Sunday, February 9, 2014

The Reverend

Mack and I have been quite busy, but here's a completely non-Rock-Paper-Scissors-related post. Check me out on YouTube.


Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Call: Have They Ever?

This image:
La Petite Chlo

And this song:

Ancient Astronauts - Break My Heart in 2

And this question:
Have they ever?

Response: There For You

Response:
.

Why this response?
This image just perfectly fits my grasp of our relationship. Both burdened, hurt, broken women who are giggling girls when together. Just the two of us - the combination makes everything bearable. The image of their ecstasy even when sitting alone together reminds me of our high school days sitting just the two of us, dancing to music that only we could hear. These lyrics:

You see, you've always had faith in me
And so i'll have faith in you
You've always been there for me
And so i'll be there for you

You've always been good to me
Even when I'm not good to myself
You've always been fair to me
Even when I'm not fair to myself
You've always done right by me
So I will do right by you

Ours is a friendship perfectly illustrated by image and song combined. An innocence in our togetherness. A freedom in our connection. Despite tragedy and complications, we are faithful, fair, and as good to each other as we can manage. Even when I haven't been, she has. The love these two little girls share is a beautiful, pure, powerful relationship. When reality slips, Macky-J and I find solace, find ourselves in each others company. Together we can forget the pain and laugh hysterically about being badpoop caroling terrorist.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Call: There For You

http://youtu.be/g_WEVqaAnxo

There For You
Damien Marley

[Indiscernable voice message]

Tra la la...Tra la la...
La la la...la la

Hey!
Vexation of spirit is a waste of time
Negative thinking, don't you waste your thoughts
Verbal conflict is a waste of word
Physical conflict is a waste of flesh
People will always be who they want
And that's what really makes the world go round
Unconditional love is scarce
("Till shiloh I shall not forsake thee")
Now and forever more
Forever more, forever more...
YEAH!

You see, you gave precious life to me
So I live my life for you...You...
You see, you've always been there for me
And so i'll be there for you...You...
("Till shiloh I shall not forsake thee")

Bless your eyes and may your days be long
May you rise on the morning when His kingdom come
Good deeds aren't remembered in the hearts of men
(.....Oooooooh)
Bless your eyes and may your dreams come true
May you rise on the morning when Jah kingdom come
Good deeds aren't remembered in the hearts of men
("Till shiloh I shall not forsake thee")
Now and forever more
Forever more...

You see, you've always had faith in me
And so i'll have faith in you...You...
You've always been there for me
And so i'll be there for you...You...

Hey!
You've always been good to me
Even when i'm not good to myself
You've always been fair to me
Even when i'm not fair to myself
You've always done right by me
So I will do right by you...You...
("Till shiloh I shall not forsake thee")
You've always been there for me, mama
So i'll be there for you, papa
You've always been fair to me, brother
And so i'll be fair to you, sister
You've always had faith in me
And so i'll have faith in you...You..

You've always been good to me
You've always been to kind to me
You've always stood up for me
You've always been there for me
You've always been...oooooh
You've always been...oooooh
You always did care for me...yeh
You always did share with me...yeh
You always been true to me
And so i'll be true to you...

(This song reminds me of Maddi)

Response: Rich Man


Why this response?
The song is about trying to buy love but it not working.  This picture is about when it does "work"- obviously this woman doesn't care about the man, just his wealth.  It's a different side of the coin, so to speak. 

Friday, November 29, 2013

Response: Survivor

Five For Fighting - 100 Years


I'm 15 for a moment
Caught in between 10 and 20
And I'm just dreaming
Counting the ways to where you are

I'm 22 for a moment
And she feels better than ever
And we're on fire
Making our way back from Mars

15 there's still time for you
Time to buy and time to lose
15, there's never a wish better than this
When you only got a hundred years to live

I'm 33 for a moment
Still the man, but you see I'm a "they"
A kid on the way, babe.
A family on my mind

I'm 45 for a moment
The sea is high
And I'm heading into a crisis
Chasing the years of my life

15 there's still time for you
Time to buy and time to lose yourself
Within a morning star

15 I'm all right with you
15, there's never a wish better than this
When you only got a hundred years to live

Half time goes by
Suddenly you’re wise
Another blink of an eye
67 is gone
The sun is getting high
We're moving on...

I'm 99 for a moment
And time for just another moment
And I'm just dreaming
Counting the ways to where you are

15 there's still time for you
22 I feel her too
33 you’re on your way
Every day's a new day...

15 there's still time for you
Time to buy and time to choose
Hey 15, there's never a wish better than this
When you only got a hundred years to live


Why this response?
The call photo made me think of the fragility of life and the sorrow of death. This Five For Fighting song makes me think of the same. And it's depressing. I suppose I should be (and that deep down I am) thankful for the life that I have, but I am terrified of death. The thought of losing anyone I love kills me, breaks my heart. I watch Joshua's grandfather slipping while his wife stays alive, and I can't bear the thought of Joshua and I in the same spot. Or of losing a child early. Or a friend. Anyone really. I thought that believing in heaven would make me feel better, but then people in the church told me that relationships don't exist the same way in heaven as they do on earth. I want to be married to Josh in heaven. I want my future children to still be my children. I want my best friend to be my best friend. I don't want to be a unattached soul.

How does this relate to Giving Thanks?
I want to give thanks for life and thanks for the people in my life, but 100 YEARS is not enough if I don't get to have my husband in heaven. I can't stand the thought of being like this...

"I'm 99 for a moment
And time for just another moment
And I'm just dreaming
Counting the ways to where you are"

... and worrying that I won't be with my husband in heaven.