Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

Sometimes the LDS hymnbook is a little lack luster. In honor of Easter, here's the chorus of one that should be in the green book! :)

Because He lives, I can face tomorrow.
Because He lives, All fear is gone.
Because I know He holds the future,
And life is worth the living just because He lives.

Happy Easter!!!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Shirley Jones-Then & Now 10

Jackie...this one's for you (or at least the first line or so). Enjoy!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Sometimes the Germans get poetry

Und morgen wird die Sonne wieder scheinen
und auf dem Wege, den ich gehen werde,
wird uns, die Gl├╝cklichen sie wieder einen
inmitten dieser sonnenatmenden Erde…
und zu dem Strand, dem weiten, wogenblauen,
werden wir still und langsam niedersteigen,
stumm werden wir uns in die Augen schauen,
und auf uns sinkt des Gl├╝ckes stummes Schweigen...

(or for those who don't want to look it up)

And tomorrow the sun will shine again
And on the way which I shall follow
She will again unite us lucky ones
As all around us the earth breathes in the sun
Slowly, silently, we will climb down
To the wide beach and the blue waves
In silence, we will look in each other's eyes
And the mute stillness of happiness will sink upon us

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Sometimes you just have to walk away for a bit and say "It's not my problem". That's all.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Help!!!

ok friends...I need help. I'm trying to help a friend raise $4000. Benefit recitals already on the list. And we need to raise it fast. Thoughts? I'm trying to figure out how to go to businesses...but haven't quite figured that out yet (any thoughts would be appreciated). And, it's a tax deduction for anyone who donates, if you know anyone who needs a deduction. HELP!!!

Thanks... :)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Random thoughts...

I was reading a friend's blog today and she reminded me of something (if you're reading this, you know who you are). **warning...cheesy comments ahead**

The universe and everything in it is all about love. It's all anyone is really searching for...to be loved in one form or another. I have always been a strong believer that one of the biggest reasons for our existence is to learn how to love...love as friends, love as companions, love as lovers, any and all meanings of the word. And on top of that, learning how to allow others to experience love in whatever form it may take. I've always wondered why people think it their business to nose around in everyone else's desires and dreams while ignoring their own. But I guess that's another post for another time. Anyway, love is a risk...a big one in any situation...there's always the chance that it won't be returned or that it will be twisted around to hurt. But if the universe, God, or whomever/whatever you may believe in cares enough to create a world and a people that are so determined to find it, it must be worth the risk. Here's to hoping we all find it in any and all forms, and are able to celebrate it and keep it.

Ok...cheesiness done... :)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Sarah Teasdale

I am not yours, not lost in you,
Not lost, although I long to be
Lost as a candle lit at noon,
Lost as a snowflake in the sea.

You love me, and I find you still
A spirit beautiful and bright,
Yet I am I, who long to be
Lost as a light is lost in light.

Oh plunge me deep in love -- put out
My senses, leave me deaf and blind,
Swept by the tempest of your love,
A taper in a rushing wind.