My brother Brad is currently spending a year-long retreat in Colorado as part of seminary. As a result, I have been sending him a bunch of snail-mail letters. This week, I’m honoring seven songs that remind me of him. My reflections will be in epistolary form, and I’ll actually print them out and mail them.
I find it interesting to consider the overlapping personality traits of the five Stalcup brothers. It’s a huge Venn Diagram or matrix chart.
One trait that I think you and I have in common, perhaps more than Will or Patrick — Jeremy probably falls on our side — is that we both have an appreciation for culture that feels good regardless of its other artistic content.
We love harmless but happy content. Pleasntries. I’ve mentioned this in a previous letter when I discussed our newfound fondness of Hallmark movies… Always generically wholesome. Positivity is not just a trait; it’s a virtue.
I always think of you when I hear this song, not just because I remember you bumping it quite a bit a few years ago, but because it so elegantly makes me smile, cheesy though it may be.
Yours in positivity,