Friday, October 26, 2007

Oh, So Poetic


If you've heard this song before it's probably because it's used in a commercial. But they play it on the pop station The Child listens to and I like it. I especially like the lyrics of the chorus. It's all inspirational and crap but sometimes that message about living your life to the fullest and how you are the only one accountable for your life, well, it just can't be heard often enough.

This has actually been a hell of a week, people. I've been faced, in a number of ways, with the fact that my priorities have gotten completely outta whack, with the resulting stress and unhappiness that comes with that. Plus I found out that my BIL (Martha's husband), who had surgery for a melanoma a few months ago, was found to have a tumor in his lymph nodes. Which basically puts a big giant question mark on how much longer he'll be with us. (Never mind that we're all born with a death sentence...he's only 50). It's been a week of reckoning with largish issues and while I've still not re-prioritized 100%, I know what needs to happen. This tune fits my mood perfectly and it's my jukebox so I'm a'gonna play it. Hope you enjoy it, too.



Natasha Bedingfield: "Unwritten"

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23 Comments:

Blogger jp opined...

I like that song.

Prayers for the BIL.

October 26, 2007 7:38 AM  
Blogger Kimberly Ann opined...

I really hope your week ends on a better note and I send my very best wishes to your BIL.

October 26, 2007 8:26 AM  
Blogger Auld Hat opined...

That was a very magical video. And those lyrics are exactly what you were talking about yesterday! See? You are so smart. (big squenchy hugs)

October 26, 2007 9:25 AM  
Blogger Lorraine opined...

Oh, that makes me happy JP, because even though I don't really give a fig what anyone thinks of my musical taste, I do kinda need your approval in a way that is totally unhealthy but I don't mind.

And thanks.

Thank you very much, Kimberly Ann. I'm sure it will.

Isn't it, Hat? I like the determined little book with the ribbon legs. And yeah...kinda made that connection myself. Although I don't know it's so much about being smart as just being determined to listen to the universe instead of fighting it until it has to hurl lightening bolts at me to get my attention. Squenches back.

October 26, 2007 9:30 AM  
Blogger Nunnie's Attic opined...

Hey Lorraine,
I thought I would pop over today for some reason. Now I know that reason was to pray for your BIL.

Cool song - thought it was made for a commercial. HA! What the hell do I know??

Love,
Julie

October 26, 2007 9:56 AM  
Blogger Lorraine opined...

Thanks, Julie. Much appreciated.

October 26, 2007 10:03 AM  
Anonymous MN Fan opined...

Prayers for your BIL. My sister is battling lymphoma...she is in the midst of a stem cell transplant which has a very high cure rate...she also swears all the prayers, love, and laughter in her life will be the final push to pull her through this. We will add your BIL to our prayer chain!

October 26, 2007 10:27 AM  
Blogger Lorraine opined...

MN Fan, thanks so much. And I'm sending those prayers right back for your sister.

October 26, 2007 10:33 AM  
Blogger Sling opined...

Very poetic,and even inspiring tune there kid.
Plus!..She passes the all important,"Easy on the eyes" criteria.
I'm adding my prayers for the BIL to the other's as well.

October 26, 2007 10:38 AM  
Blogger Lorraine opined...

Yes! Yes! Yes! I almost said something about her easy-on-the-eyes-blondness as sure to please a Mr. Sling McSlingerson! Do I know you or do I know you?

And thanks for the prayers. A lot.

October 26, 2007 10:42 AM  
Blogger Anne opined...

I've loved that song for a long time, almost two years now. Thumbs up here.

More prayers for BIL.

October 26, 2007 12:13 PM  
Blogger TWISI opined...

Hugs to you and the entire family.

October 26, 2007 1:02 PM  
Blogger Lorraine opined...

Anne, ain't it a great tune? Thanks for the prayers.

Thanks, Twisi!

October 26, 2007 2:06 PM  
Blogger more cowbell opined...

So am I the only one thinking parts of that are very Alanisesque? Priorities ... crap. Very sorry to hear about your BIL. Good thoughts to your family.

October 26, 2007 2:43 PM  
Blogger Lorraine opined...

I can hear that Alanisesqueness to which you refer, Cowbell. Or maybe I just like creating variations of the word Alanisesque. And thanks for the good thoughts.

October 26, 2007 5:33 PM  
Blogger hello, my name is danny. opined...

hey lorraine,

just sending out sincere wishes that things turn out for the better for the b.i.l.

just goes to show that we nee to heed the advice of natasha beddingfield. if i'm not mistaken, those are her lyrics.

October 26, 2007 8:19 PM  
Blogger Lorraine opined...

Exactly, Danny. Thanks for your good wishes, they are very much appreciated.

October 26, 2007 10:40 PM  
Blogger Red7Eric opined...

Sending positive energy to you and yours ... 'course, that song certainly helps in that regard; it's rather impossible to feel "down" whenever I hear it ...

October 27, 2007 9:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous opined...

I am truly overwhelmed and honored to have all of your prayers for my Hubby and I, in that we will most likely never met.
We know thatwith the many prayers and the daily grace of our God, we will make it through whatever lies ahead. Thank you sooo much! "Martha"

October 27, 2007 12:38 PM  
Blogger Lorraine opined...

Thanks a ton, Red.

October 27, 2007 10:15 PM  
Anonymous Syd opined...

Sending the good mojo for your BIL...

October 27, 2007 11:12 PM  
Blogger Lorraine opined...

We love the mojo of The Syd.

October 28, 2007 12:47 AM  
Blogger booda baby opined...

More prayers and thoughts, too, for BIL.

I might be a damned fine agnostic, but how can you not love knowing that prayers do really REALLY do heal.
200 hundred plus studies say they do.
It's such a strange and excellent phenomenon.

October 29, 2007 8:52 AM  

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