Sunday, July 22, 2007

Artsy Essay Contest: Inspiring My Heart

This is my entry for Judith HeartSong's Artsy Essay contest. If you want to join in on the fun, click HERE, and read the rules first.

The theme for this month:

What is your favorite and most inspiring possession? Tell us about it, and if you want an extra creative challenge... tell us about it without naming it until the very last sentence of your essay:):):)

At first I thought this would be a toughie, so I sought advice from the one person who never steered me wrong. She told me that the possession would have to be something that I cherished the most, and that is important to me. Those words made my eyes open wide, and I realized what that possession is. Then I ran upstairs and found it, right in front of me all along.

This one's for you...my inspiration.

I get up, and the first thing I do is welcome the morning. Sometimes I welcome some days less than others. On those days, I just want to cry. That is until I see you. "When I'm low u cud ask me 2 smile and I'd do so". You give me the strength, courage, and wisdom to get through a tough day, yet remind me to take a little time and enjoy the weather. You take my hand...assuring me that everything is OK, and within a snap of my finger, the pain is gone, and in turn makes my wound heal over. There are times when I feel like I don't deserved to be happy. And then out of the blue you remind me that I'm lucky to be me, and that someday I will find that special someone.

All I have to do is believe In love.

Nighttime encroaches, and in the darkness I lay. You tell me that like a star in the sky, my heart shines, the first star I see tonight. I make a wish that somehow, that we never part ways. didja know that you are important to me, that you begin and you end my day...my collection of music.

19 comments:

Trish said...

Awww... ~sniffle~ That was bee-yoo-ti-ful. :) I liked it.

thanks for visiting my blog - glad I could give you the .. uhm.. hiccups. Thassa new one for me. LOL

And if you think PMS is something you DON'T have to worry about, you should have read the other post from a few days back: http://incoherent-ish.blogspot.com/2007/07/survival-tips-for-women-226.html

Oh yeah, baby... OMFWDYGACABSAB... S is alive and well in a LOT of men out there. ~snicker~

:) I hope you keep your word and do come back.. I enjoyed your comment.

Judith HeartSong said...

Charles! That was a great post! I am so glad that you took the time to write and am delighted that you decided to share...

Thank you so much for entering!

Judi

Two Write Hands said...

I know what you mean. Sometimes music is the only way to get through a day. Excellent entry, Charles!

Jeff said...

Good one. Music has a lot of power in most lives. It is good to see that you do not take it for granted.

Anne said...

What a wonderful insighful entry. I love Judi's arty essays. Thanks for entering and I like your style. Anne/ksquester
http://journals.aol.com/ksquester/SaturdaysChild/

paisley said...

that was so thoughtful... music is one of the greatest gift any of us can give ourselves... how simply excellent that you thought of it for this piece.....

Gaboatman said...

Charles,
You had me guessing 'til the end as to what the item might be. Beautifully written. Good luck in the contest!
Sam

Colleen said...

This was great! Music is definitely inspiring to me, too. I never thought to write about it though! Thanks for sharing this with us!
~Colleen :)

Michelle said...

Excellent. :-)

I'm glad you left a comment on my blog or else I'd have (maybe) never found you. Great blog and you certainly deserved that thinking blogger award.

THanks for your comment on "The Critter" I never thought to photograph it. Funny how you take photos on holiday of every sort of thing, but your everyday stuff you tend to take for granted. The first time I moved countries (Zimbabwe to South Africa) we took no photos and I always regretted it. This time (SA to Scotland) I went first and photographed EVERYTHING - my old high school, my house.. never thought of poor old Critter though!

I'll be back to read your blog when I can. :-)

Chris said...

Nice one, Charles, but I'd expect no less from you:) Rock on sir Charles!

~~Kristal~~ said...

A wonderful entry for the Artsy Essay Contest :-)

Kelly said...

that was SO good!!

Charles said...

Thanks everyone, i'm glad you all like it. Its funny though, I still feel I could have did better.

I bet no one noticed I incorporated titles from songs into this post.

shari said...

I noticed. :)
That was so creative.

Trish said...

I noticed, too.. I thought that that's what it was ABOUT.. you and your music.. and you using the names of songs to get your point across.. that's what made it so cool. :)

And you know.. that whole bolding n' stuff.. kinda helped point us in the right direction. ;)

Astaryth said...

That was great... I didn't know what your favorite thing was until the very last line... then I had to go back and read it again knowing the answer! Absolutely wonderful entry!

Tammy said...

Well that certainly kept me guessing till the very last line. Great entry...I too love music.

http://journals.aol.com/tschamberland/beliefinfreedom/

Indigo said...

Once upon a time music was my muse for life as well. It's been over 2 years now since I last heard. Yet I can still feel the music, remember certain lyrics the way they sounded. I consider myself fortunate to have had that pleasure before I went deaf. Otherwise I would have to say it would of been my most prized possession as well. (Hugs)Indigo

Barbara said...

OH, how music can touch the soul! I have a collection of over 400 singles from 6 decades. My son found a record player. We sat in his room the other night and sorted through them and listened and remembered things and told stories. Enjoyed your essay very much! -