exist one day without any one of us, and if our egos permit us to confess, they could exist eternally in our absence.  Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for.  Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us. – Maya Angelou