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Tori Amos – The House of the Rising Sun

Okay, I admit it, it’s a crappy recording… It’s dark, the microphone stinks, nothing happens… You can barely hear her… I admit all of that…

But what I don’t understand is why it gives me chills?

Seriously, by the time a video makes it to Monalle I’ve usually sat through it 5-10 times, and every single time this one of Tori Amos taken from a live concert in Houston sends shivers up and down my spine…

So there’s two things going on here that I wanted to bring to your attention, first, of course, the incomparable Tori Amos laying it down with passion and heart like none other… But second, is the power of that passion… This video made it to Monalle because it is about something inside us all, beyond the lyrics, beyond the piano, beyond any of that is the heart, the spirit, the power, the sher glory of giving yourself into something, giving something the truth of your heart in the expression of each and every sound you make…

So today, right now, I challenge you… That’s right, I’m challenging you to but your heart, soul, and spirit into anything that matters to you… If you’re in a relationship, don’t just tell the person you love that your love them… I’m challenging you here to put passion, intention, heart, soul and energy into those words… Let them feel it beyond just hearing it…

If it’s school, or work, or just exercise, whatever it is I’m challenging you to put yourself into it completely! Are you up to the challenge? Can you feel strongly enough about something to let others feel it too?

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