It's been a year of loss. I don't want to forget them.
Kevin P. Sutton
You've all left our school, left us behind with the grief of loved ones passed. Your final resting place will be up in Heaven, in our memories, and with in our hearts.
For those lost by the ones I love and care about this year, you could never be forgotten. The happiness of your times together and the pain of your loss etch you forever into their being.
Requiescant in pace
I just turned on the television for my brother to watch and try to go to Nickelodeon. Imagine my surprise when there are no shows on but this constant banner that says "World Wide Day of Play". They aren't showing any shows today! I think that's awesome of them to do. To bad that it's not the best day to go outside here, but everywhere else, if it's sunny, go out side and do something!!!!!!
Well I came across this song that is absolutely beautiful (hence the title =p)! It's a piano song composed in this day and age. I really don't know what to say.... you just have to hear it yourselves.
River Flows in You by Yiruma (the man in the video is him)
Ok I understand that this amazing song was not written for the movie Shrek but that is where I first heard it. Despite the movie it was in, it is so emotional. I love it beyond belief. And without further ado, here is "Hallelujah" written by Leonard Cohen. This version is sung by Jeff Buckley, who I think may have died judging by the comments I've read. I've listened to many other versions and I love this one the best.
A poem I found awhile ago.
The Cookie Thief
by Valerie Cox
A woman was waiting at an airport one night,
With several long hours before her flight.
She hunted for a book in the airport shops.
Bought a bag of cookies and found a place to drop.
She was engrossed in her book but happened to see,
That the man sitting beside her, as bold as could be.
Grabbed a cookie or two from the bag in between,
Which she tried to ignore to avoid a scene.
So she munched the cookies and watched the clock,
As the gutsy cookie thief diminished her stock.
She was getting more irritated as the minutes ticked by,
Thinking, "If I wasn't so nice, I would blacken his eye."
With each cookie she took, he took one too,
When only one was left, she wondered what he would do.
With a smile on his face, and a nervous laugh,
He took the last cookie and broke it in half.
He offered her half, as he ate the other,
She snatched it from him and thought... oooh, brother.
This guy has some nerve and he's also rude,
Why he didn't even show any gratitude!
She had never known when she had been so galled,
And sighed with relief when her flight was called.
She gathered her belongings and headed to the gate,
Refusing to look back at the thieving ingrate.
She boarded the plane, and sank in her seat,
Then she sought her book, which was almost complete.
As she reached in her baggage, she gasped with surprise,
There was her bag of cookies, in front of her eyes.
If mine are here, she moaned in despair,
The others were his, and he tried to share.
Too late to apologize, she realized with grief,
That she was the rude one, the ingrate, the thief.
I find myself listening to this song over and over. I love the feeling of it.
Sorry that this isn't the real video which you can find here
. They disabled embedding for some reason. But check it out if you want. It's the music that counts though. I frankly can't remember if I've said anything about Switchfoot before but they are really good.
Some other songs:StarsMeant To Live
(will add more later)
- Music:Dare You To Move- Switchfoot
What gives you hope for your future? How about hope for your world's future? Is hope hard to maintain?
I'll start with the last question first. Hope is probably one of the hardest things to ever maintain. Because, hope is just chance. You're never certain about anything, it's really just a wish that may or may not ever come true. It requires an optimistic outlook, but how can you always be optimistic when you have no idea what lays ahead? So yes, hope is extremely hard to maintain. Next question. I do have hope for our world's future. There are a lot of people who care about the world and want to make it a better place so it's easy to hope that the world will become better. It will take a long time, and it'll never be 100% good, but I do think that it will get better. If it doesn't, then it will become worse. Those are the only two options. And here we come to the first question.
What gives me hope....the fact that there are billions of people on the earth and they all act different gives me hope. My faith definitely gives me a good dose of hope when I need it. And just looking, seeing the beauty of things gives me hope. How can a world filled with beauty not give you some hope to a better future, life? Seeing things grow, people recovering from whatever was wrong gives hope; that you can get over anything and continue to live. In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on.
Well I just found out that I needed to do an introduction about myself for brigits_flame. So gather around and be prepared to be bored!
My name's Laureen(often confused with Maureen or Lauren), and I'm 15. I'm about to be a sophomore in high school, which doesn't seem too exciting. I usually work hard and I'm a pretty good student. I do "play" a sport; track(indoor and outdoor). I'm a sprinter and a high jumper(that's the one where you run and jump over a bar). I'm fairly new to it but I also love it. It all depends on how fast you go but when I'm running...I think when I'm running. Those 13 seconds for my 100m dash or the 45-odd seconds seem to take a long time to me. I have no idea how to explain it without giving you the idea that I'm slow(which I'm not, thankfully) - so you'd just have to try it.
I'm an avid reader, or I was before high school. Thats mainly one of the reason's I like to write. I always wanted to be like those great authors who with just there words, could create a story that draws you in and provokes feelings. And that kinda links to my joining brigits_flame. I think that there I can actually work at my writing and get some criticism for it.
Some other things to say about me...Well my friends would call me loud. I'm not denying that because I definitely can be. I haven't tried a lot of things. It shocks my friends when I say things like "Oh, I've never been on a roller-coaster" or "I've never had steak" or the big one "I can't swim". So yeah, I haven't experienced much of life but I'll get around to it; my friends will make sure of that. I'm stubborn, like to have meaningless arguments, chat on the phone for hours on end, and I love being on the computer. It's a supplement for the fact that most of the time, I can't get outside. Umm and an odd fact- I take those Flintstones vitamins everyday =p I had barney today.
My inner-workings: Like I've said I'm stubborn, but give me a good reason to sway and I just might. I'm a teeny bit sensitive( a lot sensitive if you ask some people I know, who happen to be wrong). I don't let a lot of things out. Yup, it's all bottled up and I'm going to be one of those people, who in their 30s, explode and go around with a machete. Watch out! Let's see, I like making friends although I do admit that my older friends will mean a lot more unless we have a connection. And to end it all, I'm pretty passive. I have opinions that I will argue for, but if you ask me what to do I'll just tell you the pro's and con's unless I know what's best. Which is never XD.
So that's the intro to my life. Feel free to barge in if you want :p
What makes a hero is not a person diving into situations and saving people every day. That doesn't happen. What makes a hero is an ordinary person who is forced, under certain circumstances, to be more than what he/she is. They think of others; what's good for others and not themselves. They don't have to be brave, they can be cowards. But they need to have that selfless part to themselves.
A heros is a person who doesn't look away from the stuff that's wrong; whose not afraid to get into someone's face and say "What you're doing is wrong. Stop". Who is actually concerned, who has that decent streak in them.
We all have some special talent whether we figure it out or not, so yes a hero has one but pfft it's not gonna be laser vision. It's going to be something ordinary- a compassionate heart, maybe being observant enough to actually help before something bad happens.
In short- a hero is made up of what everyone else is made up of. He has what everyone else has; he just uses it in a better way than most.
If you knew it was your last day on earth, how would you spend the time?
Theres only so many things you can do in a day. I wouldn't try to do everything that I've never done; that would be impossible. If I knew it was my last day on earth I would want to be with my family and friends, have some last good moments that they'd remeber. Prank call someone maybe XD lol. And I'd definitly do something that would get me remebered forever.