Tuesday, August 17, 2010

They Said, "You'd Look Better Alive"

Ready to do some Talk Talk Tuesday?  Lately, I've been personally struggling with something that seems about to end in my life...or if not end, change pretty significantly.  Not to be oblique or secretive...but I can't face talking about it quite yet.  Still, it is on my mind and it is making me feel sort of doomsday-ish, if you know what I mean.  Do you know how many songs there are about the end of the world...or at least about emotional apocalypse?  Well, I don't either...but a lot!  One I've had in my brain is called "Four Winds" by Bright Eyes. 

Your class, your caste, your country, sect, your name or your tribe
There's always people dying, trying to keep them alive.
-Bright Eyes, "Four Winds"

And herein lies your Talk Talk for today...what do you feel is worth fighting for?  And when do you stop fighting and resign yourself to loss?  Kind of heavy, maybe, but perhaps you could put your own fun spin on it and jolly me out of this mood. 

PS- In spite of how it sounds, I am actually not depressed.  More just feeling reflective.  Thanks.  Now...Talk Talk!


MrManuel said...

Love is worth fighting for....how do you think I got Jess to fall for me?

NoRegrets said...

Well, thanks for sharing, some. Write a poem - we'll learn more that way. ;-) And hope things are ok.

I fight for respect. Way too often. Because respect doesn't come from fighting. Maybe it's more fighting for people to listen to me. And I've realized over time that people will do as they will and I have no control over it.

A good relationship is worth fighting for. But making sure you know it's good is another matter.

I'll have to think more.

secret agent woman said...

I have had several events the past few years where all I wanted to do was allude to it until I was ready to write about it. I think that's okay.

I guess I'd fight for my kids. I don't know that I "fight" for a relationship, but I will certainly compromise or insist on talking about it. But sometimes I go back to this quote from W.C. Fields: "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There's no use being a damn fool about it."

laura b. said...

MrManuel: That is so sweet! You guys are my role models for healthy relationships.

NoRegrets: ha! You're right, maybe a nice cleansing poem is in order.
I like what you said about not being able to control what other people do...I have to remind myself of that all time, even though I don't think of myself as a controlling person.
Thanks, NoR.

Secret: Thanks for understanding. I know it can seem rather coy or something to be so oblique. Just working my way through it.
And that is a great quote. I love some good common sense, truly.

Churlita said...

Love is worth fighting for, unless you're the only fighting for it. If that's the case, let it go and find someone who will fight for you too.

laura b. said...

Churlita: You're right...in that situation no one can fight alone.