Posts Tagged ‘Standing Outside The Fire’

Accepting ones inner child has its problems as most people are afraid of how people will react to such childish behavior from an adult.  However I don’t regard the ones that cast such opinions to be worthy of my upset, I see these types on a daily basis, most regard me a fool or a clown, yet it is I that pities them, for what is the point in living, if you cant feel alive?
   —    From a blog I follow at: http://tearmatt.com
The specific blog was: http://tearmatt.com/2012/12/06/the-beautifully-brief-moment/
[For me, this is reminiscent of the Garth Brooks song, “Standing Outside the Fire“.  Particularly the line that goes:
Life is not tried, it is merely survived
If you’re standing outside the fire
Click the song title above to read the full lyrics, then go check out the song on YouTube or your favorite music source.   —    KMAB]

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Back in 1998, I took a contract for work in Saudi Arabia for Hadeed – the Saudi national steel company.  The first weekend I was there, I bought a boombox and some CDs.  One of them was by Garth Brooks.  The first cut on the CD was “Standing Outside The Fire“.  Needless to say, it was love at first hearing and I played it over and over and over.  This is one of the songs my kids can sing in their sleep.  Despite all influences since, they are still Garth fans (and country music fans too).  They also listen to a lot of other types of music too, but when they hear this, I know they think of me (too).
We spent two years in Jubail, KSA and they were good times for us.  I will forever be grateful to the people of Saudi Arabia for hosting us and giving me a chance to work there, live with them and get to know them.

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