Wednesday, October 24, 2007

i am overjoyed






Overjoyed

(Christine Kane)

The midnight sky all stars and black
Like darkened glass and glitter
Suggests that I go back inside
And wait for warmer weather
So here it's New Year's Eve again
And everything keeps changing
I raise my glass and toast the Gods
In charge of rearranging

All of the world is designed to remind you
All of the light you could find is inside
Under all of the noise
What's it like to be overjoyed

In spite of day-time planners higher standards
Dreams defended
There's not a single thing that's turned out
Quite like I intended
And so you learn that holding on
Is nothing less than panic
When big things fall apart
Then hearts get that much more gigantic

All of the world is designed to remind you
All of the light you could find is inside
Under all of the noise
Are you scared to be overjoyed

It used to be a race to see
Just who'd get there the fastest
But this frozen night it's only right
To consecrate the madness

All of the world is designed to remind you
All of the light you could find is inside
Under all of the noise
Here's your chance to be overjoyed


photos by Cris Taylor

5 comments:

leonie (chocolate covered musings) said...

hey MK. i *love* the photos! you do certainly look like you are present in the moment and enjoying it all.

Anonymous said...

great post barb

mka said...

leonie and barb,

Thanks!!! I got a new bumper sticker - I'd rather be skipping and blowing bubbles. I put it on my car today.

:) mka

Newbie YA Librarian said...

You're hilarious, MK! It was great meeting you. Will you be starting up the yahoo group for us retreaters soon? -- no pressure!

mka said...

hi newbie,

This post is more evidence that I'm 5 years old in my heart ;) You'll like this too - I just got home from a round of puddle jumping. What fun! I think I was channeling Gene Kelly, no cops though. (Cris, that's for you.)

I'm working on the yahoo group - no worries.

mka