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Dailies for 02.06.2006

One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show!

Dana @ 1:33 AM | Filed under: Podcast

Have you ever found yourself sitting at the bottom of “the hill” just as you were climbing to the top?

“Rock Bottom”.

Have you ever hit “Rock Bottom” and considered giving up?

Well, consider that, if you happen to hit “Rock Bottom” – it could just be the best thing that ever happened to you.

Dailies for 02.02.2006

Hurts So Good

Dana @ 10:29 AM | Filed under: General

I have a new favorite song –

Life Is Wonderful by Jason Mraz is my new favorite song — a million years after the fact.

I have heard this song in the background of my daily routine before, but I never really stopped to let it in. Yesterday I saw Jason perform “Geek In the Pink”, which is my new second favorite song, and that’s how I came to pay attention to the Life Is Wonderful lyrics.

I really love that he considers the fact that you can’t have the good without the bad or the happy without the sad. These things go hand in hand, which is good news or bad news depending on which side of life you’re living on when you listen…

Life is Wonderful – Jason Mraz

It takes a crane to build a crane
It takes two floors to make a story
It takes an egg to make a hen
It takes a hen to make an egg
There is no end to what I’m saying

It takes a thought to make a word
And it takes some words to make an action
And it takes some work to make it work
It takes some good to make it hurt
It takes some bad for satisfaction

La la la la la la la life is wonderful
Ah la la la la la la life goes full circle
Ah la la la la la la life is wonderful
Al la la la la

It takes a night to make it dawn
And it takes a day to make you yawn, brother
It takes some old to make you young
It takes some cold to know the sun
It takes the one to have the other

It takes no time to fall in love
But it takes you years to know what love is
It takes some fears to make you trust
It takes those tears to make it rust
It takes the dust to have it polished

Ha la la la la la la life is wonderful
Ah la la la la la la life goes full circle
Ah la la la la la la life is wonderful
Ah la la la la

Is so…

It takes some silence to make sound
It takes a loss before you found it
It takes a road to go nowhere
It takes a toll to make you care
It takes a hole to make a mountain

Ah la la la la la la life is wonderful
Ah la la la la la la life is full circle
Ah la la la la la la life is wonderful
Ah la la la la la la life is meaningful
Ah la la la la la la life is wonderful
Ah la la la la la la it is so wonderful
It is so beautiful (x8)
It goes full circle
It is beautiful

Dailies for 02.01.2006

We Can, Because They Did

Dana @ 10:26 AM | Filed under: General

She was extraordinary.

Today we mourn the passing of Coretta Scott King and pay tribute to a woman who was a living example of what it means to live life far beyond oneself.

I went to Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. Spelman College is part of Atlanta University, as is Morehosue College. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is a graduate of Morehouse College.

We, the students of Spelman and Morehouse College, had the privilege of listening to Coretta Scott King often. She addressed the student body regularly.

I took that for granted. Many of us did.

Last night I was thinking about the kinds of things that you think about when someone who contributed to so many, dies. I thought –

We could take Coretta Scott King and others like her for granted because our lives were no longer at stake or in jeopardy –

because of what they had gone before us and done.

During the Civil Rights Movement, people put their lives on the line so that we could live — free. Young people like we were, risked their safety and well being for a cause that was bigger than their lifetime.

Later, people fought courageously, putting their lives on the line in protest of the Viet Nam war.

I know that I have taken courage and sacrifice for granted.

I wonder, as I observe the way that we live today — what we produce, what choices we make, what we are willing to turn our backs on –

I wonder.

I wonder about where that kind of selfless courage comes from. Are some people just born with it or is the flame just waiting to be ignited? In the space that is now left empty, I wonder who will emerge to fill those shoes and go beyond. I wonder about the legacy that we will leave behind.

I just wonder…

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