Just a quick update, dears. I hope you are all doing well, and your lives are offering everything you expected. And even if they aren't... I'm sure you have high hopes for the future, and can make it happen.
Tomorrow night - technically Tuesday morning - will be the first Total Lunar Eclipse of 2014, so look up online what time it will appear in your country! (There might be a few places it doesn't, but I'd have to look again to be sure.) I'm an astro-nerd, so I'm always up-to-date on beautiful things happening up in our sky. I'll be out there, Tuesday morning, armed with my special camera and my eyeballs.
Good luck seeing it! It'll be sweet!
Life is going all right for me. Much better than it has in the past. I'm learning to deal with hardships that come my way, and also that a few small rocks in my path aren't the boulders I've always made them out to be. I can live life and be okay. The only way I'll lose is if I run back the way I came, afraid of trying something new.
I love you, my deviant friends, and pray for you. Special kudos and thanks for the artists who occasionally help me forget my troubles, including: naked-in-the-rain, intricately-ordinary, Dani-Jones, SoulofNovember, and a few others.
My thanks also goes out to a new favorite band of mine, the deeply insightful Imagine Dragons. I am so pleased at how quickly these guys have risen to fame, and how they bless my often abused radio with their musical talent. Your song "Demons" means so, so very much to me. It speaks to me in ways that you may never know. "...When you feel my heatLook into my eyesIt’s where my demons hideIt’s where my demons hideDon’t get too closeIt’s dark insideIt’s where my demons hideIt’s where my demons hide"
The chorus, especially, is what draws the tears to my eyes. Thank you for speaking to my inner demons, and learning to love and heal them as a part of my past and myself. I'm thinking of writing a thank-you note to you guys.