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Don't Dream It's Over

  • Crowded House
  • Crowded House

"in the paper today 
 tales of war and of waste
 but you turn right over to the T.V. page”

The City

  • Joe Purdy
  • Only Four Seasons

Grand Central Station and got wind they’re coming on
And the goodness yesterday
No one round oh and I still recognize
Her after all these years and she still looks the same
She still looks the same

The city keeps on going
We just keep on rolling
The city keeps on going
We just keep on rolling, rolling on, rolling on

Life is full of extremes

We spent the day at a movie studio - seeing all the behind the scenes - and where a lot of movies and tv shows are filmed - drove past the Disney Studios - got out to take pictures - made our way to Griffith Park to find the merry-go-round that Walt Disney used to take his daughters to - where he got the idea for Disneyland - while my daughter was riding I was thinking about how the world changed because of this place - about Walt Disney coming here - about my daughter being on the same merry-go-round as his daughters - about how fast she was growing up - about life and vacations and time - then my phone buzzed - and I saw the news about Robin Williams… High-res

Life is full of extremes

We spent the day at a movie studio - seeing all the behind the scenes - and where a lot of movies and tv shows are filmed - drove past the Disney Studios - got out to take pictures - made our way to Griffith Park to find the merry-go-round that Walt Disney used to take his daughters to - where he got the idea for Disneyland - while my daughter was riding I was thinking about how the world changed because of this place - about Walt Disney coming here - about my daughter being on the same merry-go-round as his daughters - about how fast she was growing up - about life and vacations and time - then my phone buzzed - and I saw the news about Robin Williams…

Take me out tonight
Where there’s music and there’s people
Who are young and alive
Driving in your car
I never never want to go home
Because I haven’t got one anymore

Take me out tonight
Because I want to see people
And I want to see life
Driving in your car
Oh please don’t drop me home
Because it’s not my home, it’s their home
And I’m welcome no more

And if a double-decker bus
Crashes in to us
To die by your side
Is such a heavenly way to die

"Ultimately, I decided, we can’t control what happens to us. We can only control how we react and respond to it. I could spend a lot of energy being upset or frustrated that I had cancer. But where would that get me? No closer to recovery, that’s for sure. But if I looked at it as a positive development in my life, no matter how twisted that thinking might be … maybe it could portend a positive outcome."

- Bald Bryan - Shrinkage

I sat out in the water for over an hour yesterday dragging my daughter around on her boogie board and pushing her into waves - we had a great time - but today I hurt - from the sunburn - and from using muscles I don’t usually use - even though I lift 3 times a week - and surf when I can - one of life’s mysteries…

It’s really cool watching my daughter try new things - or getting more daring and experimental with the old things - she started, on her own, trying to get up on her knees on her boogie board - and she was so excited when she had little successes - she plays around on her piano and violin trying new songs and combinations - she is finally going on rollercoasters she was too afraid to try before - she has been trying new food lately and is getting into tv shows and movies we couldn’t wait to share with her - it’s heartbreaking, of course, but fun at the same time…