Tuesday, September 11, 2012

learn how to bend without the world caving in

Part of the reason I haven't been blogging often is because I have writer's block. I could recap my day or week on a regular basis but after a while "worked, drove on the 405, made dinner, gave baths, passed out" gets tiresome.

I found a site called MindBump that generates blog writing prompts. I like it and I'm giving it a whirl. The prompt I am following tonight is: “If you could choose a lyric or verse from a song or poem to describe your life, which would it be and why?”

People, I'm about to get sappy. My song is "I Won't Give Up" by Jason Mraz.

It's a fairly new song. I'm in a fairly old relationship. We've known each other since I was 15 years old. His sneezing annoys me. My "walking around the house while brushing my teeth" drives him nuts. We've had better and we've had worse. But we're not giving up.


When I look into your eyes
It's like watching the night sky
Or a beautiful sunrise
Well, there's so much they hold
And just like them old stars
I see that you've come so far
To be right where you are
How old is your soul?

Rich, Malibu mountains. 2002

Well, I won't give up on us
Even if the skies get rough
I'm giving you all my love
I'm still looking up

truck fixin'


And when you're needing your space
To do some navigating
I'll be here patiently waiting
To see what you find

Rich, April 2010


'Cause even the stars they burn
Some even fall to the earth
We've got a lot to learn
God knows we're worth it
No, I won't give up

us with the kids_Sept 2012_09062012 (1) bw


I don't wanna be someone who walks away so easily
I'm here to stay and make the difference that I can make
Our differences they do a lot to teach us how to use
The tools and gifts we got yeah, we got a lot at stake


Rich + Alice, September 2012.

And in the end, you're still my friend at least we did intend
For us to work we didn't break, we didn't burn
We had to learn how to bend without the world caving in
I had to learn what I've got, and what I'm not
And who I am

2012 Family Photo Shoot