As I sit here listening to some new song by Puffy Daddy or Diddy or whatever his new name is and feel the breeze come through the window of my apartment on this slightly sunny Saturday, I am struck just how powerful music and lyrics truly are. I know that just sounds so cheesy (especially because it is some Diddy song that reminded me of this!), but that is the mood I am in right now I suppose.

Now, I am not a huge radio person and even more so since I moved because I don’t drive around in a car to blast the radio with the windows down to chase away the shadows or welcome in the sunny moments and because I actually don’t even know what the radio stations actually are, but lately I have been listening to the radio again. Each time I have turned on the radio it seems like the songs have been speaking directly to me. Maybe it is just the place I am at right now, but with each song, at each moment I have heard it, I have been taken to a whole other place.

Each song brings back a memory or evokes a feeling. A happy memory, a special place I have been, a little extra strength at that moment, a lyric giving me renewed hope and faith in life and the future, something to make me smile.

Feeling antsy and questioning life and myself always leave me feeling more emotional than other times in my life (I know, I know, sounds hard to believe) so I am sorry for the slightly emotional post, but hey, I suppose this is my blog so where else can I pretend to wax poetic and have an emotional moment in writing? Back to our semi-sporadic regular program soon, but for now I leave you with this…a song that came as a special shout out to me at perhaps a perfect moment…

Firework – Katy Perry

Do you ever feel like a plastic bag
Drifting through the wind, wanting to start again?
Do you ever feel, feel so paper thin
Like a house of cards, one blow from caving in?

Do you ever feel already buried deep?
Six feet under screams but no one seems to hear a thing
Do you know that there’s still a chance for you
‘Cause there’s a spark in you?

You just gotta ignite the light and let it shine
Just own the night like the 4th of July

‘Cause baby, you’re a firework
Come on, show ’em what you’re worth
Make ’em go, oh
As you shoot across the sky

Baby, you’re a firework
Come on, let your colors burst
Make ’em go, oh
You’re gonna leave ’em falling down

You don’t have to feel like a waste of space
You’re original, cannot be replaced
If you only knew what the future holds
After a hurricane comes a rainbow

Maybe you’re reason why all the doors are closed
So you could open one that leads you to the perfect road
Like a lightning bolt, your heart will blow
And when it’s time, you’ll know

You just gotta ignite the light and let it shine
Just own the night like the 4th of July

‘Cause baby you’re a firework
Come on, show ’em what you’re worth
Make ’em go, oh
As you shoot across the sky

Baby, you’re a firework
Come on, let your colors burst
Make ’em go, oh
You’re gonna leave ’em falling down

Boom, boom, boom
Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon
It’s always been inside of you, you, you
And now it’s time to let it through

‘Cause baby you’re a firework
Come on, show ’em what you’re worth
Make ’em go, oh
As you shoot across the sky

Baby, you’re a firework
Come on, let your colors burst
Make ’em go, oh
You’re gonna leave ’em falling down

Boom, boom, boom
Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon
Boom, boom, boom
Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon

xoxo,

M

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