Take it easy on yourself, don't give up and never surrender

The Color Of Right Lyrics
Rush (Test for echo)

I don't have an explanation
For another lonely night
I just feel this sense of mission
And the sense of what is right

Take it easy on me now
I'd be there if I could
I'm so full of what is right
I can't see what is good

It's a hopeless situation
Lie awake for half the night
You're not sure what's going on here
But you're sure it isn't right

Make it easy on yourself
There's nothing more you can do
You're so full of what is right
You can't see what is true

A quality of justice
A quantity of light
A particle of mercy
Makes the color of right
Gravity and distance
Change the passage of light
Gravity and distance
Change the color of right

There are times when even the simplest things are what your soul is looking for.

Friday I had a very validating and gratifying moment at a work presentation by faculty. It was fun and very relieving for me to see how things work out... Because of my work is not customer facing for the most part I don't get to see how they use the stuff that we make available to them. That is always an empowering experience.

Which choice would you make? Learning a new job altogether and spending as much time as you can in that job and growing into a leadership position in the company or go back to school for 4 years and then finish up your dissertation while working full time and getting to a different job and a different goal? The two goals are mutually exclusive of each other in that if I take the job I can't go to school and if I go to school then I can't take the job I'm interested in.

Another realization was the realization that while fear has its place. The brave people are not the ones who have no hear but the ones who accept their fears and act anyways. Always wondered what category I was in and whether that has changed over time

 

Armor and Sword
Rush (Snakes & Arrows)

The snakes and arrows a child is heir to
Are enough to leave a thousand cuts
We build our defenses, a place of safety
And leave the darker places unexplored

Sometimes the fortress is too strong
Or the love is too weak
What should have been our armor
Becomes a sharp and angry sword

Our better natures seek elevation
A refuge for the coming night
No one gets to their heaven without a fight

We hold beliefs as a consolation
A way to take us out of ourselves
Meditation or medication
A comfort ,or a promised reward

Sometimes the spirit is too strong
Or the flesh is too weak
Sometimes the need is just too great
For the solace we seek
The suit of shining armor
Becomes a keen and bloody sword

A refuge for the coming night
A future of eternal light
No one gets to their heaven without a fight

Confused alarms of struggle and flight
Blood is drained of color
By the flashes of artillery light
No one gets to their heaven without a fight
The battle flags are flown
At the feet of a god unknown
No one gets to their heaven without a fight

Sometimes the damage is too great
Or the will is too weak
What should have been our armor
Becomes a sharp and burning sword


Listening:

  • Rush (Snakes & Arrows)

Reading:

  • Rainbow Six -- Clancy
  • The Art of Project Management

Doing:

  • Watching TV
  • Laundry
  • Trying to gather enough energy to show up for work tomorrow

Watching:

  • Dirty Dancing
  • Save the last dance
  • Pain Killer Jane
  • Reruns of JAG