1:29 PM Thursday, September 16, 2004

my friend JET just e-mailed me and said she suddenly wanted to share with me the following song:

"I Hope You Dance"
Lee Ann Womack

I hope you never lose your sense of wonder.
You get your fill to eat, but always keep that hunger.
May you never take one single breath for granted.
God forbid love ever leave you empty handed.
I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean.
Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens.
Promise me that you'll give faith a fighting chance.
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance.

I hope you dance

I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance.
Never settle for the path of least resistance.
Livin' might mean takin' chances, but they're worth takin'.
Lovin'might be a mistake but it's worth makin'.
Don't let some hell bent heart leave you bitter.
When you come close to sellin'out, reconsider.
Give the heavens above more than just a passing glance.
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance.

I hope you dance.

I cannot say I haven't sold out, or given up on dreams, or favored silence over fighting for what I want...

and this song feels like something I'd really want to say to myself over and over... this is how I want to live... this is how I want to be...

and what do you know... AM STILL DANCING! I AM ALWAYS DANCING!!!


by the way, i was sooo excited to go climbing this weekend that i gave my camping blog an orange-y overhaul...


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