One of my favorite quotes. I first heard it in a movie, “Coach Carter”, but recently found out it’s from a book by Marianne Wiliamson “A Return To Love…” title is a bit longer than that, but you get the point.
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
I always listen intently to the lyrics of songs. From the rhymes to the stories it’s definitely an art form that always caught my attention.
Something I like to do each month is make a playlist of songs. Filed with new finds and songs I feel related to my current life (usually my current mood).
It also acts as another sort of journal. Logging the music I’m currently into. Encapsulating feelings, experiences and reminders. Nostalgic much? Yes. Yes I am.
So I plan to share some of these playlists. Maybe someone can find solace with the lyrics that once helped me.
Tumblr Tuesday: National Novel Writing Month
The official blog of writing an entire novel in November, NBD.
NaNoWriMo All Year
The unofficial fan-run Tumblr that brings you inspiration 24/7/365.
Fuck Your Writing Habits
Writing advice made with much tougher love.
Go Book Yourself
Flawless recommendations for those of us just looking for something to read.
The National Book Foundation
The literary org that gives out the National Book Awards this month.
Something to do