Listening to LE on the bus this morning made me feel very nostalgic.
A boyfriend of mine recommended Tori to me, particularly LE, as SATY was one of his favourite songs. I guess he saw the space inside me that needed music like that.
Immediately I was drawn to Precious, Silent, Winter ... but as I get older I see more of me in Crucify and Little Earthquakes. "Give me life, give me pain, give me myself again" is possibly my favourite part on the whole record. Except for Mother, which is and always has been my favourite song. She gets it.
I always think of music being one of the best friends you'll ever have in your life. And like many real life friends, they come and go through different phases. Many of Tori's records are like that ... sometimes its Pink, or SW or Pele. But LE is a connection to a young me, so naive and innocent and terribly alone in the world that I cherish. I think its timeless, and its the kind of record I will pass on to my nieces when their time is right, and hope they get as much from it as I do.