I'm not sure how to start this one off other than with a question, what does music mean to you?
I recently made a post on my Facebook, with the expectations of my 1,509 "friends" to look at it and keep scrolling without commenting or giving their honest opinion. I thought to myself, I see these types of prompts all the time, contemplate about commenting for a split second then decide, I don't have time to do this for every person so why would I make an exception? Which led me to my next thought, how many people don't interact with someone online or give their opinions on a matter that's being questioned, am I the only guilty one? That conscious thought led me to yet another big question, that I didn't even realize I seek the answer to everyday, why would a person PUBLICLY make a post that had the potential for no interaction? Was that specific person attention seeking, were they needing their ego stroked, did they need to remind everyone on their "friends" list how much they were loved, what was the reason behind this post that looked at me and said, you love me right?
I have owned horses all my life while residing in my beloved Kentucky home, but this beautiful creature, in the picture above was by far my absolute favorite. We found one another on a snowy February evening of 2009 in Knoxville, Tennessee and I can say without a doubt, that it was truly love at first sight. At the time I was in ninth grade and spent more time with my four legged friend than kids my own age, completely by choice of course. I don't know at what point Diesel went from being just a pet to a best friend, but it became a known fact that he was my world and the thought of parting with him was not even in the same orbit. We were the weekend warriors of trailing riding and exploring, not focusing on what was in front of us or behind us, blazing through life as it tried to drown us.
Five feet, sixty inches is the distance teenager Stella lives her life by, organizing her medications, decorating her hospital room time after time again, living by every single rule made for her. The daily routine was the only familiar thing in her life until she met Will, another Cystic Fibrosis patient a couple of rooms down, he made her question the rules and believe there is life still outside of the hospital walls. Five Feet Apart was written by Mikki Daughtry, Rachael Lippincott, and Tobias Iaconis, published in 2018, it quickly became a favorite for readers because of the emotion, plot, character development, and real life struggles for CF patients that were brought to light.
Take a deep breath so you don’t lose control, I coached myself as I finished the last of, enough dishes for a dinner party of eight or more. My hands were trembling, which in return made it difficult to hold the soap filled plates while scrubbing away food grease. My husband quickly paced from the living room, down the hall and back, out through the sunroom then repeat.