Sometimes I glow with power;
magic trickles down my arms
and drips out of my fingertips.
Sometimes I am strong enough
to smash my enemies into tiny crystalline shards,
and set off fireworks inside hearts.
Sometimes I shimmer in gloom;
thousands of miles away and hidden,
Sometimes, instead, I am flesh and blood,
slow and tender,
distracted and distractible,
Sometimes I am afraid.
Sometimes I feel that I am drowning
in a dream of the ocean.
But I'm not afraid of death.
I am afraid that the ocean
will stop dreaming of me.
There is an ancient Chinese legend that tells of a school of koi fish who were swimming upriver until they came upon a waterfall. They tried to jump up the waterfall but it was too high. A demon noticed the fish and laughed and cast the waterfall even higher to torment them further. But some continued to try and after a hundred years one finally made it all the way up the falling water to the river above. The demon who had been watching this one's dedication with increasing admiration and affection, decided to reward the koi, and turned him into a dragon.
Aloha ke akua.
So I am following my dream and establishing a Jedi Training Academy. I'm thinking of it as an afterschool enrichment camp, but I'm considering summer camp possibilities as well. I will teach the way of the Grey Jedi: defenders of the balance.
It's going to be so much fun. My inner Pinkie Pie is positively smitten with the idea.
Usually my smile is warm enough to make up for all the big-n-scary I carry.
The first thing I will notice about YOU is your walk. Much can be learned about the flow with which someone moves. Understanding of one's body and environment is a treasure that permeates many actions and responses; it englightens the physical realm, which eases all the burdens of the mind.
Talion: Revenant, by Michael Stackpole of Starwars fame. I haven't read any of his starwars novels, but Talion is possibly my favorite single book of all-time.
The Blending Saga, by Sharon Green. You've never heard of it but is nevertheless fabuous. About a group of five beautiful people who can each do a different kind of magic, join together magically and romantically to fight the corruption of their aristrocratic nation.
The Sword of Truth saga by Terry Goodkind. A tribute to the majesty of the individual. A pretty awesome show was made from this series: Legend of the Seeker .
Harry Potter, the Drizzt saga (forgotten realms what what?), the Vlad Taltos saga by Steven Brust (oh man snarky assassin wonderfulness), everything by Orson Scott Card, Stephen King's Dark Tower, Le Petit Prince. Oh and I fucking loved Twilight All four of them rocked my shit. I even read the half-written parallax novel Midnight Sun.
Movies Limitless, Mr. Nobody, Matilda, Joe versus the Volcano, Sucker Punch, Run Lola Run, Groundhog Day, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Garden State, Original Sin, Untamed Heart, Labyrinth, Willow, The Matrix, What Dreams May Come, Wanted, and almost everything Disney but especially Moana and Mulan
Um seriously, if you haven't seen every single one of these movies, message me, and I will tell you exactly why each one kicks all the ass.
Music Nero, Gemini, Pretty Lights, Grimes, Figure, Born Gold, Flux Pavillion, Datsik, Jinja Safari, Marina and the Diamonds, Múm, Paranormal Attack, MSI, the Protomen, Crooked Stills, Apparat, Powerlifter, Cake, NIN, How to kill an Angel, Garbage, Liz Phair, Poe, Yanni, Amanda Fucking Palmer, Mirah, Sarah McLachlan, Justin Timberlake, Lamb, the Postal Service, the Cardigans, Delerium, Dune, Roxette, VAST, Cyndi Lauper, the Shins, the Magnetic Fields, Ok Go, Metric, Beck, Annie Lennox, Eminem, Imogen Heap, Sigur Ros, the Knife, St. Vincent, Gregory and the Hawk, the Knife, Royksopp, the Veils, Gazpacho, Gogol Bordello, Within Temptation, Tosca Tango Orchestra
Food Tres Leches, Kaddo Bourani, lamb in any form, burgers with cajun seasoning, penne with vodka sauce, anything curried, most forms of ice cream, custards, peppers of all kinds (black, bell, habanero, jalapeno, serrano, etc), and god I love sushi, especially accompanied by nigori sake, pretty much anything interesting!
MMM trail mix. Cashews, pecans, dried fruit, chunks of dark chocolate, coconut, sesame seeds, peanuts.
And I love most things that are artificially flavored green.
rebellion against rules about how many items to list
"Everybody seeks happiness! Not me, though! That’s the difference between me and the rest of the world. Happiness isn’t good enough for me! I demand euphoria!"
-- Calvin (Calvin & Hobbes)
"There are chords in the hearts of the most reckless which cannot be touched without emotion."
-- Edgar Allen Poe
"The deeper sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain."
"Love me without fear
Trust me without questioning
Need me without demanding
Want me without restrictions
Accept me without change
Desire me without inhibitions."
-- Dick Sutphen
"Truth is, everybody is going to hurt you; you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for."
-- Bob Marley
"You see someone running incredibly fast - The first thing you gotta ask is 'Are they running towards something or away from something?' The answer is always both."
-- Topher, Dollhouse
"The grass is not, in fact, always greener on the other side of the fence. Fences have nothing to do with it. The grass is greenest where it is watered. When crossing over fences, carry water with you and tend the grass wherever you may be."
-- Robert Fulghum (1937 - )
"The decision to kiss for the first time is the most crucial in any love story. It changes the relationship of two people much more strongly than even the final surrender; because this kiss already has within it that surrender"
-- Emil Ludwig
Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil. For I am the most badass mothefucker in the valley; and I don't need anything to comfort me.
-- found at reddit
"Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light; I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night. "
We are the music makers
And we are the dreamers of dreams
Wandering by lone sea-breakers
And sitting by desolate streams
World-losers and world-forsakers
On whom the pale moon gleams
Yet we are the movers and shakers
Of the world for ever, it seems