Monday, May 4

Pina Colada Song


I recently looked up these lyrics for a caption of one of my Instagram photos. The song is called Escape (The Pina Colada song) by Rupert Holmes from 1979. It’s quite clever! 

“I was tired of my lady, we'd been together too long
Like a worn out recording of a favorite song
So while she lay there sleepin' I read the paper in bed
And in the personal columns, there was this letter I read
If you like piña coladas and getting caught in the rain
If you're not into yoga, if you have half a brain
If you like making love at midnight in the dunes of the cape
Then I'm the love that you've looked for, write to me and escape
I didn't think about my lady, I know that sounds kind of mean
But me and my old lady had fallen into the same old dull routine
So I wrote to the paper, took out a personal ad
And though I'm nobody's poet, I thought it wasn't half bad
Yes, I like piña coladas and getting caught in the rain
I'm not much into health food, I am into champagne
I've got to meet you by tomorrow noon and cut through all this red tape
At a bar called O'Malley's where we'll plan our escape
So I waited with high hopes and she walked in the place
I knew her smile in an instant, I knew the curve of her face
It was my own lovely lady and she said, "Aw, it's you."
Then we laughed for a moment and I said, "I never knew."
That you like piña coladas and gettin' caught in the rain
And the feel of the ocean and the taste of champagne
If you like making love at midnight in the dunes on the cape
You're the lady I've looked for, come with me and escape
If you like piña coladas and getting caught in the rain
If you're not into yoga, if you have half a brain
If you like making love at midnight in the dunes on the cape
Then I'm the love that you've looked for, write to me and escape
Yes I like piña coladas and getting caught in the rain
I'm not much into health food, I am into champagne
I've got to meet you by tomorrow noon and cut through all this red tape”

Wednesday, April 22

Through the Storm


Once the storm is over, 
you won't remember how you made it through, 
how you managed to survive. 

You won't even be sure, 
in fact, whether the storm is really over. 

But one thing is certain - 
When you come out of the storm 
you won't be the same person who walked in. 

[Through the Storm]

Wednesday, April 8

Another World


- Quotes from Clive Staples Lewis, aka C.S. Lewis -


You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.

Isn't it funny how day by day nothing changes,
but when you look back everything is different.

I pray because I can't help myself.
I pray because I'm helpless.
I pray because the need flows out of me all the time - waking and sleeping.
It does not change God - it changes me.