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Apart – The Cure


As everyone knows by now, The Cure is one of my favourite bands. This song, lyrically, says everything that I am feeling right now. That’s what I love about music…No matter what you are going through, there is always a song that will see you through the day…There is music to heal a broken heart, to celebrate life and music just to live by.134862026_640“Apart”

he waits for her to understand
but she won’t understand at all
she waits all night for him to call
but he won’t call anymore
he waits to hear her say
forgive
but she just drops her pearl-black eyes
and prays to hear him say
i love you
but he tells no more lies

he waits for her to sympathize
but she won’t sympathize at all
she waits all night to feel his kiss
but always wakes alone
he waits to hear her say
forget
but she just hangs her head in pain
and prays to hear him say
no more
i’ll never leave again

how did we get this far apart?
we used to be so close together
how did we get this far apart?
i thought this love would last forever

he waits for her to understand
but she won’t understand at all
she waits all night for him to call
but we won’t call
he waits to hear her say
forgive
but she just drops her pearl-black eyes
and prays to hear him say
i love you
but he tells no more lies

how did we get this far apart?
we used to be so close together
how did we get this far apart?
i thought this love would last forever

Where Is Your Happy Place?


First off: huge apologies to my readers, I have really been lagging the past few weeks with activity on the blog. My life has had a bit of a crazy spiral. In the midst of anxiety, grief, and an overwhelming mix of every emotion possible–I’ve been escaping to my happy place–the night sky. Edit-6634scaled

Stars are absolutely majestic. Really. How profound and beautiful is it, that the light we see from stars is actually a light of a star that has already burnt out! It is mind-boggling. Also a huge comfort, to know that things, maybe people, that are no longer alive in this world can still light up the darkness for us.Rainbow-Northern-Lights-Wallpaper-HD-Resolution

My vision of heaven is Northern Lights. There are no words to describe their beauty and the overwhelming rush of positive emotions they trigger. images-1

The night sky is my happy place–what is yours?

Oh My Glob, Marceline!


Oh My Glob, Marceline!

Book Review: Second Star by Alyssa B.Sheinmel


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Published: May 13th 2014 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

A twisty story about love, loss, and lies, this contemporary oceanside adventure is tinged with a touch of dark magic as it follows seventeen-year-old Wendy Darling on a search for her missing surfer brothers. Wendy’s journey leads her to a mysterious hidden cove inhabited by a tribe of young renegade surfers, most of them runaways like her brothers. Wendy is instantly drawn to the cove’s charismatic leader, Pete, but her search also points her toward Pete’s nemesis, the drug-dealing Jas. Enigmatic, dangerous, and handsome, Jas pulls Wendy in even as she’s falling hard for Pete. A radical reinvention of a classic, Second Star is an irresistible summer romance about two young men who have yet to grow up–and the troubled beauty trapped between them.

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This book reeled me in from the first sentence. Sheinmel has an elegant, dream-like quality to her writing. The prose is absolutely gorgeous and the reader can’t help but give their heart Wendy.

The ocean setting is stunning and vivid for the reader. It is a world I would gladly escape to at any given chance. A great interpretation of ‘Neverland.’ Sheinmel is so perfect with her description it is almost as though you can hear the gulls and the sounds of the waves. *Sigh*

I first read Peter Pan this year, yes I know, what have I been doing all these years without ever reading Peter Pan? I instantly connected the parallels and sections that alluded to the tale of Neverland.

I admired the courage and strength that Wendy exhibited. She would go to the ends of the earth to protect her siblings and those she loves.

Ultimately the ending is unexpected. Many readers were disappointed with how this story ended. I am not one of them. The open ending was fantastic, true to Peter Pan it leaves Second Star open to interpretation and each reader can take away something different from his or her experience with the book.9093949