today for our saturday song i bring you a melancholy song about, well, i think its about death. not totally sure, but it seems to me some different metaphors for death and our own mortality. no matter what its about, it is haunting and (at least to me) gorgeous. i love it. it's be "the tallest man on earth", which is really just a moniker for kristian matsson, a swedish man who records his own music (very lo-fi) in his own home, complete with the occasional chair squeak and dog bark. this song comes from his album "sometimes the blues is like a passing bird," from 2010. enjoy.
as some of you know, i have been working towards a goal i set at the beginning of 2020 of running 1000 miles in one calendar year. today is the last day of september (what?!?), and so that means the year is 3/4 of the way complete, which means i should be right around the 750 mile marker. however, i am doing better than that, as my 5 mile run today put me at 847 miles for the year, almost 100 miles ahead of schedule! i am feeling great, enjoying the journey, and experiencing a real sense of accomplishment as i work towards this goal. i have also enjoyed these little milestones along the way, just to see how far i've come. as it turns out, 847 miles from State College (along the roads, not as the crow flies) would have me arriving in Birmingham, AL, right about now! not too shabby! only about 150 to go!