Words To Live By

So there you are, out there planning, maybe, or just going by the seat of your pants, but not really thinking about where you’ll end up, because we all know that the best laid plans of mice and men, (NOT THE QUOTE) do not always bring us to some yellow brick road.

It is a curious thing, or perhaps, more precisely, we are a curious species. We take the time to make meticulous outlines of what we hope to achieve, and spend years studying the ins and outs and the how-to’s of creating, or inventing or seeking to find the way to the pursuit of happiness – because, don’t we think that achieving will bring us that elusive butterfly?

Yet, in the end, the real thruth is, as simple as breathing.
We can’t predict, ever know with certainty how something, or anything we do will turn out. This is not a treatise on don’t bother to do anything. No, it is a recommendation regardless of the time and effort put in to something to simply accept, and then move on.

What is quite interesting is that all three of my quotes happen to come from movies, (or tv shows) or books which inspired movies. In this, my third installment of 3 Quote Challenge, my final saying is, once again from a movie, and also something I seek by which to live.

The movie is The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)
It’s a cult film, but even those obscure, weird movies can bring us words which may change the way we think, and the way we are.

Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.

So, here’s the low down on this:

The lovely Ka Malana of Fiesta Estrellas [http://fiestaestrellas.com/] invited me to join a 3-Day Quote Challenge.

The challenge, should you choosed to accept it:

The rules of the road:

I – Post your favorite quotes or your own quotes for three (3) posts in a row.

II – Thank the person who nominated you.

III – Pass it on to three (3) other bloggers per quote, each time you post them.

IIIb – Or pass it to nine (9) bloggers if you choose to post all the quotes together, in the same post.

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Mundane Monday 13

Weird how this has suddenly become a busy day. Perhaps a mundane thought?

Here is my mundane Monday pic.

Mundane Monday 13

While I don’t think of brother and sister beings as mundane, I imagine  gen pop does. But which is the mundane? I’m sure it will take some time for me to get the hang of this, but what 1000 words does this depict?

The Monday Music Medicine Show

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Welcome to Monday Music Medicine Show!

This week, I’ve been working on a challenge concerning quotes, which of course, got me thinking about lyrics for songs. There are some songs which I love perhaps more for the words and the poetry in the song than simply the music draws me in. Which comes first, the music or the lyrics? (that chicken or the egg condundrum).

I don’t know for certain, but I do know when a song gets me because of how the words feel when my mind is infused with their magic, even if I liked the song because of the music first, it becomes more about the words for me.

This means, oh no!, I have to make a choice. But wait! No I don’t. I can, in fact, put forth two songs. Each very different, yet equally captures me within the web of woven words.

Here are two songs which I give to you for the prose.

The first is a lesser known song from Jefferson Airplane’s Surrealistic Pillow:

The summer had inhaled and held it’s breath too long
The winter looked the same as if it never had gone
And through an open window where no curtain hung
I saw you. I saw you, coming back to me

One begins to read between the pages of a look
The shape of sleepy music, and suddenly you’re hooked
Through the rain upon the trees that kisses on the run
I saw you. I saw you, coming back to me

You came to stay and live my way
Scatter my love like leaves in the wind
You always say, you won’t go away
But I know what it always has been
It always has been

A transparent dream beneath an occasional sigh
Most of the time I just let it go by
Now I wish it hadn’t begun
I saw you. Yes, I saw you, coming back to me.

Strolling the hills overlooking the shore
I realize I’ve been here before
The shadow in the mist could have been anyone
I saw you. I saw you, coming back to me

Small things like reasons are put in a jar
What ever happened to wishes, wished on a star
Was it just something that I made up for fun
I saw you. I saw you, coming back to me

By Marty Balin
The second is an early Bruce Springsteen classic, Born To Run, from his 1975 album of the same name:


In the day we sweat it out on the streets of a runaway American dream
At night we ride through mansions of glory in suicide machines
Sprung from cages out on highway 9,
Chrome wheeled, fuel injected
and steppin’ out over the line
Baby this town rips the bones from your back
It’s a death trap, it’s a suicide rap
We gotta get out while we’re young
‘Cause tramps like us, baby we were born to run

Wendy let me in I wanna be your friend
I want to guard your dreams and visions
Just wrap your legs ’round these velvet ribs
and strap your hands across my engines
Together we could break this trap
We’ll run till we drop, baby we’ll never go back
Will you walk with me out on the wire
Girl I’m just a scared and lonely rider
But I gotta find out how it feels
I want to know if love is wild
babe I want to know if love is real

Beyond the Palace hemi-powered drones scream down the boulevard
The girls comb their hair in rearview mirrors
And the boys try to look so hard
The amusement park rises bold and stark
Kids are huddled on the beach in a mist
I wanna die with you Wendy on the streets tonight
In an everlasting kiss

The highway’s jammed with broken heroes on a last chance power drive
Everybody’s out on the run tonight
but there’s no place left to hide
Together Wendy we can live with the sadness
I’ll love you with all the madness in my soul
Someday girl I don’t know when
we’re gonna get to that place
We really want to go
and we’ll walk in the sun
But till then tramps like us, baby we were born to run

by Bruce Springsteen

Now comes your part. Join in with your own beloved song because the lyrics are poetry to your soul.

