It’s been a while since I’ve taken the time to post on here. I would like to say that I have just been too busy, but in all honesty I just didn’t feel like I had anything to say. But I’ve taken my leave and I’m back, this time more determined to write something on here even if I’m not 100% in love with what gets written down.
While I was out I got to go see Ed Sheeran in concert. There is something about going to an outdoor concert that is different than any other experience you can fathom. Especially when the concert is like this one where the music is less of a get up and dance like now one is watching type music and more of a sit back and chill kind of music. I was a little bit later getting to the show and the lawn was practically full when I went to stake out the piece of land that would be mine for the next few hours. After wandering for a solid fifteen minutes, we found a spot just big enough for our three bodies to hang out on a blanket.
Then came one of my favorite parts of going to concerts: people watching.
I don’t mean that in a creepy, stalker kind of way. Rather, I like getting to sit back and enjoy watching people flutter around their own little world when they think no one is watching. This is the kind of time when you see that lady to your left pull a flask out of her back pocket throughout the night and then watch her partner keep a hand on her shoulder for the last hour so she can stay upright. You’ll see the group of teenagers acting ridiculous when they think their parents aren’t around and then watch them straighten up when the adults join them a little later on. You’ll see best friends just hanging out enjoying the music of the opening act even though they had never heard of them before that night. You’ll see couples dancing close when Ed plays “Thinking Out Loud” and you’ll see friends lean a little bit closer to the person they want to be with but are too afraid to say anything. You’ll see people get up and dance on the fast songs they know and you’ll see people sit back and close their eyes as the music just washes over them, because there is nothing quite like sitting in a crowd of people all there for the same reason, experiencing this thing together.
I love getting to go to these concerts. I love getting to look around and see the different ways people are experiencing this moment. The energy. The way somehow thousands of people just move together. The way it feels like things will never feel like that again.
It pulls you in. It pulled me in. It was a strange reminder that things aren’t always going to be like this so I need to stop and enjoy it.
So things have been happening while I have been away from this place. But so much more is about to happen. More later.