Sunday, March 18, 2018

In Defense of Danny Rand - Or - "Ten Things Fans and Critics get Wrong about Iron Fist"

Sooooooooo! A few months back Marvel's The Defenders came out on Netflix. The Defenders is about the four main heroes in New York City; Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Danny Rand, and Luke Cage. They all come together to fight a common evil festering in the city. Obviously I had to watch this show because I love Matt, and the show is as good as it is because Matt is in it. But there was one other character that got my attention and left me wanting to learn more about him.

Danny Rand, otherwise known as The Iron Fist. 

Danny was sweet, honest, and good-willed but strongly naive and rash in many ways. My sisters and I finished The Defenders and started Marvel's Iron Fist within the same week. By the time I got to the end of Iron Fist, I liked Danny even more than I had in The Defenders, and all my sisters agreed. Of course I went to find other fans to share my love with and discovered - yep you guessed - the HATERS

Every superhero has haters. Usually I ignore them. It's their loss right? But these particular haters got on me nerves. So I was like, Hey, why don't I do a defense post? And here I am. 8-) I decided to Vlog about it this time. BIG Warning: video is fairly long. 8-)

*swings around cape and leaps off stage*


Wednesday, February 21, 2018

This tag is sooooooooooo old.

I am late to the party, but hopefully doing this New Year's Tag will help me get back into blogging!

1.) What did you do in 2017 that you’d never done before?

  I started a stick fighting class, got hired on at a new job, successfully wrote out the plot and songs for some of my musicals, took a piano class, moved, bought a new dresser, and visited my sisters in North Dakota for the first time in 12 years. *loooooooooooong gasp* Okay, I did a lot. Those were the good highlights 8-D *cough* Don't ask me about the bad.

 2.) Did you keep your New Years’ resolutions, and will you make one this year?

What resolutions?

3.) Did anyone close to you give birth?

    Um. Yes? I think a sister had a baby... I'm such a bad aunt, lol. I don't remember which month it happened in. I believe... April?

4.) Did anyone close to you die?


5.) What countries/states did you visit?

I visited Dakota and Montana, because I went out to see my sisters! *boing*

6.) What would you like to have in 2018 that you lacked in 2017?

*cough* A license. *Cough*
Oh, and a gun, but that won't happen until 2019

7.) What date from 2017 will remain etched upon your memory? 

Prolly February 28th.

8.) Did you move anywhere?

AAAAAAH YAS! I moved into a beautiful little house with a few of my sisters. It's great, there are bedrooms, a nice kitchen, a lovely living room with space to visit - We even have a real fireplace! WITH ASH! IT'S AWESOME! SPAAAAAAAACE!

9.) What was your biggest achievement of the year?
I actually have no idea. I got a new job. Is that an achievement?

10.) What was your biggest failure?

I didn't make myself present online as much as I should have. And I didn't fulfill all my resolutions.

11.) Did you suffer illness or injury?

 Nooooooooope. I live a rather unremarkable life. Lol.

13.) Whose behavior merited celebration?

Our sweet family friend Gavin, because Gavin is a good person. And my sister and brother-in-law, Regina and Dan. They were awesome this year. They're just wonderful, generous people, who are there when you need them and do what they can to help. *heart eyes*

14.) Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?

        You know the person I've mentioned the last few times at this point? Yeah, that person again. The name shall still go unmentioned :-[

15.) Where did most of your money go? 

Rent, manga, and a freaking computer, and Christmas gifts.

16.) What did you get really, really, really excited about?

November 28th. *dances* That's when I went to see my sisters!!!!

if you are wondering if the second photo was edited, yes it was. 8-) I put a fancy brick wall behind us because the other option was super unattractive. ;-)

17.) What was the best concert you’ve been to this year?

I didn't go to a concert. :-) I saw a Dear Evan Hansen bootleg though, and it was great. I WISH I COULD HAVE SEEN IT ON BROADWAY! Why is New York so expensive? *dies*

18.) What song/album will always remind you of 2017?
  I don't know if they'll always remind me of 2017, but the song that resonated with me this year was"Oh My Soul" by Casting Crowns, and the album would be "Dear Evan Hansen."

