Archive for July, 2011

Death of “our” childhood

If I have to hear one more time that Harry Potter signifies the death of someone’s childhood, I am gonna scream. 

I purchased the first book when my daughter was 2 upon the recommendation of Rosie O’Donnell who still had her talk show.  I didn’t read it to her until the 4th one came out when she was 7 at which point, we quickly caught up on all 4.  My daughter LOVED them.  I LOVED them.  I would read to her at bedtime and then go to my own bed and read ahead after she fell asleep.  I was thrilled to share with her all the collecting and dressing up.  And when the movies started premiering, my daughter herself was about 11, same as Harry in the first book/movie.  She literally grew along side the movie characters.

I don’t think my daughter thought of this as the “death” of her childhood.  It was something that enhanced it, bringing great memories.  But it isn’t gone.  She still has the movies and the books.  And for me, I was an adult who immersed herself in the books and movies just as fully.  There was no childhood to die.  For me, Harry Potter transcends the boundaries of adulthood and childhood.  And I am grateful to have had it in my life, my daughter’s life and TO STILL HAVE IT!!!!

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Shame

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gc4HGQHgeFE&feature=share

What is wrong in my head when something as beautiful and as inspiring as this only promotes shame and unworthiness in me?  This man is incredible.  I want his attitude.  I want his joy, hope and patience.

I Would Never Say No

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMRs61AOduE

Saw an exquisite dance to this song on SYTYCD.  Had forgotten about the song completely.  But, it sure says everything about The One.  Obviously, he is unimaginably happy with her and I am happy for him.  But I still love him more than anything and always will.  No matter that I have gotten worse at my “behavior.”  I would drop it for him, to be with him, to have him love me. 

Take me back in the arms I love
Need me like you did before
Touch me once again
And remember when
There was no one that you wanted more

Don’t go you know you will break my heart
She won’t love you like I will
I’m the one who’ll stay
When she walks away
And you know I’ll be standing here still

I’ll be waiting for you
Here inside my heart
I’m the one who wants to love you more
You will see I can give you
Everything you need
Let me be the one to love you more

See me as if you never knew
Hold me so you can’t let go
Just believe in me
I will make you see
All the things that your heart needs to know

I’ll be waiting for you
Here inside my heart
I’m the one who wants to love you more
You will see I can give you
Everything you need
Let me be the one to love you more

And some way all the love that we had can be saved
Whatever it takes we’ll find a way

I’ll be waiting for you
Here inside my heart
I’m the one who wants to love you more
You will see I can give you
Everything you need
Let me be the one to love you more