Wednesday, January 4, 2012


It's a new year. (Whoopee!)

So I'm going to keep track of the books I've read this year.

First book of 2012?

Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick

I'll try to update this as often as I can :-)

The Rainbow Connection

I wish I were more of an optimist. I wish I could get excited for things in the near distant future. Like my last post for instance - how exciting to be able to see Five Iron Frenzy during the first show of their reunion. Life doesn't really throw you any better experiences than that.

Or does it.

I don't get to go see Five Iron play. Due to unforeseen circumstances and scheduling conflicts of the members of the band they were not able to have their first show in June. They moved it earlier in the year to April. Which works great. For them. For others. But not for me.

I was so hopeful. So optimistic. So...expectant.

I won't give up though. It's not a resolution, but it's a change of view. Because this year. This year is going to be different from all the rest. To begin with, in 101 days I'm getting married to a girl who is more than I could ever deserve. If there ever was a doubt that God existed, any hesitance would immediately vanish due to her presence. How could one be blessed so much, loved so immensely - to be given a gift such as her.

We told each other that no matter what, no matter the circumstances, the barriers, the conflicts; we would get married to each other on April 14th. So far I've been offered (essentially) a job in which training conflicted with the date, and Five Iron decided to have a show less than a week from our honeymoon. I'm kinda excited to see what else tries to make us re-think our decision. Because nothing can or will. "Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate." (Mk. 10:9). Even before we're joined together darn-it!

Hope does still fly. Still. May it forever fly. May it soar above forests and mountains and plains (planes even!). May hope spring eternal. May the bravest thing, for anyone of us, be to hope.

Currently Listening To: Rainbow Connection by: The Muppets Original Soundtrack