Monday, January 14, 2008

Unwritten

I think I am not only speaking for myself when I say that the past is made up of jigsaw pieces of unexpected moments that finally fit together on hindsight. Looking forward to a new year means bracing ourselves for more of those unexpected moments to happen. Even though we have certain things penciled into our calendars, who’s to know how those supposedly planned events play out?

I find the song “Unwritten” by Natasha Bedingfield reflecting much of the mood I am in as I face the new year. Each day is a blank page and its up to us what to write on it—yet, in a divinely strange way, each day is also a page filled with God’s invisible ink, authoring the events of our lives—but its up to us whether to trace His handwritten words on each page or not. I wonder what blog posts I will be writing about? I wonder how things will look like when I look back to 2008?




I am unwritten, can't read my mind, I'm undefined

I'm just beginning, the pen's in my hand, ending unplanned

 
Staring at the blank page before you 
Open up the dirty window 
Let the sun illuminate the words that you can not find 
Reaching for something in the distance 
So close you can almost taste it 
Release your inhibitions 
 
Feel the rain on your skin 
No one else can feel it for you 
Only you can let it in 
No one else, no one else 
Can speak the words on your lips 
Drench yourself in words unspoken 
Live your life with arms wide open 
Today is where your book begins 
The rest is still unwritten 
 
I break tradition, sometimes my tries, are outside the lines 
We've been conditioned to not make mistakes, but I can't live that way 
 
Staring at the blank page before you 
Open up the dirty window 
Let the sun illuminate the words that you can not find 
Reaching for something in the distance 
So close you can almost taste it 
Release your inhibitions 
 
Feel the rain on your skin 
No one else can feel it for you 
Only you can let it in 
No one else, no one else 
Can speak the words on your lips 
Drench yourself in words unspoken 
Live your life with arms wide open 
Today is where your book begins 
The rest is still unwritten 

Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window 
Let the sun illuminate the words that you can not find 
Reaching for something in the distance 
So close you can almost taste it 
Release your inhibitions 
 
Feel the rain on your skin 
No one else can feel it for you 
Only you can let it in 
No one else, no one else 
Can speak the words on your lips 
Drench yourself in words unspoken 
Live your life with arms wide open 
Today is where your book begins 
 
Feel the rain on your skin 
No one else can feel it for you 
Only you can let it in 
No one else, no one else 
Can speak the words on your lips 
Drench yourself in words unspoken 
Live your life with arms wide open 
Today is where your book begins 
The rest is still unwritten 
The rest is still unwritten 
The rest is still unwritten

15 comments:

carlotta1924 said...

i love this song~! hopefully all of us will have something nice to look back to '08. =)

Ferdz said...

Love that song! Very inspirational and I consider one of Natasha's Classics

Wil said...

They play this song over and over at this one radio station over here. I always switch the station b/c i just didn't like the song.... it sounds a bit too "commercial" for my taste. But the lyrics are actually not that bad since you've put the song in context. :D

hoop said...

Guess that's why its great to have a strong Faith to give you confidence during the unexpected moments ... :D

Rudy said...

It shouldn't take a psychic to know what I'm gonna be blogging about in the year of the rat. Rants... and more rants. Mwehehe :-D

-snglguy-

Annamanila said...

This post provokes much thinking. Oo nga .. we are tabula rasas each day. Who knows what gets written at the end of it ... no matter how meticulously we plan? This is a great insightful piece, Gypsy.

vernaloo said...

lol @ Sngl....haynaku hehe

Anyway hello Mare!!! whew! nawindang ako sa mga events last bakasyon. I didn't know where to start tapos tinamad pa (great inumpisahan ang blogging year ng katamaran hehe). Onga noh? Ano kaya ang mga blog materials natin this year. I know last year was full of drama and I really don't want that to happen to me again this year. Anyway things are pretty positive naman so hopefully.

Anyway I also like that song =)

Beng said...

Hi Gypsy, I like this song too. How are you? Miss you already. I hope to call again soon. I still owe you a letter.

Anonymous said...

Gypsy,

The exciting part of the journey is choosing what and how to write on the blank page -- scrawls, doodles, stipples, drawings? Happy writing in 2008!

ate grace

SexyMom said...

true--unwritten page but amazing how at the end of the day everything has fallen in their write places, the page is full.

philippine dragonfly said...

it may be better if you say, today is still unblogged :P

btw, please update your links to point to my new domain: Backpacking Philippines. thanks

freeze said...

I love what you wrote... "the past is made up of jigsaw pieces of unexpected moments that finally fit together on hindsight"

Gypsy said...

Carlotta,
Yeah..I'm sure! Lots more travelling for you, I assume?? :)

Ferdz,
Yes it is quite inspirational and gets you in an excited mood on whats going to happen!

Wil,
Well, if over and over again...kakasawa nga, no matter how meaningful the song..hehe.

Hoop,
My faith's not all that strong but it has helped get me through rough patches..which I am sure I'll go through (some lang sana) this year--part of life, anyway...

Rudy,
Wahaa?? No new year's resolution--like raves (in a positive sense) instead of rants???

Anna,
Thanks! Hopefully part of what I will blog about this year is EB'ing with you! Naks!

Verns,
Mare--looking forward to reading about the Makulay na Daigdig ni Vernaloo..Hehehe...

Beng,
Yes, my dear--YOU OWE ME AN EMAIL!! Hehe..but it was great that I caught you on YM. ;)

Ate Grace!
More children's stories, I hope..like you!!

SexyMom
Yeah, full pages means full lives--that is always a good sign. :)

Tutubi,
Oo nga no--unblogged. Hehe. Okey, will update! Lipat bahay ka pala...

Freeze,
Thanks, minsan maganda pakinggan ang corny na bigkasin..hehe..

Abaniko said...

Most days, there's always an initial scribble on my daily life's page. I wake up to the shouts of our neighbor kasi. For me, it's like "complete the story" na lang. :)

sillyserious said...

ok, they've said it, but i'd like to add to the chorus of agreement: me love this song too! :) there's an acoustic version by a youtube artist, esmie denters. natasha sings back-up to her there. cute ;)