August 31, 2009

*the sweetest prayer*

God, be in my head and in my understanding. God, be in mine eyes and in my looking. God, be in my mouth and in my speaking. God, be in mine heart and in my thinking. God, be at my end and in my departing.

August 27, 2009

*dear to my heart*

This is my favorite poem of all time, which is difficult for me to say since I was named after Elizabeth Barrett Browning and this is DEFINITELY not her work. I've loved this poem since the first time I heard it from the movie In Her Shoes. Incredible movie about sisters (which I know plenty about) and a great message. This poem was read at the end and brought me to tears. To my delight, we ended up singing a song based on this poem in Patriot Singers last semester. It was hands-down one of the most beautiful things I've ever sung in my life. So here is it for you. There is no melody (or harmony) but use your imagination and see what it sounds like to you.

i carry your heart
i carry it in my heart
i am never without it
anywhere i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done by only me is your doing, my darling
i fear no fate
for you are my fate, my sweet
i want no world
for beautiful you are my world, my true
and its you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart
i carry it in my heart

ee cummings


*in the beginning*

So apparently my life is interesting enough to be a blog (or so I've been told), therefore I have been inspired to begin a blog despite the fact that I have always told myself I would never do this. Yet here I am. :-)

Looking back over the events of the summer, I actually would have to agree that there have been plenty of events that are "blog-worthy". The ridiculous family drama, the crazy trip to Dallas with Rachel and Jenn, the guys that have come in and out of my life, etc etc. However, I probably won't blog about those for a while. After all!! It is the beginning of the semester! I have so many wonderful things to look forward to at this point in time ::in a tone saturated with sarcasm:: Seriously though, this semester should be a good one.

1) only taking 12 hours
2) great new roommates!!
3) even though I'll miss it, I'm not in choir
4) exciting sorority stuff
5) working 2 great jobs that will hopefully pay the bills

Lord knows there are more, but I just can't think of them all right now.

Well, that's all for my first blog. I guess I'll write when I have something to say! :-D