Tuesday, January 25, 2011


I love the chorus to the song Breathe by Anna Nalick.

"Cause you cant jump the track, we're like cars on a cable,
and life's like an hourglass, glued to the table.
No one can find the rewind button, boys,
So cradle your head in your hands,
and breathe... just breathe,
oh breathe, just breathe"

When you're having a rough time, don't forget to breathe. It's ok to feel bad, but keep breathing so you can get through anything. You hear this also in Cast Away with Tom Hanks after he gets back to the states from being on his island for 1500 days.

"We both had done the math, Kelly added it all up and...knew she had to let me go. I added it up, and knew that I had...lost her. 'Cause I was never gonna get off that island. I was gonna die there, totally alone. --- The only choice I had, the only thing I could control was when, and how, and where it was going to happen. So... I made a rope and I went up to the summit, to hang myself. I had to test it, you know? Of course. You know me. And the weight of the log snapped the limb of the tree, so I-I- I couldn't even kill myself the way I wanted to. I had power over "nothing." And that's when this feeling came over me like a warm blanket. I knew, somehow, that I had to stay alive I had to keep breathing. Even though there was no reason to hope. And all my logic said that I would never see this place again. So that's what I did. I stayed alive. I kept breathing. And one day my logic was proven all wrong because the tide came in, and gave me a sail. And now...here I am. I'm back. In Memphis, talking to you. I have ice in my glass...And I've lost her all over again. I'm so sad that I don't have Kelly. but I'm so grateful that she was with me on that island. And I know what I have to do now. I gotta keep breathing. Because tomorrow the sun will rise. Who knows what the tide could bring?"

There is always room for hope, even when it feels like there is none. Life continues when you breathe, and who knows what tomorrow will bring.

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