Losing a job is more than just missing out a paycheck or two. It's about changing life's routines and habits, meeting new people and making friends, learning new skills and abilities and trying to form the new daily rituals that accompany the everyday existence. It's a lot of changes and adjustments, from being employed to unemployed and (hopefully ASAP) employed again.
So it's no wonder there's a feeling of trying to hold on to the familiar, perhaps even dig in some past remnants to remind yourself of "the good old days". Keeping that in mind, I was glad to have run into an unusual folksy-almost nostalgic-and-yet-somehow-sad cover of the theme song from "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" last night.
The performer is Toronto's indie singer-songwriter Kay Pettigrew. She was able to bring a smile to my face and her repertoire appears to have the capability of having an even greater impact.