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In the Name Of

There are times in life when we feel like something is missing.

Often times we can’t pin point exactly what it is.

Then we get the thing we’ve been looking for and feel whole, if not only for a while.

Then time drags on and we feel like something is missing again.

See, we’ve come to take everything for granted.

Everything that is so beautiful about this very moment.

We get lost.

It’s at times like this that we becoming soberingly aware of our own existence and start asking what our place in this universe is.

What will make us truly happy?

What if the answer was nothing? Then what would you do…

Snowfall Residence

Today is a special day for those who don’t know. Today marks the one year anniversary of my blog.

I remember reading a post that stated 90% of bloggers don’t make it past their first year. Well, I’m glad to say I am part of the 10%. I can’t wait to see what else is in store for this blog.

I started it in 2018 with a friend of mine. His name is Cool & Soul and we started our blogs on the very same day. Not only is today my anniversary but it’s also his. Without further ado, I introduce to you my friend the writer, Cool & Soul.


They say there’s a place

Where lovers can go

Shy from prying eyes

A retreat of their own

Snowfall Residence I’ve never been

But I long for everlasting winter

Just one more excuse for me to remain in your arms

This will be my first love

And this will be my last

After waiting for what feels like an eternity

A thousand times around the sun

You are mine and I am yours

Snowfall Residence I’ve never been

Wherever you are I call it home

I’m no longer a romance nomad

I’m settled in you

Together

We two

These words take on a new strength

Now that I know you

Snowfall Residence

I’ve never been

But I yours

I’ll always be

Meet you

At our usual place

Then together

We’ll embark

Snowfall Residence

I’ve never been

But I’ll go

With you


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My Top 5 Girl Power Movies

As a guy I’ve always kind of enjoyed movies with a strong female lead. It’s just a nice change of pace from the monotonous macho male hero we so often see in cinema.

The leading ladies in these films have flaws and they aren’t afraid to show it. Sometimes their flaws are the very thing that makes them strong.

I can’t think of a better message to send out there.

Here are my top 5 girl power movies of all time in no order:

1. Kill Bill

I had to start the list off with an obvious one. If you’ve been keeping up with my posts then you know this is a movie I love deeply. The story of a bride to be who is assaulted on the day of her wedding… But wait! She’s also pregnant! And the brutal beating causes her to lose her child. Packed with tons of action, Uma Thurman goes toe to toe with foes upon foes as she seeks revenge against those who’ve wronged her. Whenever she is knocked down she gets back up and swinging. Now, revenge isn’t really a message we want to send to impressionable girls and this definitely isn’t a movie for children. But still, seeing a female hero or anti-hero depending on your definition, fight for what she thinks is right and kicking ass while doing it is worth watching.

2. Deathproof

This movie is one of my favorites for one reason: in the first half of the movie, the ladies are the victims but in the second half, the tables turn. The daredevil gone madman Stuntman Mike preys on women. Giving them “joy rides”, which really just serve as a means for him to get sick rocks off. However, towards the end of the film he targets the wrong bunch of ladies including a tough stuntwoman herself. Let’s just say things didn’t end pretty for Stuntman Mike.

3. Room

In this film, Ma, as she’s known throughout the majority of the film or Joy Newsome is trapped in a room with her only son, Jack. The details are that Joy was actually kidnapped by a man when she was younger and Jack is the offspring of both her and her kidnapper. Sounds intense, right? Well that’s because it is. The reason I feel this deserves a spot is for her tenacity and bravery throughout the film. When her son turned five she decided it was time they got out and she made it happen against all odds. She was also such a mother to Jack even under less than desirable circumstances. This is the true hallmark of a great woman. Girl power isn’t always about beating up bad guys, sometimes it’s just having courage and doing the best you possibly can.

4. Girl, Interrupted.

Ah, Girl, Interrupted. I love this movie for so many reasons. One being that I can relate to it on a true level. But that being another topic. Susana is a troubled girl who is sent to a psychiatric facility by her parents for a “rest.” There she meets all sorts of quirky odd characters who later become her friends but at first she is scared. It seems throughout the film she has to make the right choice after right choice. Often taking it upon herself to take care of the other patients in the ward even against her own risk. Getting outside the facility proves harder than ever for her and she has to find a way to adapt and make it out. At one point, not even wanting to stay but believes this is where she belongs. She demonstrates strength and thoughtfulness throughout the movie. Adapting to a new environment, showing compassion and eventually facing her demons. True girl power.

5. Mulan

Can you say classic? Mulan is one of those movies from childhood that I can see over and over and never get sick of it. It has that type of merit.

Mulan is a common Chinese girl who just seeks to be wed one day. Well, when that doesn’t go her way… She enlists in the army! It seems Mulan has something to prove to herself. At first disguising herself as a man so she can fight for the imperial army, she thinks she’s fighting to save her dad. But it turns out it was more than that. This story is about worth. That’s what makes it so powerful. Mulan didn’t feel worthy enough to be a bride so she wanted to prove her worth in something else. This is the story for many young girls and even women across the world. They are still fighting for their voice to be heard, even just for equality. Long story short, Mulan becomes a warrior of great honor and is even seen by the Emperor himself. A true story of coming up from the bottom. Mulan is the epitome of the female underdog. A modern classic that anyone can enjoy.

Well, that concludes my top 5 girl power movies ever. What did you think? What are your top 5? I’d like to discuss. Leave a comment if you will. Thank you all for reading.

Life (working title)

This is a poem I wrote a day I felt particularly good.

Life is indescribable

In one word I could never describe it

Life is many things

But most importantly, life is me

I AM life

I am the trees, I am the children playing in the street, I am the birds fluttering their wings, I am her and I am him

Thinking any different is the cause of great division

We are one

When she smiles at me I can feel it in my soul.

The melody of the song reaches depths unknown and permeates my once tough exterior

When they are happy, I am too

I feel like I’m walking on air

Everything is so easy

If only everyday could feel like this

Wait a minute… what if it can?