Tag Archives: Music

Music Monday – Heal the World

 

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

Peace and Love 1

Music Monday

 

 

Heartbeat

I’ve seen the sun disappear before my eyes
Just above the highest tide, but falling to the ocean line
And all I see is smoke, enough to make me choke
The world feels broken down

Counting the lines, the years are screaming louder now
And all the trees start falling down, the brightest lights are burning out
So I will run though fire to reach the other side
And turn this life around

And when the moment’s dead and gone
With every star I’m wishing on
With every right and every wrong
The lonely nights that take us all
For all the stones I’ve ever thrown
Another break against the bone
Close my eyes I’m not alone
And let the heartbeat take me home

If there is love raining down on everyone
We can break away and run like we did when we were young
And we could make believe this is all we need
To live for only here and now

So if the moment’s dead and gone
With every star we’re wishing on
With every right and every wrong
The endless nights we sang along
For all the stones we’ve never thrown
We can save these broken bones
Close our eyes, we’re not alone
And let the heartbeat take us home


Written by: David Cook / Andy Waldeck / Crix Reardon

 

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

Peace and Love 1

Music Monday

I’m still feeling the call of the wild, and absolutely loving this song right now…

 

Something Wild

 

“You had your maps drawn

you had other plans

to hang your hopes on

every road they led you down felt so wrong

so you found another way

 

You’ve got a big heart

the way you see the world

it got you this far 

you may have some bruises

and a few scars

but you know you’re gonna be okay

 

Even though you’re scared

you’re stronger than you know

 

If you’re lost out where the lights are blinding

caught , and all the stars are hiding

that’s when something wild calls you home

if you face the fear that keeps you frozen

chase the sky into the ocean

that’s when something wild calls you home

 

Sometimes the past can

make the ground beneath you feel like quicksand

you don’t have to worry

reach for my hand

and I know you’re gonna be okay

you’re gonna be okay

 

Even if you’re scared

you’re stronger than you know

 

If you’re lost out where the lights are blinding

caught, and all the stars are hiding

that’s when something wild calls you home

If you face the fear that keeps you frozen

chase the sky into the ocean

that’s when something wild calls you home…”

 

~ Andrew McMahon

 

 

Such a great video for this song with the two children out adventuring, and I love the violin, but what I love most is the lyrics.  The words that really speak to me right now are…

 

“If you face the fear that keeps you frozen

chase the sky into the ocean

that’s when something wild calls you home

 

Even if you’re scared

you’re stronger than you know”

 

Whatever fears you may be facing, I’m wishing you strength and hope on this Monday, and as always…

 

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

Peace and Love 1

The Happiness Tag

Joey from over at Joeyfully Stated tagged me in her Happiness Tag post, and even though it was like 2 weeks ago (what can I say… my laptop is still on the fritz), any time is the perfect time to remind myself and to share with others a few of the things that make me happy…

Here are the rules:

List:

5 Things that make you happy

5 Songs that make you happy

5 Bloggers that make you happy… (Let them know that you have nominated them).

I don’t know about you, but once I get going on this train of thought, I can come up with waaay more than 5 for all of these.

 

Five things that make me happy:

My garden

Let me share a few photos I’ve snapped of my garden with my phone…

Omygosh first of all, my lavender!  I love lavender so much, I can’t even tell you.  Lavender should actually probably be listed separately on my happiness list.  Lavender definitely makes me happy!  ❤

20160619_083850b

And I’m very happy to report that my zucchini survived.  And not just one storm, but a few that have rocked through my area recently.  We even had trees down all over the neighborhood and lost power for about 12 hours in the last storm.  I’m so thankful  it didn’t destroy my little garden.

20160705_085737

I’m also happy to be harvesting my beans…

20160704_091837

And happy to see my cucumbers are coming along…

20160703_084701

And that I’m finally getting a few tomatoes…

20160710_104252

I’m also really enjoying all the blooms on my trumpet vine this year…

20160705_090443

And is there any color happier than yellow ?

20160625_090926

 

My Granddaughter

And it makes me especially happy having her out in the garden with me.  😊

20160610_100032

Look at that… I only shared one picture of her!  I have more photos of her on my phone than of anything else, but I thought I’d spare you from all the endless scrolling.  😉

 

Autumn

I love the changing of the seasons, and fall is my favorite, the vibrant colors, the crisp air…  Everything may be dying, but it makes me come alive.

