I have been totally immersed in Parallel Dreams since I bought it in February. I still love every song within an inch of its life. But, I feel myself drifting away now from it. Last night I listened to it and it almost felt like saying 'Farewell'. I find it funny that this is happening right before a major transition in my life.
Parallel Dreams was absolutely perfect for this past school year. The album notes says it well, “If there is a recurrent thread that runs through these dreams”, their creator concludes, “it is one of yearning toward love, liberty and integration..." I was a pretty yearning lass, and I felt each.
Now, however, I feel as if those yearnings are beginning to fulfill themselves (as much as a yearning can). So, Samain Night will still speak to my soul, but more towards the line 'Now I know I'm home at last' as opposed to 'Into the forest I would fly and in its darkness find you by."
I'm excited for a new journey to begin and am eager to find a new Loreena McKennitt album to accompany it. There's a phrase resonating for me right now, "A good traveller has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving".
Thanks to everyone at Quinlan Road for accompanying me on my journey thus far, whether it be through music, random news bits, or just by conversing about Loreena. I can't wait to walk the next part of the neverending road with all of you (I couldn't help but put that in).
Anyway, ending with a question. Do any of you have a Loreena McKennitt album that you feel is the perfect soundtrack to your life right now? It doesn't have to be your favourite, just anything that clicks.