The Journey through The Odyssey
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The Journey through The Odyssey
The Journey: Seperation, Change, the Return
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Nickelback - Photograph (With Lyrics)

This song makes me think of a journey and this guy whose singing seems like he is going through a journey and change. Here are the lyrics:

Look at this photograph
Everytime I do it makes me laugh
How did our eyes get so red
And what the hell is on Joey's head

And this is where I grew up
I think the present owner fixed it up
I never knew we'd ever went without
The second floor is hard for sneaking out

And this is where I went to school
Most of the time had better things to do
Criminal record says I broke in twice
I must have done it half a dozen times

I wonder if it's too late
Should i go back and try to graduate
Life's better now than it was back then
If I was them I wouldn't let me in

Oh, oh, oh
Oh, god, I

Every memory of looking out the back door
I had the photo album spread out on my bedroom floor
It's hard to say it, time to say it
Goodbye, goodbye.
Every memory of walking out the front door
I found the photo of the friend that I was looking for
It's hard to say it, time to say it
Goodbye, goodbye.

Remember the old arcade
Blew every dollar that we ever made
The cops hated us hangin' out
They say somebody went and burned it down

We used to listen to the radio
And sing along with every song we know
We said someday we'd find out how it feels
To sing to more than just the steering wheel

Kim's the first girl I kissed
I was so nervous that I nearly missed
She's had a couple of kids since then
I haven't seen her since god knows when

Oh, oh, oh
Oh, god, I

Every memory of looking out the back door
I had the photo album spread out on my bedroom floor
It's hard to say it, time to say it
Goodbye, goodbye.
Every memory of walking out the front door
I found the photo of the friend that I was looking for
It's hard to say it, time to say it
Goodbye, goodbye.

I miss that town
I miss the faces
You can't erase
You can't replace it
I miss it now
I can't believe it
So hard to stay
Too hard to leave it

If I could I relive those days
I know the one thing that would never change

Every memory of looking out the back door
I had the photo album spread out on my bedroom floor
It's hard to say it, time to say it
Goodbye, goodbye.
Every memory of walking out the front door
I found the photo of the friend that I was looking for
It's hard to say it, time to say it
Goodbye, goodbye.

Look at this photograph
Everytime I do it makes me laugh
Everytime I do it makes me...

 

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Earth's Beauty

Earth's Beauty | The Journey through The Odyssey | Scoop.it

Bob here has been traveling for years and he has stopped to admire this beautiful landscape. I used this picture because it looks like this guy (Bob) has been traveling for a while and stopped to admire Earth's beauty. He feels complete and whole when he looks at this scene.

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Overview of the Journey Through Breast Cancer

Overview of the Journey Through Breast Cancer | The Journey through The Odyssey | Scoop.it

This relates to our class topic because its an emotional journey and the woman tells us about her journey.

One day your life is normal (whatever your 'normal' may be). The next thing you know, you're diagnosed with Breast Cancer and suddenly you feel as if your 'normal life' has just exploded. No matter how much you thought you knew about Breast Cancer, when you hear the words "You have Cancer", you realize that you don’t know nearly enough.Your mind races with "What If's". On the movie screen in your mind a movie plays, starring you and all the things that might happen -- surgery, chemotherapy, hair loss, death --- all the harrowing experiences movies and TV shows have depicted in heart-breaking detail. And the more frequently that 'movie in your head' repeats itself, the more difficult it becomes to think clearly.

Unfortunately, when you've just heard the words "You have Cancer" the ability to 'think clearly' becomes a bit difficult (to say the least), and equally unfortunately, after hearing those words, thinking clearly becomes a matter of life and death.

For a Step-By-Step Guide to EXACTLY what to do after being diagnosed with Breast Cancer, please read the article entitled "FIRST THINGS FIRST". But for the purposes of a 'brief overview' of what to do, please continue reading THIS article.

After being told that you have cancer, the very first thing to do is to get a Second Opinion! Do not put yourself through surgery, or Chemotherapy, or Radiation on the ‘say so’ of some overworked doctor who may have delegated your test results to some under-experienced medical technician who can’t tell a Tumor from a Tonsil. Even the most experienced doctors and Radiologists can make a mistake, so by all means Get A Second Opinion!

