The theme for our flickr project this week was Lyric Inspired. I had some really great ideas for this shot. First I had a Coldplay song picked out and then a one by Natalie Merchant. But, unfortunately life did not cooperate this week. I feel like I was just running all week long. So here I am at 11:00 on Saturday night trying to get a cop-out shot. I am a little disappointed. I had heard this song at work and I don’t even really like it much, a bit too twangy for my taste. But as I was working, this one line jumped out at me.
I’m going to be the kind of woman I’d want my daughter to be… Jewel- Stronger Woman
Yeah, I wish!! Hattie watches my every action like a hawk. She wants to cook, clean, sew, everything just like me. She can’t wait to get married and have a baby so that she can be “the mom” and I get to be “the grandma.” It’s fun in some ways but mostly it scares me to death. I know I’m not being the kind of woman I want her to be. I know she sees me make mistakes constantly. But I realize I’m human. All I can do is keep trying to be a better person and not just for her. Then if we’re lucky she’ll end up just as screwed up as me.
Music for painting toe-nails:
The Painted Desert- 10,000 Maniacs
Build A Levee- Natalie Merchant
Ordinary World- Duran Duran
Wedding Song- Tracy Chapman
Nice To Know You- Incubus
Wish You Were Here- Incubus
Less Than Strangers- Tracy Chapman