I am now onto my third Muse album, “Black Holes and Revelations”. As I’ve said before I’m not doing all 7 albums in any particular order but when I do listen them individually I go from beginning to end instead of at random.
This particular album introduced me to Muse. The fourth studio recording for Muse, it was released in July of 2006 in England. A few months before this I was in college and just purchased my tickets for my boyfriend and I to see My Chemical Romance in Atlanta, Georgia. On the advertisement I saw the bad that was opening for them, Muse. I had never heard of them before and downloaded a few songs of theirs online. At that point the most recent album was “Absolution” and I really thought it was cool. When I saw them live, I was blown away. They even played their single “Starlight”. When “Black Holes and Revelations” came out I was back home for summer break. I vividly remember buying the album from Best Buy and immediately putting it in my CD player in the car. Listening to “Take a Bow” as my first Muse album was transformative and a monumental experience for me. I felt like I was in a whole other galaxy in my honda civic. My life would never be the same.
Tonight when I danced I was reminded of that day in my car. There are moments that I really enjoy when I hold myself and my skin. Sometimes I am rocking out and really enjoying the music while other times I really breathe myself in and feel every inch of me. I do this by moving my hands all over my body. It reminds me that I’m human. We can get so caught up and jumping up and down and dancing that we forget that we are a body. I think it’s equally important to celebrate, to stand up on the toilet seat and shout out your favorite song but to also take the time to feel the shape, density, warmth, smoothness, hariness, suppleness, roughness, of all the pieces of me. All of this is me. This week I’m going to attempt to discover my black holes, the dark parts of me that consume, and then see what revelations there are in the process.