Oh My Soul, You Are Not Alone (gif)

19.) Compared to this time last year, are you:

 Nostalgic. Wistful. So much changed this past year and I sometimes find myself getting stupid emotional about it. I have trouble with change - even good change.

20.) What do you wish you’d done more of?

21.) What do you wish you’d done less of?
Being so anxious and emotional. 2017 was a hard sort of  year my friends.

22.) What was your greatest musical discovery?
       Dear Evan Hansen, and Beethoven's Last Night.

No one deserves to disappear.

Your candle's quite low, we've been watching it burn.

I quite like Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Yes they are crazy rockers, and yes their musical style is strange (it's called Orchestral Metal. Weird, right?) But I love how faith-based and pro-life all their story's are. They're Pro-life at every point too, whether it be an old life or a young life, a broken life, or a life well-lived. I think that's a beautiful thing.

23.) How did you spend Christmas?

       We had a sung Christmas Morning Mass (we sang it) and then the family got together at our beautiful new home for presents and food. It was a good Christmas, but a bit strange since it wasn't quite the same as usual. New house, new home... all a bit odd. 8-)

24.) How did you/are you spending New Year’s?

We watch The Lord of the Rings, and have agreed to do an annual rewatch. It's good to start off the New Year with Tolkien wisdom and encouragement!!!

25.) Who did you spend the most time on the phone with?

My sister Tiny, and my friend Ana.

26.) What was the best book you read?


       Best new book would have to be Thick as Thieves by Megan Whalen Turner. Some others books that merit a mention are The Hollow Boy and The Creeping Shadow by Jonathan Stroud. I've yet to read the Empty Grave. *hides* The best reread would have to be the King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner, and Pandora Hearts, by Jun Mochizuci

Lockwood and Co

Pandora Hearts

27.) Did you fall in love in 2017?

Still no.

28.) What was your favorite TV show?

I haven't watched many new shows this year, except Hawaii 5-0, So, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is still my favorite - although Marvel's The Defenders was pretty good, especially when Matt was on screen. I also liked Stranger Things, but I don't know how I feel about the ending of season two.

Bonus: Two shows I've officially boycotted would be Sherlock and Doctor Who (CURSE YOU MOFFAT!!!!) 

29.) Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year? 

I don't hate. lol. Uuuuum, no. The people I didn't like last year are still on that list and no new people have emerged.

30.) What did you want and get?

A Nice House, a dresser, a bed, a new computer, Dear Evan Hansen, and Beethoven's Last Night.

*I think I should add I did in fact have a dresser and bed before now, they  just weren't my dresser and bed. 

31.) What did you want and not get?

A gun, because for some reason I can serve my country at eighteen with guns but I can't own one for personal use until I'm 21. Like.....why?

32.) What were your favorite films of this year?

        My favorite Live Action was Spiderman: Homecoming and my favorite animated movie was Coco. Coco made me cry.

miguel is so cute. I love him. 8-)

(Oh, and I've seen Book of Life before. It's been a couple years but I still think Coco is different enough to hold it's own. It's like a retelling of the same myth, you know, but with a different plot/twist.)

33.) What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?

My 19th birthday was a bit odd. I had a couple friends over, got an adorable card from Gavin, and watched The Giver. This year I watched The Rise of the Guardians, ate some delicious cake/brownie thing, and received beautiful fairy lights to decorate my room with. Plus Beethoven's Last Night which is an awesome album and brings out the electric-guitar side of me. The Lost Christmas Eve is still my favorite album that Trans-Siberian Orchestra does, but Beethoven is great too.

34.) How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2017?

I was something between Bo-Ho and Casual. 

35.) What kept you sane?

Prayer, my musicals, my books, my tea, my family and friends.

36.) Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?

I didn't really fancy anyone, but there were a couple public figures that left me pleasantly surprised with their good choices and actions.

37.) What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? 

