June 19th, 2011

Maggie

Writer's Block: Loved Ones Afar

Do you miss anyone right now? What past experiences with this person, or these persons, make it easy for you to miss them?

Yes maybe. I think what I miss om our Music's teacher (female) from school. I love her)) And I know what she love me too curiously enough. She live nearly us but I have not learned in school 4 years already and I have seen her one or two times(((
But we went on the comcert with music instruments (pipes and flauts) on birthday about 60 years with end of 2nd World War and I have few photos from it))) And I can see on our teacher on photo)))

Вопрос дня: Практическая магия

If you could have a power that helps you with day-to-day living, like the ability to always get a seat on the bus, what would choose, and why?


Я бы выбрал возможность телепортироваться в разные места - чтоб не тратить много времени на передвижение, спать не больше 3-4 часов (и высыпаться) - чтоб на сон уходило минимум времени, ну и похоже всё.
autistic spectrum beauty

Writer's Block: Band on the run

Which song associated with musician Paul McCartney is your favorite, and why?


Too many to count! I have a greatest hits CD for Wings -- really must dig that out and rip it to my iPod -- and I love almost every song. Some of my favourites: "Old Siam, Sir," "Band on the Run," "Jet," "Mull of Kintyre," "Let 'em In," and "Bluebird." My brother had a copy of the "Band on the Run" album and listened to it a lot, so that's how I know a lot of the songs on it, more than his others, though I think my brother also had an album called "Wings at the Speed of Sound."

Вопрос дня: Музыка

Кто-то  едет в Турцию и Грецию травиться за свои же огромные баблосы вложенные в столь щекотливое мероприятие под названием отдых буржуя 90-х годов.....А я согласно лоховскому скромному списку отдыхаю:  апартаменты мои в Рэдиссоне-Сочи Курортный проспект и моя квартира в Крыму в далеком и мало кому известном поселке на вершине мыса Казантип. Да и еще я стараюсь не делать того что вредно моему здоровью как пить, курить и жрать говно шашлык. Да и еще меня всегда умиляли люди которые утверждают , что спиртное в малых количествах полезно, оно еще ни в каких количествах и никого не оздоровило.
Altaf, ghori

Writer's Block: Leaping from the page

Which comic book character would you like to see on the silver screen? Who would you cast to play the role?


Shaikh Chilli a famous comic character frequently is found on many books,especially children books,I like this character very much due to be a different comic character against other comic  characters,I want to see this character on Silver screen by casting Famous Legend Comic Hero Umer Shareef from Pakistan.

UMER SHAREEF FROM PAKISTAN
Flames

Writer's Block: Band on the run

Which song associated with musician Paul McCartney is your favorite, and why?

Tough call, but probably "Tug Of War." I was in college at the time and that was the album paul released in response to the assassination of John Lennon. It helped sooth me through that year of studies. Along with Costello's "Armed Forces," probably the two albums I played most through my 4 years of college.

Writer's Block: Father figure

What's the most memorable piece of advice your father has shared with you?

My dad says, "Don't you ever measure your worth on the criticisms of other. Measure your worth by what you know of yourself. Hold your head high."

I'm sure he's right because those who are quick to criticize, put down, or accuse would be someone you wouldn't want to bank on! That very act of criticism, degrading, and accusing shows a lack of integrity on their part.  Why would we measure our worth by someone who lacks integrity?

Makes sense to me.

Вопрос дня: Музыка

Which song associated with musician Paul McCartney is your favorite, and why?


Когда я еще не ходил в школу у нас дома была пластинка югославской группы ABC, исполнявшей битловские песни очень близко к оригиналу. И тогда я впервые услышал эту песню, наряду с yesterday, let it be, girl etc.
925rd

Writer's Block: Father figure

What's the most memorable piece of advice your father has shared with you?

Be independent and do things on your own. My dad once said he's not going to be around forever. Harsh reality.. Hated when he talked like that especially when I was still young, 16 or 17. I never wanted to believe those words. This past year, although he is physically here, with his mental status I cannot depend on him, he now depends on his family, esp. me.

He taught me what I needed to know and he taught me well, because I am an independent woman thanks to my father. Happy Fathers Day!!
Jackfrost

Writer's Block: Father figure

What's the most memorable piece of advice your father has shared with you?

