Saturday Night Musings–Fighting for My Creativity

Saturday Night Musings–Fighting for My Creativity


I’ve allowed life to pass me by and I’ve been stuck in one hell of a rut. I’ve lost my way–any sense of direction. I want to be creative again, even if it’s simple, small stuff.

Even if I’m just scribbling doodles on a piece of scrap paper, I just want to be true to my artistic nature.

I’m annoyed with myself from wasting so much time focusing on the wrong things in life. I can’t get that time back and all I can think about is how many great ideas I lost by not giving them the time of day. Being an adult is about rediscovering what is important to you, and I’ve made the wrong things important to me for a long time.

I don’t want anything tangible anymore, I just want to make stuff again…

Credit:
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Saturday Night Musings

Saturday Night Musings

There’s something about the night in summer that is more calming to me than the nights of winter. Throughout this past season, I felt like the nights were far too long and dark. The endless night stretched towards infinity, threatening at any instance to swallow me up.

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But I feel at peace now, so grateful for the changing season of both nature and life. I’m so thankful that things don’t have to remain the same, that life has its own way of moving on.

When scrolling through pinterest the other day, I came across the following bit of sound advice: Appreciate how far you’ve come.

I can’t resonate with this quote enough.

Sometimes the days blend together and every day feels like one copy of another. But when you look back, you see that there was a change, that life isn’t the same as a few months ago.

Exquisite Songwriting–The Escapist

Exquisite Songwriting–The Escapist

Tonight I was so lucky to see one of my favorite bands in concert–Nightwish. I’ve probably been a fan of the Finnish rockers for over a decade. I almost felt as if I boarded a time machine, returning from their concerts of many years past. They played much of their songs from their first three albums. No matter how far back you go, what I can never get enough of from them is their exquisite songwriting.

Their songs always express so much more than the cliche love songs of pop. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind pop but I do bore of the same themes of rehashed again and again and again. But not Nightwish–they have so much more to say in their music. In celebration of over twenty years of their enchanting melodies, I wanted to share with you the lyrics of one my favorite songs by them: The Escapist. If you haven’t given this song a listen, I seriously can’t recommend it enough.

Lyrics–The Escapist

By: Nightwish

Who’s there knocking at my window?
The owl and the Dead Boy
This night whispers my name
All the dying children

 

Virgin snow beneath my feet
Painting the world in white
I tread the way and lose myself into a tale

 

Come hell or high water
My search will go on
Clayborn Voyage without an end

 

A nightingale in a golden cage
That’s me locked inside reality’s maze
Come someone make my heavy heart light
Come undone, bring me back to life
It all starts with a lullaby

 

Journey homeward bound
A sound of a dolphin calling
Tearing off the mask of man
The tower, my sole guide

 

This is who I am
Escapist, paradise seeker
Farewell, now time to fly
Out of sight, out of time, away from all lies

 

A nightingale in a golden cage
That’s me locked inside reality’s maze
Come someone make my heavy heart light
Come undone, bring me back to life
It all starts with a lullaby
Songwriters: Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen

 

(From google.com)