Three day lyrical challenge – day 3

Thanks to Mom Life with Chiari, I was able revisit all my favorite songs and share them with you for all three days.  If you haven’t had a chance to check out her blog, make some time. You’ll love her posts.

The Song/Lyrics

On the last day of this challenge, I am sharing a piece called “One Summer’s Day” by Joe Hisaishi, an amazing Japanese composer.  The first time I heard this song was when I watched “Sprited Away”, an animated movie directed by Hayao Miyazaki and produced by Studio Ghibli.  Click here for a trailer of the movie in English, if you are interested in finding out more about it.

Just a little background on Studio Ghibli – It is an animation powerhouse in Japan, not unlike Disney/Pixar in the US. Although I grew up with Disney’s many princesses, Ghibli Studio owns my respect and admiration for creating works that aren’t only beautiful, magical and imaginative but for creating stories that mostly feature strong women lead characters.  In the director’s own words:

“Many of my movies have strong female leads- brave, self-sufficient girls that don’t think twice about fighting for what they believe with all their heart. They’ll need a friend, or a supporter, but never a savior. Any woman is just as capable of being a hero as any man.”

~Hayao Miyazaki

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Three day lyrical challenge – day 2

Thank you to Mom Life with Chiari for this wonderful opportunity to share my favorite songs. 🙂

The Song/Lyrics

There is no way I am not going to include a Coldplay song in response to this lyrical challenge and I am making sure it happens today.  A loyal fan of this amazing group of musicians, I love most of their songs which makes picking one for this challenge terribly difficult.  After mulling about it overnight, my pick has got to be “Fix You“.  It speaks to all our needs to be understood, comforted and most of all, loved.  This song has accompanied me through many rough spots in my life and reminds me to be thankful about the people who have continued to support me. Read More »

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Despair

Succumbing to fears, 

a chasm grows, swallowing

faith’s and hope’s remains.

 

 

*Featured image by cocoparisienne on Pixabay.com.

 

Three day lyrical challenge – day 1

My sincerest thanks to Ana, the amazing blogger of Mom Life with Chiari for treating me to this much welcomed and delightful challenge.  I can’t help but be smitten with her blog.  Her positive outlook, her grit to push through chronic pain and the challenges of Chiari and most of all, her love for life, are all too precious to miss.  If you haven’t had a chance to check out her blog, do visit soon.

The Rules Are Simple:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Share one of your favorite song/lyrics one at a time for three days.
  3. Nominate three other bloggers each day.

The Song/Lyrics

The first one that I am sharing is “Sober Up” by AJR, featuring Rivers Cuomo.  It ranks pretty high on my current song chart.  Perfect for the summer, it has an upbeat tempo, a catchy tune and the wholesome goodness of cello strumming to the heartbeat.  To me, the song is about remembering first love, the longing for childlike innocence and the yearning for an uncomplicated life.  It has been a while since I have been this excited about a song and I hope you enjoy it too.Read More »

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Hunger

Wants and needs entwined,

grown and groomed to ambition.

Life, insatiable!

 

 

*Featured image by Charles Deluvio on Unsplash

 

 

 

 

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Anger and a lesson learned

I am not sure if it’s the relentless  summer heat or if it’s part of aging, as suggested by my friend,  but my patience well has been quite dry lately.  In other words, I find myself way more easily irritated.  I couldn’t even stand hearing myself when I gave in to these petty annoyances as it’s impossible to shove angry words back in once they have been callously spat and sputtered out.Read More »

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Protecting our privacy on smartphones

Smartphones have become staples in our daily lives.  I can’t imagine my life without one.  My kids, I know, would agree with this statement most vehemently.  But, do you know that every activity we do on our phone is usually logged in the phones’ local storage?  I fear losing my phone because once unlocked, it can potentially reveal all the details about me, from banking information to all my chats to my browsing activities.  And no, going back to flip phones isn’t an option.Read More »