Thursday, September 25, 2008

Swimming to the Other Side

We are living 'neath the great Big Dipper
We are washed by the very same rain
We are swimming in the stream together
Some in power and some in pain
We can worship this ground we walk on
Cherishing the beings that we live beside
Loving spirits will live forever
We're all swimming to the other side

I am alone, and I am searching
Hungering for answers in my time
I am balanced at the brink of wisdom
I'm impatient to receive a sign
I move forward with my senses open
Imperfection, it be my crime
In humility I will listen
We're all swimming to the other side


On this journey through thoughts and feelings
Binding intuition, my head, my heart
I am gathering the tools together
I'm preparing to do my part
All of those who have come before me
Band together and be my guide
Loving lessons that I will follow
We're all swimming to the other side


When we get there we'll discover
All of the gifts we've been given to share
Have been with us since life's beginning
And we never noticed they were there
We can balance at the brink of wisdom
Never recognizing that we've arrived
Loving spirits will live together
We're all swimming to the other side

My women's studies professor was playing this song (by Pat Humphries) at the beginning of class the other day and I liked it so much I downloaded the entire album off iTunes. It's a really pretty song but it's really folky so those of you who dislike folk wouldn't like it, but it's pretty true I guess. Anyways, I just really liked it and thought I'd share!

Otherwise, life is pretty good! I'm sick, but what else is new? It's probably because of touching the train, ha ha, yes Nattie? There's an election coming up and I may or may not be voting green! But I just found out that I CAN vote green, which is exciting!!! Now I just have to decide!!! I think maybe Alex and I will look into it soon! It'll either be NDP or Green though, that's for sho! :)

The exciting-est news is that you are reading the blog for the newest volunteer at the U of C's Women's Resource Centre! I have training next week and then I'm probably going to help with their Beyond the Sheets program! I actually WANTED to volunteer at the Calgary Sexual Health Centre after my Human Sexuality course but now I can sort of do both! I'm always amazed in Women's Studies when she talks about being part of social change movements and stuff and I think I want that, so here's my first shot!

Anyways, I have to do some quick research about media and elections, so I think I'll cut this one short (I also don't really have anything else to say right now)....



Natalie said...

Haha that's what you get for throwing caution to the wind and rubbing your hands all over that disgusting train. Ew. Haha <3

Congrats on the volunteering! I am going to go back to your blog after I write this and check out the link.

Natalie said...

I just wanted to let you know that in light of recent developments, I am, as always, available to listen or talk, be it through cell phone, reg phone, email, blog, face to face, facebook...

You get the picture.

<3 <3 <3