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12 Days of Christmas blogging: Day 6

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.

Since I’ve already written about my New Years’ Promises{ I hate the word” resolutions”as when I resolve to complete a task I generally fail at the attempt.} I’m writing about music on my Ipod. Irrelevant? Probably, but this is my blog & I’ll discuss what I wat to discuss. :O)

Anyhow, I’m currently waiting for EPC to pick me up for our morning workout at the gym. I’m fairly pleased with the results of my promise to myself that I’d get fit in 2012, but I’ve still MUCH more work in that area of my life ahead of me. Fitness{ at lest to me} is a lifestyle choice–not a ” resolution”.

The Parental Units gave me a new much improved Ipod for Christmas. Currently { as I type} I am transferring a 3 Dog Night CD to my Itunes collection. Although I was born in 1976, m musical tastes lie mostly with the rock & roll music of the 1960s & 1970’s. :O) In my opinion, music of y parents’ generation is fa superior to the music of today. Although there are some bands & solo artists from te 180’s { my ” coming of age” years”} my tastes in music tend towards that of the vintage rock era. I’ll admit that I’ve some current ” pop music” on my Ipod…but its few & far between on my playlist.

I’m an “old soul” musically. :O)

Song for mood of the week.

Today’s quote is from my all-time favorite female singer-songwriter, Ms Carly Simon

” what if the prince on a horse in your fairy tale / is right here in disguise?/ And what if the stars you are reaching so high for/are shining in his eyes.” ~Carly Simon

The quote is from her song_ The Stuff That Dreams are Made Of_ from the album Coming Around Again. While I love ALL Carly’s work, there are certain songs that really speak to me at certain times of my life.

At any rate, life is * really* good & I am happy.

haven’t got time for the pain…

Carly Simon rocks…..:O) I’ve loved her work since childhood & can’t wait to get her new album. As the kids today say, the new remix of her old classic songs will be ” legit”. :O) Carly Simon not only has one heck of a voice but she is also quite the poet. Sorry, but the ” pop” stars of today cannot compare to the talent that is Carly Simon.

Anyhow, I’ve been thinking a lot about how strange people are. One particular ex-friend comes to mind. She quit talking to me suddenly & to this day cannot figure out her reasoning. Frankly, I suspect why she ended our friendship so suddenly but I am not gonna delve into that in my blog. That would be mean & I am trying hard to NOT return evil for evil…alhough there is plenty I could say about that situation. Although I am totally where I should be, I still cannot forgive nor forget how badly this individual hurt my feelings when she quit talking to me. And this morning I want to tell her & that whole organization to STUFF IT! :O( I’ve tried to ask her what the heck is goin on but she won’t return any of my calls or emails.

I may have many faults, but AM loyal & value my friends. When others don’t value friendship enough to at least tell me why one wants no more contact with me I have trouble forgiving & forgetting. I haven’t time for her crap…..but why does rejection without explanation still bother me? The whole situation just sucks & I am so glad to at least be free from that poison. Yet clearly I am still hurting….darn it!

Fave Idina Lyrics

Secular songs can carry profound  Spiritual truths.

I am a * huge* fan of Ms Menzel & her music.  About two years ago this song  came out & it really ” spoke” to me as few songs have done in my lifetime. At the time that I bought this CD, I was in a very emotionally, physically & { most-importantly} spiritually  bad state..  I was severely underweight, emotionally depleted & spiritually seeking something more than what I’d known in my life.  It was at this time that I found The Episcopal Church…or should I say the Church found me?

 God does work in ways which we humans cannot ever  understand. While I am not always happy{ no one ever is…& if they tell ya that RUN the other way…} but I do feel joy. But I did not find this joy until I finally  moved away from my comfort zone & the dysfunction associated with that situation.

These lyrics…ALL OF THEM…are ripe with special meaning for me But it is the following that can, under certain circumstances, bring me to tears:

“If this is the moment I stand here on my own
If this is my rite of passage that somehow leads me home
I might be afraid
But it’s my turn to be brave”

Now, as I prayerfully seek  what God might have in store for me next, I’ll remember these words.

Here is the song in its entirety………

“Brave”

By: Idina Mezel

Don’t know just where I’m going
And tomorrow, it’s a little overwhelming
And the air is cold
And I’m not the same anymore
I’ve been running in your direction
For too long now
I’ve lost my own reflection
And I can’t look down
If you’re not there to catch me when I fall.

If this is the moment I stand here on my own
If this is my rite of passage that somehow leads me home
I might be afraid
But it’s my turn to be brave
If this is the last chance before we say goodbye
At least it’s the first day of the rest of my life
I can’t be afraid
Cause it’s my turn to be brave

All along all I ever wanted, was to be the light
When your life was daunting
But I can’t see mine
When I feel as though you’re pushing me away
Well who’s to blame, are we making the right choices
Cause we can’t be sure if we’re hearing our own voices
As we close the door even though we are so desperate to stay

If this is the moment I stand here on my own
If this is my rite of passage that somehow leads me home
I might be afraid
But it’s my turn to be brave
If this is the last chance before we say goodbye
At least it’s the first day of the rest of my life
I can’t be afraid
Cause it’s my turn to be brave

And I might still cry
And I might still bleed
These thorns in my side
This heart on my sleeve
And lightning may strike
This ground at my feet
And I might still crash
But I still believe

This is the moment I stand here all alone
With everything I have inside, everything I own
I might be afraid
But it’s my turn to be brave
If this is the last time before we say goodbye
At least it’s the first day of the rest of my life
I can’t be afraid
Cause it’s my turn to be brave