Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Book of friendship part 2

Today I want to show you two pages from Friendship. The first one has a lot of symbolism in it. It is a telephonecord that is because we live in different countries so we connect through the telephone. The cord gets wider and wider because of the growth in the amount of topics we discuss. All the dots are there as a reminder for the enormous amount of calls we made through the years.



The dots are french knots with a very thin thread.




The second page is a very special one. It is a reminder for June 13th 2008, a day we both will never forget because it was a day filled with little miracles. First miracle was that we got tickets for the golden circle which means we were really close to the stage, that was the first time for the both of us. Second miracle we spent a whole day with just the two of us in Amsterdam. Third miracle. When we got in Rockcafé to have something to drink Hotel California from the Eagles was playing. We just found a chair and were sitting down when they sang Have a nice day. We laughed out loud and intended to have a very nice day.



Music plays a very important role in both of our lives and therefore it is fantastic to go to a concert together. This concert was special because they sang Stick to your guns. This is an old song from the album New Yersey which was released in 1988. This song is just an albumsong, no big hit and therefore hardly ever played life. Some girls in the front row requested it by holding papersheets with the lyrics on it.



I really like the symbolism in this song therefore I included the lyrics for you to read.

So you want to be a cowboy
Well you know it's more that just a ride
Guess you got to know the real thing
If you want to know the other side
Ain't nobody riding shotgun
In this world tonight

And when you spit, you better mean it
You got to make 'em all believe it
If you're gonna be the one

Stick to your gun
Ain't nobody gonna hurt you, baby
You can go for the trigger
But only if you have to
Aim from the heart
Some will love and some will course you, baby
And you can go to war
But only if you have to
It's only if you have to

So you want to be the big time
Some people have to drag you down
There's no living in the backseat
If you're gonna drive through town
And when you pray for independence
Boy, you better stand your ground

You got to give it all you got now
Or you might get shot down
Fight hard until the battle is won

Stick to your gun
Ain't nobody gonna hurt you, baby
You can go for the trigger
But only if you have to
Aim from the heart
Some will love and some will course you, baby
And you can go to war
But only if you have to
But only if you have to

Solo

Well, you know that I been through it
I got the scars to prove it
Fight hard and the Battle is yours

Stick to your gun
Ain't nobody gonna hurt you, baby
You can go for the trigger
But only if you have to
Aim from the heart
Some will love and some will course you, baby
And you can go to war
But only if you have to
It's only if you have to

But stick to your guns

If you want to hear you can choose, the first one or the second one or both, LOL. The sound of the first one isn't really good but you can see how much fun they had while granting this request. The second one the sound is good and you can also hear the joy of the audience while singing for them.

Now back to the miracles because our miracle-day wasn't over yet. We went by train to Amsterdam and we knew that our last train from that station was at 00.30. When the concert ended and we looked at our watch it was 01.30. They probably had just as much fun as the audience. But now we had a problem, how do we get home. So we left the stadium and than I saw group of police-officers talking with each other. Normally I just would have passed them but not that day. I asked if they were heading in the direction we wanted to go. No, they weren't but if we hurried we could catch an extra train which just was ordered by Bonjovi. We couldn't stop laughing and joking because they not only wished us a Nice day, they also made sure we got home safely.

This is a short version of that day and while writing about it I couldn't stop smiling. I hope it has also put a smile in your heart.

Have a fantastic day!!!

Elizabeth

2 comments:

Eleanor said...

Yes, I AM smiling!

I am so very delighted to have found your blog today. You craft and words have an extraordinary calming effect.

I like the Aussie connection you made with Dinosaur Designs. Their headquarters are here in Sydney (where I live) and my daughter worked there one summer, polishing and beading. She bought me a ring which looks very similar to the white one in the right of that picture!! My daughter enjoyed working there very much.

Those little Kachina dolls you write about look very similar to Aboriginal "Miwi" dolls. Here is a link in case it's of interest to you:
http://www.kuracca.com/creative.php?cat=9
I think they are all magical.

Your insight into friendship (via your books) is so true and strong.

Pursuing Art... said...

What a delightful post and what a fond memory, Elizabeth! I love both of these pages for your book and what they represent! ;-)