Pop icon Adele writes songs that make one wonder how exactly she knew the bitter slice of sadness felt when the person one loved turned out to be a rotten piece of garbage. The sting worsens when that rotten piece of garbage won’t repent. The grief of that realization feels permanently encompassing.
And then. Oh, and then. Her potty mouth is revealed in a gloriously self-deprecating moment that brings one a tiny smile. The corners of one’s mouth turn up. A dab of serotonin is released into a wretched mood.
Adele begins sharing other life lessons.
6 Life Lessons We’ve Learned From Adele:
1. Everyone makes mistakes.
Sometimes it seems like you can’t get anything right. Carry on, soldier, and fight the good fight. Even if you forgot the words to a song you wrote. Again.
2. Heartbreak is hell.
No one expresses the melancholy rasp of disappointing lost love like Adele. “Chasing Pavements” is one of the finest examples of Adele’s uncanny ability to look into a heartbroken soul.
3. There’s no place like home.
When your home is in the heart of another person, Bob Dylan, Garth Brooks, and Adele will tell you how to make it resonate.
4. Heroes walk among us.
When they realize what is happening, their reactions are adorable.
5. People say crazy things.
Just ’cause I said it don’t mean I meant it, you cheeky thing.
6. Guilty pleasures are the best.
Everyone knows all of the words to something silly. Ah, you’ll see.