With everything that is going on in America right now, I have found myself getting respite from songs. I love listening to a wide variety of music, but some days, I need a certain vibe to help me pretend that all is ok with the world (or myself).
All Songs Considered did a podcast in which they chose songs that were written for protest, the link is to my favorite – it is called “Work” by Charlotte Day Wilson. The lyric that empowers me the most is
“it’s going to take a bit of work..now that you’re here..woah oh work
The video also only shows women and members of he LGBTQ community, according to the artist, which on its own shows gumption.
I love being moved by music!
The body –
Easily changed from fluid to fragile, young to old, peppy to passive in the blink of an eye.
The smallest movement and it’s incapacitated.
Unsure how to get out of the funk and squalor of the throbbing tweak.
Relaxation and medication only numb my mind.
Need it to feel like my whole self again.
Warmed and iced is a temporary fix.
My body is my temple and soul and been cursed with a shoulder that was pulled from the slight over-reach while being vain. Please ease the pain.
I really enjoyed this post! Even though spelling and grammar are big pet peeves of mine, I think it is important for children to learn to be themselves in writing and have confidence before spelling is important. As they become better readers, it will be something they notice on their own.
Do you remember the name of your kindergarten teacher? I do, mine. Her name was Mrs White. And I remember thinking she must be some older relation of Walt Disney’s Snow White, because she had the same bright blue eyes, short dark hair, red lips and fair skin. I don’t remember much about what we […]
One more day! 😮 Went by so fast!
This post was very moving! I liked how it made me reflect on my every day life and what I try to live by. I definitely have “one word,” positivity. I always try to go to bed happy by not letting sorrows or stresses come home with me. I also let go of things that people would probably keep with them. I feel it isn’t worth it to let anything affect the way I look at my world: I am me and how I live it should be satisfying and enjoyable!
Since my apartment is all done with decorating, I thought I would find another hobby to entertain myself – I looked up a bunch of options and am considering knitting, adult coloring, scrapbooking, origami, and painting 🙂 For now I’m going to pick up scrapbooking of my journey at Kindercare and then coloring or knitting (havent decided yet!)
This weekend, I picked up some new furniture units from IKEA for my apartment – now anyone who knows IKEA is aware that they make you assemble everything yourself.. I was determined to get it done on my own! Once I started though, I realized what a long process it was going to be 😮 They have so many bits and pieces when it could really be only a few, but after quite a few hours for each unit and sore arms, I can say that I put together a bookshelf, TV stand, and sidetable 🙂
ONLY 6 POSTS TO GO!
With the economy the way it is and my income, I am used to mostly buying things during sales or simply cheaper clothes. But today, I was looking for household decor and I had gift cards from Christmas – I got many different things and only spent a bit of my own money!
I did 2 today because it was so busy that I missed the time before it was the next day!