Monday, March 15, 2010

Gonna riiiiise UP

Eddie Vedder has been talking (singing) to me all day. It's one of those days that begins slow, especially with the Daylight Savings Time kicking in, but builds momentum to an almost surreal feeling of "I think I could actually conquer every single thing that's wrong in this world today, BRING.IT"!!!!!

Such is the way of the world
You can never know
Just where to put all your faith
And how will it grow

Isn't that the truth? There's no guarantee that where you put your faith, it will then grow or return expected results.
I think they call that a "leap of faith", back to cliche land I go. But how true it is. I'm just now questioning what's worth the leap.

Gonna rise up
Burning back holes in dark memories
Gonna rise up
Turning mistakes into gold

But that "rise up" feeling is what I'm talking about, I've had it all day. It went MIA there for a bit, I was so happy to feel/see it again. I just read one of my favorite quotes from GoodReads (see bottom right side of blog)
"Tomorrow is fresh, with no mistakes in it." — L.M. Montgomery (Anne of Green Gables)
Even if there ARE some mistakes in it, I can turn them into gold. Tell me I can't, and I most definitely will.

Such is the passage of time
Too fast to fold
And suddenly swallowed by signs
Low and behold

Time flies, even when you feel as though its crawling. I received word from good friends that were kind enough to contact me in ways other than Facebook to let me know we lost a friend last week. I'm not holding many details, but just hearing the fact that she's gone was enough. When I got an email with just her name in the title, I knew before I opened it. She's gone too soon, if that doesnt bring ones perspective to a screeching halt I don't know what would. Suddenly those tragic things, those oh-so-important things, at the time, become transparent, a translucent clear color, almost immediately null and void.

Gonna rise up
Find my direction magnetically
Gonna rise up
Throw down my ace in the hole
 
I'm examining my magnet. I want to make sure it's attracting what it's supposed to, what is good for me. If it isn't I'm going to flip it over, I was obviously holding it incorrectly.  Then I'm going to use it like a compass, leading me on to some very promising days. How's that for a leap of faith?
 
Where is your compass leading you?
 
To my house for breakfast of course!
I'll see you soon friend,
Tiffany
 
PS The countdown to Hawaii is on. We'll discuss.

2 comments:

verl said...

Music to my ears dear & the extra encouragement that I needed to keep pushing forward... To embrace what I already know & to allow myself to say "compass steer me in a different direction--leading me on to some very PROMISING days!"
Thanks Tiff...these words I will hold close to my heart...it's just what I needed:-),thanks!

Tiffany said...

It was just what I needed too Verl, I'm glad you liked this one. Thanks for stopping by, I should really pour coffee or something next time so you can stay longer! =)