Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Mayer's take on life.

John Mayer posted this bit on life in his last blog post, and I couldn't take my eyes off of it...

"People want to be liked. We all crave attention and affection and we all reject shame. When we get embarrassed we send a thug version of ourselves to the forefront to do our fighting for us. We’re at the top of the food chain just under fear. We don’t want to be in a relationship to hear the words “I love you,” we want to be in a relationship to say the words “I love you.” We want to feel needed, and exceptional and we hate feeling insignificant. We want to ace a hearing test. We are binary creatures; if we’re the plaintiff, we want to win every dollar. If we’re the defendant, we want guard every penny. We want to make more money than last year. We don’t want to get cancer or die in our cars and we want the same for our loved ones. We go out on weekends to try and have sex while trying not to get punched in the face. We drink so we can be ourselves and not mind it so much. We’re desperate to be understood. We want to know someone else has felt it, too. We hate being judged unfairly. We want to make the person we heard wasn’t all that into us change their minds and admit they had us wrong. We want sunny skies with a chance of killer tornadoes, just to keep music sounding good. We take hours upon hours to admit to self consciousness. We don’t know exactly how to pleasure each other. We just want love. In any and every form."

I hated that this was so true. None the less, it's motivation for one to take action and share the hope and love of a Savior.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Van Gogh, Birth of Venus, Skinny Men with Guitars...

Mom came across this during her studies. I'm obsessed.
Just a little Art History review, I suppose.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

i'm convinced

It all makes sense to me now.
It wasn't until she told me what he called her.
A "bald-headed nigger."
Congratulations, student.
You cut her that time.

I'm glad I wasn't there.

I didn't know she'd had cancer.
I still don't know what kind.
Or where it ate away at her body.
I didn't ask.
I can't picture anything harming her.
I can't picture that with one of the strongest women I know.

Bet you didn't know, student.
The strength.
The empathy she now carries.
From earthly pain wisdom can be acquired.
At least I think so.


I'm convinced.

"When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom."-Proverbs 11:2

Friday, July 2, 2010

a little while ago

I watch this and smile...
thinking of the times I'd sit at the lunch table laughing uncontrollably with these boys,
talking music
as we tried to out-do each other with our weirdness...
I never won.

I knew they'd be something then...

Oh Time,

Where did you run off to?...