blogging. that’s what my life has come to. i’m just as surprised as you are.
first off, i feel like i’m talking to myself and for the most part i probably am.
but if you love words just as much as i do, maybe you’ll stick around for more.
words. we use them every single day. i find it fascinating that millions of words float through our minds each and every day. we spit them out like a bad tasting beverage,
yet when a blank page is presented in front of us, the freedom of endless possibility clears away our mind of every word we’ve ever known.
some call it writers block. the fact of the matter is, we’re all writers. i don’t care what every english teacher has ever told any of us. we are all attracted and intrigued by the words of everyone around us. we read books, we listen to song lyrics, we search for meaning and answers and hold on tightly to the words of others hoping they will guide us through this weird thing called life. i also find it haunting and mesmerizing how complete silence can have more of an impact than any word known to mankind. words have power, but silence is the most powerful of them all.
now that i’ve finished my cliche rant on my obsession with words. let’s get down to it. what is this blog even going to be about?
i like poetry, i like music, i like jokes. (i’m a pretty basic person)
i’ll be sharing poems and music and if you’re really lucky, a joke from time to time. sounds pretty typical, hey?
what i’m hoping is that you’ll share things too. i love new music and new books and poems. i also love going on rants about things i find important or intriguing. don’t worry, this blog won’t contain any political rants or lectures on how to live your life. blog posts from this moment on will be much more interesting than this, i promise.
SO: here’s a song i want to share with all of you! it’s called “ten feet tall” by wrabel. stephan wrabel is an awesome musician that i’ve been following for a few years now. afrojack recently did a remix to his song “ten fee tall” that i’m sure you’ve heard now and again on the radio and such. BUT i am really in love with the original piano version that he wrote. of course, the lyrics are relatable and the melody is catchy as well.
the reason i am sharing this song and posting about it is because for those of you that know me, and for those of you that don’t, i’m a pretty meek person. i couldn’t hurt a fly even if i wanted to. i’m physically pretty weak and small. a little while ago, i was indirectly called a scrappy little dog that doesn’t have the strength to fight my enemies despite the words i use to talk myself up. that might not make a lot of sense to all of you, but the way i see it, size has nothing to do with the strength someone has. a brave little soul that watches over me in heaven now used to say, “it’s not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog.” i consider myself a very strong person, not physically, but i have never claimed to be physically strong. you don’t need physical strength to fight your enemies. it takes a very weak person to let anyone get inside their head and defeat them and make them believe they are weak and unimportant.
like i said, i’m a pretty cliche person. so there’s a cliche paragraph about physical and mental strength. but it’s really important to me.
ok ok, enough of my ranting. this first blog post is way too long. now enjoy some beautiful music from stephan wrabel.
thanks for making it through this whole blog post 🙂
-xo courtney raff