|DISCOVER LITERATURE||7:24 PM|
There are few books that I've ever read that stand out in my mind like this short novel The Alchemist by Paulo Cohelho. In fact, my copy is now well worn in with corners folded to mark quotes that touched a place inside I had forgotten existed, and the names of my friends descending the inside of the front cover. After finishing the book it had been passes from friend to friend with only one requirement, to sign their names to the cover. Our lives are now all linked within the pages. Each of us moved deeply by Coelho's hauntingly beautiful words and ideas. It won't take long to read but the impression it leaves will drift with you as you move through the phases of your life. I have just one request if you take my advice and let this book help you to become a better version of yourself... pass it on. xo
A few outstanding quotes from the book:
- "When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too."
- "Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of it's dreams, because ever second of the search is a second's encounter with eternity"
- " To realize ones destiny is a person's only obligation"
|Dreams are illustrations... from the book your soul is writing about you. ~Marsha Norman||7:12 PM|
I'd like to offer you a bit of advice. Write down your dreams. If you wake up from a dream in the middle of the night (good or bad) write it down! Keep a notebook by your bed so that you can jot down a few things about your dream so that you can remember it in the morning. Why? Your dreams can tell you more about how you're feeling about situations than you would like to admit to yourself. Need help understanding? Check out some suggested meanings at sites like this.Just try it... Sweet dreams xo.
Listen to this- Powerspace - Sleep everyone...
|DISCOVER WISDOM||6:52 PM|
Augustana - Sweet and Low
|If nothing ever changed, there'd be no butterflies. ~Author Unknown||6:43 PM|
The Moment After
|Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. ~William Wordsworth||1:02 AM|
|DISCOVER ART =]||12:13 AM|
|Make a wish xo||11:50 PM|
|If you cannot be a poet, be the poem. ~David Carradine||11:30 PM|
|Where are you?||8:05 PM|
Listen to this- Augustana- Sunday Best
|Is love always enough?||7:58 PM|
Discover music - Rob Blackledge - Broadway
|Discover Poetry.||7:14 PM|
Here is another of my favorite poems. This one is by Kim Addonizo. It's a poem that i often quote in my thoughts when I read something terrible in the news. Just because we are young doesn't mean we don't feel these tragedies just as deeply as everyone else. I think it's a struggle in our day an age not to be hardened by the world around us, but we will always have a bit of innocence in our hearts. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.xo
|Message in a bottle||7:07 PM|
|Sent to...||6:55 PM|
In my creative writing class in high school we had to write Tankas - Japanese Poems- These were my attempts as writing some of my own. I wrote them in the forms of letters to people that i couldn't find a way to vocalize my feelings to. I've always been much better at setting my emotions in print. I encourage you to try some of your own. xo
|Perfection has it's flaws||6:42 PM|
|The sun is setting..||6:33 PM|
|Discover Poetry.||6:19 PM|
Listen to this - Eliza Gilkyson - Coast
|Watching him change||4:19 PM|
I changed one word in this poem as i typed it up today... the word It was changed to I. I realized now that as much as I detested the idea of trying to mold the one you love into something that resembles your idea of perfection, i have done it as well. It just hurts more when the changes pull a person you love and respect further and further away from how you once saw them. Girls, love yourself enough not to change for a boyfriend, but KNOW that you shouldn't try to change him too much either. He's not a toy... you better hope he doesn't snap out of the trance he's in and treat your heart like one. xo
|Because we ALL know what It's like to be alone||3:50 PM|
|POEM ONE.||3:11 PM|
|Well - This is who I am||2:51 PM|
sorry about my ramblings.... I promise future posts will be much more coherent - and filled with much more poetry, art, music, literature, quotes, and other things that have filled me with inspiration and have gotten me through the years.