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Monday, August 10, 2009


My first intention with starting a new blog post was to put that picture (<----) in the top left corner. Because it is awesome. Do you think there's some kind of laser eye surgery that could do that to my pupil? But oh oh OH even cooler would be changeable pupils that you could morph depending on your mood. Oh wait, they call those contacts, don't they?

Anyway, this picture got me thinking about expressions, or the different ways people express themselves. Contacts, piercings, tattoos, wild hair color. Or, on the non-physical front, songs, paintings, drawings, writing. The list could go on and on, but it's late and my hand hurts, so I'll keep it short tonight.

Though writing has always been my form of expression, I've always always always wished that I could also sing. Always. I auditioned for musicals in high school and would practice for hours beforehand, hoping the director would leap from her seat and applaud my superb musical abilities. But alas, I was always cast as the character with no solos, and I would watch from the wings as my fellow classmates belted lines of chorus that I would've SO rocked. You know, if I could actually rock. I've since given up on my dream to star in Beauty and the Beast. (Don't feel sorry for me. You haven't heard me sing.)

This mindless rambling spurs an interesting question: what form of expression do you wish you could do? Do you secretly want a tattoo, but fear the pain (*raises hand sheepishly* I have SUCH a low pain tolerance, but I have SUCH a desire to ink myself. Grr, contradicting desires)? Do you wish you could draw as freakishly awesomely as Natalie? Do you have the urge to compose, but all musical instruments boycott you?

Now if you'll excuse me, my puppy is asleep, which means I should be too. Though I have found that no matter how late I keep her up, she still gets up at 6:30. AM. Every morning. It's a good thing she's cute.


Natalie Whipple said...

I always secretly wanted ink too, but I'm not technically allowed. I've also always wanted to dye my hair a crazy color.

Elana Johnson said...

I love dying my hair. One of these summers I'm going to put pink on the tips. I swear. I do wish I could draw. Just to look at something that inspires me and recreate it. That would be awesome.

storyqueen said...

Once, in a church musical, I was cast at the mime.



Mariah Irvin said...

I wish I was a better musician. I love playing the piano, but it's never been anything serious.

I also want to dye my hair but I'm too afraid!

Sara Raasch said...

Nat, Elana, and Mariah -- I'm addicted to dying my hair. I've had almost every (normal) color: blonde, brown, red, and variations of those colors. Then I've had purple, and I think pink at one time, and fire-engine red, and highlights and stripes...it's a wonder my hair is in as good a condition as it is. But hair dying is so much fun, I can't stop!

Shelley -- Ouch. I mean, I guess someone had to be the mime, but still. Ouch.

K. M. Walton said...

Yeah, I can sing, but have a wicked fear of performing. I've sang at relatives weddings and in talent shows, then had to skip dinner or nearly pass out, because I was so nauseous. I wish I could get up there and feel no fear at all.

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