2017 was one of those years that I burned at Midnight on January 1st. Sooooooooooo.

38.) What political issue stirred you the most?

So Many. *le sigh* But I was particularly stirred when President Trump covered the March for Life. That was rather surprising, but in a good way.

Oh wait. That was this year. LOOOOOOL.

39.) Who did you miss?

Sammi, and my sisters.

40.) Who was the best new person you met?

41.) Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2017.

This isn't technically a new life lesson, but it's one I was reminded of a lot in 2017. My family always comes together for meals, we sing and do music together, and generally just have good times in good company. I realize how rare that is the older I get, but I also realize how precious and important it is.

42.) Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.

"So when you're on your knees and answers seem so far away; you're not alone stop holding on and just be held. Just be held... find your rest in the arms of the God who won't let go." - Be Held, Casting Crowns.

43.) Five personally significant events of 2017:

       1. February 28th, because reasons
       2. Moving into a new place
       3. When I applied for a new job
       4. When I was asked to be my friend's Confirmation Sponsor. She won't be confirmed for a while but it's still a privledge.
       5. Visiting my sisters at their homes for the first time. (Last time I visited Gina she was in a trailer house. Long story.)

44.) Five things I want to do in 2018:

        1. Make music.
        2. Finish my musicals. (yep, this is still a goal in progress)
        3. FINALLY get my license so I can visit my friend Sammi.
        4. Do more Catholic Action
        5.Buy a new rosary and a Saint Michael statue.

45.) Five people I’d like to know better in 2018:

Gavin. 8-) I'd like to visit my friend Ana and actually meet her in real life, so I guess she's one too. This question is stupid because I don't have five people to know better. 8-/ I guess I can still get to know Sammi. (????)

So now you're kind of caught up on my life 8-) ONWARD AND UPWARD!

In summary... 2017 was a hard year. It's up there with 2012 as a year of rough times. I had some special, beautiful moments, but also quite a few earthquake moments. It sounds like 2017 was hard for a lot of people, but God is ultimately in control and everything will be okay.

Here's hoping that 2018 is better than the years before it, filled with good times and good company. Eat, drink and be merry! Value good food and cheer over hoarded gold and be better for it.

HAPPY (late) 2018!!!!

*swings around cape and leaps off stage*


Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The Spooooooky Halloween Tag!

I found an awesome tag for Halloween on this website, and decided to give it a go! It looked super fun. 8-)

1) What’s your favourite horror Halloween movie?

Probably the Halloween that Almost Wasn't. It's a cheesy 80's movie and it's like, 20 minutes long at max. I grew up watching it every Halloween so it's very nostalgic and I love it.

2) If you were in a horror movie, how far do you think you would get? (Five minutes, halfway, all the way to the end credits…?)

I WOULDN'T BE IN THE HORROR MOVIE!!! 💀 It depends on the Horror Movie. It is was a "Ghostly/Spiritual" horror with a  Haunting I'd think I'd survive to the end cause I'd get the heck out of that house and find a priest. Any other Horror Movie, I assume I'd only last Half-Way. But maybe I'd surprise myself. I may have, in fact, watched enough horror/supernatural shows to get through said movie.

3) Favourite scary video game book?

The Hollow Boy by Jonathan Stroudt. (Also, the whole Lockwood and Co series. They're awesome. They're like Victorian ghost stories, but set in a modern-ish time frame.)

4) Favourite scary story?

The Legend of Sleepy Hallow, and Fiddler Play Fast, Play Faster! - Which is technically a Christmas story.

5) What’s one unusual thing that you’re afraid of?

Windows without drapes that look out into the dark of night, creepy reflections in dark windows, glass houses, mirrors that lurk in the night shadows of your bedroom. (Glass and darkness don't mix for me. At all)

6) What’s your first memory of Halloween?

I think my first memory is my sisters and I dressing up as Our Lady and the Fatima Children and going Trick-Or-Treating. (I was Saint Francisco.) I also have a dim memory of my sister Kat making carmel corm, and my mom hanging up the home-made pumpkin pinnata. I remember making the pinnata from scratch too, for what seemed like weeks. But I don't know if those memories are before or after Francisco.

