365 Days in Aspen

It’s A New Dawn, A New Day, A New Life

sunriseoverajaxSunrises. Symbolism for new beginnings. An opportunity to start fresh. 

It's easy to get complacent and bogged down in everyday routine. I think that's what makes moving to a new place so gloriously disruptive. It makes everything you do more conscious, and it gives you a chance to change things you used to do on autopilot. 


mayflyA Mayfly has the shortest lifespan of all creatures – living, on average, 24 hours. According to this article from The Mysterious World, "… Mayflies spend most of their lifetime as nymphs. The one and only purpose of Mayflies are reproduction. Within this short period of life, they form groups and dance together on all available surfaces."  So they spend the day dancing and reproducing. Sounds like a lovely way to embrace each moment. 


Here's a beautiful song from an oft overlooked group: Over The Rhine. My favorite lyric is: 

It's our favorite time of light
Just before the day kisses the night

And the closing verse:

When they lay me down at last
And this life is finally past
Just remember me this way
And don't forget to say
It's our favorite
Our favorite time of light

And, considering the title of today's post, here are some covers of the classic song, Feeling Good, both with the (not so coincidental) lyric:

Dragonfly out in the sun, you know what I mean, don't you know
Butterflies all havin' fun, you know what I mean
Sleep in peace when the day is done, that's what I mean
And this old world is a new world
And a bold world
For me
For me

The classic Nina Simone…

George Michael crushing it…

And Ed Sheeran in his low-key style:

As Synchronicity would have it – a song called "Mayfly" popped up on my songlist.  

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