Spine tingles

Jeff Buckley's version of Hallelujah (originally performed by Leonard Cohan) first hit my ears while watching The OC. Does anyone else remember the scene? The final riveting moments of season one? Seth is sailing into the horizon, Seth's mom is crying, Ryan drives off and that is all I remember. It was 6 years ago.

Hallelujah was recently showcased on So You Think You Can Dance by Alex Wong and Allison Holker. Their dance left the judges speechless and me in awe looking for the remote so I could watch it a second time before hearing any other opinions.

Jason Castro performed this version on American Idol Season 7 during Idol Gives Back week.

Oh, I feel it, yes, those are tears welling up in my eyes. That is all it takes. I'm sitting here eating my Trader Joe's harvest grains blend with al fresco sun dried tomato chicken sausage over a bed of spinach with sauteed sun dried tomatoes, asparagus and mushrooms and I am moved to tears. Is it the lyrics, message, soulful purity, voice, instrumentals? Whatever it is, it sends shivers down my spine.

Can you spot the tear drops? I cannot. I guess they blend nicely with this meal.

And so kids, without further adieu, if you haven't figured it out yet, Jeff Buckley's beautiful version of Hallelujah is Tuesday night's tune. Enjoy!


  1. i'm pretty sure season one of the O.C. wasn't 4years ago...wasn't it Sophomore year? i remember you watching it in Fairchild.
    Do LOVE that song :)

  2. WOW, yes you are right! 6 years ago, 2004 not 4 yrs ago 2006! fixin that now :)

  3. Your dinner looks so delicious!!!!

  4. How do you remember the OC Season 1? wow. I don't think i even started watching until those nights on your couch at mill pond. great post.

  5. i have season 1 of the OC on DVD so i remember it well! that dance with alex/allison was amazing. i'm so glad she's an all-star. she was really amazing this week too.

  6. I love this song by Leonard Cohen, will definitely have to listen to the Jeff Buckley version! Your food looks awesome! So happy to find your little world, happy to be your newest follower! XO!

  7. love that song- it's been covered beautifully by so many- damien rice comes to mind. he's always so achingly beautiful to me.

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