December 4, 2012
I’ve been a huge fan of Trevor Hall’s music for about 4 years now. I’ve listened to all of his albums backwards and forwards and no matter how many times I’ve heard one of his songs, I can hear one and it can touch me in a way that no song has before. I was listening to him on shuffle yesterday and “Giri’s Song” by him came on and it was different for once–it had a different meaning for me.
“I may be a weak man
But I’ve got a heart of gold
And I will let it shine
Until you come home
I’ve been down low
I’ve been up high
Drowned in sorrow
I have touched the sky
I will do it all over
I will do it again
What ever it takes to see your face again”
It’s hard to remember all of the good things I’ve done in my life when shit goes wrong. This song reminded me of an Augusten Burroughs quote that I relate to far too well: “I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions.” Things are bound to happen that will challenge me, push me down, leave me down, and make me feel like there is no hope. But it is in my heart where I can find the courage to defeat these feelings. I know I have a good heart. It’s huge, it’s weak, but it’s willing to give love.
Listen to the song here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1D5oN_NTj9U
April 18, 2010
So, I had the pleasure to meet Julie Powell this evening and could not be more enthralled about having the opportunity to do so. If you’re not aware who Julie Powell is, just think to the recent movie Julie and Julia starring Meryl Streep about the famous chef Julia Child. She is such an inspiring (and lucky) woman and I cannot wait to begin reading her new book entitled Cleaving: A story of Marriage, Meat, & Obsession. The party my mom and I went to this evening was to benefit the Planned Parenthood Foundation, which I think is such a wonderful organization that gives women the freedom to have and make choices best suited for them.
Just like Julie learned to find truth in life from cooking her way through Julia Child’s cookbook for a year, Julie made me realize one thing yesterday: The importance of knowing yourself and trusting the decisions you make, and to find the strength so that, if it comes down to it, you would rather be hated for who you were than loved for who you were not. Julie let me realize this through her negative experience with her idol, Julia Child, who gave negative feedback on what she was doing. Obviously, Julie has not let this bother her since she has had such a positive experience with this all. I mean, I only wish I could become rich off a blog.
Sigh. Julie Powell is my new favorite person on the moment. She was just so real, and I absolutely loved her foul mouth–something she gets shit for all the time apparently. This weekend has been eventful. Now off for apartment hunting, grubbing, and STUDYING!
PS–new blog in like….1 minute about music. I’m scattered!