Saturday, September 29, 2007

slow me down.

This song is the new release from a new young artist named Emmy Rossum. She played Christine Daae in the movie version of Phantom of the Opera a few years ago, and has a beautiful classical voice. Personally, I feel that this song does not do her voice justice, but in it's overproduced, Imogen Heap feel, I absolutely love it.

The lyrics in this song just get me.. I've been feeling this way recently, and I think that's why I like the song so much.. it's so easy to get caught up in the busyness of this world, and to forget my purpose in doing all that I'm doing. I hope and pray that I don't miss opportunities to love people becausse I'm facing the other way..

rushing and racing and running in circles
moving so fast I’m forgetting my purpose
blur of the traffic is sending me spinning
getting nowhere

my head and my heart are colliding chaotic
pace of the world I just wish I could stop it
try to appear like I’ve got it together
I’m falling apart

save me
somebody take my hand and lead me
slow me down
don’t let love pass me by
just show me how
cause I’m ready to fall

slow me down
don’t let me live a lie
before my life flies by
I need you to slow me down

sometimes I fear that I might disappear
in the blur of fast forward I falter again
forgetting to breathe
I need to sleep
I’m getting nowhere

all that I’ve missed I see in the reflection
pass me while I wasn’t paying attention
tired of rushing, racing and running
I’m falling apart

tell me
oh won’t you take my hand and lead me
slow me down
don’t let love pass me by
just show me how
cause I’m ready to fall

slow me down
don’t let me live a lie
before my life flies by
I need you to slow me down
just show me

I need you to slow me down
slow me down
slow me down

the noise of the world is getting me caught up
chasing the clock and I wish I could stop it
just need to breathe
somebody please
slow me down

Friday, September 14, 2007


Fourteen Reasons to Love My Uterus:
An Ode to the Misunderstood and Underappreciated Female Organ.

1. You are small, but mighty.
2. You are an incubator for new life.
3. You are stubborn.
4. Once a month, I am reminded that I am unarguably and unchangeably (although I guess that’s debateable) female.
5. You make me appreciate my mother.
6. You allow me to be a mother.
7. Your kind have the ability to turn the most aggressive, steel-willed, icy-eyed business woman into a weepy, chocolately mess at least once a month.
8. Your kind carry within you strength that can transform even the smallest, most complacent woman into a screaming samurai warrior with the power of breaking bones and shattering many an eardrum.
9. Your kind have the power to topple the tallest, bravest men with one solid contraction.
10. Your kind have brought many a genius into the world: Einstein, Edison, Bach, Descartes…
11. …and also many a disaster: Stalin, Hitler, Bush, and Stronach.. but you, dear uteri, you don’t judge; you allow everyone a fair chance at life.
12. You are mysterious. Men will never understand your wily ways.
13. You are frightening. Men will never WANT to understand your wily ways.
14. You are inescapable, indescribable, kind of ugly, and downright confusing.

You are my uterus.

living every moment.

I love travelling.

That being said, I haven't been very far. I've travelled throughout Eastern Canada, and dipped into the melting pot that is the USA a few times. In terms of the World, however, I haven't seen very much.

Anyone that knows me knows that I would love to travel after I graduate. I feel that Asia is calling me; I feel drawn to the countries Indonesia, Thailand, and India. I have a desire to get to know the people, the culture, the religions, and the problems that people face there. I say it frequently.. come to think of it, so frequently that I must remember to thank my roommates for their never-ending patience.

That being said, I struggle with staying in the present, and living each moment today, instead of focusing on the future and plans that I have for further on in life. I realize that with planning for the future comes the danger of escaping the present, and I more than anything, I don't want that to happen. Who knows how much longer I have on this great earth? The last thing I want to do is miss out on the present because I'm stuck in the future!

While trying to stay in the present, one thing I've noticed lately is that the area I'm living in is not as ethnically stagnant as I had originally thought. I realized last night that I have been in contact with people from a variety of different countries lately, and that excites me, because that means I have an opportunity to learn about different countries and different cultures without having to leave this place. Don't get me wrong, I'm taking off once I'm done school, but for the moment, it's reassuring to know that I don't have to feel obligated to leave in order to be exposed to different cultures.

So, for the moment, I will focus on school, and learning what I can from the experiences that this place is providing me. Who knows what else it has to offer? I can't wait to discover it!