7) What’s your favourite Halloween memory(s)?

Curling up with Carmel Corn and watching The Halloween that Almost Wasn't. Carving my first pumpkin.  When my family spent Halloween at our friend Gavin's house, and he made Halloween AWESOME. (He's a huge Halloween geek. It's adorable.) That was the first time I watched It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! It was quite fun 8-D.

8) Best Halloween costume you’ve had?

The costume I have this year which is Oz Vessalius and faaaaabulous. I went all out on my costume this year. I even bought a wig!! My second favorite would be the Queen Isabella of Spain costume when I was like, eleven. I felt beautiful in that.

9) Worst Halloween costume you’ve had?

I literally flung a cape on my shoulders just so I could Trick-Or-Treat one year. I was a "Ranger."


10) Werewolves or vampires?
11) Ghosts or zombies?
12) Creepy dolls or creepy clowns?

Creepy dolls and clowns


Do you have any Halloween Traditions?

My sister Kat makes Carmel Corn every Halloween. My whole family gets together and watches The Halloween that Almost Wasn't, Witch Hazel, and various other old Disney Halloween cartoons. (Like Night on Bald Mountain.) We dress up, some of us more than others. We listen to spooky songs, and more recently, listen to/watch The Nightmare Before Christmas. Part of the reason for this new tradition is that Gavin is a big fan of that movie, and since we crashed his house for celebration the last couple years, it comes with the package.

What's your favourite candy/chocolate?

For Chocolates its Reese's Pieces Salted Carmel Chocolate, and Big Five, in that order.

For Candy. Hm. It's probably popsicles, if only for nostalgic value.

Jack-o-laterns, bats, or spiders?

Jack-o-laterns with funny faces.

Do you decorate for Halloween?

I would like to. I wasn't able to this year, but usually I do at least a little decorating. If I ever have my own house I want to do decorating all through October, just for the fun of it.

What is one thing about your Halloween that is different from most people's?

Well, for me, Halloween is the day before All Saint's Day, which in the Catholic Church is a Holy Day, kind of like a Sunday. It's when we celebrate the triumphant in heaven. Actually, the name "Halloween" is a derivative of "All Hallow's Even." Also known as "All Holy's Eve." Many people think Halloween is rooted in paganism. This is false. If you visit this website you'll hear the real story. It's a Catholic Holiday!!! This is why when I was a kid, we always dressed up as good things, not bad things. Like Saints, or strong, courageous characters from books and shows that made us feel brave in our faith/life. (Like Martin the Warrior.) For Catholic's, All Saint's Day is a Holy Day on which we remember Christ's triumph over death, and His the salvation He gave to His followers. In fact, November is the Month of the Holy Souls, during which the souls of the faithful who have passed on are remembered and prayed for. It is therefore a Holy season. For us Halloween isn't just about candy. There is no harm in celebration, costumes, and fun, but as Catholics we keep in mind "The Reason for the Season." And that is the Saints and the Holy Souls.

"Eternal Rest Grant unto them, O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon them (Psalm 64:2,3.)

Is Halloween a big holiday for you, or just sort of "Meh."

As you saw above, Halloween is a fairly big day in the Catholic Church. November 1st and November 2nd are more important (Being all Saints Day, and All Soul's Day) but Halloween is the Eve of those feasts, so it's fairly big. As a Feast Day and the start of November I like it but as a national Holiday not so much. It's fun, just not my favourite.

Do you guys have any fun Halloween memories?

Boogedy, Boogedy, BOOOOO!!!!!

Swings around cape and leaps off stage*


Tuesday, September 26, 2017

My Thoughts on "Dear Evan Hansen."

Dear Evan Hansen is a musical about a high-school boy with severe social anxiety. A boy who loses a classmate to suicide. A boy who tells a lie. A boy who finds himself lost in the turmoil of that lie. A boy who looses and falls. A boy who rises again and finds hope in the future.

