Last week, I edited a lovely article: On Love, Yoga & Motherhood: My Journey to Self-Acceptance.
In fact, it was my Editor’s Pick for the week—it was a pleasure to work on it. The author, as she told me, was inspired to write the article after she watched the video of Alanis Morissette singing a stunning new song from her latest album, “Such Pretty Forks in the Road.”
The highlight of the video was Alanis’ four-year-old daughter, who Alanis was holding in her arms during the entire performance.
Alanis Morissette was one of my favorite singers back in the 1990s, so of course, I had to listen to this one.
To say I was blown away would be an understatement. Let me just say that I’ve been watching this video on loop for the past five days.
I hope you enjoy the video and the song as much as I do.
Here are some of my favorite public comments on this video:
“Damn. This is wholesome. And kinda life-affirming.”
“2020 sucks but at least we had this.”
“Petition to have this song (and this particular live version of it) named as the official parenthood anthem.”
“I’m going to be a father for the first time this October. My wife is lying next to me sleeping in the bed. And I am crying like I haven’t done in a looong time. I don’t want to wake her up. She is so tired. I don’t know if I’m happy or sad. This just makes me feel. Really feel. Thank you.”
“Can we also discuss how her daughter’s “doo-doo-doo-doo” at 2:47 perfects the song?”
“I’m a pretty manly guy, a 31-year-old electrician. Anyway, I’m currently in my car on my lunch listening to this crying. Your whole makeup changes once you have children. Beautiful song during such a depressing time.”
“There was NOTHING, absolutely NOTHING about that performance that wasn’t absolutely PERFECT!”
“Can’t stop watching this…it is filling my life with so much joy!”
“What a very cute clip, beautiful music, beautiful moment between a mother and her daughter—thank you for both Alanis.”
“I am a 27-year-old guy and I don’t cry for a YouTube video, but I just cried.”
“I love this! Such a true reflection of this quarantine. Juggling home life with work life and having little ones around talking and interrupting all the while killing it. You’re a true rockstar, Alanis!”
“‘Did you said family?’ ‘I did say family.’ And I’m ugly crying.”
“I smiled like an idiot through this whole thing and I’m a 25-year-old guy who doesn’t want kids. This just perfectly encapsulates the challenges we’ve all had to go through this year and yet, like life and us, it carries on.”