Tuesday, April 25, 2006


At the end of "Cold Case" this week, they played the old song "Catch the Wind" by Donovan. I forgot how much I liked that song. But it really made me wonder if chasing my dreams are just an attempt to catch the wind.

"In the chilly hours and minutes of uncertainty
I long to be in the warm hold of your lovin' mind
To feel you all around me and to take your hand across the sand
Ah, but I may as well try and catch the wind.

When sundown pales the sky I want to hide a while
Behind your smile
And everywhere I'd look, your eyes I'd find
For me to love you now would be the sweetest thing
'twould make me sing
Ah, but I may as well try and catch the wind.

When rain has covered leaves with tears
I want you near to kill my fears
To help me leave all my blues behind
While standing in your heart is where I wanna be and long to be
Ah, but I may was well try and catch the wind."

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

I See the Decay Implated Last Time Has Taken Hold

I started my day out at the dentist which is NOT my favorite way to start any day. I had a really old filling removed a couple weeks ago and in the process my dentist discovered a big crack in the tooth. So I ended up with yet another crown. I must have more crowns that Queen Elizabeth by now! Since that was done I've had a continuing dull ache in the same region. I had my teeth cleaned this morning and told my dentist that I was still having pain. He took an x-ray and poked around and discovered that there is some decay on my wisdom tooth (yes, I have all 4 wisdom teeth). He gave me 3 options ~ pull the tooth, try to fill it again or crown it. I asked what he thought was the wisest route and he said he'd be most comfortable with a crown. He didn't want to pull it because then there would be nothing to support the tooth above and he felt filling it would only weaken the tooth, eventually leading to a crown or extraction. So on May 1 I go back for another crown. In the meantime, the tooth is really irritated and sore from all the poking. I have one more really old large silver filling to have replaced and then HOPEFULLY I will be done!

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

V for Vendetta

Last night Erik and I went to see "V for Vendetta" (at Aimee's constant urging), and even at midnight on a Monday it is an AWESOME movie! Aimee, you were right. I would like to see it again to really take it all in. The message that I got out of it was profound, both on a personal level and a societal level. There is one line something to the effect of when you are without fear you are truly free and that line said it all for me. In this country we are being governed by a secretive bunch of men whose tactic for control is their message of fear. Once the common ordinary working stiff can overcome that fear, we will be free. I loved when the people all took off their masks at the end. They had overcome the only source of power the government had ~ military force; they had walked all over them and in the end they took off their masks and you saw the faces of the masses who were free of the rule of power mongers.

It truly is a lesson to be learned ~ in order to be free we need to let go of the fear.