Must Go On

 

I was listening to music last night before going to sleep, as I do every night. For some reason, I felt like trying to understand the meaning of the lyrics from some of my favorite songs; trying to see if they had any meaning as to why they were my favorites. Most of them… well, I couldn’t figure out a meaning to their lyrics, but there were several that I could clearly see what the lyrics were trying to get across. Out of the many songs I listened to, one particular song made me really have to think. This song starts off with two questions that many people probably don’t have an answer for. Before last night, I hadn’t even wondered about answers for them, let alone ever thought to ask myself them. These are, however, good questions to ask, and good questions to have an answer to. 

“Empty spaces – what are we living for?
Abandoned places – I guess we know the score…
On and on!
Does anybody know what we are looking for?”

These lyrics are from a popular song by Queen,”The Show Must Go On”. This song was written by Brian May during the last few months of Freddie Mercury’s life, and if you really listen to the lyrics, you can begin to see the message of the song.  

I really do think these are hard questions to ask yourself before it is too late. What am I living for? What am I looking for in life? Well, after listening to the lyrics, really trying to understand them, I came up with an answer for myself. I am living my life for God, and no one else. I am looking to have a happy life, filled with countless happy, fun memories; however, my life must honor God.

 

“My soul is painted like the wings of butterflies,Fairy tales of yesterday, will grow but never die,I can fly, my friends!”

 

All lyrics (in italics) are from “The Show Must Go On” by Queen.

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Pause or Rewind?

You know what would be cool? If your life had  either a pause or rewind button! For all those times you wished you had done something different from what you ended up doing, fun memories you wish you could relive again, or for revisiting the past, there would be the rewind button in your life. Or how about those times you are having such a good day, you wish it would never end? Well, there’s the pause button! If you could have either a pause or rewind button for your life, which would you choose?

I would definitely choose the rewind button. After all, it could act as both, right? The rewind button would be so cool to have in life; you could undo some of the bad choices you made, go back to all the good times you spent with your friends and family, or relive a great day over again. I think it would be interesting to try out a rewind button, but then again, how would it have affected my life today? Would I be a different person if I had rewound my life every time I made a mistake? Yeah, probably.  For better or for worse, I would never know.

I’m sure there is a perfectly good reason our lives don’t have the same controls as a video does. Yeah, it would be cool to try, but if it changed my life from how it is now, I don’t think I’d want these buttons.

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Star (now adopted and renamed Roxie), one of the puppies, playing with her tennis ball.

Star playing with her tennis ball.

While Planting a Garden…

It is a gorgeous day, around the middle of May, and it is time for you to plant your annual garden. You thought your garden was a little small last season, so you decide to make it just a little bigger; that way you are able to plant even more of your favorites! You proceed to extend the garden, but while doing so, you hear your rototiller hit what sounded like a large rock. After turning the rototiller off and moving it out of the way, you head back to the spot where you hit the rock. There is still some dirt in the way, so you grab a small shovel and begin to uncover the rock. After removing several scoops of dirt out of the way, a rush of excitement runs through you as you discover this in no ordinary rock; you just found 15 pounds of gold!

This would be a very lucky thing to have happen. I certainly wouldn’t mind finding gold in my garden! With the value of gold constantly changing, even a small piece could be extremely valuable. Trustablegold.com predicts, ” For the fourth quarter of 2013, analysts surveyed by Bloomberg in November 2012, forecasted a level of  1,925 U.S. Dollars  per ounce of gold.” If you found gold in your garden, what would you do with it?

Cooking for an Enemy

Imagine you had the chance to cook for your enemy, and whatever you cooked for them, they had to eat at least half of what you put on their plate. What would you cook for them? Would it be something so delicious and incredible, that maybe you both wouldn’t think of each other as enemies? Or would you cook them up some nauseating recipe for something hardly edible?

If I had the chance to cook for an enemy (thankfully, I don’t really have an enemy at the moment), I would consider why they were my enemy before I made my decision on what I would cook for them. If it was because of something I had done that made them consider me a foe, I would make them something delectable, in hopes the feud between us would die out. I would figure out their favorite food, cook it for them, and hope for the best. If they still considered me an enemy, oh well… I tried!

On the other hand, If someone was my enemy because they had done something so wrong and so hurtful that it would cause me to have such malevolence towards them, I would probably decide on something different. Depending on how bad what had caused them to be my enemy was, I would think of something distasteful for them to eat. I wouldn’t feed them anything poisonous…No, no, that would be wrong. I would throw a bunch of random things in a bowl (and I mean things that wouldn’t make such a great combo), mix it all up, and serve them a heaping portion (because they have to eat at least half). I would mix things like frog legs, sushi, leftovers from last night’s dinner, yogurt that was about to expire, olives, pea soup, burnt eggs, a can of Spam and vienna sausages, and any other weird food to add to this strange dish. 

Hopefully, I never have to cook for an enemy!

 

Through My Window

There is not a cloud in the sky on this fine autumn day. The soft, gentle breeze barely rustles the leaves on the willows and aspens in the yard. The sun is shining down through my window, and my tiny cream-colored chihuahua basks in its warmth. Outside my window is the dog yard where four dogs enjoy their day playing in the sun. Currently, Loki, an adorable pit bull, is lying on the deck basking in the warm rays of the sun. Delilah, the stunning black Dalmatian, is grazing on the long strands of fresh grass that line the edge of the wood fence. Sampson, a gorgeous chocolate lab, relaxes in the shade under a beautiful willow. Then there is B.J., the mini beagle (his name stands for Buddy Jr.).  Little B.J. is not in sight, for he hides under the deck to keep cool during the hottest part of the day, only coming out to come inside, eat, drink, or when the shade makes this precious little angel get a bit too cool.

In the distance I see an endless circle of mountains forming a circular shape around the land. These mountains are absolutely breath-taking. The blue hue of the mountains create what would make an extraordinary photograph. These mountains are a blessing to be able to look at on a daily basis, and they really make me appreciate God’s wonderful creation. 

These mountains I have the privilege of seeing every day also play a huge roll in my life. I have countless memories in the mountains. From the hundreds of days I spent camping, hiking, hunting, horseback riding, snowboarding, fishing, picnicking, four-wheeling, and just driving around, the mountains is where I love to be. some of my favorite memories take place on my favorite mountains. I love the days I can go on a long ride up the mountains and enjoy their beauty while discovering new trails I could explore. In August of 2011, my family and I spent a day hiking to the very top of  Mt. Lamborn (with an elevation of 11,402 ft) to sign our names in the guest book that rests on the highest point of the mountain.

Everything I see out my window can be summed up to a beautiful scene of God’s magnificent creation.