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A Cancer Awareness ContestContest SummaryA Cancer Awareness Contest by pullingcandy
On August, 21st, 2009 a wonderful woman passed away from lung cancer. None of you knew her, it affected none of your lives...up until 2007 it didn't affect my life to know that there was a fatal disease out there that could take somebody I cared about either. Other people got cancer, other families had to pay expensive treatments and deal with loss. It didn't cross my mind at all...until that one day that changed everything for me, my family, my extended family and friends.
Her motto up until the last two weeks of her life was, in essence, "F*ck cancer. It won't bring me down." Incredibly inspirational, fighting the whole way, the sickness did NOT bring her down, and it did not lessen her love for nature, art and just being alive. And hence, the idea for this contest was born.
When somebody close to you passes on, there is never enough time to say goodbye. In this case, I can do something as one final salute to a wonderful person who l
Never aloneSome of us are gifted and some of us are cursed.Never alone by Ziggymira
Some of us know what to do each morning when they wake,
And yet still more of us start each day with a growing dread inside.
Sometimes its not easy to face the day with smiles
Sometimes its not easy pretending life is great.
When you are surrounded by everybodys pain
Its not very difficult to lose your cool façade.
When its written on their faces, written on their souls,
Its very hard to smile when you know they are in pain.
Its very hard to smile when you see behind the mask.
Everybody smiles, to hide away their pain.
Everybody smiles so that they dont break down and cry.
And when you see these broken smiles, and see what lies beneath,
Its very hard to watch and smile, like nothings ever wrong.
Its very hard to watch and smile, as they fall deeper to oblivion.
Yet through the darkness there is indeed light.
There are people who will listen, when youve nowhere left to
"You know I think it's strange, just a little bit deranged, that you think I'm gonna change to make you happy." - How Strange - Emilie Autumn|
"I don't wanna watch you wither when I know I could make you bloom. And I don't wanna watch her lead you into the gloom..." - Stupid Snake - Japanese Voyeurs
I am an occasional writer, a vaguely regular photographer and a music obsessed mad scientist. Final year ecology student to be exact. Baby turtles are one of the cutest things on the planet. Canoodle is a good word, but not as awesome as appendage, which may or may not be my favourite word. I watch too many documentaries for my own good and have a habit of spouting random bits of information at people (which may or may not be relevant to the current conversation). I have an obsessive love for Dr Marten 1460oz boots (especially the lime green ones), stripy socks and monsterkookies' amazing jewellery. I love gigs but have a phobia of crowds, which is not the best combination. Anything else?
My LAST.fm account, if you're at all interested in my music tastes: www.last.fm/user/IATSATH
My blog, full of my ramblings about bands and other random shit: iatsath.blogspot.com/