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LJ Writer's Block question:

Is there any song you could listen to 20 times in a day without ever losing interest?

So the thing is, this song for me? The one I can listen to forever and a day and not lose interest? It is Don't Stop Believing by Journey. Not the Glee version, which is nice in its own right, but the straight up true Journey road.

I've loved that song since I can remember. There is something incredibly driving about it for me. I hear the opening strains and I immediately perk up. I can't *not* sing to it. I know all the lyrics. I have accidentally left it on repeat for hours at a time and not even realized that I was still humming to it.

There are a few other artists or bands that I might have similar reactions to, but this is just one song in a body of work that gets me like that. And I like the rest of Journey's music, too.

From Livejournal, original
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Whoever loves, let him flourish. Let him perish who knows not love. Let him perish twice over whoever forbids love.


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...and also parantheses. welcome to my long post of doom, broken down into neat little cuts.

Alright, I would like to give a little background to my week. )

day one: Friday, I got up, hurting like a bitch... )

day two: As had been suggested, the next day, I was at work an hour early. )

The best part of day two, and I'm not being sarcastic at all about this, was walking home. Two hours, and about 4.6 miles, of walking. I found my way home on my own, I talked to my mom and Husband on the way. I got to see the flowers I always want to see, but can't because I'm in a car, and I got to take a picture of a broken handicap-parking sign with my phone. The breeze blew the entire time. The only sucky part was having to wait forever for the crosswalk signs to change. It was great.

day four: Because of Day Two's news, there was no Day Three. Well, that's not quite true. Day three was me curled up in my room, aching from Disney and my two hour walk and watching the first disc of
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which was *very* enjoyable.

But back to today: found out at about 3:30 that a)the problem is fixed, b)I still don't have to go in today, and c)I'm being paid for the time that I was inconvenienced.

I call that a win.
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I'm not usually one for poetry. Very little of it really sings to me, and I feel like it is important that such a strong form of written word be astounding to your soul, and not just pretty words.

My grandfather used to tell me that the Christian Bible was written in verse because only poetry could hope to describe the Infinite. Prose, while wonderful in its own way, is more useful for portraying the finite. That finite can be amazingly complex, but it still won't be infinite.

I've been hanging around the trek slash comms lately, and there is a verse commonly used in those circles: "all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by." Beautiful words that speak to the adventuresome spirit, as well as to the potential for ego and humility in humanity. The line is from John Masefield's "Sea-Fever".

The line has history with Star Trek, but that isn't why I like the poem. To be honest, I probably can't really explain my appreciation for "Sea-Fever" properly right now, except to say that it reads like prose. And I know that might sound a bit strange, but I've been attracted to poetry that sounds like conversation or reads like a story for as long as I can remember. And I don't mean I like traditional ballads.

A poem doesn't have to actually tell a specific story for me to like it, and it doesn't have to be written in plain modern english or free verse or anything like that. I don't really know if I can accurately tell you what I mean right now. Christ, maybe I need more sleep.

In any event, I'm leaving you with two poems. The first is the poem that inspired this post, and the second is one of my favorites.

Sea-Fever )

Alone )


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