I made it out again this morning! I know that today is supposed to be a cross-training day, but since I am kind of coming out of the gate a bit late, I wanted to work on mileage this week.
My brother and I went to the grocery store last night, where we stocked up on healthy foods that my lovely husband suggested. So, the house is now stocked with leafy things and marinading chickens – no excuses!
My brother also joined me this morning on my walk for the first 2 miles before heading out to work. I finished up with 3 miles total!
My inspiration today once again came from my iPod. I must confess that I’ve always been an Alanis Morrisette fan. I know she’s probably an acquired taste, but I’ve always enjoyed her music and metaphor. Today as I was finishing up my last quarter of a mile, a song came on that I had heard many times before, but I guess you could say I really “heard” it for the first time today, and I enjoyed it’s message.
The basic plot of the song is that a friend of the singer is contemplating suicide, because he of course is perceiving himself and his life to be something it is not. The chorus of the song basically says that if we were all our bodies, or our past rejections, or our successes, then she’d be contemplating suicide as well. The message being that we are so much more than just these shells we live in, or our incomes, or any number of external definitions.
So that was today’s inspiration!
Lyrics: Joining You
dear dar(lin’) your mom (my friend) left a message on my machine she was frantic
saying you were talking crazy that you wanted to do away with yourself
I guess she thought I’d be a perfect resort because we’ve had
this inexplicable connection since our youth and yes they’re in shock
they are panicked you and your chronic them and their drama
you this embarrassment us in the middle of this delusion
if we were our bodies
if we were our futures
if we were our defenses I’d be joining you
if we were our culture
if we were our leaders
if we were our denials I’d be joining you
I remember vividly a day years ago we were camping you knew more than you thought you should know
you said “I don’t want ever to be brainwashed” and you were mind-boggling you were intense
you were uncomfortable in your own skin you were thirsty but mostly you were beautiful
if we were our name-tags
if we were our rejections
if we were our outcomes I’d be joining you
if we were our indignities
if we were our successes
if we were our emotions I’d be joining you
you and I we’re like 4 year-olds we want to know why and how come about everything
we want to reveal ourselves at will and speak our minds and never talk small and be intuitive
and question mightily and find god my tortured beacon
we need to find like-minded companions
if we were their condemnations
if we were their projections
if we were our paranoia’s I’d be joining you
if we were our incomes
if we were our obsession
if we were our afflictions I’d be joining you
we need reflection we need a really good memory feel free to call me a little more often