I stole this photo from one of my previous posts.  The way the sunlight was shining on this tree made it one of the most magical autumn scenes I’ve ever come across…

 

Butterflies

It makes me happy watching them flutter around, alighting on flowers and sampling nectar.  And I enjoy trying to photograph them.  I’ve really missed my camera.  Since my laptop died I haven’t bothered to use my camera because I have no way of uploading any pictures.  I’m thankful for my phone that does take decent pictures, but it’s just not the same quality.

Stole this one from a previous post as well.  It’s one of my favorite shots that I’ve ever captured of butterflies…

DSCF7543c1

 

And this may be cheating, but here’s a twofer… or maybe it’s more like a threefer…

Spending time with my daughter

Riding my bike

Being near the water

!cid_Image071820142008361a1

Like I said… I have way more than five things that make me happy.  😉

 

Five songs that make me happy:

Again it’s really hard to list only five.  I love music and enjoy so many varieties of it.  Different songs speak different things to me on any given day.  In browsing through my various play lists on YouTube, these are the ones that stood out to me today…

Anything Irish sounding instantly makes me happy.  As far as I know, I don’t have a smidgen of Irish blood in me, but something resonates deep within me when I listen to Irish music.  This song is one that we will sometimes listen to in the mornings while we’re getting ready for Renfest, such an uplifting tune…

Speaking of Irish music, I love me some Riverdance/Lord of the Dance.  And how freaking adorable is this baby…

Watching all these various dance scenes from movies set to Footloose makes me happy…

And so does watching this.  I know, I’m weird…

And speaking of weird…

Apparently songs that have to do with dancing make me happy today.

 

Five bloggers that make me happy:

Again, gosh it’s really hard to list only five.  I sincerely love so many of your blogs.   Screw it, I’m breaking the rules and listing more than five.  For those of you listed below, there’s no obligation to participate, just know that I enjoy you and your blogs, and that you make me happy.  Thank you so much for that.  By the way I’m really sorry I haven’t stopped by your blogs much lately.  It’s hard being without a laptop and doing everything from my phone.

Joey – and no, I’m not just listing you because you listed me – your writing never fails to make me smile.  Thank you for being you!  😊

Noora – Beautiful poetry from a beautiful person

Trisha – I’ve really missed visiting your blog and reading about Scooby, Smarty, & the squirrels.  I hope all is well in your world lately my friend

Dorinda – More beautiful poetry from a beautiful person

Lois – I miss your blog too.  Give Parker and Teemu some loves from me, and while you’re at it, give yourself some too!  Hope everything is going okay with your treatment.  Sending you big hugs 

Val – Thank you for bringing bring calm and balance into my world and helping me find my middle ground

Brad –  Thank you for your authenticity and kind heart.  I’ve missed connecting with you too.  Hope all is well with you, I must try and stop by soon

Eliza – Kindred hearts in our love for nature

Trini – Such a sweet soul

Jean – Thank you for sharing your beautiful Co. Waterford

Randall – Beautiful writing, beautiful photos

Noelle – Everything about your writing speaks to the deepest part of my soul

Ladyfi – Beautiful photography

Derrick – Thank you for sharing your beautiful garden and wonderful photos from your archives

 

I really could go on and on, there are so many more blogs that make me happy.  I wish I could list every one of you, but I’ve already broken the list 5 rule and this post is getting really long.  Thank you for reading this far!

 

I’ve really missed sharing with all of you in recent months.  I’ve started several posts, but doing it from my phone is so excruciatingly tedious.  There’s been lots going on around here, some good and some not so good.  To be honest, I haven’t really had much inspiration lately.  I’ve been struggling quite a bit about a multitude of things recently, so it’s probably for the best that you haven’t had to endure my rantings and ravings.

Anyway, I hope to be back posting regularly soon.  Until then, be well and be blessed my friends.

