Tuesday, October 19, 2010
I was all about this song in 7th and 8th grade. For my eighth grade English class we were doing a section on poetry and I turned in the lyrics to Lauryn's rap as a poem. I think I misunderstood the assignment and thought that we could turn in "found" poetry. I can only imagine what my teacher thought as she read this:
Every three minutes and thirty seconds of every day (Uh)
And every chorus (Uh) was written for us to recite (Right)
Every beautiful melody of devotion every night
This potion might, (Uh)this ocean might (Uh) carry me (Uh)
In a wave of emotion to ask you to marry me
And every word, every second, and every third
Expresses the happiness more clearly than ever heard (Uh)
And when I play ‘em, every chord is a poem
Telling the Lord how grateful I am because I know him
The harmonies (Word) possess a sensation similar to your caress (Uh)
If you asking then I'm telling you it's yes (Yes, yes)
Stand in love, take my hand and love Jah bless
Sunday, October 17, 2010
From Le Petit Prince.
It’s not a hat, it’s a boa constrictor digesting an elephant.
“Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.”
I remember reading 'The Little Prince' while taking my brother Clay to college, which means I was around 8 years old. I remember sitting in a hammock with my mom at Covenant College while she translated the French version aloud and I read the English version and would correct her. For all the times that I've read the book I don't think I've ever finished it.