It's not so much a piece of advice that my father gave me, but so much what I learned from what he does. By the way he lives he taught me to not look down on those who have made mistakes, because chances are you might have made the same mistakes. My dad isn't completely non judgmental, but he's the guy you go to if you are doing something bad and you need someone wise enough to open up to you. That, and he taught me that no matter how big of a mess you have made, you can always clean up and make your life better as long as you keep going and keep living. My dad went from a stoner alcoholic to being a man who is married to a wonderful woman, a man of God, and a man who takes care of his family and works hard at what he does.  I admire that about my Father, and I hope to continue to be a good person and remember even the little things from watching him.  
Osaka-chan~

Writer's Block: Band on the run

Which song associated with musician Paul McCartney is your favorite, and why?

FFFFFFFFF YES YES YES YES YESSSSSS~

My favorite song associated with Paul McCartney . . . has to be Blackbird. It was the very first Beatles song I fell in love with, and it has spawned lots of drawings and fanfiction ideas from me~ ^w^

Also, it's helping me a lot with a Hetalia RP I'm in the process of joining, so yeah.


Happy Birthday, Mister McCartney~! :D <33333333
leopold

Writer's Block: Band on the run

I discovered something today. We're never where we want to be. There is always a great goal or master plan, why can't everything be still for a while? Each day is another closer. To what? One supposes in a day and forgets it in two. People around me live in the moment of things, but why does mind wander to places other than the present. Last night reminded me of it again--dreams I can't escape; never have. "Find me on the dark side of the moon" I used to say. What does that even mean anymore? An Inapproachable and obscured way of life? I can't complain anymore. I found him. I found someone who finally makes sense; why do I bother with hate? Can't teach an old dog new tricks, perhaps. Perhaps, a change of opinion or realization of the unchangeable nature of our "mores." Despite the fact that I hate Whipple's stuff, writing that dissertation helped me realized how personal art can be to its interpreter. I saw what I wanted and asserted the rest. It was clear, concise, and bold, how I wish life can be.

...to be continued.

Вопрос дня: Практическая магия

If you could have a power that helps you with day-to-day living, like the ability to always get a seat on the bus, what would choose, and why?

Переносить своё сознание в прошлое. Т.е. возвращаться в определенный момент времени с теми знаниямим что есть у меня сейчас.

Writer's Block: Band on the run

Which song associated with musician Paul McCartney is your favorite, and why?


This would have to be "Silly Love Songs," the first single I ever bought, (lol, this right before John Travolta's "Gonna Let Her In" - yes, Travolta was a singer, once upon a time), or "Maybe I'm Amazed," which I just seem to like a lot.

Writer's Block: Practically amazing

 The power to stop time, definitely. It might not seem like a "day-to-day" power, but hey. If I'm running late, BAM. Freeze time, and I'll be fine. If I want more sleep in the morning to feel better for a test, I can sleep as much as I want. If I want to sit and calm down for a while, I'll have time to do that, too. 

I don't live in a big city, but I'm probably going to in the future, and I'd probably find way more uses for my power.

Also I would use it to prank everyone. Muahaha.

Writer's Block: Band on the run

Which song associated with musician Paul McCartney is your favorite, and why?


This would have to be "Silly Love Songs," the first single I ever bought, (lol, this right before John Travolta's "Gonna Let Her In" - yes, Travolta was a singer, once upon a time), or "Maybe I'm Amazed," which I just seem to like a lot.

Writer's Block: Leaping from the page

Which comic book character would you like to see on the silver screen? Who would you cast to play the role?

Harley Quinn! Batman was one of my early childhood favorites, and this girl was awesome fun! As for I would cast... that list has been mulled over many times. It's hard to find the right combination of endearing & crazy! I know I'm forgetting some nominees, but I deleted the list of potentials from my computer. Because I decided keeping that on my hard drive was verging on unhealthy, and I already have issues with clutter.

Potentials:
Kristen Bell, Amy Adams, Amanda Seyfried 

My second-choice to make a leap to the silver screen, isn't actually a comic book character, but she's dang close. Carmen Sandiego. James Bond couldn't top this lady, and she gets to keep her clothes on. Bravo, Sandiego, bravo.

Snoopy Dear LJ

Writer's Block: Father figure

What's the most memorable piece of advice your father has shared with you?


