Julianna Barwick – Nepenthe

My association when I hear or read the word Nepenthe is the Nepenthe Restaurant in Big Sur, California. Rosemary and I spent a picturesque afternoon there on our drive down the California coast in the 1980s. We had an exquisite meal on the verandah, peacefully overlooking the serenity of the mountain scenery.

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As I listen to Julianna Barwick‘s new album, Nepenthe on NPR’s First Listen, I become reconnected with that fresh mountain air, the cloudy blue sky above my senses.  I am one with the natural splendor and my troubles slip effortlessly away.

I know nepenthe is supposed to make you forget but thankfully Nepenthe helps to remember and harkens us to return to Big Sur someday very soon 🙂