Sometimes, I’ll just be going about my day and it’s just an average Tuesday and then sometimes – this feeling hits me out of nowhere.
This super heavy feeling in my chest that makes me feel like I can’t breathe sometimes.
And sometimes, when that feeling hits me, it feels like you’re with me and I can breathe again.
And in that moment, I will laugh because I remember something funny you did or how easily and unconditionally you made me feel love – especially today, in a world that doesn’t seem to love easily. A world that doesn’t seem to love at all.
And somehow, even if just in that moment, it seems like I’ll be okay again.
Maybe not today.
Someday I’ll be okay again.
The world around us may have changed, but we haven’t.
And then sometimes, I remember you’re gone… but then, I’ll remember your smile.
Other times, Ella Fitzgerald is more than incredible on her own. This song, Someone To Watch Over Me, is just so sooo *insert adjective better than ‘amazing’*. It’s exactly what I love about jazz, the smooth quality it has in other quieter spheres when it does not have to be surrounded by a cacophony of brass instruments (which I still adore) but sometimes all you need is honest lyrics, a good pianist and an incredible vocalist.
First Appearance: “Someone to Watch Over Me” (VOY, 1999)
Summary: These peaceful humanoids live deep in the heart of the Delta Quadrant. Strictly ritualistic and conservative by Federation standards, the Kadi are expected to pray to the Goddess Mother several times a day, and refrain from imbibing in any unnecessary drug or alcohol use. They lack the enzyme that allows other species to break down synthehol, allowing them to become intoxicated from drinking it (which for most species, including humans, is impossible). Even strong-tasting foods are frowned upon, so as not to overstimulate the senses. Kadi males and females work separately, to prevent any form of distraction. Diplomatic meetings with other species require specific steps be taken by these species to avoid any offense. However, it should be noted that younger Kadi, when visiting other societies, are not held overly responsible for imbibing out of curiosity, so long as they don’t make a habit of it when returning to their own people.