Tuesday, October 28, 2008

This One Time In Rexburg and Provo

So I went to Rexburg for a day with my parents and Jessy. I went to three classes with Camille, English, Humanities, and American Foundations. I met some of her friends and had so much fun...

The next day my parents, Jessy, and myself all went down to Provo. Jessy went to our cousin Scotty's lacross game while my parents and I went to the BYU vs UNLV. The Cougs won even though they struggled for a while. Then I went over to Michelle's and we went on a double date, very fun. The trip was all a good experience and I can't wait to finally go to college.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Scriptures for the Soul

These are somethings I read last night that I loved...

Mormon 2:23 "...that they would stand boldy before the Lamanites and fight for their wives, and their children, and their houses, and their homes."

Alma 56:47 "Now they never had fought, yet they did not fear death; and they did think more upon the liberty of their fathers than they did upon their lives; yea, they had been taught by their mothers, that they did not doubt, God would deliver them."

"Live in such a way that people who know you, but don't know Christ will want to know Christ because they know you." H. David Burton, May 1994 ensign

Mosiah 24:12 "And Alma and his people did not raise their voices to the Lord their God, but did pour out their hearts to him; and he did know the thoughts of their hearts."

Jacob 7:25 "...trusting in the God and rock of their salvation; wherefore, they became as yet, conquerors of their enemies."

Ether 6:9 "And they did sing praises unto the Lord; yea, the brother of Jared did sing praises unto the Lord, and he did thank and praise the Lord all the day long: and when the night came, they did not cease to praise the Lord."

Sunday, October 19, 2008

When Poetry Takes Your Heart And Soul

This is my favorite poem... I think it's beautifully written:

Incident in a Rose Garden

By:Donald Justice


Sir, I encountered Death

Just now among our roses

Thin as a scythe he stood there.

I knew him by his pictures

He had on his black coat

Black gloves, and broad black hat.

I think he would have spoken,

Seeing his mouth stood open.

Big it was, with white teeth.

As soon as he beckoned,

I ran.I ran until I found you.

Sir, I'm quitting my job.

I want to see my sons

Once more before I die.

I want to see California.


Sir, you must be that stranger

Who threatened my gardener.

This is my property, sir.

I welcome only friends here.


Sir, I knew your father.

And we were friends at the end.

As for your gardener,

I did not threaten him.

Old men mistake my gestures.

I only meant to ask him

To show me to his master.

I take it you are he?

These are some poems I've written that I am some what proud of, you don't have to like them and I know that they don't even compare to Incident in the Rose Garden...

Love's Eyes

“Love Looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, and therefore is winged cupid painted blind…” for we do not choose whether we shall fall or not, no matter what we may tell ourselves, but it is within ourselves, in our innermost corners of our heart, we may search for a life time, or be hidden blind, but love will always touch us in a way we might not recognize, but to believe in it even if blind is when it will be visible to our inner eyes, for now I see you not as the world may look, but only as I have seen, for truly you’re more beautiful as I look on the inside then out, for your strength and wisdom I give up these worldly eyes, for your laughter and love I’d give up mine own life, for to love you over and over I wish never to end, to spend all mine days and much longer with you by my side, so stay a little longer, let mine heart memorize the beat of thine own, to stay in your arms forever, my prince, my love, my life…

His Hands

Stretching forth His pure white hands,
Reaching towards His gentle lamb.
His hands had stories to tell,
Rough from His knowledge of carpenter skills.
Performing marvels, defying all odds,
They helped and comforted, with love as their cause.
He taught and showed others to watch His hands,
To follow His example of living the plan.
His hands were steady as He molded our hearts,
Teaching us truths and how to do our part.
They pierced His hands and watched Him die,
He’d come again with His all-knowing eyes.
He returned for them and showed the way,
We’ll find it simple if only we obey.
His hands reach for me and He calls my name.
I’ll return to Him, His glory to proclaim.

Love's Crisp Fellings

Oh my love a thousand tears I shed for you, never fully allowing myself to realize my deep
love under this burning hate.
I laughed as a child when you left, wishing to never see you again, yet I die each day over
that you aren’t here.
My Clark, my dearest enemy, my dearest love, come back to me for my hate will surely
fade to nothingness and my love will glow brighter than the sun.
Yet my hatred burns like the sun and can’t be hidden away, the stabbing pain tearing me
apart with you gone.
Can hate be born with love dearest Clark? I swear to it that I, Cathleen, will always love
you my dear, even if it must come with hate, for a million years my feelings will burn true.
Clark as Heathcliff - “…he'll love and hate equally under cover, and esteem it a species of
impertinence to be loved or hated again.”

Snow White and The Queen

Cold, cruel, calm and crisp,
Winter’s colorless stagnant hold,
The tight grasp of the evil Queen.

Bursting, blossoms, buds and butterflies,
Spring comes again to renew life,
A new beginning for Snow White.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Air Flight Fright

Were you ever afraid of flying, listen to this... It's Bob Newhart's stand up comedy on flying... so funny...

For those of you who don't know Bob did the voice of Bernard in Disney's "The Rescuers"
--- Gabrielle Jean Murphy

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Classic Life Style

I've always felt like I should have grown up in the 30s and 40s... it's when they had the best movies, music, and style in my opinion...

