Lyrical tattoos

Friday, March 23, 2012

Speak to me now,
And the world will crumble.
Open a door,
And the moon will fall.
All of your life,
All your memories,
Go to your dreams,
Forget it all.

- “Death Whispered a Lullaby” by Opeth

Float on by Modest Mouse
my favorite line is “even if things get heavy we’ll all float on”

“we all deserve something”
the very last line in “I Can Barely Breathe” by Manchester Orchestra

I'm the hero of the story, don't need to be saved 
Regina Spektor - Hero

How strange it is to be anything at all. Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea

It makes me wonder, what would mine be? Would have to be from The Tea Party. And from one of 2 songs that changed my life. Soulbreaking or Psychopomp. Now I want more ink. 

"You can't stand to not be afraid"


"In the face of the fire
You see angels conspire"


"A frozen sun,
Will guide you there
As shadows hide
The deep despair"

Life long dreams

Thursday, March 15, 2012

What is your life long dream? Something you have always wanted, for as long as you can remember. That has eluded you either with time or money constraints, or just life getting in the way? What thing do you yearn for? What is it that time and time again you come back to wanting and researching and dreaming of?

For me, it has always been Italy. I think it started as a small child. I had Italian neighbours, and we learned Italian language at school. That planted the seed. Then over time, my yearning to see Rome increased. In 2002, I got a job as a nanny in Italy, and booked a flight, ordered my passport... And then I found out I was pregnant with Finn and cancelled the lot. Twice more since then, I have planned trips. I made bookings and all. I never seem to follow it through.

There is yet another chance that it may eventuate soon. I might get there sooner than I anticipated. I hope like hell this comes through. Keep positive thoughts headed my way that it all falls into place this time...

Meme fun!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

There is a blog I read, that makes my heart melt. My friend Cat writes it and it is called Letters to Georgia.  The blog is a collection of letters and diary style entries that Cat writes to her daughter, Georgia. I remember doing the same for Finn, it's a precious record and way to preserve memories. That wee G is adored by her Mama, it's beautiful.

Cat tagged me in a bit of fun. A meme called 'Stuff About Me' where she asked 11 questions about me. I now need to think of 11 to pass on to some more bloggers when I am done.

Here are the rules:
You must post the rules 
Answer the 11 questions that the tagger posted for you
Create 11 questions to ask the people you’ve tagged
Tag 11 people and link them in your post
Let them know you have tagged them

Here are my answers to Cat's 11 questions: (Except she is sneaky and had 2 x number 4's!)

1. What is your strongest belief - something you are so passionate about you can argue your point with anyone?
Gay marriage. Love is love. The institution of marriage is made a mockery of in so many ways, it's ridiculous to exclude anyone from it. 

2. What qualities do you hold that makes you a good friend?
I am loyal, and giving. I will always back a mate, at any cost. 

3. If you could live in a television show, which show & which character would you play?
The Simpsons. I'd be Mr Burns FO SHO. 

4. If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be? (doesn't have to be physically)
I am too forgiving and often get walked on. Be feistier, Kelly!

4. What is your current personal life goal?
To be a successful writer.

5. Where would you like to go on your next holiday?

6. The old faithful - dead or alive - 4 people that you will invite to your fantasy dinner party?
John Lennon, my partner, Johnny Depp and the Pope (to change his view on gay marriage...)

7. A song that always reminds you of something, and what or who and why?
Morbid but A Whiter Shade Of Pale reminds me of Mum. She wants it at her funeral. :/ 

8. Tell me your typical Sunday
Lazy, late breakfast, laundry, and a trip to the pool with the kids. 

9. Post the 11th photo on your phone and tell me about it

This was taken when I had my surgery last November. I hated that needle in my hand. Was such a relief when it was taken out!

10. What was the last movie you watched?
Forgetting Sarah Marshall. One of my all time faves I was sharing with a special friend who hadn't seen it before. 

11. What is your idea of a dream date?
Dinner, stimulating conversation, and a walk holding hands. 

I tag Nat, ErinKahlee, Amy, Megan, and Kim.

And my 11 questions for them are:

1. Favourite childhood memory?
2. Worst thing you have ever done?
3. Trait most desired in the opposite sex?
4. Your all time favourite film.
5. Your all time favourite band or singer.
6. A photo that sums up life for you right now.
7. Mac or PC?
8. Facebook, twitter, or pinterest?
9. What is your shopping weakness?
10. Best way to spend your spare time?
11. Middle name?

Get to it!

This is my truth.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love & affection. ~Buddha

I've been thinking a lot lately, about what my truth is. What I know is right and good for me, even if it isn't for everyone else. Even if others don't see or value it. Sometimes when people reject me, I lose sight of those. My beliefs and confidence in myself is shaken and I am no longer certain of what or who I am. So, I thought while I am feeling fairly in control, I might write a list of my top ten truths. Things I know to be true about myself, no matter what else is going on, or how shaken I am.

1. I am strong and resilient. Even when I don't think I can cope with something, I can. I surprise myself.

2. I am loving and giving. I have a generous heart and I love with all of it. Sometimes it gets me into trouble, but it's true to who I am, I can't change it even if I want to.

3. I am a loyal and true friend. My friends mean everything to me, and I'll defend them and be there for them any time, for any reason. It's a solid part of my character.

4. I am aware. I think things over to make sure the decision is right for me.

5. I want to improve myself and I strive to do so. I try to learn from life. I try to better who I am.

6. I'm a rescuer and a helper. It can be dangerous, but I like helping people less fortunate than myself, or who are having a tough time of things.

7. I am funny! I like to laugh, I love to have fun. I want to be happy. This really isn't a given. Sometimes, and for the past time, I have been miserable so often it has seemed like I wanted to be. I don't. I want to be happy. 

8. I care. Deeply. I feel things, deeply.

9. I am passionate. Feisty. Everything I do, I do with gusto. I get feisty and passionate about the things I believe in. I like that about myself, even when it's controversial.

10. I have so much to offer the world. Smarts, friendship, love, honour, trust, respect... If people let that go, it's not a slight on me. It's on them. I am worth it.

Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself. 
~Richard Bach

Thanks to Julie at Beautiful You for the idea. :)