Wishing you happiness today…

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

Peace and Love 1

The Rose

 

“Some say love it is a river
That drowns the tender reed
Some say love it is a razor
That leaves your soul to bleed
 
Some say love it is a hunger
An endless aching need
I say love it is a flower
And you it’s only seed
 
It’s the heart afraid of breaking
That never learns to dance
It’s the dream afraid of waking
That never takes the chance
 
It’s the one who won’t be taken
Who cannot seem to give
And the soul afraid of dyin’
That never learns to live
 
When the night has been too lonely
And the road has been too long
And you think that love is only
For the lucky and the strong
 
Just remember in the winter
Far beneath the bitter snows
Lies the seed that with the sun’s love
In the spring becomes the rose.”
 
The Rose  Amanda McBroom

as sung by Bette Midler

 

20160113_191909a1

 
 
 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

Peace and Love 1


Thursday Thought… Let Us Love

 

Let us love one another, be a support and stand beside each other through all life’s growing pains.

DSCF7528a1

For together, we can become a field of beauty, and help make this world a lovelier place…

DSCF7581a1

© Julie Rehnelt 2015

 

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

Peace and Love 1

Let us Love by NeedToBreathe

Wordless Wednesday – Be More Heart

Yes… it’s yet another music selection that I’m sharing on this Wordless Wednesday.  And this one isn’t even technically “wordless” nor am I going to be.  Perhaps I should entitle this post differently.   Nah…

This morning during my quiet time I was thinking about what I want to be.  I’ve been trying to figure that out since my divorce began back in 2009.  Of course, I’ve mostly been thinking about what I want to be in regard to what I should do as far as a job or career goes.  Other than working at my daughter’s school for 11 of the 20 years of my marriage, I was mostly a stay-at-home mom and homemaker and didn’t have a career.  Well, I still haven’t quite figured out that part yet, thankfully I’ve had the financial provision these past few years to take the time to try and figure it out (along with other things), but aside from that… I know without any hesitation what I actually want to “be.”

I want to be Love.  I know that sounds super sappy, but it’s true.  And I want to be Joy, and Peace, and Light too.  Especially to my loved ones – my family and friends, and a special someone who is far across the ocean, but also to all of the other people I interact with each day – all of you, my neighbors, the people I encounter on my bike rides, and the people working at the various places where I shop.  The other day, the little gal at the checkout counter who I visit with at the co op where I buy my groceries asked me if I could just stay there with her all day while she worked because she enjoyed me so much.  And I think to myself… gosh, I wish I could have that effect on everyone – to bring true joy and genuine love into their day, into their lives.  And I wish I could do more for the whole world at large. I know that sounds a bit grandiose, but I don’t mean it to.

Anyway, onto this song I’d like to share…  it has such a wonderful message to it and it’s what want – to “Be more heart and less attack.”  But also, I really love the music.  I must say… there is nothing like the gentle strum of an acoustic guitar, it makes me want to pick up mine.  Maybe I will…

I hope you enjoy the song and that it encourages you today to ‘be more heart and less attack.’  Can you imagine a world like that?  I’ll list the lyrics to the song too.  Boy, now we’re really crossing the line… so much for being “wordless.”  Hah, guess I’ve never really been one to follow the rules…

 

 

LYRICS:

Be the light in the cracks
Be the one that’s mending the camel’s back
Slow to anger and quick to laugh
Be more heart and less attack

Be the wheels not the track
Be the wanderer that’s coming back
Leave the past right where it’s at
Be more heart and less attack

oooooooo

The more you take, the less you have
‘Cause it’s you in the mirror that’s starin’ back
Quick to let go, slow to react
Be more heart and less attack

Ever growing, steadfast
And if need be, the one that’s in the gap
Be the never turning back
Twice the heart any man could have

oooooooo

Be the wheels not the track
Be the wanderer that’s coming back
Leave the past right where it’s at
Be more heart and less attack
Be more love and less attack

oooooooo

I stuck my hat out
I caught the rain drops
I drank the water
I felt my veins pop
I’m nearly sanctified
I’m nearly broken
I’m down the river, I’m nearly open

I stuck my hat out
I caught the rain drops
I drank the water
I felt my veins pop
I’m nearly sanctified
I’m nearly broken
I’m down the river, I’m nearly open

I’m down the river, to where I’m going

~

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

Peace and Love 1