Friday, December 17, 2010

#reverb10: Lesson Learned

December 17 – Lesson Learned What was the best thing you learned about yourself this past year? And how will you apply that lesson going forward? (Author: Tara Weaver)

Lesson(s) in song

Certain songs have a way to express feelings, ideas, and hopes when I can't fully articulate them myself. I am usually listening to music in some capacity: in the car, on my iPod, on Pandora radio, or songs I create in my head. Here's a list of song lyrics I've come to love in 2010 that exemplify the lessons I've learned about myself this year...

My mind is open wide
And now I'm ready to start
                  - Ready to Start, Arcade Fire

It takes an ocean not to break
                  -Terrible Love, The National

Home is wherever I’m with you
                 -Home, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Run fast for your mother, run fast for your father
Run for your children, for your sisters and brothers
               -The Dog Days are Over, Florence and the Machine
Cause you and your heart
Shouldn't feel so far apart
              -You and Your Heart, Jack Johnson

Should I give up or should I just keep chasing pavements
Even if it leads nowhere?
            -Chasing Pavements, Adele

These things, they go away,
Replaced by everyday
          -Nightswimming, R.E.M


  1. I love quotes.
    love your choice of these words.
    what an inspirational post.