Saturday, December 28, 2013

True, true

Wow, :) by PunkinLady

To be thought of that way...

 I have never been much of a romantic/sentimental person, but as I find myself going through these changes, stripping off the years of self-protection and giving myself permission to feel without regret, I have discovered that heartfelt does not have to equate to corniness, and wanting to experience the romance does not equate to being needy.

To be thought of that way....

maybe someday

truth

Worth it

Grayson

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Exactly!



Photo

Have to find some friends to do stuff with now.

Perkins Christmas Light Show 2013 - What Does the Fox Say


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The Moral of the Story is....



I was sharing music with a friend who sent me this. Love it. There is a lesson to be learned in the video. Stay in bed and snuggle and you won't come unraveled!!

You Are My Joy

I won't leave you out of my will
But I will leave you out of my mind - for now

I won't be there to break your sweet heart
But not being there might break your sweet heart

You are my joy - you are my joy
You are my joy - you are my joy
You are my joy - you are my joy
You are my joy - you are my joy

If I could cradle you into my arms
I would cradle you tight in my arms - always

So don't be scared of all the hurtful words
Cause in the end they'll hurt themselves much more

You are my joy - you are my joy
You are my joy - you are my joy
You are my joy - you are my joy
You are my joy - you are my joy

You are my joy - you are my joy
You are my joy - you are my joy
You are my joy - you are my joy
You are my joy - you are my joy

Monday, December 16, 2013

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Mathilde of Tuscany

She is one of my medieval heroes. I love this depiction of her. You can read about her many places, but I like this interpretation on this blog.

Chartres Cathedral

Oh, to see all the windows and art...

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and to walk the labyrinth....

[ Chartres cathedral meditation labyrinth ]

and to see it all lit up in person...


How great would that be?

Really now....

 
 
I object to Mary Magdalene still being referred to as a prostitute. She wasn't. It is easy to read up on.... but hard for some people to let go of.
 
Read here, or here, or here to get started.

Soulmate



Soulmate... Natasha Bedingfield

Incompatible, it don't matter though'

cos someone's bound to hear my cry

Speak out if you do

You're not easy to find


Is it possible Mr. Loveable

Is already in my life?

Right in front of me

Or maybe you're in disguise


Who doesn't long for someone to hold

Who knows how to love you without being told

Somebody tell me why I'm on my own

If there's a soulmate for everyone


Here we are again, circles never end

How do I find the perfect fit

There's enough for everyone

But I'm still waiting in line


Who doesn't long for someone to hold

Who knows how to love you without being told

Somebody tell me why I'm on my own

If there's a soulmate for everyone

If there's a soulmate for everyone


Most relationships seem so transitory

They're all good but not the permanent one

Who doesn't long for someone to hold

Who knows how to love you without being told

Somebody tell me why I'm on my own

If there's a soulmate for everyone

Who doesn't long for someone to hold

Who knows how to love you without being told

Somebody tell me why I'm on my own

If there's a soulmate for everyone

If there's a soulmate for everyone

Beautiful Disaster



Love this song.

Jon McLaughlin - Beautiful Disaster

She loves her momma's lemonade
Hates the sounds that goodbyes make
She prays one day she'll find someone to need her
She swears that there's no difference between the lies and compliments
It's all the same if everybody leaves her

And every magazine tells her she's not good enough
The pictures that she sees makes her cry

She would change everything, everything, just ask her
Caught in the in between of beautiful disaster
She just needs someone to take her home

She's giving boys what they want
Tries to act so nonchalant
Afraid to see that she's lost her direction
She never stays the same for long
Assuming that she'll get it wrong
Perfect only in her imperfection

She's not a drama queen
She doesn't wanna feel this way
Only 17 and tired, yeah

She would change everything for happy ever after
Caught in the in between of beautiful disaster
She just needs someone to take her home

She's just the way she is
But no one's told her that's OK

She would change everything, everything, just ask her
Caught in the in between of beautiful disaster

She would change everything for happy ever after
Caught in the in between of beautiful disaster
She just needs someone to take her home
She just needs someone to take her home

A memorial to the Newtown Victims.


