I've created & kept this blog to compile the thoughts, dreams and wisdom that I've discovered from others or merely written myself. This blog is, in a sense, an expression of everything that is me.. Whether I wrote it or not. The most recent entries are a series of quotes, lyrics and videos.. But travel back through the archives and you'll delve deep into my heart, through my own words.

To those who I've quoted or borrowed from: Thank you for being beautiful.. for deeply inspiring me in one way or another. I hope you find that I've used your material in an appropriate fashion.. I try always to cite my sources. I take NO credit for that which is not my own.

Sunday, June 28, 2009


by Shel Silverstein

Last night, while I lay thinking here, some Whatifs crawled inside my ear
and pranced and partied all night long
and sang their same old Whatif song:
Whatif I'm dumb in school?
Whatif they've closed the swimming pool?
Whatif I get beat up?
Whatif there's poison in my cup?
Whatif I start to cry?
Whatif I get sick and die?
Whatif I flunk that test?
Whatif green hair grows on my chest?
Whatif nobody likes me?
Whatif a bolt of lightning strikes me?
Whatif I don't grow taller?
Whatif my head starts getting smaller?
Whatif the fish won't bite?
Whatif the wind tears up my kite?
Whatif they start a war?
Whatif my parents get divorced?
Whatif the bus is late?
Whatif my teeth don't grow in straight?
Whatif I tear my pants?
Whatif I never learn to dance?
Everything seems well, and then
the nighttime Whatifs strike again!

Sunday, June 14, 2009


"I've missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I've lost more than 300 games. Twenty-six times I've been trusted to take the game-winning shot — and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life... And that is why I succeed."

-Michael Jordan-

"Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly."

-Robert F. Kennedy-

"I am not discouraged because every wrong attempt discarded is a step forward."

-Thomas Edison-

"Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit."

-Napolean Hill-

"A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do."

-Bob Dylan-

"Success in life consists of going from one mistake to the next without losing your enthusiasm."

-Winston Churchill-

"Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness. "

-Oprah Winfrey-

"My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure. "

-Abraham Lincoln-

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

"Don't talk, don't say a thing
'cuz your eyes, they tell me more than your words."

-the fray-

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Exhaustion and Ataris.

It's 4:11 in the morning.. I'm lying awake. I have to get up in 3 hours.. Less than 3 hours, actually. Insomnia is driving me insane right now..

It takes lying awake, exhausted, unable to fall asleep (and, therefore, escape consciousness), to get legitimate thinking done, it seems. The only time I can truly untangle the mess of thoughts/ideas/confusion in my mind is when sleep is dangling just inches from my grasp. Cruel.. Unnerving.. But, apparently, effective.

Now I'm certainly WAY past exhaustion. All aboard for Dreamland... Next stop--Slumber.

Ataris Lyrics:

"Sneak out of your window, darlin'
Let's live like outlaws, honey
We'll never look back."

"I'm trying to believe in you;
this world sold its fate for parking lots and drunk sincerity."

"I will to you the smell of burning leaves
Rusted windchimes and the feverish glow of fireflies
We were such terrible liars
We were such passionate lovers"

"sometimes you gotta stop and remember
that your not gonna live forever.
be young, think smart, stay true
and just follow your heart."

"today I made you a mix tape
to say exactly how I feel inside
and make you feel it to.
these are the songs that make me smile
and cry myself to sleep at night
when I'm lying without you."

"chasing the sun isn't my kind of fun.
I'd rather sit and catch snowflakes on my tongue.
when summers gone I won't be sad
as you cling on to all the good times that you've had"

Friday, June 5, 2009

Go The Distance.

This song is beautiful. Gotta hand it to the Disney classics for creating soundtracks that get to the audience. The lyrics are so inspiring. The chorus students sang this at my brother's graduation commencement on Wednesday, and I've had it stuck in my head ever since. The song brings me back through so many great memories.. At the same time, it gives me hope and the drive to succeed.

"Down an unknown road

To embrace my fate
Though the road may wander
It will lead me to you
And a thousand years
Would be worth the wait
It may take a lifetime
But somehow I'll see it through

And I won't look back
I can go the distance
And I'll stay on track
No I won't accept defeat
It's an uphill slope
But I won't lose hope
Till I go the distance
And my journey is complete

But to look beyond the glory is the hardest part
For a hero's strength is measured by his heart

Like a shooting star
I can go the distance
I will search the world
I will face its harms
I don't care how far
I can go the distance
TillI find my hero's welcome
Waiting in your arms..."

Audience of One

"I looked up and saw you
I know that you saw me
We froze but for a moment
In empathy"

-Rise Against-

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The Sun Still Rises...

"Thought I'd cry for you forever
But I couldn't, so I didn't
People's children die and they don't even cry forever
Thought I'd see your face in my mind for all time
But I don't even remember what your ears looked like."

-Regina Spektor-