Saturday, September 23

Something Just Like This ~ The Chainsmokers & Coldplay


I've been reading books of old
The legends and the myths
Achilles and his gold
Hercules and his gifts
Spiderman's control
And Batman with his fists
And clearly I don't see myself upon that list
But she said, where'd you wanna go?
How much you wanna risk?
I'm not looking for somebody
With some superhuman gifts
Some superhero
Some fairytale bliss
Just something I can turn to
Somebody I can kiss
I want something just like this
Doo-doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
Doo-doo-doo
Oh, I want something just like this
Doo-doo-doo, doo-doo
Doo-doo-doo
Oh, I want something just like this
I want something just like this
I've been reading books of old
The legends and the myths
The testaments they told
The moon and its eclipse
And Superman unrolls
A suit before he lifts
But I'm not the kind of person that it fits
She said, where'd you wanna go?
How much you wanna risk?
I'm not looking for somebody
With some superhuman gifts
Some superhero
Some fairytale bliss
Just something I can turn to
Somebody I can miss
I want something just like this
I want something just like this
Oh, I want something just like this
Doo-doo-doo, doo-doo-doo
Doo-doo-doo,
Oh, I want something just like this
Doo-doo-doo, doo-doo
Doo-doo-doo, 
Where'd you wanna go?
How much you wanna risk?
I'm not looking for somebody
With some superhuman gifts
Some superhero
Some fairytale bliss
Just something I can turn to
Somebody I can kiss
I want something just like this
Oh, I want something just like this
Oh, I want something just like this
Oh, I want something just like this

Wednesday, September 20

The Dash by Linda Ellis

I read of a man who stood to speak
At the funeral of a friend
 
He referred to the dates on her tombstone
From the beginning to the end
 
He noted that first came her date of her birth
And spoke the following date with tears,
 
But he said what mattered most of all
Was the dash between those years
 
For that dash represents all the time
That she spent alive on earth.
 
And now only those who loved her
Know what that little line is worth.
 
For it matters not how much we own;
The cars, the house, the cash,
 
What matters is how we live and love
And how we spend our dash.
 
So think about this long and hard.
Are there things you’d like to change?
 
For you never know how much time is left,
That can still be rearranged.
 
If we could just slow down enough
To consider what’s true and real
 
And always try to understand
The way other people feel.
 
And be less quick to anger,
And show appreciation more
 
And love the people in our lives
Like we’ve never loved before.
 
If we treat each other with respect,
And more often wear a smile
 
Remembering that this special dash
Might only last a little while.
 
So, when your eulogy is being read
With your life’s actions to rehash
 
Would you be proud of the things they say
About how you spent your dash?

Tuesday, September 19

Where Does the Time Go ~ A Great Big World



Where does the time go? 
I don't want this to end 
Where does the time go? 
Let's hang on to the moment we're in 
Of all the things we will remember 
The good, the bad, and all the blessings in disguise 
Today will stick with me forever 
Even if we have to say goodbye 
Where does the time go? 
I keep losing track 
Where does the time go? 
We're too young to get lost looking back 
Life doesn't always give us answers 
Some dots they won't connect until the years go by 
If we're not meant to be together 
Some day we'll know the reasons why 
Of all the things we will remember 
The good, the bad, and all the blessings indisguise 
Today will stick with me forever 
Even if we have to say goodbye 
Where does the time go? 
I don't want this to end 
Where does the time go? 
Let's hang on to the moment we're in

Thursday, September 7

10 Things

1. I am amazed at how much one year changes a person. From where I was a year ago...to where I was the year before. The thoughts I had - the plans that were so certain. And now I am in the same spot I was. Life is a circle some times. I barely know the next steps, but, I guess, I know that in a year I will be different - wish I had some sign of what that looks like.

2. “The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.” ~ Steve Maraboli

3. ..talk about the year's gone by! 10 years ago this was painted...
What the hell does it mean!

4. ..and this happened in 2007.


5. Sometimes the path way home doesn't lead back to what you thought home was. What is home? A destination but of comfort. A place of peace. I place sadly undefined yet so vivid.

6. Ok....realization....turning into a deeper post than originally thought. Sorry, not sorry.

7. All of a sudden it is week 2 of the semester. How does this happen to me, it sneaks up. And before I know it I am neck deep for months.

8. "But you held your course to some distant war, In the corners of your mind"


9. ^^ ...I may have danced in the rain to this last night at midnight..ok, I totally did...^^

10. Maybe sometimes it is just enough to exist in someone else's life. Not necessarily knowing where you stand with each other, or if you will see them in a year; or even tragically if they will know your name in a time. Just to live in the moment with them, experience life with them, have a beer and share stories on a porch. That has to be enough at times. It has to be enough that every experience, every person, has a meaning for that moment in our lives. We just may never know what that meaning is, but finding acceptance in having them, even for a short time is enough to cure an aching soul.