"Don't run through the okra patch, you'll get all itchy!"

That was advice (not heeded) that Grampa yelled at me oncce when I was chasing amy cat through the garden. He was right.
And when you look at it, it sums up several life siyuations, doesn't it? :)
Being raised by my grandparents, I was taught a lot of valuable life lessons without ever hearing the words: Here's some advice...
Ehhh..yeah.

Writer's Block: Father figure

What's the most memorable piece of advice your father has shared with you?


....uh. Wow.
My dad never said a lot in the way of advice. He taught me how to drink...and then later on almost made me an alcoholic. Thankfully I broke that habit before it got the best of me. And mostly by watching him degrade his own life to something horrible because of it.
He taught me to smoke, and I've yet to break that one.

He also taught me to gamble, lie, and cheat; none of those I have any desire to do as I've grown up and seen what it does to other people.

I'm not going to say my father is a terrible man, he isn't. But he is a flawed man, a demanding man, and a difficult man.
He tried his best when I was younger, but I guess the world won because as I got older and able to look after myself more he gave up.

None of that changes the fact that I still love him, because he is my father, and because one day I hope he wakes up and sees what the error in his mistakes are so that he can find a better life for himself.

By most standards Hector is probably more of a dad to me, as weird as it seems to say that.
I don't know...how I feel about that because I really want to see Hector as an equal and all, but he does have that whole...desire to be all..parental and whatever.
More big brother than dad, maybe, but I guess either way it counts.

He's certainly gone out of his way to give me advice. Some of it..I don't agree with, but he tries. That's what counts, right?
Maybe it doesn't always work out right because...I'm grown and let's face it, I'm already who I'm going to be in life; that doesn't mean I don't appreciate what he tries to teach me or what he does for me.

And he at least doesn't yell at me when I screw up, even if he expects...a lot from me, I guess he has to.

I miss my dad sometimes, in spite of everything, I really do. But in a weird way...I am glad he gave me the reasons I needed to leave and start out on my own; it led me to where I am now in the end. And Hector looks out for me now, that's probably one of the best things that has ever happened to me; so I'm pretty grateful to the both of them.

Вопрос дня: Музыка

Which song associated with musician Paul McCartney is your favorite, and why?


а давайте ещё в эту игру поиграем.

с некоторого времени таки "Mrs. Vandebilt".

прелюбопытно, но узнал, что это песня авторства Пола, стоя, а вернее танцуя и скачя под киевским ливнем в каком там это было году.

ну тогда, когда я с nurel и ingura нормально познакомился да у них под зонтом поначалу прятался.

и тогда когда anzhei позорно этот концерт проебал.
хаха.

а так, услышав знакомые аккорды, и чуть ли не подпевая я был крайне удивлён, что это Маккартни написал.

как завидуя потом стебался всё тот же Анжей, пародируя меня стоящего на концерте: "а чью это песню Маккартни перепевает".
Как-то так.

П.С. И "Hey, Jude", если она считается.

Вопрос дня: Музыка Paul McCartney Bip Bop

Which song associated with musician Paul McCartney is your favorite, and why?

Дуглас Адамс хорошо пошутил про Пола:
 Артур обратил внимание, что двое криккитян завели новую песню - милую романтическую балладу, которая словно парила в прохладном ночном воздухе. Услышь ее Маккартни...

"о том, как все чуд-чуд-чудесно на свете, как они счастливы, как здорово они потрудились на ферме и как приятно возвращаться домой, где ждут жены и дети. Затем следовал маленький припев насчет того, что в это время года цветы благоухают на редкость благостно и какая жалость, что бедная собака сдохла, так и не увидев своих любимых цветочков. Артуру невольно представилось, как Пол Маккартни, восседая с ногами в кресле у камина, мурлычет эту песенку Линде и соображает, что бы такое купить на доходы с нее - то ли Эссекс, то ли Ирландию." 
\
уже несколько лет именно эта песенка стоит у меня мелодией будильника
нет лучшей темы для пробуждения)))




Дуг






mousie owned!

Writer's Block: Father figure

What's the most memorable piece of advice your father has shared with you?


If you're going to do something, do it right the first time or don't bother. Because it's more work having to fix what you've screwed up because you didn't try or were lazy.

Despite the issues I have with the man, this is a good mantra to live by.

