Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Keep a Poem in Your Pocket

I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul....
I find myself saying those words in my head over and over again.
I can get trapped in my head thinking I can't change anything about my circumstances.
But really that's the farthest thing from the truth.
It is true that I can't change people, but I have total control over ME.
I have total control over my environment.
I have total control over how I think, how I feel, and how I let people make me feel.
If there's something I don't like then its up to me to make/be the change to something better.
"Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul."

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Sunday Morning Music: Mumford & Sons

I was first captured by how expressive this mans face is, and yes how got damn handsome he is! I kept watching to see how....happy he seemed to feel. The sense of touch is a powerful thing.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

A Giveaway with L'atelier de la Petite Dame!

I tend to have a love/hate relationship with the holidays. It all stems back to one lonely holiday as a child, when I didn't receive any presents for Christmas/my birthday, I'm sure of it. As an adult I've tried to look at the holidays differently(because adults don't get presents anyway). There are some good things about the holidays, like the music and the window displays in department stores.
So in preparation of the Holiday Pop-up shop I wanted to offer a giveaway! In hopes that I can spread some holiday cheer. Drum roll please!
I'm offering this wooden bracelet to one of my followers. This is actually the first bracelet I ever created!
The rules of this give away are simple: You must be like L'atelier de la Petite Dame Facebook's page and comment on this post telling me your favorite, or least favorite(for my fellow Grinch's) thing about the holidays. The winner will be selected on November 21st. Please include your email addy at the end of your comment so that I can contact you! This contest is open to resident of USA only.
Photo by this guy.

Monday, November 12, 2012

We Are Not In Control..

That's what I learned from hurricane Sandy. My mother and younger brother had barely been in there apt for a full month. They had moved to Far Rockaway. I was so happy/excited for them, and I couldn't wait to visit them and watch the sun set over the beach!

And then came Sandy. They where actually in the apt about to fall asleep when the water came rushing in. They grabbed what they could and ran up to the neighbors on the second floor. A father with an 18 month old little girl. As the day/night went on the had to walk through waist high water to the third floor before the where evacuated. They were put into a school with hundreds of other people who had lost everything.

With everything that going on I'm having some trouble trying to figure out how when I'll be able to open my Pop-up shop for L'atelier de la Petite Dame. Trying to think or worry on it seems silly. Some people have real problems. Some people lost everything but there lives....and some don't even have that any more. The only thing that we can do is plan for the best, and the worst, then roll with what ever nature throws at you.