Thursday, January 22, 2009

Life Is Beautiful

My sister and I couldn't wait to head out to our favorite & special hangout--the beach--this past MLK holiday. A day off is a rare treat & spending it at the beach meant we were going to have our slice of heaven. It is where we find solace in the turbulence of our minds. Doubts, fears, and uncertainty flee when we are faced with a sunset that sheaths everything in a molten copper hue. After I took the picture above, we both agreed that sunsets and sunrises should never be taken for granted.

Earlier that day she was so excited to dedicate a song to me on my Facebook wall
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"Nette! When I heard this song, it reminded me of you! You say the words to this song all the time! Especially after all the deaths we had last year, how you want to celebrate your life this year, and how you don't want anyone to cry at your funeral!!"


She was right. It became our theme song for our day at the beach and mine for the rest of my life.
LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL by SIXX: A.M.

You can't quit until you try
You can't live until you die
You can't learn to tell the truth
Until you learn to lie

You can't breathe until you choke
You gotta laugh when you're the joke
There's nothing like a funeral
To make you feel alive

Just open your eyes, just open your eyes
And see that life is beautiful
Will you swear on your life
That no one will cry at my funeral?

I know some things that you don't
I've done things that you won't
There's nothing like a trail of blood
Till you find your way back home

I was waiting for my hearse
What came next was so much worse
It took a funeral to make me feel alive

Just open your eyes, just open your eyes
And see that life is beautiful
Will you swear on your life
That no one will cry at my funeral?

Alive, just open your eyes, just open your eyes
And you see that life is beautiful
Will you swear on your life
That no one will cry at my funeral?