Ever wake up one day and feel amazement at the fact you’re alive?
Seeing yourself from the outside is tricky, but every so often, I play my life story (like a movie in my head and finger on the fast-forward button), and simply think “Wow…”
…in a good way, in a train-wreck kind of way, but overall, at times I am in awe that my heart keeps beating like a hammer.
To me, this song represents making it through some extraordinary experiences. Being surprised at how much one can handle, and still having the will to go on and create more fantastic memories, in spite of the fact that poor decisions have been made along the way. There have been times when I really felt like giving up on life and couldn’t take anymore. I suppose the passion to see what is around the next corner has kept me going.
Sometimes I am afraid of screwing up.
Maybe I have already, and probably will again. No matter; I keep trying. I tend to put a lot of pressure on myself, which may or may not change, but I do “get wherever I’m going.” I do “get whatever I need,” although I don’t always immediately recognize this.
“Hard to be soft, tough to be tender” describes me perfectly, except here on OS--you tend to smooth out my rough edges. ;-)
Nothing monumental has happened in my life recently, but on occasion I am struck with an epiphany from nowhere, and I wanted to share this one with you. This song has been with me for days and I love it.
“If my life is mine, what shouldn’t I do?”
Now, go… live your lives, and I hope that each one of you finds inspiration in a random song. J