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Divide

While getting ready this morning, I decided to listen to Ed Sheeran's new album, Divide.  I really like Shape of You, which was simultaneously released with Castle on the Hill, as the first singles from the album.  I liked them so much, I had to give the rest a listen.

I am obsessed with this album.  The album gave me the feels.  I was singing, dancing, crying.  It had me all over the place.  I think Ed's a fascinating storyteller and extremely talented.

Most of the songs are about love lost, love gained, or love hanging in the balance.  In Dive—which is one of my favorites on the album by the way—he captures the vulnerability we can all relate to as he entertains jumping into a relationship with both feet.  Supermarket Flowers surprised me.  It's a beautiful and sad song about his grandmother's passing (you may think it's his mom, but it's not).  The lyrics made me weep.  And What Do I Know is a fantastic song about how to heal our wounds and divisions.  I could go on and on; there's just so many wonderful songs.

I came across this BBC interview with Ed Sheeran about the album.  The interviewer used the titles of the songs to ask him some really interesting questions.  In addition to that article, I can't depart this post without sharing a really awesome cover of Shape of You (there's even a couple of surprises intermingled.) :)

I love nearly all the songs on the album.  I decided to write about it today because I was enraptured by Ed's latest musical treat.

I hope you find something that makes you completely present and full of life and emotion as this album did for me today.

Enjoy and be open to what comes!

Perfectly Imperfect

Update: Big Bad Wolf