Monday, June 1, 2009

let your light so shine

I don't know about where you live, but in these parts, most homes are adorned with at least one plaque or vinyl sticker that has a saying on it.

Love makes a house a home

Life, Laugh, Love

Ummm, those are the only ones I can think of (though I'm sure there are many more) because I guess I don't commit them to memory. The non-conformist in me looks away before even registering what they read. I've never been a fan. I'm just that way. If it's popular, I don't even give it a chance. I did see one recently that I loved and would consider putting somewhere in my home (even as a magnet) because it reminds me of how I really want my life to be. Christy at A Lil Welsh Rarebit spoke of one that says Do Something Remarkable Every Day. Love it. Want to marry it.

ANYWAY, what I really want to say is this. Despite my loathing of said plaques, I came up with one in my head the other day that I do plan on having someday. I was out on a little run and listening to The Killers. Song: Read My Mind. A little line from one of their songs leapt out from it's obscure position and made me burning stoked for a second. I decided if/when I marry again this will be my goal:

I don't shine if you don't shine

Think about that for a minute and go make your lover shiney. What a beautiful world this would be if we all lived like that.

Here's the song if you want to hear it. It's killer.

Don't miss your chance to enter the Miss Ruby Sue giveaway below.

And SHINE ON you crazy diamond!!



mavis said...

seriously love it! i've been thinking about it a ton since you mentioned it to me - in fact, soon i'll have something to show you guys that shows how much i have thought about it.

mavis said...

oh, and i think we should have a dove auction - does anyone know someone rad for her to go out with? there is some criteria though.

suzan said...

Dove- I LOVE it! So simply put, and so true!!

as for the Dove auction, I think about this everyday. I know plenty of single guys who would adore her, but I think she is one VERY special lady and so far none of them are worthy. The perfect man is out there. Let's find him!!!

Christy said...

What's the criteria? I don't know anyone in Utah, but I'm curious anyway....

I don't know even one person with a plaque or saying on their walls...I think I'm going to order that remarkable one and I'll be the first. A trend setter, non-conformist I am!

Christy said...

Oh and - GOOD FOR YOU for going out for a run. Man, running is hard. I hate it.

dove said...

Oh Mavis, you are so good to me. I'm curious about the req's too. Frankly, I'd be good if someone would auction off an assortment of the bowls found here for me:
(seriously coveting them).

mavis said...

Well, others know you better but I am going to have to say:
1. Taller than you and a healthy, chiseled build.
2. Blue eyes that turn green when he is happy.
3. Must like music, but the right kind of music.
4. Must be able to run an 8 minute mile without breathing hard.
5. Must make a fantastic grilled cheese sandwich.
6. Straight teeth.
7. Calve implants - or really fine calves.
What did I miss?

dove said...

Yes, you left out RIDICULOUSLY NICE