Sometimes the things for which we are thankful may seem trivial, superficial even, until we delve into the reasons behind the thankfulness.I am not someone who easily names their favorites. Favorite color, favorite movie, favorite author. I see so much value in so many people and things, it is difficult to narrow things down to just one favorite. But John Roderick might be one of my singers/rock stars/podcasters/people ever. This comes as no big surprise to anyone following me on Twitter, but what is surprising is the reason why.
That CD of The Long Winters that we purchased at the show was quickly joined by another CD and a DVD of one of their concerts. And let me tell you, that music set the stage for the summer. Three months of me seeing Hubby in a new rockstar light, and realizing how extraordinarily perfectly matched we are. John's music is moving, the stories told in his lyrics are mysterious, and often more tender than they appear at first glance. And while my Hubby is not a singer, when he is singing me my most favorite song of The Long Winters, it really does make me melt. Typically I am not one to get starstruck, but meeting John Roderick taught me what it is like to be a huge fan. And the reasons I am a big fan of John are the same reasons I am the biggest fan of Hubby.