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spiritual birthday / Olive


Yesterday (the thirteenth) was my seventh (spiritual) birthday! I usually do a long post about the growth I have experienced over the past year, but after friday's hongo long post, I didn't feel like pouring out a ton of words yet. I'll probably post it later this week and just date it to the 13th. frenetik ordered me presents (off of my wish list, hee hee) and gave me lots of love. ♥ I have the BEST MAN EVER. Nobody could even try to compare!

I bought a CD on a whim at the used CD store -- everytime I do a music search for stuff I like, Olive pops up as a recommendation, so when I saw it for $6, I figured I should give them a try. I'm addicted!!! Ben's sick of hearing the CD already. They're completely unique, yet they remind me of Flunk and the Cranberries and a little bit of Kosheen! It's as if someone blended all the electronica/acid jazz I like and smoothed/simplified it. So wonderful.

And one of their songs made me think of hannah instantly, and even though I know she can't hear me, I keep singing it to her every time it comes around.

hannah my friend, this song is dedicated to you:
You're Not Alone
In a way, it's all a matter of time
I will not worry for you, you'll be just fine
Take my thoughts with you, and when you look behind,
you will surely see a face that you recognize

You're not alone, I'll wait till the end of time
Open your mind, Surely it's plain to see
You're not alone, I'll wait till the end of time for you
Open your mind, Surely there's time to be with me

It is the distance that makes life a little hard
Two minds that (are so) close, (yet) so many miles apart
I will not falter though, I'll hold on till you're home
Safely back where you belong, And see how our love has grown


For anyone else who is interested in electronica (Vee and Nea, I'm sure you'll both love (or at least like) this, if you aren't fans already), here are my other favorites (though I love the whole CD!):
Miracle
Outlaw
Blood Red Tears
Falling -- Aubrey, I think you'd love this one, it's dreamy and very autumnal.

sounds: Olive: "Falling"
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streaked_beauty ══╣╠══
How do you figure out your spiritual birthday?
ethereal
belenen ══╣ethereal╠══
that was the day that I decided to seek God with all of my heart, to really seek a friendship with him. I think it marked the beginning of a much deeper kind of relationship.
bluebl00d ══╣╠══
I love that band, I had their CD Extra Virgin for which these songs were featured. Awesome. I haven't listened to them in awhile tho ;)
musical
belenen ══╣musical╠══
I know, it's crazy how much I like them! They're not even my favorite style, but I just can't seem to stop listening to them!
dirtyandsmiling ══╣╠══
Well, happy soul bithday ;)

Oh, your icon makes me sad. :(
*sigh* Is Adrienne still on tour with her hubby?
I might have to go see him just so I can see her again. :P
musical
belenen ══╣musical╠══
thank you!

And yes, I think she is... along with their BABY, omg, who is like a year old now! She was born October 2004, I think. Damn, that's so weird. I can't even imagine Adrienne as a mom!
dirtyandsmiling ══╣╠══
belenen ══╣╠══
kevloid ══╣╠══
happy birthday!

*eats a cake in your honour*
garrulous
belenen ══╣garrulous╠══
*sadly watches you eat her cake without even sharing a crumb*
chococat
eternitywaiting ══╣chococat╠══
Happy (spiritual) birthday. :-)
effervescent
belenen ══╣effervescent╠══
thankie! ;-)
Happiness
twisteddaydream ══╣Happiness╠══
Happy (spiritual) birthday, sweetheart! May the coming year find you growing stronger and more sure in yourself!
effervescent
belenen ══╣effervescent╠══
thanks! ;-D
boobiequeen ══╣╠══
happy 7th...*hugs*
effervescent
belenen ══╣effervescent╠══
thanks sweetie! ;-)
lilerthkwake ══╣╠══
Happy birthday :-)
effervescent
belenen ══╣effervescent╠══
thanks! ;-)
lilerthkwake ══╣╠══
BTW, I just applied to join curvygirls. Approve me PLEEEEZE?
vivacious
belenen ══╣vivacious╠══
oooooooooooohh YAY!!!!!!!!! I know you're gonna love it. Welcome! and post away!
(Anonymous) ══╣╠══
amused
belenen ══╣amused╠══
Thanks! *hugs back*
baka_shampoo ══╣╠══
jazz, electronica, it's all good.

^_^ plus really soothing to the ear.
Though I love most music genres.
musical
belenen ══╣musical╠══
I'm pretty eclectic, generally, but I tend to have a 'current favorite' genre. Right now it's acid jazz/ electronica.
sidheblessed ══╣╠══
I was just wondering what you mean by "spiritual birthday"?
ethereal
belenen ══╣ethereal╠══
that was the day that I decided to seek God with all of my heart, to really seek a friendship with him. I think it marked the beginning of a much deeper kind of relationship. In a sense, it was the day that my spirit was born -- or re-born, you could say. ;-)
sidheblessed ══╣╠══
belenen ══╣╠══
summer
shioneh ══╣summer╠══
Happy Belated Spiritual Birthday Belenen!
How do spiritual birthdays work? *wonders what her own is*

I recently downloaded the song you've been singing for me and I love it. I like electronica a lot too :)! It means so much that you thought of me when you heard it, it's beautiful.. I'm listening to it for the 4th time in a row right now ♥ I think I'm going to download the other songs you recommened when I've finished catching up on commenting.

I'm looking forward to your growth post! I am also going to make one very soon because in a week it will be my one year anniversary from the start of my recovery, so I thought i'd celebrate it with a post about how i'd changed :) Keep enjoying those presents my cute little seven year old.
loving
belenen ══╣loving╠══
my spiritual birthday was the day that I decided to seek God with all of my heart, to really seek a friendship with him. I think it marked the beginning of a much deeper kind of relationship. In a sense, it was the day that my spirit was born -- or re-born, you could say. ;-)

I'm delighted that you loved the song! I hope it gives you strength and hope to hear. ;-)

I can't wait to read your growth post!!!

*giggles* Do you know how excited I will be when your letter gets here? Do you? I don't think the world will have ever seen such delight!!!
angelina oollah
invisibleglue ══╣angelina oollah╠══
Hun, just a quick note to say I still haven't received your address. I need it to send your Christmas pressie. i know you've sent it twice, but was it to kitteninthetree@hotmail.com ??
wild
belenen ══╣wild╠══
oh my freaking gosh. I think your email doesn't like me!!! I'll try again, just 'cause I love you that much (and I want mail from you, heh heh)!
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