Saturday, December 29, 2007

Grinning from ear to ear!

So. I am incredibly proud of myself! I have successfully created a banner that I am moderately proud to call my own handiwork. Ah, the wonders of Photoshop. And a Mac. Heather has very kindly allowed me the use of hers tonight and it makes all the difference with things such as these. Let me know what ya'll think. Gotta run. Methinks a good night's sleep is in order.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Thoughts on a Wednesday night... er, Thursday morning...

So, I'm sitting here and thinking as I'm waiting for my photos to upload... This computer is so slow. I've been wondering about the "Why-do-bad-things-happen-to-good-people" question. I know the usual answers: "We all have trials we must face", "Sometimes there isn't a reason", "We all have our 'crosses' to bear", but I'm sick of these. I want answer to my "why?"! What have they done wrong that they are now receiving so much pain, suffering and heartache?

Anyways... that's my mini rant. Well, not really a rant, but my mini-ramble for the evening... er, morning as it's now after midnight.

So, below I've posted the lyrics to "Castles in the Air" by Don McLean. Not a favorite song, but a goodie and one that I've been thinking about lightly. I'd like to hear any thoughts any one out there has on it. I know the lyrics appear pretty simple, but I thought I'd ask just the same.

Castles in the Air

"And if she asks you why, you can tell her that I told you
That I'm tired of castles in the air.
I've dot a dream I want the world to share
And castle walls just lead me to despair.

Hills of forest green where the mountains touch the sky
A dream come true. I'll live there 'til I die.
I'm asking you to say my last goodbye.
The love we knew ain't worth another try.

Save me, from all the trouble and the pain.
I know I'm weak, but I can't face that girl again.
Tell her the reasons why I can't remain.
Perhaps she'll understand, if you tell it to her plain.

But how can words express the feel of sunlight in the morning?
In the hills, away from city strife.
I need a country woman for my wife.
I'm city born, but I love the country life.

For I cannot be part of the cocktail generation.
Partners waltz, devoid of all romance.
The music plays and everyone must dance.
I'm bowing out. I need a second chance.

And if she asks you why, you can tell her that I told you
That I'm tired of castles in the air.
I've dot a dream I want the world to share
And castle walls just lead me to despair."
-Don McLean

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Looking

Looking for hope
A light at the end of the tunnel
Escape or oncoming dragon?

Looking for peace
Clearing up ahead
Oasis or quicksand?

Looking for love
Smiles and pleasantries
Acceptance or tolerance?

Looking for purpose
Road sign at a fork
Good advice or practical joke?

Sunday, December 2, 2007

To anyone...

Not really writing to anyone in particular, just have to get some things down on paper. Er... or... not.

The past few weeks have been, hem, interesting, to say the least. I know they're there to help us and all, but does anyone else not like doctors? I swear I get a panic attack when I'm within a 50-foot radius of them. Current events are not helping that either. I was really hoping this could be solved easily and quickly, but it's not to be. Things always have to be more complicated, eh? "It never rains, but it pours" as the saying goes.

So, I've taken to listening to Alison Krauss again. Such incredible music. It's perfect, too, because there's just the right amount of melancholy, but not enough to send someone spiraling into depression! And, by the way, that was said with a grin and a wink.