May. 13th, 2014 10:26 pm
pegkerr: (Oh well spotted)
There is a bunny living in or very near our yard. I see it almost every day, either in the morning when I leave or at night when I come home, just hanging out, freezing in the hopes it won't be observed.

For years, 'bunny' has been the favored endearment in our family. Now, in this time of stress and grief, it feels oddly like a sign. Of hope, or a guardian spirit, or a patronus or something. It doesn't make any sense to think so, but it still lifts my heart a little, every time I see it.
pegkerr: (Light in dark places soulcollage)
Delia and I have been talking about the kind of lives we want to live (balanced, enough sleep, enough exercise, good mood management, engaged with others, ethical, etc.) We've both started reading Gretchen Rubin's The Happiness Project and we're talking about each starting our own Happiness Projects. We started talking about one thing we could do, creating a music playlist. I've done a Hope playlist before, but this is a little different. What would be a good playlist for the concept of living a well-lived life? A life full of love and decreasing world suck and art and carpe diem and so forth? Some of these may be advice songs.

To give you an idea, here's the song that started us out, which I discovered the week of my surprise 50th birthday spa getaway: How You Live (Turn up the Music) by Point of Grace:

Point Of Grace - How You Live (Turn Up The Music) from lovecoversall1 on GodTube.com.

Lyrics )

The list so far:

Turn Up the Music - Gracepoint
Waiting Outside the Lines - Greyson Chance
Bitch - Meredith Brooks
Lovely Agnes - Sally Rogers
Myrta and Emory - Deb Smith
Hold On - Wilson Phillips
Elegy (Crystal Glass) - Zoe Munford
Affirmation - Savage Garden
Unwritten - Natasha Bedingfield
Firework - Katy Perry
John's Garden - Peter Mayer
True Colors - Cindy Lauper
Breathe - Ryan Star
Superman's Song - Crash Test Dummies
Don't Be Shy - Cat Stevens
We Are - Sweet Honey in the Rock
Twist and Shout - The Beatles
99 1/2 Won't Do - Sabathani Choir
Jama Day - Peter Mayer
Birches - Bill Morrissey
This is the New Year - Ian Axel

What are your suggestions?

Here's the soul collage card that goes with this playlist: Resilience )


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