Things I appreciate and am thankful for right now:

* Hokey Pokey by Matthew Paul Turner. He’s giving out .pdf’s for bloggers willing to review and plug before it releases April 1. In only 2 chapters read so far, it’s already turning out to be something I needed to hear. (He’s a pretty awesome and funny writer too… check out his blog.)
* Wiping the dust off my guitar for the first time in a couple years or so. I have very little skill, but making music — stilted and amateurish as it is — just feels good.
* The awesome sunny-but-not-hot weather today. Days like this make living in Florida worthwhile.
* The cat falling asleep on my foot. (well, until I have to eventually stand up and move him anyway…)
* Old-school Bebo Norman. Ten Thousand Days has been my wake-up call and soundtrack for today. It’s just beautiful and soothing and depressing and hopeful. All at the same time.

And because everyone loves a lyric post…

I don’t know why I always run

is it fear of the fall or fear of the touch
And I don’t know where the angels sleep

And I don’t know how to really love
I’ve never stood still long enough
And I don’t know where the angels sleep

But I am alive and standing strong
I’m no farther forward, just farther along
I hold on to my pride and dig in deep
It’s pulling me down, and I am no closer to release
And I don’t know where the angels sleep

I don’t know how to see you now
The friend from before is different somehow
And I don’t know where the angels sleep

And I don’t know when I’ll love again
But I don’t trust myself to just let you in
And I don’t know where the angels sleep

It’s taken ten thousand days
To get stuck in my ways
And it offers no grace
I cannot stand this place
With love in my face
I walk away slowly

I don’t know where the angels sleep
No, I don’t know where the angels sleep
— Bebo Norman, “Where the Angels Sleep”

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