really use a break from life. Not in a bad way, quite the opposite. Not a vacation, because a vacation is life at it's best. A real honest to goodness break where I get the chance to see things only through my eyes. Where my vantage point is the only one that matters. FYI I could REALLY use a break right now...
Breakdown Jack Johnson I hope this old train breaks down Then I could take a walk around And, see what there is to see And time is just a melody All the people in the street Walk as fast as their feet can take them I just roll through town And though my windows got a view The frame I'm looking through Seems to have no concern for now So for now
I need this Old train to breakdown Oh please just Let me please breakdown
This engine screams out loud Centipede gonna crawl westbound So I don't even make a sound Cause it's gonna sting me when I leave this town All the people in the street That I'll never get to meet If these tracks don't bend somehow And I got no time That I got to get to Where I don't need to be So I
I need this Old train to breakdown Oh please just Let me please breakdown I need this Old train to breakdown Oh please just Let me please breakdown I wanna break on down But I cant stop now Let me break on down
But you cant stop nothing If you got no control Of the thoughts in your mind That you kept in, you know You don't know nothing But you don't need to know The wisdoms in the trees Not the glass windows You cant stop wishing If you don't let go But things that you find And you lose, and you know You keep on rolling Put the moment on hold The frames too bright So put the blinds down low
I need this Old train to breakdown Oh please just Let me please breakdown I need this Old train to breakdown Oh please just Let me please breakdown I wanna break on down But I cant stop now
I would like to send out the following thank you's for helping me get up off my ass this morning:
1. The Killers 2. My body for sleeping soundly enough to wanna wake up so early. 3. The guy weed wacking his yard, it smelled soooo good. 4. The perfectly crisp weather. 5. The four leaf clover I found.
I would also like to send out the follow suck it's 1. Myself for forgetting to have my water bottle filled and ready for when I returned. 2. The douche bags who throw trash out their car windows. 3. My right calf that continues to cramp up no matter what I do.
PS Go ahead and watch this, and just try to not feel a little urge to get up and move:
Who'd have thought I'd be getting some wisdom from Jessica Simpson. (I DO love her, and think she is one of the sweetest things ever, but I didn't know she'd get me thinking.)
So she's got a show on VH1, The Price of Beauty, and it's interesting to say the least. In different exotic locals she looks into what that culture perceives as beautiful. And then the flip side where someone went too far for beauty. I guess we Americans aren't the only ones capable of going to extremes.
While in France she is turned onto the phrase, "la joie de vivre"...Joy of living. Wikipedia has this to say, "can be a joy of conversation, joy of eating, joy of anything one might do… And joie de vivre may be seen as a joy of everything, a comprehensive joy, a philosophy of life, a worldview."
I aspire to this...I dream of this...I lie and say I live this. I do my best, but often come up short. I so many times forget that there is so much joy to be found in living. It's easy to find the joy in the big things, but my goal is to extract all the joy from even the most simple moment.
Por ejemplo... When I wake up before my alarm goes off I get pissed for missing an extra fifteen minutes of sleep. Instead I should be happy to know my body is rested, ready to start the day, and joyful to start the day in such a peaceful way.
The phrase is about the joy of living; not the joy of life. I want to be very specific about this. Enjoying life seems so passive. Enjoying living is an action. A conscience decision I must make every day. An active process of extracting the happiness from everything I do. Hopefully, I'll get get better; for now I'm gonna go find the joy in a bubble bath.