I have been nominated or should I say “challenged” to post three quotes in three days and challenge three other bloggers each day. Before I begin I would like to thank the person that nominated me…. and no… I didn’t nominate myself and make this person up. I have often thought about nominating myself for all kinds of cool blogging awards under some pseudo name… but… not this time… Here is the real… again not made up person that nominated me
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Please visit this wonderful blog… I promise you will enjoy her playful spin on words and her unique way of expressing ideas. You will immediately take note of her love for writing and appreciate her ability to create puns out of everything… (wished I had a clever pun to state that)
The quotes that I will be sharing will be phrases that have repeated themselves over and over in my head. Phrases that served as beacons guiding me on the way to becoming who I am. (wow the power of simple sentences). With that stated… when you read this first quote you might think to yourself… this guy is screwed up…. but you are wrong… I am just weird….
HERE IS QUOTE ONE
“I stand amid the roar of a self tormented shore”
taken from the poem “Dream within a Dream” by Edgar Allen Poel
I wished I could say that my love for poetry and literature brought me to this quote… but understanding and appreciating literature especially poetry has been a great weakness of mine. (you know… words… words… words… blah blah blah)
I heard these words (the entire poem) while living in my car… a very small convertible that preferred being a home over being a car (I think it was broken down and parked more than actually up and driving around) I was in the car one night feeling sorry for myself and my “messed” up life… and no…I wasn’t being read to or had “poetry” on tapes… I heard the poem in a song by a band named “Propaganda”.
When I heard the words I felt that it was talking about my life and expressing my frustrations of seeing important things in my life slipping away like sand in my hands… and regardless of how hard I tightened my grasp I couldn’t save one from creeping though my “fingers to the deep”… I couldn’t save anything “from the pitiless wave”.
I then reflected upon my guiding sentence… “I stand amid the roar of a self tormented shore”… the words “self tormented shore” reverberated… Can’t say initially it was intellectual since I first thought what a great name for a band…. I then found the poem and read it and started really thinking about the meaning. (WHAT the heck does Dream with in a Dream mean… and have I ever had a dream in my dreams???) I came back to the self tormented shore and realized something about myself. I was currently the victim of my own negativity and self loathing. I in essence was self tormented… I thought about the sea shore and while the waves crash into it… eroding and changing it… “tormented” is not how I would describe it. I would use words such as beautiful and inspiring both in times of storm and calm. I vowed from that moment never to allow myself to become “self-tormented” and to always remember the beauty that life offers even during life’s storms.
enough words (blah blah blah… I did try to add some pictures)
For the first day.. Instead of nominating someone I would like to allow any reader to nominate themselves… Please leave your desire in the comments… and tomorrow I will nominate you. If I don’t get anyone… I randomly pick three of my followers.
oh… here is the entire poem for those of you who like poetry or Poe…
Dream within a Dream