At 20 February, 2006 20:28, Just Me said…
According to dictionary.com ordinary is “not exceptional in any way especially in quality or ability or size or degree…”. Your music is anything but ordinary although I think I understand what you mean when you say you would like it to be “intimate & ordinary.” To be personal and yet universal? To have meaning only for us and yet for everyone who hears it? I’m just not sure that “ordinary” does it justice.
Thank you. Should I call you “Just Me” or “Just You”? I think ordinary is very good. Ordinary has no aspirations, no claim to greatness, and no claim to I-don’t-know-what-I’m-doing. Ordinary does not have to prove anything. Ordinary does not compare itself to others. Ordinary just is.
I like being in love with the ordinary, and I like when ordinary things begin to shine – not in a glossy, chromey sort of way, but in a very simple way. That tea-bowl that doesn’t look fancy, but fits my hand so perfectly. That plant that doesn’t have a single colorful blossom, but stretches to the light in such a beautiful arc. Ordinary is about how blue the sky is today and how funny my grumpy face was this morning before that first pot of tea.