just listened to a delectable remix of “Cranes in the Sky”, Solange’s song where she looks in everyone’s whole life and Ripertons thru all our coping mechanisms so pretty style.
the remix is from Kaytranada, via Taylor Renee Aldridge of arts.black and “my faves” fame. putting CITS on repeat (original or remix) while reading this review will make it more accurate for you.
i put CITS on after a long day of life work and i start dancing around, leaving the hard day in piles on the floor.
i think i should write a sci fi short/book about Solange, but not tonight. tonight i am just sitting with her wisdom:
when everyone else is being smooth, jut and jitter and be an angle that must be observed and accounted for.
make it all sacred.
it’s good to roll with the squad nearby, just being themselves.
when everyone is trying to be hard and cool, be soft, sharp and ethereal.
even when simple and forgettable are trending, be complex and irresistable.
when there is too much fear to breathe in, or even take it all seriously, be a balm. a tuning fork in the ground beneath us, making us praise dance. be a healing energy, nourishing not because you ignore our suffering, but because you make room for our wholeness.
be you, and make no concessions or apologies.
(this fractal extraneous review of life lessons applies specifically to “cranes in the sky”, inclusivally to the entire album, and generally to Solange Knowles)