Author Archive: Abbie's Tree House

Light a Candle

You can tell just from the first few strums that this is a Neil Young song. He’s got a certain signature style. Full lyrics HERE.

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Hi!

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Night Fever

I was surprised at how much I liked this! Full lyrics HERE.

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Perspectives

“O wad some Pow’r the giftie gie us / To see oursels as ithers see us!” ~Robert Burns -·- “Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eyes for an instant?” ~Henry David Thoreau, in Walden ©1854 Walden is in the public domain and may be downloaded or read …

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Hugs

“I was thinking the other day, ‘I wish I had sat and just hugged John all the time when we were together.’ (…) I’d just sit around and hug him forever. That’s the depth of my feeling for him.” ~Paul McCartney, 2020 If there’s someone in your life you want to hug, do it today. …

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Smile

I saw online that the average baby smiles 200 times per day, the average woman 62 times, and the average man only 8 times. I wondered why women smile so much more, and that made me think of this: Full lyrics HERE.

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Bring Home

“We have been called to heal wounds, to unite what has fallen apart, and to bring home those who have lost their way.” ~St. Francis of Assisi

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Halfway Between

This wasn’t a hit for REM, but it resonates with me. Full lyrics HERE.

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“Sometimes I feel so happy, sometimes I feel so sad…”

There’s no drum. The only percussion instrument is the tambourine. Full lyrics HERE.

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Who, not What

Excerpted from Insomniac City by Bill Hayes, ©2017: Earlier, over dinner, O (Oliver Sacks) talking about his late friend Gaj– Carleton Gajdusek, a Nobel laureate in medicine– with great excitement and conviction, comparing him to Goethe, of whom it was said, O told me, “He had a nature. A nature.” I thought I knew what …

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Happy?

“I do not exist to impress the world. I exist to live my life in a way that will make me happy.” ~Richard Bach Okay, but is that enough? Were we put on this earth just to have a few laughs and amuse ourselves? Is that all there is? What if happiness is just the …

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Move, Move Fast

“There is freedom in coming and going for no other reason than because you can. There is freedom in choosing to sit and be still when everything is always telling you to move, move fast.” ~-Elizabeth Acevedo, in The Poet X ©2018

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