Friday, July 24, 2009

you take the things you like

after my friend robyn went to bonneroo a few summers ago, she came back talking all about how i reminded her of regina speckor - both in looks (minus the curly hair) and mannerisms. specifically, regina was really concerned about how hot it was outside that day, and was encouraging the audience to reapply their sunscreen and stay well hydrated throughout her set (this struck robyn as a very "me" thing to do, i guess).

i had forgotten about that, but this weekend at brunch a stranger approached me to say that he and his friends thought i looked just like her, i could totally be her sister, and other such things. i think he was maybe just trying to hit on me, but nevertheless, i'll take it.

(another comparison i liked is here)

below is one of my favorite regina spektor songs:

This is how it works
You're young until you're not
You love until you don't
You try until you can't
You laugh until you cry
You cry until you laugh
And everyone must breathe
Until their dying breath

No, this is how it works
You peer inside yourself
You take the things you like
And try to love the things you took
And then you take that love you made
And stick it into some
Someone else's heart
Pumping someone else's blood
And walking arm in arm
You hope it don't get harmed
But even if it does
You'll just do it all again


Erica Leigh said...

lucky you to get such a cool comparison! i <3 regina spektor.

Michelle Brunner said...

I love Regina! You do kind of look like her, but I cannot get over how much you look like the girl with the pearl earring! Wow! So lovely!

Erin said...

Beautiful blog and great post!

Joy White said...

I agree, you do look like the girl with the pearl earring. Nice post.

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Riz said...

That's fun to be compared to Regina! I love her music and her videos are charming.

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