Day 20 ~ Music Quotes

As I mentioned a few posts ago, something I am changing on this blog from what I did last year is that not every quote is going to be from a book. Instead I want to use quotes and sayings that speak to me, instead of searching for a quote. Most of the quotes here will still be from books, but I like the idea of being able to share quotes from anywhere. To kick off using quotes from music, today instead of a quote, I decided to share a poem I wrote in one of my classes last year where we were learning to teach poetry.

It is called a found poem. For those who don’t know what a found poem is, it is pretty much using words that already exist, and creating a poem out of them. Such as having an article and highlighting a few lines or words that stand out to you, and creating a poem that way.

What I did was more of an Ipod shuffle. I turned my Ipod on, and wrote the first line of every song that played for a while. I then rearranged them in a way I thought made sense. I enjoyed the way it turned out. How so many different lines, from different songs, from different artist, from different genres, seemed to find a way to fit together, even if it doesn’t fit perfectly 🙂

I think it is a good example of life. We are all a different song lyric. We follow life by our own tune. Sometimes we come across other lyrics that when we try to blend together we create the sound of a dying cat. But when we find the right lyrics, we can make some pretty decent harmonies 😉

~Elizabeth

PS Excuse the bad music metaphor and ramblings, still fighting the flu and I blame the meds 😉

 

It’s been a really really messed up week.

Where it Began, I can’t begin to know

 

Guess this means you’re sorry

I’d really hate to let this moment go

 

Something has changed within me

Closed off from love, I didn’t need the pain

 

Wise men Say

You can’t always get what you want

Sometimes in our lives we all have pain

 

Another turning point, a fork stuck in the road

I need another story

 

Somewhere out there beneath the pale Moonlight

Rising up

There’s a hero if you look inside your heart

Forget your troubles come on get happy

 

 Song titles and artists:

Tonight Tonight- Hot Chelle Rae

Sweet Caroline-Neil Diamond

 

My Life Would Suck Without You- Avril Lavigne

Don’t You Wanna Stay-Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson

 

Defying Gravity-Wicked Original Broadway Play

Bleeding Love-Leona Lewis

 

I Can’t Help Falling in Love-UB40

You Can’t Always Get What You Want-Rolling Stones

Lean On Me-Michael Bolton

 

Good Riddance-Green Day

Secrets-OneRepublic

 

Somewhere Out There-Linda Ronstadt and James Ingram

Eye of the Tiger-Survivor

Hero-Mariah Carey

Get happy-Judy Garland

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Day 130 ~ The Road to Daybreak: A Spiritual Journey

“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.”

Day 100 ~ City of Bones

Seeing through glamour is easy. It’s people that are hard.”    

“There was something about Jace, though, that made her want to push him, crack that shell of cynicism and make him admit her believed something, felt something, cared about anythinng at all.”    

“If there was one thing she was learning from all this, it was how easy it was to lose everything you had always thought you’d have forever.”    

“Every teenager in the world feels like that, feels broken or out of place, different somehow, royalty mistakenly born into a family of peasants. The difference in your case is that it’s true.”    

“It means ‘Shadowhunters: Looking Better in Black Than the Widows of our Enemies Since 1234’.”

“Don’t order any of the faerie food,” said Jace, looking at her over the top of his menu. “It tends to make humans a little crazy. One minute you’re munching a faerie plum, the next minute you’re running naked down Madison Avenue with antlers on your head. Not,” he added hastily, “that this has ever happened to me.”   

“I don’t want tea,” said Clary, with muffled force. “I want to find my mother. And then I want to find out who took her in the first place, and I want to kill them.” “Unfortunately,” said Hodge, “we’re all out of bitter revenge at the moment, so it’s either tea or nothing.”   

“What do you want?” “Just coffee. Black – like my soul.”    

“Half of your attention is better than all of anyone else’s.”    

“Rule number one of anime,” Simon said. He sat propped up against a pile of pillows at the foot of his bed, a bag of potato chips in one hand and the TV remote in the other. He was wearing a black T-shirt that said I BLOGGED YOUR MOM and a pair of jeans that were ripped in one knee. “Never screw with a blind monk.”    

