Week 318 // Long Year Part 1

by Mount Everest

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The year is almost over. The reviews are in, and they are all but unanimous. 2016 has been a pretty complicated mess. The culture at large is calling it the worst year we can remember. Perhaps that means we have short memories. Still, even beyond the unfathomable international turmoil, the unfortunate celebrity deaths, and the unyielding catastrophe of the presidential election, most people I know faced at least one pretty demanding human trial or another. Not everyone made it out.

I'm glad to see this year winding down, and though I know it isn't over until it's over, I am beginning a process of making sense of it. I imagine it will take a few weeks, so I'm getting an early start. Long Year Part 1 will be followed by at least parts 2 and 3. This first song isn't deep, and and doesn't face the really tough parts of the last year. It addresses physical toil, and the refuge I found in love and possibility. 2016 wasn't all doom and gloom. See you in a week for the next installment.

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Long year spent unrolling the concrete
Mapping the space unknown
I was a walker
Split down the center
You were the face of home
You are the face of home

Raise up your hands to the moonlight
Pray to the coming snow
My darling, long have we drifted
Down to the Earth below

Great god, there expanding before us
Show us the winding road
Ever the questions
Ever to ponder
Places the turns will go
The places the road could go

Raise up your hands to the moonlight
Pray to the coming snow
My darling, long have we drifted
Down to the Earth below

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released December 19, 2016

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