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Friday, July 13, 2012

Love Token 123: The Best Is Yet To Come

This by far is the best love token that I have had part in giving myself.

Due end of November 2012


Love Token 122: JM

I cannot get the latest John Mayer album out of my head for the last month 
More specifically this song.
Gives me tinglies up my spine.
Have you bought the boy-wonders new alblum yet?
If you are a hater of John Mayer and how he behaves you gotta at least give credit to this musical prodigy where it is due.

In the words of Kanye West recently...
"I am flawed as a human being - but my music is perfect"

I'm an architect
Of days that haven't happened yet
I can't believe a month is all it's been
You know my paper heart
The one I filled with pencil marks
I think I might've gone and inked you in

Little by little, inch by inch
We built a yard with a garden in the middle of it
It ain't much but it's a start
You got me swaying right along to the song in your heart
And a face to call home
A face to call home
You got a face to call home

So good you didn't see
The nervous wreck I used to be
You'd never know a man could feel so small
And you never look at me
Like I'm a liability
I bet you think I've never been at all

Little by little, inch by inch
We built a yard with a garden in the middle of it
And it ain't much, but it's a start
You got me swaying right along to the song in your heart

And a face to call home
A face to call home
You got a face to call home

A face to call home
A face to call home
You got a face to call home

Maybe I could stay a while,
Maybe I could stay a while,
Maybe I could stay a while,
I'm talkin' like all of the time

(Maybe I could stay a while)
Little by little, inch by inch,
(Maybe I could stay a while)
We built a yard with a garden in the middle of it,
(Maybe I could stay a while)
And it ain't much, but it's a start,
(I'm talkin' like all of the time)
You got me swaying right along to the song in your heart

And a face to call home
A face to call home
You got a face to call home

-John Mayer: A Face to Call Home


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Love Token 121: Smile in the Age of Worry

It is a blessing and a curse.

The information highway, how small our world has become that miles, kilometres are just mere obstacles to communicate and reach out to others. The freedom to explore is now more than ever.

How amazing it is to learn at a pace much faster and way more accessible than ever before.

How incredible it is for everyone to be able to share their experiences and reach out and really affect other people.

However, with the access to all information comes attached the "too much information epidemic", the panic can set in, the horror stories, the worst case scenarios all with one click of your mouse.

The occurance of the few becomes the nightmare of many.

If you are prone to this type of behaviour, please for your own good, stop clicking through the unnecesssary as the worry and stress does no good and while awareness is great, paranoia is not.

I am not prone to this type of behaviour but I have to admit sometimes it is hard to resist.

In our world today, with a multitude of opinions and self-branding and probably one of the most self-catering narcassistic ages of its time (where special is now such an un-special word), it is so easy for people to pass judgement, to diagnose other people's life and to possess a sense of entitlement that lacks the core components of humanity; kindness, generousity, compassion, understanding, empathy, sympathy in its pure form.

All these thoughts ran through my mind today while walking to work.

The sun was shining and there was a song that sparked this thought (where it really has no personal origin, just my brain I suppose... always a hamster running rapidly on the wheel of thought) and I agreed that through the good and the bad you roll with the punches, you deal with things as they approach and until that time comes...

Smile in the age of worry.

"Close your eyes and clone yourself
Build your heart an army
To defend your innocence
While you do everything wrong

Don't be scared to walk alone
Don't be scared to like it
There's no time that you must be home
So sleep where darkness falls

Alive in the age of worry
Smile in the age of worry
Go wild in the age of worry
And say, "Worry, why should I care?"

Know your fight is not with them
Yours is with your time here
Dream your dreams but don't pretend
Make friends with what you are

Give your heart then change your mind
You're allowed to do it
'Cause God knows it's been done to you
And somehow you got through it

Alive in the age of worry
Rage in the age of worry
Sing out in the age of worry
And say, "Worry, why should I care?"

Rage in the age of worry
Act your age in the age of worry
And say, "Worry, get out of here!"
- John Mayer, Age of Worry

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Love Token 120: TP

I have shared my she-love for Tristan Prettyman in the past, but she is just so darn cool, inspiring and authentic.
Everything she says, feels and shares I can't help but nod my head in agreement.
This is one of her latest posts and she is bang on again.
Can't wait for her new album at the end of September.

"As I embark on this new journey. With this new album. With my story, which is neither right nor wrong, it is simply just my story. I get a little anxious. I get a little nervous.

I know this is my next step for this journey. It is all set up perfectly. And will unfold, and unravel into exactly what is meant to be. Trusting and Surrending is always on my brain.

This healing of my heart. And hopefully a million others around the globe. I will do my best to speak my truth. To be honest. To be kind. And share my story, in hopes that someone somewhere will be comforted knowing that they are not alone.

This is all I have ever wanted.

Music has been there for me for as long as I can remember. I would have never dreamed that mine is doing for people what Ani Difranco’s did for me when I was 13.

Music is the heart beat of the soul.

Im so sensitive to negativity these days. I still trip out when I hear people complaining or calling people out on shit, or being aggressive or straight up mean. I always think to myself, “Is that really necessary? Is anything good really going to come out of that?

