What will your verse be?

I'm sorry to be so MIA lately.  Ever since the New Year, I seem to be in a rut and I can't get back into the groove of things - especially related to the blog.  Anyone else have this problem?  It was so nice to have that time off over the holidays with the family.  It has really made me try to look at all of my priorities and try to figure out the best way to balance all of the balls I have up in the air.  

The last couple of weeks I have had all of these things really touch me and make me try to assess what is important and what direction I want to head.  If you follow me on Facebook, you might have seen that I had a little bit of an emotional epiphanie after watching the movie, About Time.  Here is a quote from the end of the movie that really spoke to me: 

"The truth is, now I don't travel back at all, not even for the day. I just try to live everyday as if I've deliberately come back to this one day. To enjoy it. As if it was the full final day. Of my extraordinary, ordinary life!"

I just want to make sure that I'm living each day to the fullest and appreciating all the little things especially with Charlotte, Tatum and Landon.  They seem to be growing up so fast and I want to make sure that I'm there for them and soaking up all the adorable moments.

I feel like my blogsite (combining my photography & blog in one place on WordPress) has been put on pause.  I'm so close to completing it.  I just need to push myself to do it and then hope that is the motivation and inspiration that I need to get back into the swing of things.  I want to make sure if I'm taking time away from the kids, that the content I put out there is worth that time.  

I've also really connected to (funny enough) the iPad Air commercial that uses beautiful images along with a quote from John Keating, a character from Dead Poet's Society.  

"We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for. To quote from Whitman, "O me! O life!... of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless... of cities filled with the foolish; what good amid these, O me, O life?" Answer. That you are here - that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. That the powerful play *goes on* and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?"

So what I'm asking myself and asking all of you, "What will your verse be?"

Cheers,


6 comments:

  1. The movie About Time really spoke to me as well, Melissa. I love hearing your thoughts about it. And it's so worthwhile to think about your answers to these questions. Thank you for sharing, and I look forward to hearing where you come out on it all.
    xx

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    1. Thanks Alexandra!! It's such a good movie! XX

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  2. Love the honesty in your post. This 2014 is starting out sort of rocky for me and making me re-evaluate my priorities, so I think in the end I will look back on this time and be grateful for it. Thank you for that last quote! Looking forward to your blogsite too!

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    1. Thank you Miroslava! I feel like so many people are in the same boat. So strange that we are all feeling a little bit in a funk! Hopefully we can all find our inspiration soon! XX

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  3. love you and love this. - kris

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    1. Love you Kris and love that you are part of my verse!! XX

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