I know I have mentioned in other blogs how music is such a big part of my life. Whatever the situation, I seem to find a song that fits what is going on at that time; but when asked what song inspires me most and has gotten me through a lot of conflicts, I would have to say “Let it Be”.
At times I may be upset by something that someone said, or conflicted with one of life’s many paths that we may not always wish to travel. It seems that out of nowhere, in my head I often find the words not only just comforting, but a reminder of how short life can be. If I find myself facing a certain situation, instead of anger building or resentments, I remember that one particular line in the song, and keep repeating it to myself “Let it Be”. Maybe tomorrow I may not get a chance to say I am sorry, or even if I am hurt, I cannot hold that within me. I may shed some tears, but within my heart I know even just a little prayer can do a lot.
When I find myself in times of trouble,
Mother Mary comes to me
Speaking words of Wisdom,
“Let it Be” “Let it Be”
There will be an answer, "Let it Be"
It is those little words of wisdom that have guided me through so much, given me the strength to look at things differently, and the courage to move on.
Ps. I even have “Let It Be” as the ringtone on my phone. So I am always reminded that there is always someone watching over me, and an answer for all that lies ahead.
Sunday, July 18, 2010
For as long as I can remember music has always been a passion and very important to me. There is never a moment that there is not a song that is “floating” in my head. When my children were young, they would always laugh when I would answer a question with a song. Something I still tend to do!
So most of my inspirations are created with a song playing in my head while I am crocheting, knitting, designing jewelry or quilting. In you notice in my jewelry shop http://MagdaleneJewels.etsy.com, most of my jewelry is named after a song – to name a few: Layla, November Rain, Black Velvet, The Rose, Ruby Tuesday. Of course with the new listings I had to go back and change the titles to reflect the item, but within the description you will find the song behind my inspiration.
Could it be a coincidence then that our CreateCrochet Team “Weekly Challenge” was to create something from a song or musical artist that inspires us. When I first read about the challenge, the song “Good Day Sunshine” by the Beatles was the first that came into my head.
I need to laugh and when the sun is out
I've got something I can laugh about
I feel good in a special way
I'm in love and it's a sunny day
Good Day Sunshine
Hence my creation for this week’s challenge: a Lemon Yellow Sundress with a pink flower for a little toddler.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Sunday, July 4, 2010
In April I wrote a Tribute to my neice, Tara, who was tragically killed, leaving behind 3 young children.
This is a beautiful poem my cousin (her mother) wrote for her - and I wanted to share it with you.
(for Tara on her Birthday July 4th)
Your eyes represent the innocence and the brillance of the Fourth of July
The innocence of the child in wonderment at the fireworks,
The brillance of your personality blazing across the sky.
You are no long limited by the earth and it plains,
You are now are a part of the heavens.
When I see the fireworks on the Fourth of July, I will think of you,
The innocence, openness, and hopefulness of a child.
The brillance of what was, is now, and shall in the future be,
You see, you left behind three brillant sparks for us to marvel at (Leo, Maya and Travis);
and they will lead us on where you left off.
When I look at the fireworks, it is their brillance and uniqueness that catch my attention,
more so than the time spent in the air.
People will remember your beautiful smile - which has no earthly bounds.
Your presence on this planet definitely gives up hope, and lights up the darkness -
like fireworks on Independence Day.
These beautiful words are from the heart of a grieving mother who still wants to share Tara's beauty and love of live with all of us.