Thursday, September 29, 2011

Sporadic whites

From brown to black to brown to red and plum to copper to blond to silver and white...

Boy do I hate growing old. Ugh.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

silently watch, listen, weep

Sometimes you watch a film that is made to break your heart and you still yell at it in surprise when it does. You swear you never want to feel ripped apart and contorted again, but you take another peek. You still seek out such films - the one that tugs at all the wrong strings.

Somehow they understand you. You relate to that broken, heart wrenching film. It leaves you exposed. Emotions laid bare and feeling unfound. A piece of you discovered but not claimed. Because no one experiences a movie in the same way.

Much like stories. You picture it, experience it, read it, somewhat, differently.

Much like music and songs. Like the one that repeats itself and you do not have the heart to turn it off for it is hauntingly beautiful.

The piece that makes you feel owh so sad, but wait, still...wait... it's beautiful.

Loop it.

Someone must have found joy when writing something so downright sad. Right?

Monday, September 19, 2011

Music Monday: Green River Ordinance

Discovered Green River Ordinance awhile back and i sooo love this song. They are an American rock band from Fort Worth, Texas and their name refers to laws which prohibit door-to-door sales unless the house's owner gives permission to do so.

Didn't know there were such laws around. *shrug*

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

the Story

I've begun reading Donald Miller's A Million Miles in a Thousand Years and it's really engaging me to 're-read' and 're-write' my own stories.

I first picked it up cause I've been reading his blog and really liked the way he writes. So when I saw the book on sale at the amazing Popular book fest, I knew I had to own a copy!

The book basically talks about his success, failure and his life falling into a lull when along comes an opportunity to write a film based on his book about his life. While planning the narrative for the fictional character Don, he confronts the unremarkable and dull nature of his real life.

Can you imagine your life being made into a movie? Would it be worth watching? Would your story be engaging/powerful/dramatic/funny/memorable?

Before one can begin to write a story you'd probrably want to know what a story is. The book defines a story as, “A character who wants something and overcomes conflict to get it”.

He pens his journey in a highly entertaining manner and he's one author where words just come alive and poke and prod you along the way.

It’s a hard book to put down and I'm only halfway through but it sorta pushes you to think and make better choices, face up to some conflict, face your fears and live better stories.

So hey, what kind of stories are you writing today?

Monday, September 12, 2011

Music Monday: The Weepies

I've been wanting to feature The Weepies for awhile now. But I couldn't pick which song I liked best. They are an amazing indie pop-folk band fronted by singer-songwriters Deb Talan and Steve Tannen. Their music has been described as "subtly intoxicating folk-pop" and I'm not gonna argue with that.

They're my go-to music when I want to just unwind and daydream for a bit.