Friday, January 20, 2006


Roman just wrote in his blog how he got into all this folk, acoustic and country stuff recently. It reminded me how long I haven't listened to my old Snuffy Walden and Norah Jones and Shawn Mullins CDs, and I dug them out. I dunno why, but that music really really soothes me and makes me feel ... homey? Settled? Just comfortable and at peace.
It reminds me of my old Texas days, and how home I felt there (and I miss feeling home somewhere the way I did then, at Pat's house. I love you Dallas Mom!!!!!)
Anyways, the last song on that Shawn Mullins CD is one of my favourite songs. Total tree-hugging hippie crap, of course, but it captures what makes me want to be nice to people, what state of mind is my personal heaven.


Sharing with us what he knows
Shining eyes are big and blue
And all around him water flows
This world to him is new
This world to him is new
To touch a face
To kiss a smile
New eyes see no race
The essence of a child
The essence
He's born to shimmer, he's born to shine
He's born to radiate
He's born to live, he's born to love
But we'll teach him how to hate
True love it is a rock
Smoothed over by a stream
No ticking of a clock
Truly measures what that means
Truly measures what that means
And this thing they call our time
Heard a brilliant woman say
She said you know it's crazy
How I want to try to capture mine
I think I love this woman's way
I think I love this woman's way she shimmers, the way she shines
The way she radiates
The way she lives, the way she loves
The way she never hates
Sometimes I think of all of this that can surround me
I know it all as being mine
But she kisses me and wraps herself around me
She gives me love, she gives me time
And I feel fine I feel fine
But time I cannot change
So here's to looking back
You know I drink a whole bottle of my pride
And I toast to change to keep these demons off my back
Just get these demons off my back
Cause I want to shimmer, I want to shine
I want to radiate
I want to live, I want to love
I want to try to learn not to hate
Try not to hate
We're born to shimmer, we're born to shine
We're born to radiate
We're born to live, we're born to love
We're born to never hate

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