Writer's Block: The name game

Have you and/or your friends ever picked nicknames for people without their knowledge? What was the funniest, and why did you choose it?

Back in grade school and until college, we picked nicknames or should I say "code names" for our crushes. The funniest would be "Agent X44" or "Agent". He's my high school crush. We named him after the lead character of the hit Filipino comedy film Agent X44 because he used to spy on us. He would follow us after class due to his adviser's orders to check on the relationship between one of my friends and his classmate. But his mission was always a failure.He didn't know that we know what he's up to. Instead of going to the place where we wanted to hang-out we would stay in school doing nothing.
Heroic

Writer's Block: Father figure

What's the most memorable piece of advice your father has shared with you?
If you develop a debilitating disease, don't hide the symptoms from everyone else until there's no hope of recovery. This will allow you to actually be a live later.

Since my own pop passed away when I was 12, I'm gonna send a Happy Father's Day shout to all the other dads out there. Not myself, of course. That would just be silly.
4x11 Jimmy, Ncis

Writer's Block: Father figure

What's the most memorable piece of advice your father has shared with you?

Dad(1): Always listen to the people around. Don't always call them on their bullshit. Chances are, they have you on their payroll.
Dad(2): You're fucked without a plan. You're also fucked if it's a bad plan, but at least you made the effort.

Interestingly enough, their advice on reading the instructional manuals to table saws and large electrical appliances are very much the same.

Writer's Block: Father figure

What's the most memorable piece of advice your father has shared with you?

That you shouldn't help out your daughter when she's in college and the best way to show that you don't care about your own children at all is stop paying child support, tell both your daughters that they're lazy and bitches, and spend time with your girlfriend's grandson instead because I'm sure he's going to turn out Christian and right!

Rot in hell. I hate you and I hope you think of me and what you could've done to make me happy when you're dead.
purple peace

Writer's Block: Father figure

What's the most memorable piece of advice your father has shared with you?

The most memorable piece of advice I ever got actually came from my grandfather. He always told me that when Life knocked me down to pick myself up, dust myself off, and keep going. That piece of advice has served me well over the years.
purple peace

Writer's Block: Father figure

What's the most memorable piece of advice your father has shared with you?

The most memorable piece of advice I ever got actually came from my grandfather. He always told me that when Life knocked me down to pick myself up, dust myself off, and keep going. That piece of advice has served me well over the years.
Rose

Вопрос дня: С днем рождения, Джонни

Which film starring birthday boy Johnny Depp is your favorite, and why?

Разумеется, "Чарли и шоколадная фабрика".
Это очень мой фильм. Абсолютно для меня знаковый.
Чем?
Верой в чудо вопреки всему - ведь Чарли покупает шоколадку, уже зная, что последний Золотой билет найден.
Доказательством того, что можно жить в покосившемся домике, есть суп из капусты, спать по четыре человека на одной кровати - и быть при этом идеальной семьей. Абсолютно счастливой.
Там абсолютно гениально представлены типажи Золотых Деток - да, именно такие они и есть, залюбленные родителями, в рот им заглядывающими и прислушивающимися к  каждому слову, которое изречет чадо.
А еще - там есть Вонка.
Добрый волшебник.
Душевный уродец.
Психопат и неврастеник, таскающий в себе давние детские комплексы.
Сказочник, сохранивший в себе вопреки всему веру в чудо.




Writer's Block: Father figure

What's the most memorable piece of advice your father has shared with you?

        I can not think of any one thing that was too significant. All I know is if he taught me anything, whether it was intentional or not, it was to be a forgiving, loving person. Much of his fathering was highly dysfunctional (thanks to his own upbringing) and at times questionable. But I really have to hand it to the guy, he always seemed to have an endless ocean of forgiveness, mostly for family, but I'd see it with friends too. This often got him hurt a lot, because he never knew how to just shut people out of his life, and say no when needed. But i always appreciated his example, because i know it has made a difference for me. And even if my father wasn't perfect, he at least would acknowledge it, and push his kids to do better then himself. Therefore, I now find my heart can easily forgive, but with the knowledge of my father’s admitted mistakes, I'm able to take all that positivity and truly succeed with it.  So thanks dad.


Writer's Block: Father figure

What's the most memorable piece of advice your father has shared with you?

