Years ago my husband (now ex) introduced me to singer, songwriter Michelle Shocked. Everytime I heard this particular song it would choke me up. I never stopped to think about why.
Recently, when looking for a song I'd heard and fallen in love with (in a commercial, no less), I found out it was Michelle. I included the song, When I Grow Up, in a post a while back.
Yesterday I stopped to listen to Anchorage, the 'choke me up' song. I watched the video for the first time. And bawled. Yep. My face was wet and I was boo hooing to beat the band. Why? No particular reason that I could fathom.
Michelle has masterfully woven EMOTION in to this beautiful song. Never once does she hint at love, longing, regret, grief or acceptance. But every word is steeped in these powerful emotions.
Here, my angels, is a word master.
Please give her a listen. First, close your eyes and listen to the words. Then listen again watching the video. Adding the visual increases the emotional impact. But it's there, no matter.
I want to be like Michelle.
Have an awesome weekend. I'm heading off to Villa Rica's Gold Rush Days.
Be Shocked. Enjoy Michelle.
~That Rebel, Olivia
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