In 2012 Iggy Pop released a covers album, Après, translated to, After in English. In his own words, Iggy wanted to bring some of the feeling he felt as a listener to us, the listeners.
Feel like screaming just for something different to do? When the voice in your head is louder than the voices around you, it is time for a break. It can feel so constant, the things we tell ourselves we have to do, or even, the things others tell us we should be doing. Do, do, do, do, do….AAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!
When my inside world provides no solace from my outside world, or vice versa, I look elsewhere for a break.
Unattached and unencumbered, Iggy follows the breeze, such a natural motion. No plan but to follow the breeze.
I was imagining the other day, that I was the breeze….where did I begin? I close my eyes and see the ocean travelling just a few metres beneath me, as I move swiftly across it. I move without effort or resistance, I move over breaking waves at the shoreline, more sand now and then to grass. I am in the trees and still move, not concerned about coming into contact with anything, there is nothing holding me back. I glide up high through the forest trees. I glance to the left, and see that I have made a friend, a small and vibrant Azure Kingfisher, brilliant cobalt blue back and head, contrasting perfectly with a bright orange chest. We move alongside each other effortlessly, until he cuts left. I continue through the trees, slowing now, but not stopped, I open my eyes.
I know I can always be the breeze if I want to. It is abundant and infinite absolutely, no beginning or end. Another gift for us to enjoy.
I feel rested and peaceful, it has been nice to do something else, to rest inside and out.
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About the Curator: Erin Murray
Erin, a Mother of 1 little man and wife to 1 big man has learnt much about herself in the past few years. After moving from the city to the bush (near the Ocean), there weren’t as many distractions as she had become accustomed to, in a smaller community she lost her anonymity and slowly began to become aware of herself, her feelings, the life she had created for herself and her relationships with others. Seeking change from the feelings and behaviors which had become her normal, she sought out methods to do just that. Slowly at first, then a bit more and a bit more she is becoming aware of what she actually wants for herself and has begun removing the things that aren’t that, inside and out. Learning about faith (not religionJ), fun and how to be gentle with herself and others along the way.