BYOM and  remember: It Don’t Mean A Thing If You Don’t Send That PING!

Music is the Medicine in my Soul and I hope yours is as healing and nurturing as mine!

A Quote by any other name is still a quote

One of the most interesting things I’ve discovered is that sometimes what catches my attention is from that dark reality which is the other side of the coin where the light resides.

I’ve known I’m drawn to some oddly disturbing things – books (like Stephen King’s The Stand) or movies (Like I Am Legend – staring Will Smith), and tv shows (like the current, The Walking Dead, and the series which is the source of todays quote: Jeremiah). I could also have chosen quotes from Jurassic Park: The Lost World, by Michael Crichton, because the whole non-linear realm of chaos is exquisitely fascinating to me. But the specifics of those quotes are a bit longer, and complex for my memory banks. I know where they came from, but not the actual specific which when I read it the first time, blew me out of the water.

But the point is, I feel it is rather dangerous to ignore the darkness which dwells within each of us. By not ignore, I mean, to recognize and perhaps acknowledge it does exist, but like alcohol is to an alcoholic, it is greatly unwise to pay actual homage to it. Still, to pretend it does not exist is at the very least foolhardy.

I was born into a species whose history is beleagered by tragedy, grevious injustices against one another, and a rather unfortunate sense of invincibility, even in the light of eons of destructive behavior.

Thus, the quote I heard in an episode from this series speaks rather eloquently of this.

In this television series which begins fifteen years after what is referred to as The Big Death, in an episode the character, Marcus Alexander, expresses his feelings that we are our own worst enemy.  These words were so undeniably true, not just in the context of the show, but unfortunately in life as we know it now, today, in the real world. Unless something changes drastically from the way we are, these words will not just be a quote from some television series, but a truth about how, in fact, “we are the architects of own annihilation.”

I’d love to be able to show the conversation as it was in the show, but I could not find it on Youtube.

So, here’s the low down on this:

For the challenge, should you choose to accept it:

The rules of the road are:

I – Post your favorite quotes or your own quotes for three (3) posts in a row.

II – Thank the person who nominated you.

III – Pass it on to three (3) other bloggers per quote, each time you post them.

IIIb – Or pass it to nine (9) bloggers if you choose to post all the quotes together, in the same post.
Jane at  Janebasilblog
Julia at My Red page
Lori at The Rattling Bones

Again, I thank Ka Malana of Fiesta Estrellas for the opportunity to romp with others in the 3 Quote Challenge Zone.

Old words reborn with new faces

I’ve never been someone who remembers sayings, jokes and such much, let alone, quotes most of the time. I, sadly, don’t remember, or retain things. Though once in a while, I hear something, read something that strikes me in the way of one of those hand-to-forehead- “I shoulda had a V8” moments. Yes, I realize that makes less sense to you, the reader, than to me the writer, but we all have something to bear. We manage to get through.

So, when I got a challenge from a wonderful new friend and blogger, who thought of me to take on this challenge, ZAP! like splats of paint, wham, bam – not even gonna say thank you ma’am, so forget it – splam: three quotes popped right into my head. OMB! what are the odds? Seriously, I forget why I have walked into the kitchen, or worse, while in there making breakfast, I’m taking out stuff of which the meal is made, and have to glance back at what I’ve already set up, to remember what ingredient I walked across the kitchen for. It’s bad. Really bad. Thus quotes I’ve thought were the cat’s meow, or pajamas, or whatever your mind might conjure, reside somewhere near the other side of the planet from where I sit.

So, here’s the low down on this:

The challenge, should you choosed to accept it:

The lovely Ka Malana of Fiesta Estrellas  invited me to join a 3-Day Quote Challenge. I thank you for knocking upon my door and asking me to come out and play!

The rules of the road:

I – Post your favorite quotes or your own quotes for three (3) posts in a row.

II – Thank the person who nominated you.

III – Pass it on to three (3) other bloggers per quote, each time you post them.

IIIb – Or pass it to nine (9) bloggers if you choose to post all the quotes together, in the same post.

So I begin with today and present the first of my three quotes

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”

This from J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, spoken by Gandalf to Frodo.

This line made so much sense to me that it has become embedded in the very fabric of my being.  These words to live by have helped me to not waste time on something that will not further my progress through the landscape of my days.

I extend the same invitation to these wonderfully inspiring bloggers

Impromptu Promptlings  (Calensariel)

Spiral Spun  (kim)

Jabrushblog  (Jen)

Stay tune for the next quote.

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