Sometimes I encounter some sounds so pleasing to my ears and so meaningful that I feel like I should share it to spread the goodness of it.

Especially the lyrics:

“We will have to cross the ocean
This is the price we’ll have to pay
Standing just these know it’s good for you and me. 
There is gold beneath the ashes
No matter what I have to say
There is a roaring sea there passing hard to find
And I dream of Zarathustra
Sailing through the Caspian Sea
Oh, the way the shining heart is
The fire of the Northern light.

We can build the temples for our fires, 
Set the world ablaze.
Whatever, after all this the way we chose
The beginning and the end 
Send me back to the Rockefeller joys…”

(adapted and revised from

There’s so much about this song that speaks of the journey–of the sacrifices and goals of reaching something that is “the beginning and the end”. 

And also the music is amazing. I love it. 

Happy Monday, everyone! 🙂

I realized I have written two quite philosophical posts in a row and so today I will blog about food and writing updates and chronicles from the revision tunnel.

Brief update/Not so frequently asked FAQ/conversation with self:
Q: Hi!
A: Hey. 🙂 You look fabulous today. 
Q: What’s up?
A: You’re asking what is up? Snow. Lots of snow. Snowsnowsnowsnow. Some days have gotten so cold, really. It’s 30 degrees out and almost feels like summer. 
Q: Any good books lately?
A: I recently read The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson. I loved it and there was a page in the book full of MATH PICKUP LINES and it was the sweetest. Definitely a recommendation. 
ALSO; I read an ARC of Strange and Ever After by Susan Dennard and SO MANY FEELS. 
OH OH OH Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas is officially  2015 Abe Lincoln award nominee! 
Q; Books you’re excited for?
A: Dreams of Gods and Monsters, by Laini Taylor. April is so far awaaaayyyyyy. 😦
Q: How is revisionland?
A: Hm. It’s going okay. By okay, I mean with some moaning and writing and drinking way too much tea and thinking way too much about imaginary people. Being in revisions is like being stuck on that Lethargic Island or something like that in The Phantom Tollbooth; time passes so slowly and everything takes FOREVARRR. 
On the bright side, I now have a taste in music. 🙂 🙂 🙂
Q: Any music recommendations?
A: Definitely. Anything by Bastille. Anything. 
That’s it! I’m quite close, actually, to finishing this round of revisions. Which is awesome.