Riddle #7

I realize it’s been a long time since I’ve posted riddles, so I figured I would write a couple so you knew I was at least alive. College sort of sucks the creativity out of me, mostly because I lose all the time necessary to imagine and think. Anyways, here is a riddle to solve. I’ll post the answer in the following post’s comments.

Others help me to my feet,
After I’ve been fast asleep;
Dreaming of the life I lead:
A hollow, empty, awful dream.

Against my will my movements creep
Across the floor, in dungeons deep.
I raise my hand; I want to weep,
Because my life is yours to keep.

Like spider-webs that stick to me
And make me live inside this scene,
So do you force my begging plea:
Let me go, and so, be free.

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Bumblebee

Hey everyone. So it’s been a while since I’ve updated my blog. What can I say? Life happens. I have decided that there are priorities in my life that make a 365 project impractical. I have learned for next time though. I also have an idea for what I want to do for next time.

As for my photography, even that has been lacking. I’m going to try to get things posted, but I’m doing a half-marathon, along with working full time, and just general business is all going to limit my time.

Gotta focus on the task at hand, like a bumblebee! Took this one out in the garden earlier.

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Humble Bumblebee

Sonic Summertime

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Midnight hike + dinner at 1:30am? Awesome.

The lack of updates has been due to a tremendous number of adventures I have been having over the past few weeks. I finally have some pictures, so I’ll start posting some of my crazy summer adventures! In the meantime, here’s a riddle:

Today, I am me;
Tomorrow, the same:
Absolutely carefree;
Same smile, same name.

Fly with me now,
Wherever you are;
No crying or frowns;
Any place, near or far.

Time marches on,
Now I’m alone;
Soon more will come,
The past I bemoan.

Let me stay here,
Forever with friends;
Changes I fear;
Grey hairs I dread.

Summer Sunday

Happy Mother’s Day to the many wonderful mothers out there. I’m sorry, but life calls and so I haven’t been updating the blog much. I’ll try to get some things up here soon.
Been busy with work and other work. Yesterday I was burning a hay field with our pastor and a few other members from our church when our pastor suddenly keeled over. Breathing in smoke, exhausting work, extreme heat, possible dehydration, and pushing himself a little too hard may have all contributed to the heart attack. We gave him CPR for about 8 minutes before the paramedics showed up. They took him to Anchorage once they got him stable via helicopter. Please pray for my pastor (Jeffery Offord) and his family.

UPDATE (9/1/2014): The pastor has made a miraculously quick and complete recovery. He is back in the pulpit once again, praising God all the more for His grace, power, and protection. Even though the heart attack was not a good thing, good things came as a result of it. God always uses the difficulties in life to shape us and use us in ways we could never imagine.

As I read and prepared for my Sunday school class last night, I was brought to Philippians 1:21, “For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” For a believing, practicing Christian, death is something we should not fear because of the promise of Christ that we shall live with Him and sit with Him on high. This life is short, and we should spend it for Christ. Live this life for Christ and the message of faith.

Playlist of Hearts

Here’s a playlist that starts pretty upbeat and ends sorta melancholy.

1. Just Haven’t Met You Yet – Michael Buble
2. Time Is Love – Josh Turner
3. Fallin’ For You – Colbie Caillat
4. Loving You Is Easy – Chris August
5. That’s When I Love You – Phil Vassar
6. Passenger Seat – Shedaisy
7. As Fast As I Could – Josh Turner
8. Soon As You Can – Dierks Bentley
9. Everything – Michael Buble
10. Vanilla Twilight – Owl City
11. Restore – Chris August
12. Wherever You Will Go – Charlene Soraia (or The Calling)
13. Come Home Soon – Shedaisy
14. I’m Already There – Lonestar
15. Never Alone – Jesse Bonanno

These are all some of my favorites. Hopefully you can find at least one of these songs that you don’t hate.

Sorry I haven’t been updating all that much. I’ve been hanging out with the family and just enjoying the time off from school. Wishing I could take more pictures, but I’m going to have to wait until I pay for this next semester before I can replace my D7100 and 18-200mm lens that spent 10 days in an Alaskan river… Absolutely tragic… BUT, informative! I’ll never go four-wheeling in a river deeper than 4 feet with my camera strapped to the back, inside a “water-proof” bag. Next time, I’m just going to be air-dropped in and then picked up via Skyhook; problem solved!