*smooch* (ldy) wrote,
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How do you measure a year in the life?

I wore blue jeans to work today, with a white short-sleeved sweater and a red purse (and red underwear, if you really must know). It was completely unintentional and I was surprised by the realization.

I didn't watch TV today, but there's no surprise there. It also wasn't intentional; I can go weeks without that (and usually do).

I posted the lyrics to this song almost two years ago, on December 31, 2000. I found them appropriate again today.

Seasons of Love

Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes
Five hundred twenty-five thousand moments so dear
Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes
How do you measure - measure a year?

In daylights? - in sunsets?
In midnights? - in cups of coffee?
In inches? - in miles?
In laughter? - in strife?

In - five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes
how do you measure
a year in the life?

How about love?
How about love?
How about love?
Measure in love

Seasons of Love
Seasons of Love

Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes
Five hundred twenty-five thousand journeys to plan
Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes
How do you measure the life of a woman or a man?

In truths that she learned, or in times that she cried?
In bridges she burned, or the way that she died?

It's time now - to sing out
though the story never ends...
Let's celebrate...
Remember a year in the life of friends...

Remember the love
Remember the love
Remember the love
Measure in love

Measure - measure your life in love

Seasons of love....
Seasons of love

--Jonathan Larson, from Rent


It is my hope that, amid the mourning and remembrance, this day is remembered not as a day of fear and hate and warmongering under the guise of patriotism*, but as a day of love.

Peace be to you, and peace be to your house, and peace be to all that you have.

* And certainly not as a day of idiotic Patriot Day half-price sales.
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