Perfect Moment Monday: The Girls

July 13, 2009

in Music, Perfect Moment

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Here’s a perfect moment from my week. I hope you’ll share yours, too.


Last week I went to this place…


…with these girls…

…to see/hear these girls.

(Shhhhhh. I have a secret crush on Amy Ray. Don’t tell anyone.)

I love both songs on this clip. I’ve already perfect momented Perfect World (imagine that). And a passage from Closer to Fine has resonated for me in so many different situations over the last 20 years:

It’s only life after all.

Darkness has a hunger that’s insatiable

And lightness has a call that’s hard to hear

I wrap my fear around me like a blanket

I sailed my ship of safety til I sank it.

Love that. LOVE that.

The picnic/concert was put together by Mary Beth Graff, a long-time friend and amazing portrait artist.


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The Casual Perfectionist April 7, 2010 at 2:41 am

As I tweeted (ha. that terminology still makes me laugh) Sunday night, “As I look around the dinner table tonight, I realize that we are all happy, healthy and here. I want to hold on to this moment forever.”



PerfectMomentProject April 7, 2010 at 2:41 am

Often when I need a lift or need to change the direction of my mood or just need to remember that things will get better, I think of the Indigo Girls’

Closer to Fine

“There’s more than one answer to these questions
Pointing me in a crooked line
The less I seek my source for some definitive
(the less I seek my source)
The closer I am to fine”


Amber April 7, 2010 at 2:41 am

Ahhhh, my Chautauqua–how I love it. And what a PERFECT girl’s outing it would make!


Sunny April 7, 2010 at 2:41 am

Oooh, that does look and sound perfect! Thanks for sharing!


mary elizabeth April 7, 2010 at 2:41 am

i am so lucky to have you as a friend. you are a treasure.

let’s do your family portraits soon ok? i promise–no cactus prickels this time! i have new secret spots!

if i had actually blogged in the past month i’d link up and post too. the concert was the highlight of my summer! can’t wait for brandi!


Kami April 7, 2010 at 2:41 am

I felt the tension in my shoulders drain a bit just looking at that second picture. Time out with girl friends is a wonderful thing.


Cara April 7, 2010 at 2:41 am

I am incapable of turning on the girls without singing out louder than they are, therefore never actually hearing them sing!

What a perfect moment indeed!!


Furrow April 7, 2010 at 2:41 am

Oooh, perfect indeed! I LOVE the Indigo Girls. [Every five years or so I look back on my life, and I have a good laugh.]


PFM April 7, 2010 at 2:41 am

The Indigo Girls touched me too. I have to start listening to them again.


Jamie April 7, 2010 at 2:41 am

Oh, how wonderful! I feel more relax just looking at the pictures.


Peeveme April 7, 2010 at 2:41 am

No Way. You saw the Indigo Girls?!!! Shut up!


Kristin April 7, 2010 at 2:41 am

Sounds like a wonderful outing!


Sheri April 7, 2010 at 2:41 am

That sounds like a perfect moment…the girls and the Indigo Girls. :)


luna April 7, 2010 at 2:41 am

what a fun evening! lucky you.


PFM April 7, 2010 at 2:41 am

The Indigo Girls touched me too. I have to start listening to them again.


MrsSpock April 7, 2010 at 2:41 am

Ah, so jealous! I listen to the Indigo Girls on my iPod almost every day at work…


Phoebe April 7, 2010 at 2:42 am

Sounds like a great time! I saw they were in town. I was a big fan of theirs 20 years ago! It’s a great location for a concert!


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