My Fave!

Seriously...there are some words I come across that I never want to lose.  These are just too lovely to allow to pass me by without some attempt at clinging.

I’m just going to say it, because I can NOT post this song, but Animotion.  The one hit wonder of one of my ALL time favorite songs.  Interesting story...when I first worked at Bette’s Hallmark (where I actually met my future MIL!) I also met a woman whose husband did the lighting for Animotion, and I was so impressed and it was so awesome, but she never seemed REALLY happy again.  And they got divorced, and it made me sooooo sad.

But I had this little dance to “like a butterfly, a wild butterfly...I will collect you and capture you.”  They are clever lyrics, really.  But then I heard the truth in the song, more recently.  “A circumstance...Your affection is not what it seems.”  Yep.  Just a circumstance, and THAT is the difference.  I am no longer a circumstance.  I am the WHOLE dream.  And THAT is the difference between happy and sad.  Complete and incomplete.  I am so fortunate to be more than a circumstance!

Guess who figured out how to cache a deleted post, because I changed my mind (yep...I do that A LOT!).  Me...that's who.  This came across my treadmill playlist, and I just can't decide which I prefer.  Elvis...or Cheap Trick.  I mean, there is definitely something to be said about the original.  But...

I had a dream about this one last night...I heard it overhead and decided I had to put it on my blog, so...#random.  🤷‍♀️😂  I guess it's just going to be songs from now on.  Who knows...

I mean...he REALLY hates The Cure, but...💖💖💖.  We'll keep this on the "Only When I'm Alone" playlist.  😉😂

Might as well branch into songs, huh?  Lyrics are my real first love, after all.  Speaking of totally unrelated...I finished reading Les Miserables today.  Marius got his Cosette.  💖  And we said goodbye to Jean Valjean.  He died a hero.  In other news, my Grandma Carlene ALSO died today.  She is MY hero.  I am sad.  Longing for some tangible comfort!

Wanna talk movie clips then?  Why Ed Bailey..."If I thought you weren't my friend, I just don't think I could bear it."  -The Notorious Doc Holliday via Val Kilmer  #disingenuous

I mean...since we are kind of on a roll with clips...sweet movie moments: 10 Things I Hate About You  (I'm thinking about starting a list of my own.  No. No.  Kristen...That's bad...delete that.)

Forgive the profanity, but this is just funny.  Hey...I am fully aware that men have much value as well!


When words just aren't enough.  It's fine, world...kick me when I'm down.  I'm on Miracle Max's side on this one.  To blave is the more likely answer.  😂

"I thank you, Walton," he said, "for your kind intentions towards so miserable a wretch; but when you speak of new ties, and fresh affections, think you that any can replace those who are gone?  Can any man be to me as Clerval was; or any woman another Elizabeth?  Even where the affections are not strongly moved by any superior excellence, the companions of our childhood always possess a certain power over our minds, which hardly any later friend can obtain.  They know our infantine dispositions, which, however they may be afterwards modified, are never eradicated..."

"So do you feel bad about leaving the trail?" Katz asked after a time.

I thought for a moment, unsure.  I had come to realize that I don't have any feelings towards the AT that weren't confused and contradictory.  I was weary of the trail, but still strangely in it's thrall; found the endless slog tedious but irresistible; grew tired of the boundless woods but admired their boundlessness; enjoyed the escape from civilization and ached for its comforts.  I wanted to quit and to do this forever, sleep in a bed and in a tent, see what was over the next hill and never see a hill again.  All of this all at once, every moment, on the trail or off.

-Bill Bryson A Walk in the Woods

Killing me softly with his song...🎶  Finally!  Someone gets me.  💖

"One of the greatest difficulties in war is to find a man who can keep his head when everyone else is losing theirs.  It is only done by steady practice." - Oswald Chambers If you Will Ask


"Parted lovers beguile absence by a thousand chimerical devices, which possess, however, a reality of their own.  They are prevented from seeing each other, they cannot write to each other, they discover a multitude of mysterious means to correspond.  They send each other the song of the birds, the perfume of the flowers, the smiles of children, the light of the sun, the sighings of the breeze, the rays of stars, all creation.  And why not?  All the works of God are made to serve love.  Love is sufficiently potent to charge all nature with its messages.

"Oh Spring! Thou art a letter that I write to her."

-Victor Hugo Les Miserables, Marius's love letters to Cosette. 💖

(I mean, I get that it is not true and all, but STILL!) #swoon

 I am afraid to continue reading.  I just got the pleasure of reading as they finally met...and...given the title (and every story in the book prior to this one...), this can't end well.  😱