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Music Wednesdays: Following the Sun by Enigma

Following the Sun by Enigma

Following the sun, to find the one
Who’s given you the wings to fly
Following the sun, the golden one
Losing sense for space and time

I’m following the sun
To find the one who
Can feel the waves of life
Can you hear the sigh of love
Do you believe in it?

Following the sun, just for the one
Till you find the door you thought
Following the sun, like everyone
Just searching for a sign of hope

I’m following the sun
To find the one and look
up in the sky, see the billion stars above.
Cause maybe on one of them you’ll spend
your further life.

I’ve been a fan of Enigma for the longest time, however, it has only been recently that I came across this song by them.  Interestingly enough, it was already on my ipod, but I never ran across it when I shuffled the songs. This isn’t the first time that it has happened and it makes me wonder whether the song shows up just when you need it. What I mean by that is:  either something significant might be happening in your life, the mood that you are in or something that needs to be done and by listening to a particular song, it happens or vice versa.

This song is peaceful and it soothes, but it also inspires. Awhile back when I was first listening to it, I just started writing and didn’t stop until two or three hours later. I looked up and realized that the time flew by because I was so lost in the world that I was writing about. Very few songs are able to do that to me and this is one of those songs. It might have lyrics, but they do not get in the way of your thought processes, your thinking and living in the world that you are creating.

Do you have moments where something just stands out, when before it was right in front of you, but you did not notice it?

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Winter is Coming!

Crème Brule Latte, Peppermint Mocha, and Gingerbread Latte are back at Starbucks and I couldn’t be more excited. I know it’s only coffee, but for me it’s more than just the coffee and the red cups that surround it. It’s the start of the holiday season. It’s still pretty quiet but come next month, everyone will start to go crazy with the holiday spirit. Christmas shopping will be in full swing and little children will be jumping in joy at the prospect of sitting on Santa’s lap.

Winter is another great season that I enjoy, however it is only until February and then I can’t wait until spring.

There are so many different things that you can do in the winter time: ice skating, skiing, tobogganing, snowball fights, snow angels and so many more. There are so many delicious baked goods that can and will be consumed, and hot chocolate will be sipped. Let’s not forget the Christmas trees and the festivities that go into decorating those trees.

The snow itself is so magical. You can see it sparkle as it lands on your hand or makes its way to the ground.   I love how in the night time and in the morning it looks as though it is pink but in reality it’s not. Another great thing that I look forward to each year is the first snow fall.  As a child, a lot of snow would mean no school, but as an adult, I just appreciate the snow’s beauty. It is the strangest and most peaceful thing to be in a forest or somewhere where it’s snowing, and yet it is silent. It is as though you are the only person in the whole world at this moment, yet there is nothing wrong with it. The stillness surrounds you, the trees move in closer as though to welcome you to their family, and the snowflakes cascade and land on your cheeks as though to give you a kiss. That beauty of nature is fully appreciated and you don’t want to go back to reality. You just want to remain here and not change a thing.