Saturday, January 22, 2011

Fast car.

So I'm all cozy and tucked into bed on this chilly January night.

I am just so sleepy.  If I could somehow move my entire world and the people in it to some place in Europe I would in a heartbeat because I'm a believer in late nights, early mornings and long, leisurely afternoon naps.  I have quite a ridiculous sleep schedule and at times it feels like a full time job trying to get it.... "right"... or at least aligned with our society's normal sleep pattern.  Another thought at the moment:


Music for tonight:  Kina Grannis teaming up with Boyce Avenue to do an AMAZING Tracey Chapman cover.  This song has always been one of my all time favorites (so brilliant) and these two nailed it.  Love, love, love, love.  Have a good sleep. :)

"You got a fast car 
I want a ticket to anywhere 
Maybe we make a deal 
Maybe together we can get somewhere 

Anyplace is better 
Starting from zero got nothing to lose 
Maybe we'll make something 
But me myself I got nothing to prove 

You got a fast car 
And I got a plan to get us out of here 
I been working at the convenience store 
Managed to save just a little bit of money 
We won't have to drive too far 
Just 'cross the border and into the city 
You and I can both get jobs 
And finally see what it means to be living 

You see my old man's got a problem 
He live with the bottle that's the way it is 
He says his body's too old for working 
I say his body's too young to look like his 
My mama went off and left him 
She wanted more from life than he could give 
I said somebody's got to take care of him 
So I quit school and that's what I did 

You got a fast car 
But is it fast enough so we can fly away 
We gotta make a decision 
We leave tonight or live and die this way 

I remember we were driving driving in your car 
The speed so fast I felt like I was drunk 
City lights lay out before us 
And your arm felt nice wrapped 'round my shoulder 
And I had a feeling that I belonged 
And I had a feeling I could be someone, be someone, be someone 

You got a fast car 
And we go cruising to entertain ourselves 
You still ain't got a job 
And I work in a market as a checkout girl 
I know things will get better 
You'll find work and I'll get promoted 
We'll move out of the shelter 
Buy a big house and live in the suburbs 

You got a fast car 
And I got a job that pays all our bills 
You stay out drinking late at the bar 
See more of your friends than you do of your kids 
I'd always hoped for better 
Thought maybe together you and me would find it 
I got no plans I ain't going nowhere 
So take your fast car and keep on driving 

You got a fast car 
But is it fast enough so you can fly away 
You gotta make a decision 

You leave tonight or live and die this way "

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Living in color part sept.

Living in color.  Beauty, life, magic, the universe.  If you missed the first six, go here (part 6) first, then that will lead you to the first five.  OR click on the tab at the bottom of this page called (you guessed it ;)) "Living in Color." Enjoy and have a fabulously lovely day. ;)

"If the sight of the blue skies 
fills you with joy,
if a blade of grass springing up in the fields
has the power to move you,
if the simple things of nature have a message
that you understand,
rejoice, for your soul is alive."
-Eleonora Duse

"There is nowhere to go but everywhere 
so just keep on rolling with the stars."
-Jack Kerouac

"I will not be just a tourist in the world of images, just watching images passing by, which I cannot live in, make love to, possess as permanent sources of joy and ecstasy."
-Anais Nin

"Souls love.  That's what souls do.  Egos don't, but souls do.  Become a soul, look around, and you'll be amazed-all the beings around you are souls.  Be one, see one.  When many people have this heart connection, then we will know that we are all one, we human beings all over the planet.  We will be one.    One love.  And don't leave out the animals, and trees, and clouds and galaxies- it's all one.  It's one energy.  It comes through in individual ways, but it's one energy.  You can call it energy, or you can call it love.  I like to look at a tree and see that it's love.  Don't you?"
-Ram Dass

"I saw two kids, maybe seventh graders, in Washington Square today holding hands.  He looked at her like she was the only girl on earth.  What happens to us?  One day we're just magic and then... then we're sensible. I know there was a time when a girl could change the color of the sky just by looking at me. Numb and colorblind is no way to go through life. Tomorrow I start remembering how to be a kid again."
-Adam Duritz

 "We do not grow absolutely chronologically. 
 We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another;  unevenly.  We grow partially.  We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another.
 The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward,forward, or fix us in the present.  We are made up of layers, cells, constellations."
-Anais Nin

"No, life cannot be understood flat on a page. It has to be lived; a person has to get out of his head, has to fall in love, has to memorize poems, has to jump off bridges into rivers, has to stand in an empty desert and whisper sonnets under his breath. We get one and I, and one story alone."
-Donald Miller

"Men often became what they believed themselves to be.  If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it.  But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it even if I didn't have it in the beginning."
-Mahatma Gandhi

"But I need to be around magic people sometimes.
People I don't have to explain myself to."
-Richard Kindrey

"I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things.... I play with leaves.
I skip down the street and run against the wind."
-Leo Buscaglia

"I had not known before us, that every vein in my body was capable of carrying light, 
like a river seen from a train makes a channel of sky etch itself deep into a landscape.  I had not really known I could be so much more than myself; I had not known another body could do this to mine."
-Ali Smith

"May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you're wonderful, and don't forget to make some art- write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can.  And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself."
-Neil Gaiman