February 23, 2011

Live & Love

 Don't throw yourself out on another's whim. 
People change, as do intentions and as a result, consequences. 
Live for yourself -- love those around you, but realize that they’ve got their own agendas.
 That’s the thing about the Earth: It doesn’t stop to acknowledge the daily disasters of the living. It just keeps spinning and sucking. I think that’s what drives people towards faith, that unsettling realization that the physical world goes on without them, before them, after them, without recognition or sympathy.
 So just live, have wonderful times and make mistakes... 
but never second guess where you've been, where you are, 
and most of all where you're going.

February 8, 2011

She's Only Happy in the Sun

 She's only happy in the sun

Did you find what you were after?
The pain and the laughter brought you to your knees
But if the sun sets you free, sets you free
You'll be free indeed, Indeed

She's only happy in the sun
She's only happy in the sun
 So come on, get higher, loosen my lips
Faith and desire and the swing of your hips
Just pull me down hard
And drown me in love

February 1, 2011

Travel Through Life

 “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” 
– Mark Twain
“Travel is more than the seeing of sights;
it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” 
– Miriam Beard
“Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.” 
– Mark Jenkins