My father always told me to step out of my comfort zone and reach for my dreams.  If my dream was big enough and my desire strong enough then one day I would reach it no matter what.  He was right.  I'm just sorry he didn't live long enough to see me reach my biggest dream.
Sushi

Writer's Block: Father figure

What's the most memorable piece of advice your father has shared with you?

     "If you don't learn to control your temper, one day you're going to kill someone."

     Eeep...  Pretty strong words to give to someone less than 9 years old, but it was something that stuck ever since.  Those who know me well, know that I still have a temper - but it's generally more words directed at nothing than exploding and striking out.  In my youth, I had an extremely short fuse, and a tendancy to swing without really thinking.  After that bit of sage advice, I became quite the pacifist, avoiding and/or walking away from conflict as much as possible.

     That's not to say that things didn't/don't bother me - I just didn't let it show.  Perhaps that's part of why now that I'm older, I do tend to vent verbally now and then.  Of course, the stresses of an adult are a lot stronger than those of a child, so that likely has a lot to do with it as well.  Still, I'm thankful for those words of advice, as given what temper I do have, I shudder to think what things would be like if I didn't have the control I do.  :\

Writer's Block: Father figure

What's the most memorable piece of advice your father has shared with you?

My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it." Clarence Budington Kelland


I don’t remember particular words. I remember a lifestyle.

And, after 50 some years of observing him, I have come to this realization…

The greatest thing a FATHER can do for his children is to love their mother. - Anjaneth Garcia Untalan

Eventually he wrote a book of love poems for my mother and published in on amazon.com

Photobucket

Writer's Block: Father figure

What's the most memorable piece of advice your father has shared with you?

The most memorable piece of advice my daddy ever gave me was never to give up, and to pursue whatever my dream is.  This piece of advice has been more memorable now that I live in Springfield.  Daddy told me that, if I really wanted to go to school, I should do it.  This is a piece of advice that unfortunately didn't work out, as there were transportation problems that ust got in the was; the way I learn also made this hard.
pumpkin

Writer's Block: Father figure

What's the most memorable piece of advice your father has shared with you?
Suck it up princess, if you cry and then go shopping every time something doesn't go the way you want in life then you're in for a sad and expensive life using material things to try to make you happy, which they won't.

At the time I was not very appreciative of the advice, I was fourteen had spent my savings on a concert ticket and was told just before my drive was to arrive that I wasn't allowed to go after all. It was a several hour drive away in another province and the girl driving had been sick that week and they weren't sure she was really up to the trip. I was out the money and my older brother who was over eighteen went any way because my parents said he was an adult and could make his own choices. They went had a great time and all was fine. Except me who had a useless concert ticket, my Mother suggested retail therapy. Dad wasn't happy with that, mostly becasue they had plans with all of us gone and Mom was going to take me out instead of going with him, but as he was the one who made the final decision about me not going, he had to suck it up.

Looking back from the perspective of 20+ years he was right; crying solves nothing it just makes my skin splotchy, my nose red and runny and usually I end up with a head ache. And things really don't make me feel better either, usually because I regret spending the money on something that I didn't need when it could have been better spent elsewhere. He could have phrased it better and picked a better situation but it has definitely stuck with me.

Writer's Block: Father figure

What's the most memorable piece of advice your father has shared with you?


Do your duty.

He's given me plenty of other advice, but this is the best. It guarantees a person can live well. It's about providing for others and having legitimate (read: earned) self respect. Dad never liked those self-esteem cults. Could smell the phoniness from a mile away. He knew a person had to do something worth a damn. Take care of their families. Contribute to society. Earn some pride in yourself.
busstop

Writer's Block: Band on the run

Which song associated with musician Paul McCartney is your favorite, and why?

"Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey

The words, the strange sounds, the background sounds, and just the general tone, make this song different than the others.  In this case, 'different' is good. 

Wikipedia says the song was released on the second of August of nineteen seventy-one (using their method of formatting dates backward), but I recall it from the nineteen seventy-two's summer.  I was on a bus trip through back roads Oregon. 
The song was played on KGAL, Lebanon, and seemed to fit the situation perfectly---an unusual and "airy" song, for an unusual and "outdoorsy" time.  We would visit local parks, during the day, and sleep in campgrounds, at night.  This was much more fun than it sounds.  

