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“I can only write autobiographically.”

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~Katy Perry

Me too, girl! 

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I write about what I experience.  What I believe.  What excites me.  What frustrates me.  What inspires me.  What doesn’t inspire me.  What I find beautiful.  What I find ugly.  What I hope for.  What I dream of.  What I learn.  What I teach.  What I know.  Though I seek to avoid getting too personal, this blog is extremely autobiographical.

But I also don’t write too autobiographically (line of propriety).  Like, I don’t want to make it all about me.  This blog is not my journal.  There is TONS of overlap, but there is a difference, too.  Don’t wanna be narcissistic here, know what I’m sayin’.  (Read here for a poem I wrote on this topic).  Still, Katy really hits the nail on the head with this quote!

I can only write autobiographically.

click here for why I am super impressed

with Ms. Perry these days

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Is it time for you to forgive yourself?

Image Keith Urban has forgiven himself for his mistakes. So has John Mayer. So has Katy Perry. And so have I. 

Friends

Do YOU need to forgive yourself for anything?

How can you let go of your past and rid yourself of unnecessary burdens so that you can (finally) be at peace?

 

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Katy Perry is defying the all-too common trend of pop stars going crazy (cough, Miley, cough)…

Imageas she is actually getting classier, prettier, and overall better with time.
You go, girl!
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And her awesome boyfriend sure doesn’t hurt her whole thing of staying grounded and real…
read here ’bout how I give Katy and John my blessing
Know what other Katie is getting classier, prettier, and overall better with time?
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You’re like a stinky old cheese, babe
just gettin’ riper with age!

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“I thank my sister for keeping my head above the water.”

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and I finally see myself again.

~Katy Perry/ Katie Wilky

By the grace of God,

I picked myself back up…

Screen shot 2013-11-03 at 10.33.50 PMThere was no other way.

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I don’t know where I’d be without John Mayer.

I just don’t…

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PS.  It took me some time to warm up to this song, as I initially thought it was a little too simple and perhaps even a tad bit boring.  But now I loooooove it.  Nostalgia, lost love, explicit mention of a woman’s name (which is almost certainly NOT an alias), emotional vulnerability, ambiguous feelings toward marriage/family, blatant admittance of technological stalking in a way that is both comedic and tragic (he does this in “In Your Atmosphere” too!), allusions to geographic locations, a building choral swell at the end, subtle implications of hope, and all set to the classic blues chord pattern?!  This man NEVER fails to deliver.

Johnny couldn’t write a bad song if he tried.

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Also, I want John to be happy.  I think he is and he isn’t.  And I know that some may assume that his relationship with Katy Perry is likely just another mistake or celebrity mismatch.  But if they are bringing each other some level of love and commitment, I say more power to ’em!

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The sweetest thing you’ll ever see in the whole wide world

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are some happy girls!

~Martine McBride

baby’s got blue skies up ahead

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eye of the tiger

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time to beautifully bookend and refer to your title with a little help from some Irish lads…

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Yeah, I am born again…

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OUT OF THE LION’S DEN!

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~Katy Perry

*2 Biblical allusions in one rhyming line.  Wow!

The Lamb and the Lion shall lie down together without any ire… (LDS hymn “The Spirit of God” #2)

*don’t love everything KP says and does, but this song (and this lyric especially) is saweeeet!

*Oh, and Katy girl, I heard you got a pretty awesome boy-toy…

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