Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Last night while I was clipping my toenails (no joke), a Garth Brook's song popped into my head.

Do you know which one?

The River.

Which to me was very fitting because an hour previous I was wandering around Barnes & Nobles grumbling to myself in a momentary fit of jealousy. All the while realizing that damning successful authors wasn't going to do me any good (karma for one, and well, we should also all want each other to succeed - there's room on the shelves for everyone).

So thank you Garth Brooks and my Guardian Angel for the gentle reminder.

Here's the lyrics - feel free to sing along (or better yet, check out the YouTube video, it's amazing)

You know a dream is like a river,
Ever changing as it flows,
and the dreamer is just a vessel,
that must follow where it goes.

Trying to learn from whats behind you,
and never knowing whats in store.
Makes each day a constant battle,
just to stay between the shores.

And I will sail my vessel,
till the river runs dry.
Like a bird upon the wind,
these waters are my sky.
I'll never reach my destination
If I never try,
So I will sail my vessel,
till the river runs dry!

Too many times we stand aside,
and let the water slip away.
And what we put off till tomorrow,
has now become today.
So don't you sit upon the shore line,
and say you're satisfied.
Choose the chance to rapids,
and dare to dance the tides.


There is bond to be rough waters,
and I know I'll take some falls,
with the good Lord as my captain,
I can make it through them all!


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