Monthly Archives: August 2012

Heartbeat

“There is never a time or a place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.”
– Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever

Heartbeat

“There is never a time or a place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.”
– Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever

Diana Ross

Here on Hart Beat I’ve shared many a secret music confession to all you readers. Well, today I have another one for you. Please note before you read any further, this is a very bizarre story. Here goes, when I was growing up back in the good old 90’s I wasn’t your normal kid. Instead of listening to Spice Girls and Backstreet Boys like most of my friends, I spent my days and nights listening to the one and only Diana Ross and The Supremes. No joke, they’re greatest hits collection was the first CD I ever bought.

My girls.

The sad part of this story is before I went to Bates and was introduced to the annual 90’s dance I knew none of the words to any of the classic hits from our childhood. The amazing part is that ever since I was six I’ve been able to sing along to any Diana Ross or Supreme song. Even today, if “Reflections” comes on, or even “I Hear a Symphony” I’ll be there singing along.

So, in honor of Florence, Mary and Diana, I give to you the ever classic and ever amazing “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.”

You see, my love is alive. It’s like a seed, that only needs the thought of you to grow. So if you feel the need for company, please, my darling, let it be me. I may not be able to express the depth of the love I feel for you, but a writer put it very nicely when he was away from the one he loved. He sat down and wrote these words: 

No wind, (no wind) no rain, (no rain) 
Nor winter’s cold 
Can stop me, babe (oh, babe) baby (baby) 
If you’re my goal 

Diana Ross

Here on Hart Beat I’ve shared many a secret music confession to all you readers. Well, today I have another one for you. Please note before you read any further, this is a very bizarre story. Here goes, when I was growing up back in the good old 90’s I wasn’t your normal kid. Instead of listening to Spice Girls and Backstreet Boys like most of my friends, I spent my days and nights listening to the one and only Diana Ross and The Supremes. No joke, they’re greatest hits collection was the first CD I ever bought.

My girls.

The sad part of this story is before I went to Bates and was introduced to the annual 90’s dance I knew none of the words to any of the classic hits from our childhood. The amazing part is that ever since I was six I’ve been able to sing along to any Diana Ross or Supreme song. Even today, if “Reflections” comes on, or even “I Hear a Symphony” I’ll be there singing along.

So, in honor of Florence, Mary and Diana, I give to you the ever classic and ever amazing “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.”

You see, my love is alive. It’s like a seed, that only needs the thought of you to grow. So if you feel the need for company, please, my darling, let it be me. I may not be able to express the depth of the love I feel for you, but a writer put it very nicely when he was away from the one he loved. He sat down and wrote these words: 

No wind, (no wind) no rain, (no rain) 
Nor winter’s cold 
Can stop me, babe (oh, babe) baby (baby) 
If you’re my goal 

Don’t wait

“Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.”
– Bertrand Russell, The Conquest of Happiness

Don’t wait

“Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.”
– Bertrand Russell, The Conquest of Happiness

Flipped

When people ask what my favorite book is I always have a hard time answering. Sometimes I say Play It As It Lays and other days it’s The Painted Veil. Sometimes though, there is a book that you can read over and over again and never get tired of. For me, this is Flipped by Wendelin Van Draan.

I read Flipped for the first time probably in middle school. It’s a young adult book but I still love it so much. So much that it’s one of the books I go back and read every year. I was so surprised a couple months ago to find that they were making this amazing book into a movie. I haven’t seen it yet but I think I’m going to have to soon.

Flipped

When people ask what my favorite book is I always have a hard time answering. Sometimes I say Play It As It Lays and other days it’s The Painted Veil. Sometimes though, there is a book that you can read over and over again and never get tired of. For me, this is Flipped by Wendelin Van Draan.

I read Flipped for the first time probably in middle school. It’s a young adult book but I still love it so much. So much that it’s one of the books I go back and read every year. I was so surprised a couple months ago to find that they were making this amazing book into a movie. I haven’t seen it yet but I think I’m going to have to soon.

Glen Hansard’s New Album

Remember that time I posted about the amazing movie Once? The amazing movie stars singer and former member of The Frays, Glen Hansard. A couple months ago the amazing singer/song writer released his first solo album. For a great review and write-up about Glen Hansard, follow this link to an NPR article.

Seeing how much I love the music in Once I really shouldn’t have been so surprised to find how much I loved this album. Here’s one of my favorite songs from “Rhythm and Repose.” I hope it inspires you to listen to the rest of the cd, and maybe even go back and watch Once again.

“Maybe Not Tonight”

Glen Hansard’s New Album

Remember that time I posted about the amazing movie Once? The amazing movie stars singer and former member of The Frays, Glen Hansard. A couple months ago the amazing singer/song writer released his first solo album. For a great review and write-up about Glen Hansard, follow this link to an NPR article.

Seeing how much I love the music in Once I really shouldn’t have been so surprised to find how much I loved this album. Here’s one of my favorite songs from “Rhythm and Repose.” I hope it inspires you to listen to the rest of the cd, and maybe even go back and watch Once again.

“Maybe Not Tonight”