Archive for September, 2010

Adam Young…

Friday, September 10th, 2010

Adam Young from Owl City has an incredible ability to capture the magic of romance and relationships in writing…check it out!  He is able to resurrect a long lost picture of true love – one filled with the profound essences of magic, spirituality, and selflessness.  I’ve been listening to his song “Fireflies” a lot lately… a deeply spiritual and moving song for me for reasons I can’t yet explain.

http://owlcityblog.com/2010/09/06/you-had-me-at-hello/

Listen to the song “Fireflies” here (Thanks Grooveshark!):

The Glory of the Average Person

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

This is something that’s been bothering me for some time, and I finally decided to write about it any pass it along to bother someone else…

I love books, movies, and video games about important people – people who are talented, famous, brave, and selfless – people who make a big difference in the world around them for good.  Whether I’m reading Ursula LeGuin, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, or the Bible, or playing Fable, Final Fantasy, or Star Wars (Knights of the Old Republic), I’m somehow taking part in a story where the main character rises to greatness to save their world and make a difference for good.

Here’s my problem: Looking at how my life is going, I don’t think I’ll ever live up to any person in those stories I like.  It doesn’t look like I’m ever going to be a talented, gifted, or famous person. I don’t think I’ll ever have a chance to do something incredibly important or really good (in a big way) in the world.  Read the rest of this entry »