I suppose when you’re having a bad day, or even a bad month, you try to think about how all the ways life could still be as good as you want it to be. Because if you don’t have hope in life, you don’t have much.
I’ve been in healing mode for the past few months. I have good days. I have really bad days. I have days when I’m pretty sure I’ve got it all figured out. And then I have days that are iced with deep regret.
And then…then I’ll hear a song like A Weather’s “No Big Hope,” and I will smile and cry. Because to me, the reality of life is that you really have no time to enjoy anything without it being bittersweet.
A Weather, a fabulous band from Portland, recently released its sophomore album, Everyday Balloons, an album I’d strongly recommend you purchase after you listen to “No Big Hope” below.