We went through a town called "Grande Ronde Agency", which had "Agency Creek" flowing through it.  Weird town names are not just for California! 

Writer's Block: Father figure

What's the most memorable piece of advice your father has shared with you?

Among many things that my father said to me the first one that springs to mind was a statement he made about work. After listening to me complain about the conditions at one of my early jobs he stated, " You know son, if it was any fun to be there they would not be paying you to do it. " I have always tried to keep this in mind when I had a bad day. 

Вопрос дня: Музыка

Все кто как бараны собираются на стадионы ,это люди с комплексом неполноценности! такими и управляют! Хорошо ,что таких мало. Ведь из 12 миллионов приходят на концерты только 5 -7 тысяч ,а музыка Маккартни обычнач и из всего нет ничего примечательного! Музыка для плебса!
etozona

Вопрос дня: Свобода, равенство, братство

Do you believe society will ever truly overcome racism?

советую посмотреть научно популярный документальный

Прощай, Африка! / Africa addio (1966)

и задайтесь вопросом а что изменилось за 50 лет

Writer's Block: Father figure

What's the most memorable piece of advice your father has shared with you?

Don't get old. 

Dad, I miss you a lot.  I'm always thankful when God allows me to dream about talking with you, even when the overall dream is unpleasant, like last night's.

I wish you were still here, so I could ask you about all those cryptic things.  I understand more and more of them as the years go by.

I really, really miss you.  I love you.

Dad

When I ws a young teen, I had three friends that I would hang-out with. Two of the others began to mistreat the other girl verbally, and would not invite her places with us. I started hanging with the other girl, and went home and told my daddy what had transpired, and of course told him how mean and sorry I thought the other two girls were. He looked at me asked," Do you remember the first Bible verse you ever recited." I answered,"Love one another." He asked," Remember the exceptions underneath?" I looked at him. He said," there are none." Don't hate and talk about the other two girls. Still treat them kindly, but do hang out with the other." As I go thru life, though dad is gone, I try to live by this. There are no exceptions to accepting and loving people for who they are.
pretty me

Writer's Block: Father figure

What's the most memorable piece of advice your father has shared with you?
Life's too short to waste it with the wrong person, but it's plenty long enough to wait for the right one. It's a great piece of advice. So what if he only learned it after divorcing my mother. Hopefully it'll help me avoid having the same thing happen to me :)

Writer's Block: Father figure

What's the most memorable piece of advice your father has shared with you?

Do it yourself, other people are unreliable and it's just easier to do it yourself than try to explain to them the right way to get it done.

and

Keep your problems to yourself, no one else cares about them.

and

Go ahead and do things the way you want to, because if people are going to make fun of you, you might as well give them a reason to.
laura, bill, cabin

Writer's Block: Father figure

What's the most memorable piece of advice your father has shared with you?

"Just because i don't like it, doesn't mean it's bad. It may just mean I don't understand it."  This was after my mother was trying to get him to agree with her that some modern music was crap. He didn't particularly like it, but that didn't mean the music was bad, just that it wasn't his thing.  I've used this in a LOT of human interaction, and remembering that my distaste for something =/= the thing is bad has helped me see the other person's side.
dadcat

Writer's Block: Father figure

What's the most memorable piece of advice your father has shared with you?


My father has never sat me down and given me advice, but the most important thing I've learned from him is to have integrity. At work, the screen saver on some of our computers is rotating quotes about integrity from famous people, and I think of my dad every time I see those.
Strawberry Milk

Writer's Block: Band on the run

Which song associated with musician Paul McCartney is your favorite, and why?



Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five because it's far more frantic and interesting than a lot of his other works. I also really like Frozen Jap and Check My Machine from McCartney II, and Monkberry Moon Delight from Ram. Can't say I've ever really gone too deeply through his repertoire (if you will) outside of the Beatles. I've just never got around to it.

Writer's Block: Father figure

What's the most memorable piece of advice your father has shared with you?

My dad has taught me a lot over the years. But what I think most stuck with me, and would constitute the most memorable piece of advice that my father has shared with me, is to be assertive in who I am. In other words, don't be afraid of who I am, don't take crap from anyone else that tells me that this is wrong. Most of all, be proud of who I am, and never fail to hold my head up because of this. This is, sadly, something that took me forever to fully embrace, and is something I have only recently really have begun to do.