Friday, 11 December 2009

The Best of 2009: Days 10 & 11

 A gratuitous shot of another Best

A couple of quickies for you today (easy, tiger)....

Day 10: Best album?

For sheer 'memories so vivid it makes my heart hurt' wonderfullness it has to be 'For Emma, Forever Ago' by Bon Iver. Honorable mentions go to 'Junior' by Royksopp (for New York memories) and 'Hands' by Little Boots (who was so wonderful last night that my face is still smiling from it).

Day 11: Best place?

I have two. The answer I feel I should give and the truth. So let's do both. That's just how I roll.

The answer I feel I should give.... New York. Everything about it. The sights, the sounds, the smells, the vibrancy, the diversity, the magic. I adore it.

The truth.... On a bed. In a room. In a house. On a street. In Liverpool. With a boy. The boy. The bed that was our restaurant, our cinema, our place to talk and plan and fight and make up and everything else inbetween. My viewing platform for when he was mixing. The place I did my make-up before a night out. Our sick bed when we were too hungover to do anything other than watch endless I'm Alan Partridge and eat cheese balls. The place we ate scrambed eggs, read the Sunday papers and drank Lazy Sunday coffee.

Sigh. Ignore me, I'm just having one of those days.


Blue soup said...

I'm with you on the best place. I know what you mean about thinking you ought to say somewhere which everyone knows is just fantastic, awesome, breath taking.

But in reality, the most mundane place in the world means more because so much of your life was constructed there.

With my ex, I will never forget Sunday mornings in the sunshine. We used to lie with our heads at the foot of the bed because the sun would stream in across the bottom half. We'd have our eyes shut and enjoy the warmth and just talk. Or not.

You're allowed those days because those memories are important to you. Give yourself a break xx

Helen said...

Thankyou soupy. The memories are important to me. More so than I realised.

Funny how it's the simple things you miss the most xx

smidge said...

I've been avoiding answering the 2nd question as i know the feeling.

This year has been so mixed for me i don't want to jinx things by being Oh this is so good, this is the best.

But i guess that's the point of this meme.

Hugs to you honey, keep getting it out and maybe next year you will be telling us all about somewhere new and amazing you have been taken to. xx