A sweet sojourn from the busyness of life.

This blog is a journal of forays into my loves of creative writing,
humor, and photography. It is a departure from daily stresses.
Some of life's greatest journeys are detours.

The real act of discovery is not in travelling to distant lands
but rather in seeing with new eyes. - Marcel Proust

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

A fan of Susan Boyle

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Today I became the 1,401,404th fan of Susan Boyle (more or less!) I just listened to her performance again and still it stirs my very soul. I say thank you Susan Boyle, thank you for stepping out of the shadows to sing your own song! It just sends such a strong message to never stop believing in yourself and your dreams. It is the sound of her sweet spirit that is brought to life in this song. It can't help but touch you.
How many people walk among us that hide their bright light? How many will die with their songs left in them.
It is never too late.

No music is sweeter
it just can't be wrong
than someone who chooses
to sing her own song
-Cindy Keil (from Open the Door)

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Reflections from the land of broken hearts and shattered dreams!

I say this as a true blue Spartan fan, not one of those “Johnny-come-lately”
wannabe Spartan fans who were just there for the party.(Oh no, not me!) True blue …oops..green Spartan fans chant the ever familiar mantra “for better or worse” or “til death do us part” (or more accurately when my student loan is paid off..whichever comes first!) True fans are in it for the long haul, like your mutual fund or 401-K, so minor upsets like losing the national championship are mere blips on the screen.
Yes-we’ll get em next year, we say with a high degree of confidence. The team is very young, a lot of freshman, we say… but underneath we ponder what might have been…another championship trophy to go with the one from ’79 (the Magic years)
a whole week worth of parties…a break from watching that same game from ‘79 on the Big Ten channel, more extremely cool Spartan shirts to go with our shirts from the football season(the "heartbreak collection"). Being a Spartan fan is a lifetime commitment that begins with your first clueless day on campus to your last clueless day wondering where the years went.(almost "womb to tomb") We will rise again!
On a serious note we are proud of the Spartans and the job they did to get to the “big dance” It was very exciting to have them playing in Michigan the whole state was ignited with excitement!
Go Green! Go White.!
We’ll get em next year!
Good thing my self esteem isn’t tied to the performance of a lot of guys in baggy pants dribbling the ball around and making baskets (or not)! We love you Spartans!