Below is Mr. Grohl’s keynote speech at this year’s SXSW festival. It’s full of badassified thoughts and motivation. Watch it! Watch it, NOW!
Although I was intrigued with the movie when it came out, I never watched it. I always knew that I would take it in at just the right moment in my life when I needed to view it. Well, last night was that time. I found myself analyzing and decoding the images and words that were portrayed. In no way do I claim to know fully the intentions of the director. I do know it spoke to the nature of my being. So many personalities combined into one~Striving to mold them into all, so as none are lost and all have a voice in my existence. The last line, in particular, shot a lightning bolt of clarity into the core of my soul:
Best wishes in your search
Take this kiss upon the brow!
And, in parting from you now,
Thus much let me avow-
You are not wrong, who deem
That my days have been a dream;
Yet if hope has flown away
In a night, or in a day,
In a vision, or in none,
Is it therefore the less gone?
All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.
I stand amid the roar
Of a surf-tormented shore,
And I hold within my hand
Grains of the golden sand-
How few! yet how they creep
Through my fingers to the deep,
While I weep- while I weep!
O God! can I not grasp
Them with a tighter clasp?
O God! can I not save
One from the pitiless wave?
Is all that we see or seem
But a dream within a dream?
Okay, so the quote is waaaay outta touch with modern science but I still like it! I’ve BEEn interested in the wee BUZZards since I found out how unbelievably skilled and efficient they were in geometry. (I dig math, okay?!)
FACTS TO GET YOUR HEAD BUZZING ‘BOUT BEES…
~Bees do not see the color red but they can see ultraviolet colors
~~A queen bee chooses the sex of her offspring
~~~Honey bees are not born to make honey: they are taught by their elders
~~~~Been around for 30 million years
~~~~~A honeycomb is made of hexagonal cells with walls that are only 2/1000 inch thick, but support 25 times their own weight
~~~~~~Bees pollinate an average of 15 billion dollars in crops every year
~~~~~~~Bees dance to communicate
~~~~~~~~Bees are super-smart at math and can calculate angles
~~~~~~~~~The hexagonal honeycomb shape is a reflection of this ability, as it is the most efficient use of space for them to store food
~~~~~~~~~~Honey is the only food made by insects that is eaten by man
~~~~~~~~~~~Honey has everything in it to sustain life, with an added antioxidant that promotes brain functioning
~~~~~~~~~~~~Human brains have trillions of glial “glue” cells that form a honeycomb pattern that nourishes and protects neurons
Upon completion of my last Probability and Statistics test, with my brain nearly fried, I cruised over to Facebook-land for some much-needed, non-thinking activity. A HUGE smile crept up on my face, as I read on of my friend’s posts. She is at the closing of her time in her 30′s and had written a “TO DO” list of items to accomplish before she hit the debilitating age of 40
She stated that she realized she would most likely never complete many of the items before her birthday, so she gave her list a new direction. Instead of trying to accomplish pie-in-the-sky, self-absorbed goals at this time, she is choosing to do 40 random acts of kindness before she blows out her candles on the eve of her birthday next month!!!
She started her KINDNESS COUNTDOWN today in the drive-thru at Starbucks, by buying the lady’s coffee behind her~ I just imagined how shocked and appreciative the unsuspecting recipient of the “FREE” coffee must have been. Ya, I teared-up a bit, I’ll admit…Kindness just warms the hell outta my heart ( It’s my Cancer Moon for any astrology nerds out there).
I love how my friend flipped her “ME ME ME LIST” into something that everyone can benefit from and my thoughts began to wonder~~ I wonder what other random acts she has in store? I wonder how many people her kindness is going to spread to? and how many of those people will continue to spread the kindness they received? Will they show gratitude? Will they shrug it off?
<3 and Kindness,
YOU BETTER BELIEVE YOU ARE!!
To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time
By Robert Herrick
Gather ye rosebuds while ye may, Old Time is still a-flying; And this same flower that smiles today Tomorrow will be dying. The glorious lamp of heaven, the sun, The higher he's a-getting, The sooner will his race be run, And nearer he's to setting. That age is best which is the first, When youth and blood are warmer; But being spent, the worse, and worst Times still succeed the former. Then be not coy, but use your time, And while ye may, go marry; For having lost but once your prime, You may forever tarry. Make MUCH of YOUR Time~ Abby Rae
I just started reading this book and find it fascinating. I was raised Catholic but learned to despise the dogma of conformed religion. Please do not get me wrong, I have an imense gratitude of my upbringing but my spirit always guided me to know and learn more. Florence Scovel Shinn uses words of the Spripture in the way I feel and believe them to have been used. The ebook is available for free distribution~ Why? because it was written in the 20′s! ! and copyright law alows it
I hope you enjoy it and pass it along!
Were the ripples you created today positive?
Tomorrow’s another day~
and begin again….
I posted the link to LEO, cuz, well, that’s ME!!! It is so easy to click on and read up on YOU, though! Check out your MARS OPPORTUNITY in the Monthly Horoscope link under your Sun sign and get a more in-depth, accurate insight by using your Rising Sign!!