Just For A Moment, Let’s Be Still.

My favorite band is “The Head and the Heart”. My husband, Joe, and I met/had our first date-like-thing at one of their concerts. We planned our wedding around one of their concerts in 2012. They’ll be playing in Seattle again this month and we’ll be going. This time, we’re taking Kai, who has also always loved their music. So, you could say the group is pretty important to us.

We’ve all been listening to their music quite a bit, in part because they released a new album a few months ago, in part because of the upcoming concert. But, also, Kai has been requesting to listen to their new album a lot, both at home and in the car.

While we’re driving around, Kai often requests the lyrics book. But there’s a few songs he doesn’t need the lyrics for at all. One of those songs is called, “Let’s Be Still.”

In particular, he will often loudly sing the following verse:

The world’s just spinning
A little too fast
If things don’t slow down soon we might not last.
The world’s not forgiving
Of everyone’s fears.
The days turn into months the months turn into years.
So just for a moment, let’s be still.

Typically, there’s head bobbing and maybe even a bit of booster-seat-dancing. 2013 had so many changes for him, and for our family, and life just seemed to fly by. I turned around in December to realize I’d nearly missed fall and then, suddenly, it was the middle of January.

But, lately, we’ve been taking time to just relax, learn how to incorporate all the changes into our daily life. Life can go by pretty fast. You can miss out on it, if you’re not careful. Taking time to slow down, stop what you’re doing, and experience life can make all the difference.

So just for a moment, let’s be still.

This post was written for the Write ALM February Prompt-A-Day. Today’s prompt was “Be still.”

3 thoughts on “Just For A Moment, Let’s Be Still.

  1. janeygingerboy

    You are so right…time just flies and if we don’t stop sometimes it runs away with us. I loved reading this and felt such warmth from you talking about this band and how all three of you really love them. My husband, son and I love The Eels and we all went to see them a few years ago when they came to the UK…my son cried when they came on stage and so did I. It was a magical moment. I feel so excited for you to take your son to the concert. Thanks so much for sharing this!

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