Track of the Day: 'Temazcal'

Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

A reader writes:

This song has occupied my brain since I first heard it a few weeks ago. The melody, the mood, the lyric, they all resonate so deeply. The hammock, the Mayans, the searching. I can feel the old man I’ll be remembering how it felt to be the young man I was. So many times I've thought something along these lines:

I watch you braid your hair.
You’re from another time,
when the earth wasn’t so angry
and God was on our side.