“That’s why when major badasses greet each other in movies, they don’t say anything, they just nod. The nod means, ‘I’ am a badass, and I recognize that you, too, are a badass,’ but they don’t say anything because they’re Wolverine and Magneto and it would mess up their vibe to explain.”   

“You know,” Clary said, “most psychologists agree that hostility is really just sublimated sexual attraction.” “Ah,” said Jace blithely, “that might explain why I so often run into people who seem to dislike me.”  

To celebrate the 100 quote, I wanted to use my favorite book series by my favorite author. I was a huge fan of Cassandra Clare even while she was an amature fanfiction writer. When she came out with City of Bones, I bought it and was immediately sucked into the amazing universe and characters she was created. 🙂 I highly recommend checking out her series (Mortal Instruments and Inferno Devices). A fantasy novel where a darker world exists unknown to the mere mundanes such as ourselves,  filled with warlocks, fairies (NOT the tinkerbell kind), werewolves, vampires, demons, angels, and the shadowhunters created to fight evil. If you love YA books, plot lines that keep you guessing, multidimensional characters, love to laugh (which you will most definitely do), and maybe even cry some ( I know I did), than you will absolutely love these books!

I know this is far more quotes than I usually use, but I honestly couldn’t decide which to use, and I really wanted to provide a variety of quotes for people to see why I love this series. I thought this was hard using only one quote.

~Elizabeth

Day 40 ~ The Notebook

“The scariest thing about distance is that you don’t know whether they’ll miss you or forget you.”

This is honestly something I struggle with in my life. I would even go as far to say it is one of my biggest insecurities. I grew up in a military town, so was use to people entering, than leaving my life. But I can say that it never does get any easier even after all these years. One of the most difficult parts I found was in creating what seemed like great friendships and relationships, but once one of us moved that connection fizzled through time and distance.

It is impossible to know who is going to stick around in your life once the factor of distance is added. Relationships can be difficult enough to maintain with others as we go through life, but adding that separation makes it even more difficult. When someone leaves, my biggest fear is that they will forget and/or replace me in their life. And while it often feels like I am always waiting for that moment when that person finally forgets me, I have also had the chance to discover who is worth keeping up relationships with. Of the many people who have entered my life over the years, a precious few have remained a constant and I know those are the people I want in my life. I may not get to see and talk to them everyday, weeks may pass in between communication, but I know they are there for me and I would be there for them. A favorite quote of mine is:

“When people walk away from you…Let them go…Your destiny is never tied to anyone who leaves you, and it doesn’t mean they are bad people.It just means that their part in your story is over.”

I won’t regret those people in my life that are no longer a part of it. While they were part of my life, they were worth it and I am grateful for them and the time we shared. Every person that has been in my life, regardless on how long that time was, has helped shape me into who I am. Some in the most miniscule of ways and some who will never realize the huge impact they have had. It will probably always be difficult when I am separated from those I care about, and I may always wonder, ‘are they missing me like I am them, or have they forgotten all about me’. But I want to let go of that scared feeling of losing someone to distance, and instead be grateful for those who care about me enough to continue to be a part of my life and are still there regardless of that distance 😀

~Elizabeth

Day 21 ~ Sisterhood Everlasting

“Their friendship was only one aspect of their lives but it seemed to give meaning to all the others.”

I may not see or have the chance to talk to my best friends as often as I like.  At one time, I know we spent more time together than apart, but over the years our lives have taken us into different directions; work, family, school, different states, different countries. But even though we are living away from one another, living our lives apart, they are still such a huge part of my life. I know that if I was to call anyone of the people I consider a best friend, all I would need to say is ‘I need you’ and without hesitation they would say ‘ok’ and I would do the same. Throughout my day, I see and think of things that remind me of these friends that makes me smile just thinking about them. Hearing about their lives makes me happy. When something happens in my life, I want to share it with them no matter how big or small. I don’t know where I would be without these people. They came into my life at different times, but when they entered my life it was when I needed them most and I will always be grateful for them. I do not know where I would be without them because they have helped shape me into who I am in more ways than even they know. My friends and family are what give the rest of my life meaning.

~Elizabeth