Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Love... part two

Yeah, it's all those things Cher said. It also bites and bleeds, according to another song.

But when I said I'm still hoping? I meant it. Damned idealism...


More rambling about song content, on entirely too little sleep and too little nutrition after three days and nights:

According to Alannah Myles, love is what you want it to be, and heaven to the lonely. (Hah.)

Madonna said love makes the world go round. (More like crash and burn.)

Cher got it right: Love hurts, love scars, love wounds and mars.

Right on, Cher. Right on.

But I'm still hoping...

Monday, May 11, 2009

Music Speaks

I have long considered music to be an absolutely essential element in my life. It has powers I can't really explain. The closest I can come is to say that so much music moves me so deeply, I can physically feel it. This is not limited to the types of music you might expect, such as classical, but can be just as effective and, in many cases, even more effective, with songs that many consider to be throwaway pop songs. A sampling of these:

- X-Static Process and Like a Prayer, both by Madonna
- I Will Love Again, by Lara Fabian
- Viva Forever, by Spice Girls
- I Turn to You, by Melanie C
- Original Sin, by Taylor Dayne
- Silence, by Delerium with Sarah McLachlan

I'll leave you to speculate on why these songs in particular matter to me. ;-)

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Why do I even have this?

I mean, really, if months at a time will be going by without it being used, why bother? But, then again, when I finally remember and come back to it, the moment of "Oh, yeah! I can do this again, can't I?" is kind of nice.

In the time between my last post and this one, I have truly come to the realization that to live life properly, you have to be a little bit selfish at times. This is not exactly new information, but it's hit home. And I don't mean the kind of selfish where you wander through life completely oblivious to the fact that there are others around you and that they are all deserving of respect. But it's become quite clear to me that often, when you spend too much time trying to show that respect, a situation can be created whereby you completely lose track of your own needs in the process.

In the past few months, I have seen firsthand the devastating effect this can have. It has taken a long time to recover, in many ways. Fortunately I managed to learn a lesson (I think!) and avoided doing serious damage to a relationship that is highly important to me. Time will tell. But in the meantime, I know that the best thing I can do is look after myself, because only then am I going to be in shape to make sure I can also look after others.