Sunday, November 20, 2011

Be kind anyway.

black & white of flowers
“People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.”
― Mother Teresa

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

If we did the same, by Chelsea Latimer (song & lyrics)

If we did the same LIVE
(source: Chelsea's page on MySpace Music)
If we did the same

Chelsea Latimer

Call myself (in the mirror?)
Saying things I wouldn't want my momma to hear
As if the fear will medicate my unease
I built a cage and now I'm searching for my keys

If everybody would do it like you do
Day in and day out
What would we look like now
What kind of thing would we all create
If we all did the same
It makes you think
Would you multiply
the way that you,
the way that I
(I) Live my life

Another night we go out
Our morals we throw out
Ignore my mistakes
You won't see me through all my haze
and this nest I make
is my home
But I want to get away
I want to get away


Kinda makes you think
Should I complain
Kinda makes, makes you think
Makes me think....


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Choose carefully...

black & white flower petals
"Choose these people, these things, these surroundings- gingerly, with curiosity and optimistic hesitation. These are the characters that will hang their hats and kick up their feet, atop all of your treasures, the ones we see and the ones we don't...they'll complicate your plans and make appearances in your day-to-day thought patterns.... they'll consume parts of you, even if you are careful. Let the pieces they consume be some of your favorites...."

-- Chelsea Latimer
From her blog post Making Space...