January 25, 2014

Song-ography, the "Let it Go" edition...

(if you are looking for the "Grow Your Blog" party post...please skip down to the prior posting, thank you!)



"My power flurries through the air into the ground
My soul is spiraling in frozen fractals all around
And one thought crystallizes like an icy blast
I'm never going back,
The past is in the past...

...that perfect girl is gone"

-Let It Go (Idina Menzel/Frozen)


"Let It Go"
(Okay...do you KNOW how cold it was outside?  Too cold for more than one try at this!)


"Let it go."  It's become my personal mantra.  Albeit, a cool one because I actually HEAR it in my head being sung by Idina Menzel from Frozen. Talk about empowering.  I have a natural tendency to dwell.  And ponder. And worry.  I want things to be perfect.  Even those things that I can't control.  Including how I am thought of and perceived by others.  Sometimes you can get so wrapped up in what others think of you,  you put on a mask to hide your true self...worried that the real you would disappoint. Taking the mask off and accepting yourself for who you truly are, is liberating and freeing.

Letting go doesn't mean you don't care.  It's just realizing the only person you have control over...is yourself.  The rest?  It's just negative energy.  In the grand scheme of things, other than a very close circle who's opinions mean the world to me, why should I even care what others think of me.  I'm going to be myself.  And then I'm going to be myself even more.  

Let it go.  Yep, primo personal mantra material. 

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So grant me a bit of slack here.  I wanted to pick a song that had something to do with "walking" in it.  There were some obvious ones I could have gone with.  But I kinda like more of the unbeaten path on which to walk.  So, next week's Song-ography song might be a bit of a challenge...or maybe it won't!  It's all in how creative you wanna get.  And I am all for supporting creativity here....


"I Would Walk 500 Miles"
Proclaimers
(as performed by the cast of 'Dr. Who')

Let's see how you run walk with this one.  My mind is already starting to spin with some ideas.  In the meantime, thank you for joining in on Song-ography.  I look forward to visiting all your blogs to see how you "Let It Go" this past week!






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24 comments:

  1. What a great photo! If you got that on the first try, then I am really impressed.

    Our snow is too crunchy and hard to do this with, but I think I will have to have one of my boys try it for me the next time it snows... if it ever does! It has been cold here, but we haven't had snow for a few weeks. We could use the moisture, so hopefully we will get some more soon!

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    1. I SHOULD have gone out the day before to have attempted this..the snow was MUCH fluffier then! Today it was a bit more compact, and I got a bit (okay a LOT) "winded" attempting this! haha.

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  2. You always "blow me away" with your interpretations of the songs. This is no exception. Awesome shot!

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  3. Great shot! And I have to admit that It took me many years to just " let it go" , trying to be perfect in all ways and worrying what others might think of me. What a waste of many years and a wisdom which comes with age. And you really managed to get the picture on the first try? Impressive!

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  4. Oh, Kathy, you said what I think every time I hear this song on my itunes. And AMAZING shot!!!

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  5. hi Kathy...your photo turned out just perfect ... can't believe you nailed it in just one try! We are having the same kind of weather...in fact the beginning of the week the high will be below 0! Love your mantra... If you have not read the book "gifts of imperfection" by brene brown...give it a try! You will love it! In fact she has a whole eclass around this very topic! And thank you once again for hosting this fun linky party!

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    1. nancyjean - were you in the first e-class? I was, too! I'm taking the second one. Maybe I'll see you there!

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    2. Def going to check this out! Thank you for mentIoning it!

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  6. Think your photo is awesome. I am assuming you did that on a tripod with a timer???? Hard to believe that you got this on the very first shot. I have to say that you have done an awesome job this winter in capturing all of the beauty of snow... the lighting and the fun of it. I know it does get tiring to have all the cold, but you have really shown the beauty . As I grew up in Chicago, I remember all of that beauty, and miss it at times.... but after so many years in Texas, a couple of snow days are sufficient. Enjoying your meme Kath!

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    1. Jeanne, it was waaaaaay too cold for me to Spend the time to set up my tripod. So the Better Half was told to stand there and NOT move after I set up all the settings and had him move in to hold the camera where I had it placed! Haha. He is less temperamental than my tripod :)

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  7. Supercool shot - in more ways than one! You HAD to be frozen capturing it. This polar vortex weather stuff has been insane. I'm ready for summer - or at least spring. Loved your thoughts, too. Our posts have a lot in common this week. There are some good things about getting older after all :)

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  8. Nicely done and I can totally appreciate the 'one take only' in this frigid weather. We are used to the snow and cold, but generally it comes in cycles - here for a day, gone by the next. Look forward to next week's memes.

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  9. I am having fun finding new bloggers to follow...love sewing and quilting. Greetings from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  10. One and done on that awesome shot? Yah Baby. Congrats on letting go of the expectations of others. That's hard. I remember being in my 20's and hearing women in their 40's and 50's said they loved being that age cuz they just didn't care what anyone thought anymore. A wisdom thing apparently. If it's any help at all (and of course it doesn't matter), I think you're awesome. You had me at "you'll shoot your eye out" on my first visit. Happy day my friend.

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  11. I love your photo! That is just awesome :) And I can sooo relate to how you're feeling - both about the cold and the pondering/letting go.

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  12. Wow -- you got an awesome shot in one take! I would think your camera might freeze if you tried for more:) "The only person you have control over is yourself." Lots of wisdom lives in that statement! If only I could remember this more often . . .

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  13. Great shot! Love that! Yep, letting it go is vital to well-being. Not like I'm great at it, but learning! I'm getting to the point of not worrying who likes me anymore. I can remember years of getting worked up over someone not seemingly liking me, when I didn't really find much to enjoy in them. Silly.

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  14. Love that photo and don't see how you could have improved upon it in multiple tries -- you nailed it in one! Great song with a great message this week.

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  15. Yes, I think that picture is great, the ideal to freeze the "now" forever!

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  16. I love this image, I can't believe you got it first time and were not outside for hours trying to capture it.

    Mollyxxx

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  17. i'm late, i'm late.....for a very important date!! your image is awesome this week. may we always play in the snow!!

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  18. chilly brrrrrr.....but adorable. thank you for freezing in the snow for this shot!

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  19. Love it great shot! Keep warm

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  20. What a great shot! Only one try! I'm very impressed.

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