Category Archives: future

love and peace or else

I remember a line that Bono sings/says during a song or maybe it was in a book; it may not be his words but he says them and I remember them. Something along the lines of “don’t become a monster in order to defeat the monster.”

We really need to not become monsters to defeat the monster of racism.

wins

This has been a long couple weeks for me as I have been supporting a friend who has been waiting on an offer from the perfect job. The interview went well, there was good vibes, even cool dreams about the job, but since the interview there was a lot of silence.

In the waiting so much can go on inside the head. I was wondering what was happening. I even had a dream where my friend had the job already! So, was it all in vain?

Nope.

feelings and random notes

Feelings: we have them whether or not we want to admit it. I have feelings. Ewww.

But here’s what I’m feeling today: I feel like a dam is about to burst. A river of good things are waiting to wash over my world, and I need it bad because my allergies are acting up with all the blooming plants and pollen blown about by the windy wind.

I watched the live-action version of “Beauty and the Beast” last night and it was alright. Maybe because I’m a little jaded or perhaps I’m more perceptive now than when I was a little kid watching the Disney animated film, but I found it hard to believe that Belle fell for the beast because he was a bookworm. Maybe she fell in love with his library of books.

goodbye 2016, hello 2017

The year is finally coming to a close. It’s been a good year but I wouldn’t have known it without doing a retrospective. I usually look back on what I did the last year and I did a lot of new things this year, like take an improv class. Cool things like see two bands I’ve wanted to see for years. Write and release a second poetry book. Take a screenwriting class.

This year has been a setup year for the future, for 2017. Tomorrow is the beginning for bigger and better, higher and greater, awesome and amazing.

it’s just a marker

I forgot about the blog for a while. The holidays took a lot of focus away from writing, but I did do some traveling, see friends, and eat tasty food. Finally recovering from that. Then I got a stomach bug, and I’m finally over that.

Now 2016, what do you have in store? I hope there’s plenty of love around.

get on your boots

I’ve been thinking about Adele. She broke an all-time sales record that is mind boggling: 3 million copies sold in a week!

Her voice really is amazing. I’ve never thought it to be unique or think that her songs were any good until I saw the video for “Hello” and a bunch of promo videos for other songs on her new album. Then her voice finally stood out to  me. Maybe it took this long for her voice to be something or the songs to be something that I would pay attention to.

This made me think of U2. Way back in 2009, on their album “No Line On The Horizon,” there’s a song called “Get On Your Boots,” and it talks about a time that is coming to pass now.

“Women of the future hold the big revelations”

Actually, the whole song talks about a time that would describe today pretty well.

I would like to describe how this is coming to pass, but I’ll keep it short: women are rising up. The future will have powerful women in it.

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The future needs a big kiss
Winds blows with a twist
Never seen a moon like this
Can you see it too?

Night is falling everywhere
Rockets at the fun fair
Satan loves a bomb scare
But he won’t scare you

Hey, sexy boots
Get on your boots, yeah

You free me from the dark dream
Candy floss ice cream
All our kids are screaming
But the ghosts aren’t real

Here’s where we gotta be
Love and community
Laughter is eternity
If joy is real

You don’t know how beautiful
You don’t know how beautiful you are
You don’t know, and you don’t get it, do you?
You don’t know how beautiful you are

That’s someone’s stuff they’re blowing up
We’re into growing up
Women of the future
Hold the big revelations

I got a submarine
You got gasoline
I don’t want to talk about wars between nations

Not right now

Hey sexy boots…
Get on your boots, yeah
Not right now
Bossy boots

Let me in the sound
Let me in the sound, now
God, I’m going down
I don’t wanna drown now
Meet me in the sound

charity: water

Today I checked on my fundraising campaign for charity: water. What a surprise I found! My goal of raising $450 was met yesterday! It really stumped me, yet why was I stumped? Why did I start the campaign if I felt as if it could not be done? Perhaps I wanted to see what could be done. My expectations were not high enough, but I’m glad that they were exceeded!

I’ve never campaigned for any sort of cause before, even though the issue of clean water has always caught my attention. This year, for my birthday, I wanted to take action, and it’s amazing how one small decision is going to impact a community somewhere that doesn’t have access to clean water! It has a global impact!

While in every way I am amazed by my friends who have donated (some of whom I haven’t seen in years), I am becoming aware of the impact of one. And that I can impact the world in a real, practical way to total strangers! It’s empowering, revelatory, and slightly terrifying.

How much more can I change the world in a positive way? There is so much negativity, stupid arguments, and endless distractions in our lives. It is time for me to stop procrastinating, dawdling about, and only wish for change when I can actually do something to bring about change.

This week I’ve started to flesh out a story synopsis that I wrote a couple years ago. I hope to make it into a short serial e-book for Amazon Kindle. It’s not easy to write, but I know I must write it and see what can happen. I have been wonderfully surprised today; how much more excitement is out there?

dreaming the past

Last night I had a dream I was working at my old job and all my old coworkers were there. It made me happy to see all of them, yet I don’t know why I keep having this dream. There’s variations to the exact details of the dream, but the theme of going back to this old office is the same.

I really don’t know why I have this dream, but I’m not sure I like this dream anymore, even if I have a positive experience during the dream. I feel like I’m living in the past and not embracing my future. Well, my future is not clear and very uncertain, so perhaps that’s why I have this old dream, a place where everything was very certain and quite clear. If I can’t see my future in my waking life, then I want to dream of my future and let that dream become my reality.