Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Day 12 of Slice of Life Challenge: Favorite Scars



On my Monday's post (which you can read it here), I wrote a list of things that made me happy on that particular day. One of the things that I included in the list was Cher's new song called Favourite Scars. I have listened to the song several times and I absolutely love the lyrics which I thought I'd share it today.

                                                                    "Favourite Scars"

Best jump
Like do we feel we're going nowhere
Unless we're falling
We're not ready to give up until we're crawling
Don't make it easy on ourselves

Climbing
Risk it all if you ain't living you're surviving
Tell me why you tip your toes when you could dive in
Don't be scared to hurt yourself

Take your heart back off the shell

Love covers you up in a landslide
Love pulls you under like a riptide
Love's when you crash trying to hang glide
Love's when you run and then there's no light

Love is a sword when you've got no defense
Love is the rock we throw ourselves against
Love is the healing of a broken heart
The story behind all of my favorite scars
Oh, all of my favorite scars
All of my favorite scars
Oh, all of my favorite scars

High-wire
Don't look down, because below you is a raging fire
But love is waiting for you on the other side
We're not easy on ourselves

So take your heart back off the shelf

Love covers you up in a landslide
Love pulls you under like a riptide
Love's when you crash trying to hang glide
Love's when you run and then there's no light

Love is a sword when you've got no defense
Love is the rock we throw ourselves against
Love is the healing of a broken heart
The story behind all of my favorite scars
Oh, all of my favorite scars
All of my favorite scars
Oh, all of my favorite scars

Love covers you up in a landslide
Love pulls you under like a riptide
Love's when you crash trying to hang glide
Love's when you run and then there's no light

Love is a sword when you've got no defense
Love is the rock we throw ourselves against
Love is the healing of a broken heart
The story behind all of my favorite scars
Oh, all of my favorite scars
All of my favorite scars
Oh, all of my favorite scars

You see, I'm the eternal optimistic and hopeless romantic. I believe that LOVE is all you need in life. I believe that LOVE is the force that makes this world spins. One of my favorite lines in the song has to be: "Tell me why you dip your toes when you could dive in." So much wisdom in those simple words. I believe in this one life and in this once chance to make ourselves happy and be the person we aspire to be. My favorite author Paulo Coelho once wrote, "avoiding problems you need to face is avoiding the life you need to live."
We all have those. We all have excuses for not to "dive in" but if we must do something, why not do it well? 

Well. That's what I believe anyways. Happy Wednesday of chilly temperatures and crazy winds!

3 comments:

Kay said...

Thanks for sharing the song! There are so many lines that I love, but my favorite is crashing while hang gliding. It's scary, but worth the scars to take risks in life.

Holly Mueller said...

My Mock Newbery Club just Skyped with Natalie Lloyd who wrote A Snicker of Magic, and one of my favorite lines in the book is "Home isn't just a house or a city or a place; home is what happens when you're brave enough to love people." Isn't that beautiful? Thanks for your uplifting post today.

Heather Rader said...

Thank you for this, Stella. Music inspires my world. I hope I dive more than I dip. Keep spreading the love!