I was in Panera when an important song from my teenage years began to pour from the speakers. It was “Ask” by The Smiths. I hadn’t thought about the song in years, but when I heard the opening notes, I remembered how some of the lyrics inspired me during high school.

Louder Than Bombs (Remastered) (2LP 180 Gram Vinyl)

The especially pertinent lyrics were these:

Shyness is nice, and
Shyness can stop you
From doing all the things in life
You’d like to

Coyness is nice, and
Coyness can stop you
From saying all the things in
Life you’d like to

The word for today is BOLD! Let’s not let shyness stop us from doing all the things we want to do and saying all the words we want to say.

Here’s the song’s wacky official music video for your viewing and listening pleasure:

About Blaize Sun

I live in my van, which makes me a rubber tramp. I like to see places I’ve never seen before, and I like to visit the places I love again and again.

I like to play with color. I make collages and hemp jewelry and cheerful winter hats. I take photographs and (sometimes, not in a long time) write poetry. All of those things make me an artist.

Although I like to spread joy and to make people laugh, my wit can be sharp. I try to stay positives in all situations, to find the goodness in all people. But I often feel compelled to point out bullshit when I smell it.

I like to have fun, to dance, to eat yummy food, to sit by a fire and share stories. I want to know what people hold dear and important, not just make surface small talk.

This blog is a way for me to share stories. This blog is made up of my stories, rants, and observations, as well as my photographs.

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