More of what’s stuck in my head

Who’s to say
What’s impossible
Well they forgot
This world keeps spinning
And with each new day
I can feel a change in everything
And as the surface breaks reflections fade
But in some ways they remain the same
And as my mind begins to spread its wings
There’s no stopping curiosity

I want to turn the whole thing upside down
I’ll find the things they say just can’t be found
I’ll share this love I find with everyone
We’ll sing and dance to Mother Nature’s songs
I don’t want this feeling to go away

Who’s to say
I can’t do everything
Well I can try
And as I roll along I begin to find
Things aren’t always just what they seem

I want to turn the whole thing upside down
I’ll find the things they say just can’t be found
I’ll share this love I find with everyone
We’ll sing and dance to Mother Nature’s songs
This world keeps spinning and there’s no time to waste
Well it all keeps spinning spinning round and round and

Upside down
Who’s to say what’s impossible and can’t be found
I don’t want this feeling to go away

Please don’t go away
Please don’t go away
Please don’t go away
Is this how it’s supposed to be
Is this how it’s supposed to be

— Upside Down, Jack Johnson

Can’t get this out of my head…

The Wild Flowers

‘Twas the wild flowers I preferred
Who owed nothing to nobody
Who blossomed in the ditches
And made their own way in the world

‘Twas the wild flowers I admired
Who never done nothing to you
But driven from the garden
They sang their own songs in the spring

You can have your lily
You can have your rose
That were taken and broken
And bred by people
They were grafted and lamed
Twisted and tamed

But the wild flowers I enjoyed
They had nothing to do with you
They flowered by the roadside
And they wore their own colours in the sun

That were there before you
Will be there after you
That will out, that will out
Like your own true nature
You can try, you can try
That you never will defeat

The wild flowers I admired
They had nothing to do with you
But banished from the garden
They made their own way in the world
They wore their own colours in the sun
And they sang their own songs in the spring

(john spillane)

What, only 5?

Tagged by Pat:

  1. As a newborn, one of the muscles in my neck was shorter than the other – giving me what my parents feared was a permanently crooked view of the world.
  2. As a kid, I wanted to be a “paranormal researcher” when I grew up – after reading many, many ghost stories, I was positive that they would just know I was a kindred spirit and talk to me…
  3. As a teenager, I read up to 3 romance novels a day – I bought them for 15 cents each at the used bookstore. My strong preference was the “Harlequin Presents” series.
  4. As a twenty-something, I spent time climbing mountains and managed to fall off of one, resulting in a fancy helicopter rescue and immediate orthopedic surgery. Ask me sometime, I’ll show you the scars.
  5. These days, as a thirty-something, I am not only a D.I.N.K., but also a D.I.L.D.O. (double income, little dogs only)

Well now, whomever shall I tag? Bob, Gil, Craig, Dale, and Bill, please tell us FIVE things we’d never otherwise know about you…

Vacation Brain

Paul, Dave, you’re both right about nothing detracting from deep thinking up here — because the kinds of places we get to go when we take even a short break inspire deep thinking, rather than distracting from it…

Still, it’s hard to get back into the swing of city things after a whole week out there :-)