I first heard of DEH some months ago. Since I thought it was about suicide and that is a topic that usually gets glorified or white-wash suicide, I was a little wary of it. But I looked it the album and quite liked it. So on a whim I found the bootleg online and watched it.

It turns out today wasn't a great day....
It was good. it was really good. I understand why so many people love it. It has themes that most people relate to on several levels. Loneliness, depression, anxiety, emptiness, fear, isolation, you name it. All that stuff. There aren't many musicals with a Teen as the lead, so for teenagers to finally have characters their age on Broadway is a big deal. Especially such a relatable teen.

I surprise myself by liking the story as much as I did. It had a good message about hope. About accepting yourself, flaws and all, about hanging on even when you feel like letting go. I think that's an important message for young people to hear, especially in these troubling times.

I quite like Evan. He was sweet, awkward, and thoughtful. But he was also human with flaws; Like, being an opportunist and a liar. I liked that the writers didn't make his anxiety or insecurity into an excuse for his bad decisions. It wasn't like, "He has social anxiety and low self-esteem, so he couldn't help needing a family or making stupid, damaging choices in order to get it." They acknowledged that he was in the wrong, even if his intentions were good. He hurt people and that wasn't right. Even if he just wanted to be loved or accepted or whatever. I liked that little message because so often people say "I couldn't help doing such-and-such a thing it just had to be that way." Um, no. There is always a choice in these matters. It's important for people to know that just because you're suffering, have mental issues, or are living in bad circumstances, it doesn't mean have free reign to do bad, or potentially harmful things to yourself or those around you.

"I try to speak but nobody can hear."

The soundtrack was good. It wasn't staggering like Secret Garden or A Tale of Two Cities, but it was still full of amazing lyrics, melodies, and emotional moments. It definitely had it's own sound which was nice. It was unique, different, and boldly NOT like every other musical out there. (Is it just me or do a lot of musicals have that generic "Broadway" sound to them? Kind of annoying...)  The only song I didn't care for was Sincerely Me. Evan's "friend" has a dirty little mind and says inappropriate things, making it awkward for everyone. So I just skip that song. 8-D It's not all that important.

The cast was great. I loved Ben Platt as Evan, though I sometimes thought he got a little loud. But since it was a more modern score, meant to sound 'in the times' the power in the cast and the music didn't bother me. It fit the story. It was a little bit like Ghost in regard to sound and feel. It's not like the musicals I usually collect, but I'd like to own it and would certainly recommend it to anyone who likes musical theatre. The characters were good aside from Jared (whom I really didn't like, to be honest.) They all had things I could empathize with. Especially Zoe. I loved Zoe's character. I would like to play her someday. She is such a forgotten sort of girl with quite the load of emotional baggage. My heart went out to Zoe, especially during the song "Requiem." She's had it rough, poor thing.  Her relationship with Connor was a bad one. I'm not sure how bad he was since we don't get to seem them interact that much, but it was bad enough. Like, he sounds kind of abusive. (AND THEY DON'T EXCUSE THAT!)

The suicide element was tough, but I thought they handled it as well as can be expected. I definitely appreciated it more than 13 Reasons Why, simply because instead of Connor striking out for revenge he just snapped one night. And yeah, I hate that it happened and I hate that Connor would do something like that, but it handled the topic better than 13 Reasons Why. It gave the same message in a healthier, more powerful way.

I felt Connor's story was more sympathetic. Like, maybe if he had someone, if he'd reached out, things could have been different. He could have chosen hope. He was still wrong and I still hate it but his death was sadder. And the script was discreet enough that you can't be sure about Connor's state of mind or intention. In Evan Hansen's first performances there was a song - later cut from the Broadway edition- that talked about "missing pills and a missing kid..." And since Connor had a problem with drugs and getting high, there is a fair chance he didn't mean to kill himself. He just felt like crap and accidentally went too far. There's also a chance he wasn't stable enough to make a choice like that with his full understanding or will, since he apparently struggled with mental problems. As a Catholic I personally found that positive, because if it wasn't premeditated and if Connor was mentally ill, than his soul has a chance.

