Halfway | Hopeful | Project 52 | Week 26

It is crazy!

Do you know we’re halfway through 2014, yes, we are in week 26, exactly halfway through this year!

And I’m sitting here and it is not going well…  It hasn’t been for a while.  I don’t believe in letting the whole world know how things are with you, I believe some things are just too personal and some things you must rather keep to yourself.  I still believe that.  But because my project 52 is all about MY year and photos that are meaningful to me, I’ll share just this tiny part of my heart.  And also at the end of this year I want to read this again and be happy this time is over.

So, right in the middle of this roller coaster year David sent me a song, and I cried the whole time the song was playing.  Maybe because it struck a nerve, maybe because the past 6 months I’ve lost ‘me’ somewhere.  Maybe because he and I are totally in the same boat with everything and luckily we have each other to share our hearts with.  Maybe because all the words are actually true.

Maybe because I forgot to sing my own song at the top of my voice…

So I’m leaving you with a collage of nature I photographed this afternoon when I went for a walk in the nature reserve, something I haven’t done in months, something just told me to go today.

And then, also the words to the song David sent me, and the music video, scroll right down.  Listen to the words!

*Disclaimer: The words below are those of the music artist, Passenger, and NOT my words.

scare away the dark

well sing
sing at the top of your voice
and love without fear in your heart
feel, feel like you still have a choice
if we all light up we can scare away the dark

we wish our weekdays away
spend our weekends in bed
we drink ourselves stupid
and work ourselves dead
and all just because
that’s what mum and dad said we should do
but we should run through the forests
we should swim in the streams
we should laugh we should cry
we should love we should dream
we should stare at the stars
and not just at screens
you should hear what i’m saying
and know what it means to sing

sing at the top of your voice
and love without fear in your heart
feel, feel like you still have a choice
if we all light up we can scare away the dark

well we wish we were happier, thinner and fitter
we wish we weren’t losers and liars and quitters
we want something more not just nasty and bitter
we want something real not just hashtags and twitter
it’s the meaning of life and it’s streamed live on youtube
but i bet gangnam style would still get more views
and we’re scared of drowning and flyers and shooters
but we’re all slowly dying in front of computers so sing

sing at the top of your voice now
oh and love without fear in your heart
can you feel, feel like you still have a choice
if we all light up we can scare away the dark

oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

well sing
sing at the top of your voice
and love without fear in your heart
feel, feel like you still have a choice
if we all light up we can scare away the dark

Week 26, project 52, Ilze Louw, Lifestyle Portrait Photographer, Overberg, South Africa

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