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sufjanfeelings “The past is still the past // the bridge to nowhere”

Happy 40th, Sufjan. I hope your year brings you as much good as you’ve brought us.

This is the time of year when I start thinking about all the “lasts” I had with my mom. She died seven years ago next week, and even though I’m not living near where any of it happened, it still feels like I’m going to walk around the corner and be back in the hospital waiting room. It doesn't always feel like I've wrapped my head around it much more now than I had then.

I had a conversation this weekend about the process of recovering from grief, or trauma, and how incredibly self-righteous I was when she died. I don’t think that going off the deep end would have helped, exactly, but part of me still wishes I’d done it, because then I would know what I’d wanted. I would have had to stop and ask myself what I thought would make me feel better, instead of pretending that nothing was wrong. It would have required an honesty with myself that I still haven’t mastered.

But that’s wishful thinking, and that bridge doesn’t lead anywhere.

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jraboniv Happy 40th Birthday, to my favorite artist... ------- Sufjan Stevens ------- photo by Chris Sikich 7h

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jonhailepr Having too much fun making graphics on #Over. Decided to visualize today's music selection. #Bino #Sufjan #TVOTR 10h

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madelyn_johnston What if eyelashes your are just the legs of the dead spiders your pregnant mom ate #sufjan #wayne 11h

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danalined #sufjan spinning in the office today. Happy Birthday #sufjanstevens 12h

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malawebster Soothing Tuesday night tunes. #sufjan #studiosounds 23h

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scott.k Sketch 180/365: Michigan. Have you read the Thrillist article where it ranks Michigan the #1 state (and Maine #2!). You should, it gets everything right about the Mitten State. That being said, unfortunately I haven't spent a whole lot of time there which I hope to remedy next year with a vacation with stops including Detroit, Lansing and the Upper Peninsula (the secret 51st state) and hopefully some amazing sights along the way (Northern Lights, please?). I can't wait.

Song of the Day 180/365: "The Upper Peninsula" by Sufjan Stevens from the album "Greetings From Michigan: The Great Lakes State".
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anthony_cervo I think Adam likes my new guitalin too. 1d

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ro_boat__ Music has been pretty good to me recently and I'm getting a lot better at finding stuff I enjoy. Neil Young is amazing at the fact that he's such an excellent song-writer with the way he approaches playing and singing, he definitely makes something work that really shouldn't. Townes Van Zandt is all the proof you should need to know that Country is a really great genre with some really great songwriters, you just have to find the right ones. Nick Drake will forever and always be one of the best folk artists ever. I don't know what it is about Die Antwoord, but I can't get enough of them and there's something about their freeky art style I love, it's like everything Lady Gaga wishes she was. SAWII is probably the best watery ambient synth music that's ever been made. Money Jungle is AMAZING, it's so great to hear 3 absolute jazz gods working together, it's also crazy how far down the harmonic rabbit hole Ellington is while still keeping it hip. I don't care how basic Getz/Gilberto is I love it all the same and I'm addicted to it, absolutely stunningly gorgeous music. Sufjan probs gonna top at the end of the year, but no guarantees. I think Amnesiac is finally the album that turns me on to Radiohead, I didn't really care for Kid A and OK Computer and I couldn't figure out what all the hype was about, but Amnesiac is computing in my brain. #music #3x3 #jazz #rock #indie #folk #guitar #ambient #bossa #mingus #hiphop #country #radiohead #stangetz #nickdrake #dieantwoord #ellington #aphextwin #sufjan 2d

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whenstacotuesday "For the Widows in Paradise, For the Fatherless in Ypsilanti" #sufjanstevens #sufjan #cover #acousticcover #greetingsfrommichigan 3d

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the_vinyl_review One of my favourite songs by Sufjan ️ such an amazing song #Sufjan #sufjanstevens #theavalanche #music #listentothissong 3d

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juliagrcia "Somewhere in the desert there's a forest and an acre before us" #Sufjan 3d

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the_vinyl_review The Avalanche - Sufjan Stevens ️ (4/5)

The Avalanche - outtakes and extras from the Illinois album. This album is so good. There are many strong tracks on this album, such as my favourite tracks, Pittsfield and the Avalanche. I think this album is such a great addition to any collection because it's always cool to hear outtakes and see some tracks that might of never seen the face of the public. I also love the Mistress Witch of McClure. Some of these tracks feel more personal than some of the tracks on the Illinois album. I also love the multiple different versions of Chicago on this album. Definitely buy this album if you see it.
#musiccommunity #music #sufjanstevens #theavalanche #sufjan #cd
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jacy2001 Come on feel the Illinoise #sufjan #stevens 3d

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the_vinyl_review Run Rabbit Run - Osso performs Sufjan Stevens ️.5 (3.5/5)
This album is really good and unique. Out of all the Sufjan albums to be turned into an album performed by a strings quartet, I think Enjoy Your Rabbit is a good fit. Enjoy your rabbit already has a really unique and good sound that when it was transferred to Run Rabbit Run, it really fit. My favourite track is "Year of Our Lord" because it has one of the best melodies and overall atmosphere for a song. It's gorgeous. Also, the cover art is great and it is really well produced. I really love this album, although, it falls near the end of my Sufjan discography list (even though it's not an entirely Sufjan album) if you are curious about the creation of this album, there is a one hour interview that talks about the creation of this album and the ballet it was used for. #Sufjan #musiccommunity #music #vinyl #vinylcommunity #osso #sufjanstevens #runrabbitrun #enjoyyourrabbit
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patrick.tomassi To recreate us - all things go, all things go #Sufjan #Chicago #nofilter 4d

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patrick.tomassi You came to take us, all things go, all things go #Sufjan #Chicago 4d

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