I've been making peace in my life and trying to tie up loose ends. Everyone has their time on my list.
I'm progressing well.
Today, the Swiftie/Swifter (I prefer the latter) fanbase celebrates Taylor's third full-length album: "Speak Now".
Did you know that the album we know now as "Speak Now" was planned to be titled "Enchanted"? She meant for it to be the title track -- the album's star -- originally. This explains why "Enchanted" as a song is so grand and memorable, and why "Enchanted" on the US leg of her Speak Now World Tour had the grandest and longest production. I agree with what her record label president said, that "Enchanted" as a title would only reflect "Fearless" and not accurately portray the progress she's made from the previous album (Fearless).
I've played the whole length of "Speak Now" today in commemoration of its commercial release. I love the music. I love her. I love what art she has, she had, and she will have (most probably). Though I can't relate to most messages and situations, I have the creative mind to instead draw emotional messages and empathize from those. This is why I love Taylor Alison Swift.
Who should be renamed Taylor Arson Swift. In her song "Red", off the newly-released album of the same title, she sings, "burning him was red." No jest, that's what I and a couple of other people hear.
The new album "Red" is full of surprises. 6 tracks were either duets or co-composed. Taylor retains her originality, auto-biographical songwriting, and musical flair while boldly stepping out of her comfort zone, the country genre, and into the pop scene.
Here's a picture of my dear wife.
Absolutely stunning. Such an angel. (By the way, her music video for Begin Again
has been released on YouTube Vevo. Also, this is a hilarious video
in which an awkward dude uses Tay's lyrics as pick-up lines.)
The Red era has begun on October 22. I'm still transitioning, I believe, from "Speak Now
" to "Red
". But there's no real transition, is there? The Swifter in me would always have "Speak Now" and all her previous work, whether released or unreleased, within me. Guiding me, being with me, and resonating to and fro forms would her songs be in my head.
"Red" is so much more mature. She accounts for her actions, takes responsibility and actually apologizes. She chastises herself, too, especially evident on the single "I Knew You Were Trouble." She has matured.
I've matured. I've been resonating between my previous selves and my present ones. I've gone a long way. And I will continue to stride great distances. With hope, great literature, good food, family, faith, and friends with me on my journey, I am unstoppable.