That is the nature of being human I supposed. I have been guilty to this behavior too, trust me, I am no saint. But as I grow older, I just imagine this world to be a more peaceful place, where we all work together. Where we actually communicate. Where we treat each other like family, like human beings, with real feelings, with real hearts. Where we just let people be. And know that when we get triggered by something, that its OUR SHIT. Not theirs.

I like to try and make the effort everyday to leave every person I come in contact with throughout the day, better than how I found them. Whether thats the homeless man on the corner, or the girl making my coffee, or the person I catch eyes with changing lanes on the freeway. I actually smiled at a girl on the freeway just the other day, she looked at my with the most suspicious of looks! I couldnt help but smile even bigger.

Anyhow, this little photo above just made me think of all that.

Love you guys, Im excited."



Love Token 119: The Most Astounding Fact

Via: BlackEiffel

"So when I look up at the night sky and know that yes, we are part of this universe, we are in this universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts is that the universe is in us...
…there’s a level of connectivity, that’s really what you want in life. You want to feel connected, you want to feel relevant, you want to feel like you’re a participant in the goings on of activities and events around you. And that’s precisely what we are, just by being alive.”

– Astrophysicist Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Song: To Build A Home, The Cinematic Orchestra


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Love Token 118: Him

If I loved him anymore, my heart would explode.


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Love Token 117: Everybody's Free

I was reminded of this insightful song when I was outside gardening this weekend.
I thought the advice was too good not to post and nice piece of nostalgia.

Baz Luhrmann: Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)

Ladies and Gentlemen of the class of ’99

If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it.
The long term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience…I will dispense this advice now.

Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth; oh nevermind; you will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they have faded.
But trust me, in 20 years you’ll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can’t
grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked….
You’re not as fat as you imagine.

Don’t worry about the future; or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubblegum.
The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind; the kind that blindside you at 4pm on some idle Tuesday.

Do one thing everyday that scares you


Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts, don’t put up with people who are reckless with yours.


Don’t waste your time on jealousy; sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind…the race is long, and in the end, it’s only with yourself.

Remember the compliments you receive, forget the insults; if you succeed in doing this, tell me how.

Keep your old love letters, throw away your old bank statements.


Don’t feel guilty if you don’t know what you want to do with your life…the most interesting people I know didn’t know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives, some of the most interesting 40 year olds I know still don’t.

Get plenty of calcium.

Be kind to your knees, you’ll miss them when they’re gone.

Maybe you’ll marry, maybe you won’t, maybe you’ll have children, maybe you won’t, maybe you’ll divorce at 40, maybe you’ll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary…what ever you do, don’t congratulate yourself too much or berate yourself either – your choices are half chance, so are everybody else’s.

Enjoy your body, use it every way you can…don’t be afraid of it, or what other people think of it, it’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever own..

Dance…even if you have nowhere to do it but in your own living room.

Read the directions, even if you don’t follow them.

Do NOT read beauty magazines, they will only make you feel ugly.

Get to know your parents, you never know when they’ll be gone for good.

Be nice to your siblings; they are the best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future.

Understand that friends come and go,but for the precious few you should hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle because the older you get, the more you need the people you knew when you were young.

Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard; live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft.


Accept certain inalienable truths, prices will rise, politicians will philander, you too will get old, and when you do you’ll fantasize that when you were young prices were reasonable, politicians were noble and children respected their elders.

Respect your elders.

Don’t expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund, maybe you have a wealthy spouse; but you never know when either one might run out.

Don’t mess too much with your hair, or by the time you're 40, it will look 85.

Be careful whose advice you buy, but, be patient with those who supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia, dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it’s worth.

But trust me on the sunscreen…


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Love Token 116: Inspiration Invigoration

I have had this verbage banked for a little while.

Keeps things in perspective and reminds us that the world does not go around solely from our own point of view.


Cut & Paste Tuesdays

My kind of hang out.

Crepes, Coffee, Champagne & Beer 

via Inspire


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Love Token 115: Us Against The World

It is oh so wonderful when a beautiful lyric and a beautiful melody combine to make one great amazing song.

This is from Coldplay's latest album Mylo Xyloto 
(which I adore)

Oh morning come bursting, the clouds, they move
Lift off this blindfold, let me see again
And bring back the water, that your ship's rode in
In my heart you left a hole

The tightrope that I’m walking just sways and ties
The devil as he’s talking with those angel’s eyes
And I just want to be there when the lightning strikes
And the saints go marching in

And sing slow-ow-ow-ow it down

Through chaos as it swirls
It’s just us against the world

Like a river to a raindrop, I lost a friend

My drunken as a Daniel in a lion’s den
And tonight I know it all has to begin again
So whatever you do, don’t let go

And if we could float away
Fly up to the surface and just start again
And lift off before trouble
Just erodes us in the rain
Sing slow-ow-ow-ow it down
Oh Slow-ow-ow-ow it down

Through chaos as it swirls
It’s just us against the world
Through chaos as it swirls

It’s us against the world


Life Resolutions

Happy [Belated] New Year.
My favourite holiday was once again a time of joy and laughter and the tingly feeling of a new chapter commencing.
I came across this today and enjoyed all the goals on it.
New Year's resoluations are more than short term goals, they are a reminder that we can all continously strive to improve and build our character and how we impact others.



You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserves your love and affection