This is just a little treat for all my loyal followers. While I was riding the train into the city today, “Belle of the Boulevard,” by the lovely Dashboard Confessional started playing on my iPod. I had not heard the song in over a year now, but it evoked such strong feelings of love and passion in my heart as soon as Chris Carrabba began singing the lyrics.
This song always gave me such hope in even my darkest times while a student in high school. It’s about finding courage, strength and resiliency in the midst of great heartache. It’s about learning to accept who you are, to love who you are and to be proud of who you are. It’s okay to fall apart every once in a while. It’s okay to find yourself feeling lost and insecure from time to time. But more than that–it’s okay to believe that there’s someone out there who believes in you even if you don’t always.
Show someone you care today. Don’t be afraid to open up.
“Don’t turn away. Dry your eyes, dry your eyes. Don’t be afraid. Or keep it all inside, all inside. When you fall apart, dry your eyes, dry your eyes. Life is always hard for the Belle of the Boulevard.”