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When nothing less than a star Can break the dark before your eyes Make the choice to give your heart And send it up to light the skies
Tapi was born with silver hair.
People thought it was strange, but Miran loved it. It was as if a star had come down and touched his head with starlight, so that he shone all the time. She called him her "little star," and he followed her wherever she went, so that she was never in the dark.
Miran felt that she didn't need anything else as long as she had her little star and Tapi was certain he didn't need anything else because he would always have Miran. The two of them were stuck together with so much love that some of Tapi's brightness rubbed off on his sister and some of her stubbornness rubbed off on him, so that except for the silver hair, and the height difference, it was hard to tell the two apart.
And Miran wouldn't have it any other way.
Aside from each other, they also had their Gran. She had silver hair too, but from age…

College Essays #1 - Philosophy

How Philosophy Affects Wise Living Humans are born asking questions. From the moment we open our eyes we are discovering truths about the world around us. The more we learn, the more we question. “Why am I here? What does life mean? How can I know things?” By asking these questions and seeking for answers, the right answers, we are delving into the realm of philosophy. Philosophy is the search for how to apply right knowledge to life in order to better one’s state of being. The actual application of right knowledge is wisdom. Wisdom is the most necessary element within philosophy’s four branches: epistemology, metaphysics, ethics and teleology. In this paper I will explore why and how wisdom is so necessary to each of these branches and how being wise creates a better way of living. When approaching philosophy, it’s important to understand how we know things. Epistemology is the study of knowing; a subject that philosophers have been discussing and writing about for centuries. Three que…

Dead to You

You talk about me like I'm dead How is that fair? It's not
It seems I was in over my head 'Cause you weren't fair You weren't
And when I think about the things you said I hate you I do
'Cause all you wanted was me in bed With you But didn't want to
So you talk about like me I’m dead And I guess I’m dead to you It's not like it's the end of the world Been doing fine, without you But you just keep on talking me about me Like you really don't how to let go But since I am dead to you Even if you call, I'll never show
I started talking like you are dead Is it fair? I think it is
Since you talked about me like I was dead It wasn't fair Like I don't exist
When I think about the things you said To me After a drink
I think that you look good in bed Crying Without me
So you talk about me like I’m dead And I guess I'm dead to you It's not like it's the end of the world Been doing fine, without you And you keep on talking about me Like you really don't know how to l…

Excerpt from "When Nothing But A Star"

"Gran! Is this where you went?"
"Gran, how could you leave us?"
"Miran, don't you see? She was the lonely star that led the way."
Miran was confused, but as she looked at the star with her Gran's face, she started to understand. "This is like the rhyme, isn't it? You gave your heart to break up the darkness."
"Nothing less than a star…" Gran's voice twinkled in her ears.
Tapi's face was scrunched up as he concentrated on some serious thought. "So then, if we give our hearts, will we become stars and break up the dark?"
Gran seemed to nod, if a star could nod.
Miran watched Tapi stare at the star globes, so, so many emotions swirling through her. If they gave their hearts, then they would also become stars? "Isn't it lonely, being a star? Is it enough?"
Gran looked at her, ever so gently and once again her star voice lilted, "Is it enough to be a light in the darkness? Oh child, there is no lone…

Take Me As I Am

Take me as I am It's all I'll ever be I couldn't fight for anyone So why should you fight for me
But if you do, if you choose To stay here by my side All my fears, all my doubts I've been living with shut eyes So if you stayed, if you would Maybe I could learn to try If you want me, if you do Maybe I'll forget to lie
So take me as I am But not that I can't change I would never fault you It's I who is to blame
But if you stay, if you do If you want to be with me All my hopes, all my wants You'd fulfill my needs If you work, if I work To make this all work out It could be, like a dream Together, let's find out
If you take me as I am It's not all who I'll be I still don't know how to fight But I've got you to fight for me
So please choose, please do To stay here by my side All my fears, all my doubts They'll become the lies If you stay, if you would I promise I will try If you want me, if you do I'll open up my eyes

So Deep

Take me down, down, down To where you are I don't mind the dirt Or seeing your scars Take me down, down, down So deep I don't mind a little swimming If it helps you sleep
And I'll stay your side I'll chase away all the bad dreams I'll be here every night For as long you need
I'll hold on to you Even if you me let go I'll keep your place at the table I'll wear your coat I'll hold on to you Even as you fall I'll chase away the nightmares I'll be your walls
And I'll rock you to sleep Until you're so deep, deep under You can't hear a thing And your mind, it can't wander You can't hear me sing 'Cause you're deep So, so deep
Take me down, down, down To where you're hiding I'll tackle all the giants So that you can keep shining Take me down, down, down So deep I don't mind a little digging If I can see you finally sleeping
I'll hold on to you Even if you let me go I'll keep your place at the table I'll wear your coat I'll hold on t…