And yes, I get too invested in fictional people. 8-P

If only they'd found each other sooner. Maybe they could have helped each other....

Something else I liked about this show is when Evan went to adults for help, he actually got help! AND THAT IS A POSITIVE THING! Kids need to know they're going to get support from the people above and around them. They need to know that when they talk about mental issues, anxiety, depression, fear, abuse, and so forth, they're going to have support from people around them. And even if people don't listen at first, even if you are alone, that doesn't mean you will always be alone. That's important. That's something I was exploring in my own musical before I even listened to DEH. Like, don't give up on the future!!! Even if you're broken, lonely, scared, lost, forgotten, that doesn't mean you will always be that way. Just because you're alone right now, that doesn't mean you won't ever have anything in the future. It doesn't mean you won't someday have better friends, a better home, better circumstances, a better life. There is every possibility that you will have all those things and more. There's always reason to hope.*

*At the very least you can hope for heaven. :-)

The one word of warning I would give is that the fan-base (especially on Tumblr) is pretty kinky. You get a lot of sexual, dirty thoughts in regard to the story and characters in it. Kind of like Johnlock fans. *hides face* The musical itself is clean and has very little to frown at besides Jared, but the fans can be seriously dirty and inappropriate. Obviously there are nice, normal fans too, who are like, "No, Evan is straight..." but just heads up.  8-D It's like any other fandom out there, you have weird fans.

If you like Musical Theatre and emotional stories, I would definitely recommend this musical. I believe you can watch it somewhere online, but if you don't feel safe going on weird sites, the full album is on youtube, complete with Dialogue 8-)

So let the sun come streaming in, cause you'll reach up and you'll rise again!

*swings around cape and leaps off stage laughing*


Saturday, August 26, 2017

Let's Be Brave

I have decided to be very, very brave and share a little bit about the musical I have been working on since January of last year. That's a long time folks. I think if I start blogging about it, I might actually finish it before January of this year. At least a first draft. 

Let's Be BraveI first got the idea for Let's Be Brave when I listened to the "Weight of Us," waaaaaaay back in August of 2016. I loved the line, "Time has come, let us be brave." I thought that was very inspiring and in the back of my mind a seed was planted. I have this thing with bravery. I think if you just have courage, you can get through anything. So, when my mind presented me with a title and a bare idea of a young girl who decides to be brave in times of hardship, I grasped at it. I began to plot, to diagram, to write.  

What is Let's Be Brave? It is a musical about children from broken families/broken homes, who find each other and through their friendships, are able to find courage amidst  suffering. They start a "Let's Be Brave" Club.

My musical so far focuses on five/six different children. 1.) Violet, Emily, Jamie(?) Tonia, May, and Charlie.

Each character suffers from some kind of abuse, grief, low self-esteem, anxiety, hardship, or suffering. The premise of the story is that when you are faced with tribulation, you mustn't give into it, but instead rise above your bad situation. Whatever happens, you must learn to soldier on.  I am still in the rough draft of this musical, and character may change or shift as time goes on. But I thought it was best to get this out there once and for all, because this post has been sitting in my drafts since the beginning of July and that's sad.

I have an unhealthy fear of people stealing my ideas, so I'm not sure how much I will post about this musical at first. But you will get updates! I plan to start sharing more about all the musicals I'm working on - including the Howl one - and maybe even starting a Youtube channel for them.


And guys, I promise there is an Evan Hansen review coming soon. I'm sorry it's taking so long. I can't seem to find time to blog.

God Bless everyone! Hope to talk again soon!

*swings around cape and leaps off stage*


Tuesday, August 22, 2017

The Solar Eclipse

Oh, pale is the moon!
Oh bright is the sun!
Oh, how magnificent,
These masters of the sky!
But alas I say,
Oh, how melancholic they are!
Always passing, like ghosts in the night
Forever watching, as the other takes flight,
Though they love each other
They cannot touch
Though they share the same sky
They cannot even brush.
Not for a second at all
For as soon as the moon rises, the sun must fall!

