Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Various Poetry by Cavafy

I'm not making a statement with these poems, I just picked a few that I knew. I won't comment on them, but leave it open to your interpretation. I doubt anyone reads this blog because I do not post. :):)


The City

You said: "I'll go to another country, go to another shore,
find another city better than this one.
Whatever I try to do is fated to turn out wrong
and my heart -like something dead- lies buried.
How long can I let my mind moulder in this place?
Wherever I turn, wherever I look,
I see the black ruins of my life, here,
where I've spent so many years, wasted them, destroyed them totally."
You won't find a new country, won't find another shore.
This city will always pursue you.
You'll walk the same streets, grow old
in the same neighbourhoods, turn grey in these same houses.
You'll always end up in this city. Don't hope for things elsewhere:
there's no ship for you, there's no road.
Now that you've wasted your life here, in this small corner,
you've destroyed it everywhere in the world.

Constantine P. Cavafy

An Old Man

At the noisy end of the café, head bent
over the table, an old man sits alone,
a newspaper in front of him.
And in the miserable banality of old age
he thinks how little he enjoyed the years
when he had strentgh, and wit, and looks.

He knows he's very old now: sees it, feels it.
Yet it seems he was young just yesterday.
The time's gone by so quickly, gone by so quickly.

And he thinks how Discretion fooled him,
how he always believed, so stupidly
that cheat who said: "Tomorrow. You have plenty of time."

He remembers impulses bridled, the joy
he sacrificed. Every chance he lost
now mocks his brainless prudence.

But so much thinking, so much remembering
makes the old man dizzy. He falls asleep,
his head resting on the café table.

Constantine P. Cavafy


Tuesday, December 10, 2013


  Hello to you few who will see this:) I am writing this from my ipod so we shall see if it turns out ok. I haven't anything to tell you. I am done with blogging for now really. I just am not into it anymore. The beginning of Summer came but my inspiration fairy left for a long walk and hasn't returned.  I went to Canada this september. I do have pictures. I will try to post a couple today. Hopefully this works. Wow that was way to hard. Im only going to put a couple on plus some other random pics. No captions or anything yet. :)

Wednesday, November 6, 2013


                                              Hello. :) I don't miss blogging at all. :):):)


Saturday, June 1, 2013

Graduation slideshow.

Alright, so this is the slideshow my dad made for my graduation. Sorry if you didn't make it on there. He cut a lot of pictures;)  OHHH and the video at the end....I was a brat. I am sorry for my behavior. ;P

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

May Seventh

 Its been a while. So, hello.:) I have nothing interesting going on at all. No words to make you read. Amelia turned 8 on the 5th and that was exciting. I'm graduating on the 26th. I'll be 18 at the end of the week. Mother's day is coming up. I'm going to Canada in September. We don't have to move out of our house after all, thankfully. It has been a bit rainy here. I've had extreme writer's block...I'm not a writer, but I do feel a block. Maybe someday, I'll get back into regular blogging. is not that time. Too busy. I miss you all though. ;) I am sorry for my absence, to those who are wanting me to talk a little more. Talking isn't that enjoyable right now. At the end of May, I'm sure there will be more to say about graduating and the sort. Love to all, Madeleine (Creative, huh...great title, great post..hehe...;);)) OHHHH and it's my 50th post. hooray. I've had this blog for over a year now. Fifty posts seems to hold a lot of words. hm.

Monday, March 4, 2013

~Book Recommendation~

      Helloooooooo and happy March to all of y'all! I am so extremely happy that Spring is nearly here. I was just telling some friends that I have had Spring fever since December. I'm even wearing a summer skirt and a tank top right now. It is 45 degrees outside. BUT, the sun is smiling and so am I. :) Alright, so I have had some time on my hands lately. Not really a lot of time, but more than I have had all school year. At any rate, I have been reading a book(, really???;P). This book is Chosen By God by R.C Sproul. It is one of my favorite books ever. I have had a hard time getting into theological books in the past. Not that I don't love theology, because I definitely do. But, I have found that this book is really easy to get into and the subject matter happens to be one of my favorites: election and predestination. There are so many questions that come up about Arminianism vs. Calvinism. It is one of the most discussed issues among the Church. Most people seem to want to avoid the topic because they don't want their view of God to be challenged. That is totally wrong. I mean, if you love God and want to know His will and His words to YOU  (that are meant to be understood, by the way..why would God give us the Bible and not let us understand it?)then you have got to search out the hard things! I know I have been guilty of this same wrong, but I have always been glad when I have been has built me up every time. SO anywayyyyyyy...This book answers those questions and gives a whole new angle on Christ's sovereignty and plan of salvation. I highly recommend it.If any of you live near me, I would be more than pleased to lend you my copy. I am totally going to keep you guys accountable on reading this. I might bug you every month until you read it. Really, I am not kidding. :) Those of you who HAVE read it know exactly why I love this book so much. Please comment and get others interested in this book! If this topic is new to you and you DO end up reading the will change your life. That's dramatic, I know. For real, though, it probably will.  It sure changed my view of God and the whole Bible after reading it! Alright, I will quit rambling. I totally don't write in paragraphs, I know this. Deal. ;P Also I am not adding a picture which irks me, but I don't feel like going through the extra steps. Lazy day.