I have seen many of the videos, tributes, and articles regarding the victims of Newtown, particularly now around the one year anniversary. Each makes my heart break for the families and friends who loved them. This photo, of a memorial built in a neighboring town, stole my breath. As they say on many of the tributes about the Newtown tragedy... love wins.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Like Johnny And June



"Johnny & June"

Oh there's something 'bout a man in black,
Makes me want to buy a cadillac,
Throw the top back,
And roll down to Jackson town,
I wanna be there on the stage with you,
You and I could be the next rage to,
Hear the crowd roar,
Make 'em one more,
I'll kick the footlights out,

I wanna love like Johnny & June,
Rings of fire burnin' with you,
I wanna walk the line,
Walk the line,
'Till the end of time,
I wanna love,
Love ya that much,
Cash it all in,
Give it all up,
When you're gone,
I wanna go too,
Like Johnny & June,

I wanna hold you baby right or wrong,
Build a world around a country song,
Pray a sweet prayer,
Follow you there,
Down in history,

I wanna love like Johnny & June,
Rings of fire burnin' with you,
I wanna walk the line,
Walk the line,
'Till the end of time,
I wanna love,
Love ya that much,
Cash it all in,
Give it all up,
When you're gone,
I wanna go too,
Like Johnny & June,

Like Johnny & June,
More than life itself,
No-one else,
This here is promise,
They don't make love like that anymore,
Is that too much to be askin' for,

I wanna love like Johnny & June,
Rings of fire burnin' with you,
I wanna walk the line,
Walk the line,
'Till the end of time,
I wanna love,
Love ya that much,
Cash it all in,
Give it all up,
When you're gone,
I wanna go too,
Like Johnny & June,

Like Johnny & June,
And when we're gone,
There'll be no tears to cry,
Only memories of our lives,
They'll remember, remember,
A love like that.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

The Power of Poetry

This article is copied from here.

There are those who are born with the gift for crafting words with power as part of their earthly mission providing great inspiration for our minds and our souls. Their works of art come down to us through history and their names are well known. Then there are those of us who, when our paths encounter immense pain, loss, or joy, find no greater comfort than attempting to put our words into verse. Some of these words may become known to a few others, while some remain locked in the pages of our personal journals. Yet they all have the power to heal and help us to grow.

Molly Harrower, author of “The Therapy of Poetry,” wrote, “Poetry is ‘therapy’ and is part and parcel of normal development…. Long before there were therapists there were poets and from time immemorial man has struggled to cope with his inevitable inner turmoil. One way of so coping has been the ballad, the song, the poem. Once crystallized into words, all-engulfing feelings become manageable, and once challenged into explicitness, the burden of the incommunicable becomes less heavy. The very act of creating is a self-sustaining experience, and in the poetic moment the self becomes both the ministering ‘therapist’ and the comforted ‘patient.’”
I wish I knew what passion felt like,
To wake up and feel the passion to be happy and to love.
Passion is the eagerness to wake up with the light.
And passion is what fights the dark every night.
I don’t think I have ever known true passion,
But that wont stop me from seeking it like an impossible mission.
To search for the one that will show me that,
True passion is what life’s really about.

Roar

I heard this song, and it clicked deep down in me. I have said these lyrics in the last six months. I have felt this defiance... the determination to do what I know I can do even when I am told I can't. This is all over the airwaves and being played at all kinds of sporting events now, but it doesn't change the impact the song has had on me. I love it.



"Roar" Katy Perry
I used to bite my tongue and hold my breath
Scared to rock the boat and make a mess
So I sat quietly, agreed politely
I guess that I forgot I had a choice
I let you push me past the breaking point
I stood for nothing, so I fell for everything

You held me down, but I got up (HEY!)
Already brushing off the dust
You hear my voice, you hear that sound
Like thunder gonna shake the ground
You held me down, but I got up (HEY!)
Get ready cause I’ve had enough
I see it all, I see it now

[Chorus]
I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter, dancing through the fire
Cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar
Louder, louder than a lion
Cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
You’re gonna hear me roar

Now I’m floating like a butterfly
Stinging like a bee I earned my stripes
I went from zero, to my own hero

You held me down, but I got up (HEY!)
Already brushing off the dust
You hear my voice, you hear that sound
Like thunder gonna shake the ground
You held me down, but I got up (HEY!)
Get ready ’cause I’ve had enough
I see it all, I see it now

[Chorus]
I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter, dancing through the fire
‘Cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar
Louder, louder than a lion
‘Cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
You’re gonna hear me roar
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
You'll hear me roar
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
You're gonna hear me roar...

Ro-oar, ro-oar, ro-oar, ro-oar, ro-oar

I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter, dancing through the fire
‘Cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar
Louder, louder than a lion
‘Cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
You’re gonna hear me roar
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
You'll hear me roar
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
You're gonna hear me roar...


I can look back now, and see things with much more clarity than I could in the the middle of the heartache, anger, stress, and anxiety.

"When two people decide to get a divorce, it isn't a sign that they 'don't understand' one another, but a sign that they have, at last, begun to."

Helen Rowland