They balance the world and keep the tranquility
These masters of nature, like a King and a Queen
But such a sad couple, these patriarchs are,
That cannot hold hands
That cannot embrace....
What might weep to think on it.

For the sun shines so bright so the moon may live,
And the moon takes her vigil so the sun may rest
And each love the other, as no mortal man knows,
But each must watch his spouse,
From the other side of the world 

But stay a moment friends! Not all is sad today
Today we had a miracle, one rarely seen.
The universe granted it's flickering lights
A rare and precious gift,
The God in heaven granted His children,
A present most jubilant!
A phenomenon of nature, created in the sky
A precious, singular episode, in the morning light.
The sun came across the sun and sat at his side,
At last the patriarchs of balance path's had aligned.

And they danced together, in the noon day sky
For as long as the heavens would allow
A beautiful dance, a slow dance,
To brilliant to be seen by the unshielded eye.

The moon got so close to her mate,
He nought could be seen, not by the earth or sea,
Until at last it came time for the moon to bid farewell.

The two shared a soft embrace, hard to understand
 And the moon promised the sun 
That she would come again
For God in His goodness set up the skies
To make possible such meetings
Not once, not twice, but many  times,
would the sovereigns entwine. 

It might take many years, days and days of yearning,
But in the end, the sun and moon,
Will always cross, will always come together 
For just as a mate cannot stay long from her man
Just a Shepherd can't stay long from His lamb,
And Just as God can't stay long from us,
The Sun and the moon cannot long,
Stay apart. -
Written by Isabella DeLallo 8/21/2017

This is a poem I wrote after witnessing the Solar Eclipse yesterday.  It was supposed to be posted last night, but... Ya' know how that goes. It was completed last night anyway. :-) It could use some editing but otherwise I think it's okay.  (Hopefully.)

*swings around cape and leaps off stage*


Monday, July 31, 2017

Nature Walk and some (okay?) pictures!

I went on a lovely nature walk yesterday. Summer is glorious, and the day seemed to call to me to adventure. 

I took my bike and went down the the meadow for a snack and a walk. Guys! I'm so happy I went. Everything was alive with bird song and rustling leaves, the smell of pine, and the feeling of summer at it's climax. It was so gorgeous! I attempted to take a few pictures. I know they're not that great but I hope you'll enjoy them anyway.

I can not capture light. I need a better camera 8-( 

For some reason my camera wouldn't focus on the thistles, which was sad. Trust me when I say they were lovely, swaying in the wind.

 I see trees of greeeeeeen. (see that one in the middle? It looks like the fire fairies 
have made a home among it's branches!)

 I loved how these flowers looked against the others. It reminded of of flame in winter. Unfortunately my stupid camera wouldn't pick up the contrast that well. 8-(

 And from the harshness of winter and the beating of rainstorms, 
comes a staggering, tiny speck of beauty.

 This picture just seemed aethstetically pleasing.... 8-D

 And the stars came down from heaven to make a comely flowerbed on earth...

 *sigh* the world is so pretty.

 I was trying to get a picture of the bluebells, but dang it, my camera suuuucks!

 Summer, summer, in the golden afternoooooon!

LALALALLA I still can't take good selfies ....

I really like the starflowers. What can I say.

So, there are the best of my pictures. I hope you liked them, and that they gave you a glimpse of the gorgeous landscape God gave me to grow up in. God is good y'all, and His world is full of His staggering, breathtaking beauty.

Stay safe and stay free.
Don't let trials chain you down 
 Don't be weighted with fear so you drown
When the world seems to be crazy, step outside and see
The waterfalls are bigger
than the tears in your heart
the stars are brighter than your shattered parts
the world is better than sorrow paints it
there is still such beauty
in those hidden, unlikely places

-Still beautiful, Bella DeLallo                                      

God Bless! Remember to look for the good in this world, and think of the glory in the next.

*swings around cape and jumps off stage*


Pile of good things

Pile of good things