Thursday, October 14, 2010

If I were a Boy

What would you do if you were a boy ?

Moreover, I know this song is trying to make a point, by turning the tables and showing men how they behave but does it just come across as a big ass whine fest ? With a title like that, the rest of the song is honestly uninspiring, but never the less - its definitely food for thought.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

I wanna Hold your Hand ......

This one is for all the Gleeks out there ....

This week's episode was all about God, and more importantly about the bond between parents and children. Kurt Humml's dad is in a coma. Kurt is devastated as he already lost his mother when he was a child. Kurt sings a song to express his feelings. Believe me when I say, the song he sang was the last one I ever thought I'd hear a boy sing to express his love for his father. Kurt narrates a short story before singing the song. When his mother died, at her funeral he felt bereft like nothing would be normal again. At that moment his dad held his hand and gave it a tight squeeze letting him know he would always be there.

The following video is the audio only :D  

The visuals for the song are absolutely beautiful, with images of a young Kurt on a bicycle and his father teaching him how to ride, Kurt and his father at his mother's grave, Kurt and his father having a tea party .... all the things we did with our parents.

Now I find the choice of song absolutely amazing, completely unexpected and yet it fits so beautifully. Because what is more poignant than the image of a young child holding his parent's hand.

This one is dedicated to my mommy - I want to hold your hand <3

And to the Beatles, who are turning in their graves because Chris Colfer sang the song better than the original all I have to say is - Let it be ;)

Wise men say... Only fools rush in

This week a post on the Indian Make Up and Beauty Blog got me thinking about love...

When we fall in love, how does that love endure through the ages ? Which part of the person do we fall in love with. Is love just a habit thats truly hard to break ? How does the world around us teach us to think about love ?

A gentleman by the name of William Shakespeare wrote a sonnet that tried to answer some of these questions. The beauty of poetry is that is always poses as many questions as it answers so, have a read, have a smile and feel the lurrrve ;)

Let me not to the marriage of true minds

 Admit impediments. Love is not love

Which alters when it alteration finds,

 Or bends with the remover to remove:

O no! it is an ever-fixed mark

 That looks on tempests and is never shaken;

It is the star to every wandering bark,

 Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.

Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks

 Within his bending sickle's compass come:

Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,

 But bears it out even to the edge of doom.

If this be error and upon me proved,

 I never writ, nor no man ever loved.

    William Shakespeare   

    (1564 - 1616)

I read this poem when I was 15 and I still come back to it on days when the cynicism of the world pulls me down. To quote Taylor Swift, 

"I'M not a princess, this ain't a fairy tale

I'm not the one You'll sweep off her feet,

Lead her up the stairwell

This ain't Hollywood, this is a small town,

I was a dreamer before you went and let me down

Now its too late for you and your white horse, to come around...."

For those days - I pull out my book of sonnets and fall in love in love all over again :D