Once upon a time, I use to go around my hometown lonesome at times and felt no shame about it. On deserves and needs that "me time". It is a great moment to reflect, take a step back and enjoy the ride. One day, I found myself waiting on others and that brought up some frustration and disappointment. Looking back, I realized that it was putting too much pressure on my relationships. Now that I’m getting more comfortable in my own skin, I’m back to my old habits. Well almost, I found a better emotional balance when it comes to my friendships. It is such an amazing feeling inside out when you are able to do things for yourself and no questions asked.
Friday night, was a great example of that. After spending a few hours laughing with my homegirl, I headed to a nice lounge in the heart of the Old Montreal : Le Piano Rouge. The cozy, jazzy, soulful vibe always flashes me back to New York City. I did not have firm plans with another friend but I choose to go regardless. This Amazing neo-soul/mc Sarah MK was performing (her album is in stores and on iTunes, support real talent) . I’m so glad that I did, ran into old friends. There was an awkward moment for a while, when an ex-lover and his crew showed up and decided to sit next to us. Besides that the evening was a nice trip in my thoughts with a great soundtrack and the Old Montreal as background.
The whole atmosphere was just unique. I was in my own world smiling from the inside out, music is definitely food to the soul. I had a new song stuck in my head : the Wave that speaks how Society today just expects you to follow a certain path and that it is your choice to Do you or not. Now the song, that is on repeat in my mind : Just Friends. The lyrics speak to me, the melody brings me places.
Sarah MK is just a beautiful and talented soul that speaks to mine. Her music, her positive, laid back vibe is all I needed Friday night.
Saturday did not start as planned and allergies had to be part of the mix. I’m not sure what had gotten into me today but I just lacked of motivation to go anywhere. Thank God someone I know, made me get out of my house and brought me back to the Old Montreal. Another nice, intimate spot with great variety of shows : Le Balcon Cafe Théâtre. Saturday night, always so inspirational and moving Jireh Gospel Choir was blessing the stage literally. It was just what the doctor ordered. The message of the songs, the positivity filled the void and brought me back to better perspectives. With a week-end like this, I’m back to a more hopeful and peaceful place. I feel inspired to get the negativity under control and channel that energy to achieve.
After the show, walking down the streets near the Old Port, I fell in love once again with my hometown. With those little places that bring joy to my heart. I was anticipating the warm season and great times to come. Here I am now, writing the tale of what turned out so positive and enlightening me, myself and the week-end.