Love

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Love is the sweetest thing.
Love never comes just when you think it will.
Love is the way we feel for you.
We’re family, we’re family, we’re family,
All of us and you!

Love is the strangest thing.
Love does exactly what it wants to do.
Love, boy, you know it’s true.
We’re family, we’re family, we’re family, me and you!

Love is the sweetest thing.
Love does exactly what it wants to do.
Love is the way we feel for you.
We’re family, we’re family, we’re family, me and you!

These are our favourite parts of a song called Family, by Randy Newman.  It’s from James and the Giant Peach, and Randy Newman did songs for Toy Story too.

ciao

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Life is exhausting.

It just isn’t what you expect it to be.

And there is no way to

prepare yourself for it.

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You just have to jump in,

head first, or you get pushed in,

is probably the more accurate reality of it all.

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I feel like All of the ideas and preconceptions about everything

have been swept away by the wind and the water,

and what is left over is what life is.

You’re treading water, just to stay alive.

I guess sometimes you could float on your back.

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So what do you do?

You can only just focus on the things you can get that you want.

Scrape together those moments of beautiful perfection and nothingness,

and revel in them.

Sing it again, my dear

One more time, loud as you can, how does it go?

I have no prospects.  What does that even mean?  I’ve decided to be cheerful about it.

I had no prospects when I was ten, and it didn’t bother me.  I had a skateboard and a doll house, and some pens and pencils and toy cars, and that was plenty.

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So, just kiss and be happy, is what I say.

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Go ride your bike, or have a laugh with your friend,

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Or eat some chocolate or some cake,

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Or read a book, alone or with a friend,

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Just remember to have fun.  Prospects don’t matter if you live in the present.

ciao

 This is a post I wrote before, and I am putting it here now, again, for fun.  I liked it the first time, and I like it now.

Taking your mind off it

I don’t think I am a patient person.  I suppose it depends what it is you are waiting for.  But today I thought I would go down a list of things to do or to think about doing, to take your mind off what ever it is that is driving you mental 🙂

  1. Reading books is good
  2. Kissing
  3. Watching television
  4. eat some chocolate
  5. make  a drawing
  6. make a comic book
  7. make a novel
  8. make a jigsaw puzzle
  9. make a cake
  10. go for a walk
  11. plant  a tree
  12. put on a fashion show
  13. build a bridge (using blocks or books or anything you can pile up
  14. make a fort
  15. write a movie
  16. write a tv series
  17. create characters and decide every aspect of them
  18. make a pizza
  19. make a sculpture
  20. make a new outfit
  21. make a map
  22. make a time capsule
  23. write a letter
  24. write an essay
  25. write a book report
  26. bury those in the garden
  27. paint your finger nails and your toes
  28. take a bath
  29. go swimming
  30. make a rockery
  31. take all the rocks out of your rockery (if you already had a rockery)
  32. pick an actor and watch every film they ever were in
  33. play with dolls
  34. clean your house
  35. do laundry
  36. get on with your life
  37. because it doesn’t really matter
  38. one way or another
  39. didn’t you ever want something
  40. so bad, and then not get it, and
  41. realise it didn’t matter?
  42. Or didn’t you ever get exactly
  43. what
  44. you wanted, only to find you didn’t want
  45. it at all?
  46. Doc Hollywood, am I right?
  47. Or maybe the Matrix…
  48. That’s fun – think of all the films you
  49. can, related to a theme of some sort.
  50. In this case, getting something you thought you wanted.

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Prospects

I have no prospects.  What does that even mean?  I’ve decided to be cheerful about it.

I had no prospects when I was ten, and it didn’t bother me.  I had a skateboard and a doll house, and some pens and pencils and toy cars, and that was plenty.

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So, just kiss and be happy, is what I say.

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Go ride your bike, or have a laugh with your friend,

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Or eat some chocolate or some cake,

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Or read a book, alone or with a friend,

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Just remember to have fun.  Prospects don’t matter if you live in the present.

ciao

Make love not money

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I’m tired of “money”.  Not that I’m above money, or swimming in it.  No, I’m just tired of everybody acting like the universe revolves around money, the making of and accumulation of, money.

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If money is so great, all I really have to do is stop spending it, right.  Then I’d always have it.

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I’m tired of seeing “I turned ***-***-* into a business” or “How I learned to make money doing ****”

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I don’t like what it does to me.  It makes me ask myself: why didn’t you do that?

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And one reasonable answer to this is: because my mind doesn’t constantly try to make money all the time.

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It gets right into your psyche, so that it happens when you don’t realise it.  You’re doing something and a voice in your head says: hey, you could market this!  Make a bunch, sell it somewhere, get money!

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And you say, yeah, I like money> and then you say, hang on, I don’t have time/resources/funding/opportunities/outlay/time what ever.

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Money poisons us.  It makes us greedy, it makes us envious and jealous and selfish and it moves all your priorities (For example: I could make money? Yes, just kill that guy and we’re home free.  OK.)

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You don’t want money.  Money is annoying.  There’s never enough of it and it’s no fun.  This world doesn’t need it, you don’t need it.  Don’t go following it off a cliff.  I mean, did you ever play the game of LIFE where you go into different corners of the world and either make money, or family, or have experiences?  And you get to the end of the game and you only got money?  Think about it.  It’s a metaphor for life.  You got to the end, and yeah, you got money, but the pursuit of money devoured your entire existence.  You did not fall in love, or go bungee jumping, or anything.

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Exactly.

ciao