Sometimes song lyrics come my way at just the right time in my life. For example, in Dar William’s song Iowa, there is a line that says, “And so for you, I came this far across the tracks, 10 miles above the limit and with no seatbelt, and I’d do it again.” Or from her song, Blessings, which nourished me through both my divorce :
And the best ones were the ones I got to keep as I grew strong, and the days that opened up until my whole life could belong, and now I’m getting the answers, when I don’t need them anymore, I’m finding the pictures, and I finally know what I kept them for, I remember, I can see them, see them smiling, see them stuck, see them try, I wish them luck and all the blessings.
Song lyrics played a big part in mine and Chris’s courtship, where we exchanged both song lyrics and made mixed CDs for each other.
Below is a list favorite quotes that I compiled for my Facebook page:
“The thing is . . . people always expect you to be the same way. Like, you’re a rock, or something. Except . . . even rocks, like–erode . . .” Angela, My So-Called Life (MSCL)
“People always say you should be yourself, like yourself is this definite thing, like a toaster, or something. Like you can know what it is, even. But every so often, I’ll have like — a moment, where being myself, and my life right where I am is, like, enough.” Angela, MSCL
“Sometimes someone says something really small, and it just fits right into this empty place in your heart. ” Angela, MSCL
“So when Rayanne Graff told me my hair was holding me back, I had to listen. ‘Cause she wasn’t just talking about my hair. She was talking about my life.” Angela, MSCL (my own personal mantra–My hair has been about 4 different colors this past year)
On why she quit yearbook. “It just seems like, you agree to have a certain personality or
something. For no reason. “– it’s like, everybody’s in this big hurry to make this book, to supposedly remember what happened but it’s not even what really happened, it’s what everyone thinks was supposed to happen. Because if you made a book of what really happened, it’d be a really upsetting book. You know, in my humble opinion.” Angela, MSCL
“In the desert, most of one’s troubles come from distracting thoughts of one’s former life that doesn’t allow us to live in the present.” Kathleen Norris, Dakota
“In this place of which you say, ‘It is a waste” . . . There shall be heard again the voice of mirth and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride, the voice of those who sing.” Isaiah 33:10-11
“Sometimes it is best when my plane is delayed.” Me (we don’t know or understand why things happen how they do).
“Fear is the natural companion to creative action. There is only one way to live free of fear and that is to live without hope, change, or growth.” Barbar Scher
“You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realizing who you are at the deepest level.” Eckhart Tolle
“The absolute yearning of one human body for another particular body and its indifference to substitutes is one of life’s major mysteries.” Iris Murdoch