Wednesday, August 22, 2012

My tattoo...

I've had a couple of people contact me asking about my tattoo.  I got this tattoo in the beginning of my jouney in April of 2010. 

I LOVE music.  So getting a musical themed tattoo is not a surprise to anyone who knows me.  But the tattoo also contains the words "Defy Gravity".  Is it from the musical "Wicked" and the lyrics really spoke to my heart about what I was going through.  I had them permanently etched on my body so that any time I felt shaky I could look at them and sing the song to myself.

For those of you  ot familiar, this is a duet, but here are the essential lyrics that are important to me.

Something has changed within me
Something is not the same
I'm through with playing by the rules
Of someone else's game
Too late for second-guessing
Too late to go back to sleep
It's time to trust my instincts
Close my eyes: and leap!

It's time to try
Defying gravity
I think I'll try
Defying gravity
And you can't pull me down!

I'm through accepting limits
'Cuz someone says they're so
Some things I cannot change
But till I try, I'll never know!
Too long I've been afraid of
Losing love I guess I've lost
Well, if that's love
It comes at much too high a cost!
I'd sooner buy
Defying gravity
Kiss me goodbye
I'm defying gravity
And you can't pull me down:

So if you care to find me
Look to the western sky!
As someone told me lately:
"Everyone deserves the chance to fly!"
And if I'm flying solo
At least I'm flying free
To those who'd ground me
Take a message back from me
Tell them how I am
Defying gravity
I'm flying high
Defying gravity
And soon I'll match them in renown
And nobody in all of Oz
No Wizard that there is or was
Is ever gonna bring me down!

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