If Surgery is recommended, find a surgeon who has lots of hands-on experience with cancer-related Breast Surgery. If Mastectomy is recommended, meet with a Plastic Surgeon BEFORE you undergo the procedure. (and not just ANY Plastic Surgeon, but a Plastic Surgeon who specializes in Mastectomy-related Breast Reconstruction! To read more about the necessity of meeting with a Plastic Surgeon before undergoing a Mastectomy, please read the article "FIRST THINGS FIRST".) To read more about how to choose a doctor, click on "Choosing The Right Doctor For You".

Whatever decisions you make, make them consciously. Make them based on sound medical advice and up-to-date information. Do not allow fear to dictate your decisions. Know that not everything you find on the Internet is reliable or current. Use the information on BreastCancerWarrior.net and the Resources and Links provided on this Site to help guide you through the parallel Universe of Breast Cancer. We take no money or compensation of any kind in exchange for our recommendations. If BreastCancerWarrior.net endorses or recommends a treatment, product, or Resource, we have done so only because the BC Warriors here at BreastCancerWarrior.net have used them and found them beneficial.

Know that whatever thoughts or emotions you experience during your Journey, you are not the only Breast Cancer Warrior who has thought or felt them. Anger. Fear. Frustration. Confusion. Self-Pity. Doubt. Dread. Loneliness. They are natural. They are ‘normal’. They come with the territory! (To read much more about the emotional component of the journey through Breast Cancer, click on 'COPING STRATEGIES' and then read the article entitled "Maintaining Your Sanity")

While the vast majority of Breast Cancer Warriors are women, men can and do find themselves facing Breast Cancer. The statistics say that 1 in 100 men develop the disease but, of course, if you happen to be that one, your personal statistics rise from 1% to 100%. To help you learn about your treatment options, WebMd has devoted a section of their Breast Cancer site to you. For information about Breast Cancer in men, click on this link: www.webmd.com/breast-cancer/guide/breast-cancer-men

A diagnosis of Breast Cancer gives you immediate life-time membership in 'The Club Nobody Wants To Join'. But, having joined, there are many choices you now must make. Surgery, Chemotherapy, Radiation, Alternative Treatment, Clinical Trials....each is a choice.

Because today there is no proven cure, there is no one certain, infallible path. Therefore, we here at BreastCancerWarrior.net urge you to become familiar with all the available options. Seek the advice of qualified professionals. Weigh your options using your head and your heart. Ponder the potential risks and benefits.

Don't allow anyone (doctor, friend, partner, or family member) to bully you into doing what THEY think you should do, or what they would do if they were in your situation. They're not in 'your' situation -- you are, and you must do what you truly believe will be best for you. Think carefully, then choose the path and treatments you most believe in.

The healing power of belief is a documented scientific fact. There are countless stories of people who have survived cancer after taking placebos, herbs or drugs that they truly believed would cure them, despite the fact that these remedies had not been scientifically proven to be effective. It was not the placebo that saved them -- it was their belief in them.

And so we say to you, Breast Cancer Warrior -- examine your options, then choose what you most believe in, and believe with all your heart that Miracles DO happen....because they do!

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The Journey - Poem by Rabindranath Tagore

This poem explains itself. It is about a journey.

 

 The morning sea of silence broke into ripples of bird songs;
and the flowers were all merry by the roadside;
and the wealth of gold was scattered through the rift of the clouds
while we busily went on our way and paid no heed.

We sang no glad songs nor played;
we went not to the village for barter;
we spoke not a word nor smiled;
we lingered not on the way.
We quickened our pace more and more as the time sped by.

The sun rose to the mid sky and doves cooed in the shade.
Withered leaves danced and whirled in the hot air of noon.
The shepherd boy drowsed and dreamed in the shadow of the banyan tree,
and I laid myself down by the water
and stretched my tired limbs on the grass.

My companions laughed at me in scorn;
they held their heads high and hurried on;
they never looked back nor rested;
they vanished in the distant blue haze.

They crossed many meadows and hills,
and passed through strange, far-away countries.
All honor to you, heroic host of the interminable path!
Mockery and reproach pricked me to rise,
but found no response in me.

I gave myself up for lost
in the depth of a glad humiliation
---in the shadow of a dim delight.

The repose of the sun-embroidered green gloom
slowly spread over my heart.
I forgot for what I had traveled,
and I surrendered my mind without struggle
to the maze of shadows and songs.

At last, when I woke from my slumber and opened my eyes,
I saw thee standing by me, flooding my sleep with thy smile.
How I had feared that the path was long and wearisome,
and the struggle to reach thee was hard!

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