Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world I feel like I can't take it, like my heart's going to cave in.
serenity_santa contains Part 5 of my fic present.
sdwolfpup's Firefly vidlet to Jeffrey Foucault's song "Battle Hymn (of the College Dropout Farmhand)" rips my heart out. [The song is on his Miles from the Lightning album, incidentally.] *watches it again*
Mine eyes have seen the gloryAnd halcyon_shift's Inara vid to Patty Griffin's "Mary" (found on alter-idem.com) is heartbreaking and beautiful (and full of spoilers for everything including the unaired eps so don't watch it until you've watched all the episodes).
of that ragged flag unfurled
and I wonder when the light of the last
honest man passed from this weary world and they say
home is where the heart is
my heart ain't in this town
Mary - you're covered in roses, you're covered in ashes, you're covered in rain...
In other news:
I still don't know what i'm doing for my btvs_santa fic.
My computer has been more cranky than usual as of late. I'm gonna need to buy myself a new computer regardless of whether i get in to grad school or not.
The one bad thing about going home so early is that it means missing the 3pm Sunday massage workshop.
E-mail from my father:
Grandma was cleaning out some old magazines and gave us the Spring, 2003 issue of Natural New England. There's a little article on the reopening of the Lyman Conservatory with this great pull quote, "The campus is just a short hop (walkable) from tourist-friendly downtown Northampton with an ample collection of eateries, boutiques, galleries, bookstores and other trappings of a sophisticated New England college-town."