Monday, October 29, 2007

Life in Art

I've told many people about the beautifully talented photographer and professor, Steve Johnson. I visit his photo journal regularly, some might even say obsessively. But the way he captures a moment is simply breathtaking. Steve, thank you for sharing your talent and adding so much beauty to my life.

Since returning from San Francisco, I've one song consistently running through my mind. It's not a new song but it was the theme song for the event and I thought I'd post the lyrics so you could join me for the Melissa Etheridge marathon that's taking place in my brain.

I Run For Life
Written By Melissa Etheridge
2005, The Greatest Hits The Road Less Traveled

It's been years since they told her about it
The darkness her body possessed
And the scars are still there in the mirror
Everyday that she gets herself dressed
Though the pain is miles and miles behind her
And the fear is now a docile beast
If you ask her why she is still running
She'll tell you it makes her complete


I run for hope
I run to feel
I run for the truth
For all that is real
I run for your mother your sister your wife
I run for you and me my friend I run for life

It's a blur since they told me about it
How the darkness had taken its toll
And they cut into my skin and they cut into my body
But they will never get a piece of my soul
And now I'm still learning the lesson
To waken when I hear the call
And if you ask me why I am still running
I'll tell you I run for us all


And someday if they tell you about it
If the darkness knocks on your door
Remember her remember me
We will be running as we have before
Running for answers
Running for more

Here's a statement Melissa made about the song from her website:

"Ford asked me to write a song for their "Race for the Cure" initiative to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer charities. I wanted to write a song that was personal; climb into people's emotions and portray a woman who has had breast cancer but is out of it. The first verse is about a survivor. The second verse is from my own experience and the last verse is for those who have not been diagnosed or don't know anyone with breast cancer yet. We are all running for answers and to make the situation better."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sweet. Melissa is my hero. :-)