In our society as it exists today, there is often an unhealthy idealization and hero worship that takes place when we see others accomplishing and overcoming difficult things. We make demigods of those whom we see as being above ourselves and we seek to associate ourselves with those we see as above the norm. The … Continue reading Sisu: Is it in You?
The kindling has been gathered The tinder has been too There's stacks of well cut firewood I'm just waiting to go through For season upon season I've dreamt of this one fire And building up the flames and coals Of an inextinguishable pyre At times I have forgotten how To hope for winter's cold And … Continue reading Kindling
A cool and breezy Autumn in gold and crimson Leaves, draped with fragrant boughs of Fir, spruce, and heather sheaves, is The scape of my dreams
I'm not the best with waiting. I was the child that wanted to peek at the gifts before Christmas and the one who hated to have to wait for report cards to be issued. I've always been more of a "right now" kind of a girl.
Have you ever heard a song come on the radio that you once loved but that you listened to so much years before that even the first few notes of the melody are enough to grate your nerves? I think we all have. What about hearing an artist that you used to love, once long … Continue reading Find What Sings
If you've been reading the last couple Sound of My Day posts from the last couple weeks, you've by now realized that I'm hitting my favorite songs from one of my all time favorite albums ever and the artist happens to be Norah Jones. You all know that feeling you get when you can only … Continue reading “One Flight Down” ~ The Sound of My Day
This song is not the only hauntingly lonely song from Norah Jones but it is one that has implied hope that I can never seem to get away from as it circles through the end of summer and that season, into fall (appropos, no?), and winter thinking on what had happened. He'd picked her like … Continue reading “Shoot the Moon” ~ The Sound of My Day
Don't live with regrets For a lifetime for things that Take moments to say
For reasons only I could say, I've been living with Norah Jones in the background for the last week or so. I didn't even realize I kept pushing play on the same old album again and again until I had the most spectacular deja vu with the amount of happy, relaxed chill that this one … Continue reading “Don’t Know Why” ~ The Sound of My Day
This week I did something I haven't done at all in almost 16 months with more ease than I've been able to do it in for more than 4 years: I stood up on my one leg and a prosthetic and I walked. If you don't have any major health issues or problems with mobility, … Continue reading Perspective Taking