These are some of my favorite actors and actresses back then:

Cary Grant- The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer, North By North West, Notorious, To Catch a Thief, Walk Don't Run, That Touch of Mink, Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House, Philadephia Story, Holiday, Charade, and so many others...

Grace Kelly- High Society, Rear Window, To Catch a Thief

Bing Crosby-White Christmas, High Society, Anything Goes

Gene Kelly- An American in Paris, Cover Girl, On The Town, Brigadoon

Katherine Hepburn- Philadephia Story, Little Women, Holiday, African Queen, Woman of the Year, Pat and Mike, Stage Door

Audrey Hepburn- Roman Holiday, Charade, Sabrina, Funny Face

Lucille Ball- Your's Mine and Ours, Stage Door, The Long Long Trailer, Room Service

James Stewart- Candle, Book and Bell , Rear Window, You Can't Take It With You, Vivacious, Philadephia Story, The Shop Around the Corner, Vertigo

Humphrey Bogart- Sabrina, Casablanca, African Queen

Henry Fonda- Your's Mine and Ours, The Mad Miss Manton, The Lady Eve, How the West Was Won

Greer Garson- Pride and Prejudice, Random Harvest, Goodbye Mr. Chips, Mrs. Parkington, Julia Misbehaves, Little Women

Barbra Stanwyck- Christmas in Connecticut, The Lady Eve, The Mad Miss Manton

Myrna Loy- Cheaper By The Dozen, Bells on Thier Toes, Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House, The Thin Man -series, The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer

Ingrid Bergman- Casablanca, Notorious, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Fred Astair- Daddy Long Legs, Royal Wedding, Funny Face, Shall We Dance, Easter Parade

Leslie Caron- Gigi, Daddy Long Legs, An American in Paris, Father Goose

Eleanor Parker- The Sound of Music, Scaramouche The Woman in White

Jane Powell- Royal Wedding, Small Town Girl, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Janet Leigh- Little Women, Holiday Affair, Scaramouche, Bye Bye Birdie

Jeanne Crain- Cheaper By The Dozen, Bells on Thier Toes, State Afair, A Letter to Three Wives, People Will Talk


These are some of my favorite music artists back then:

Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Cab Callaway, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Judy Garland, Dooley Wilson, Fred Astair, Gene Kelly, Glenn Miller, Debbie Reynolds, Dorris Day, Ann Miller, Benny Goodman, Connie Frances, Rosemarry Clooney, Wayne Newton, Ray Charles, Peggy Lee, Bobby Darin, Sammy Davis Jr, Duke Ellington...

Thursday, October 9, 2008

The Silly Things We Do

Holly and I had a sleepover in February... it was one of those ones where you're up until about 3:30 in the morning. Well during this sleepover we made a list of guys we called claims on.

My Claims


James Franco in Fly Boys


Peter Parker

Irish friend in Ps I Love You


Mr. Bingley

Patrick Dempsey in Enchante

Jude Law in The Holiday

and Jasper Cullen in the Twilight book series

Holly's Claims


Other guy in Fly Boys


Harry Osborn

Jerry Kenedy

Prince Adam

Mr. Darcy


Jack Black in The Holiday

Emmet Cullen in the Twilight book series

I Saw the Duchess today with my mom and one of her friends... it was pretty good... I felt sorry for her and the life she had to live in some ways... I thought Keira Knightley did a good job though....

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

The True Beauty of My Neverland

How good it feels to be back, the beauty of shedding all my sorrow, and being able to kiss my stag again, he always seems to know when I'm coming, he shows up just as I step into my world, my neverland, he's so serene and calm, how can I but feel joy when I'm with him, he's my true comfort and peace, his eyes see through all the scars and masks, he sees my soul and still loves me just the same, today he promises to take me to a new part that I've never been to before, now don't be silly animals can't talk, but this is the same still in realland, we talk to our pets and feel like they understand us, well it's just the same here, but I know he does, it's in his eyes, they only show truth and love, so I believe all that he says, we walked through my forest of beautiful trees with their purple, green, and blue leaves, then we went to the beach just behind the forest and it was there that I first saw it, a small cave hidden by boulders, he passed in front of me, he approached the cave as I stood watching, then he turned to face me, as if calling me to join him, I walked slowly and felt the sand between my toes, I reached my stag and placed my hand upon his back, he lead me through the cave, we walked for a long time, but a soft melody was calling my name as I walked, I closed my eyes and allowed the music and my stag to be my eyes and guide me as I walked, we walked for a while and then I noticed I began to feel a little cold in the cave, I pulled my body closer in towards my stag, but still allowed him to be my eyes as we walked on, finally we stopped and it was quiet cold, I opened my eyes and saw the most beautiful scene in the world, he had taken me into a cave that had ice and beautiful diamonds and gems in it and they reflected the most beautiful rainbows, my breath froze in the air as I watched the rainbows dance, it truly was a wonderful place, the real beauty of my neverland, I wiped a tear from my cheek and hugged my stag as I thanked him, we stayed a while longer so I could take it all in and try to never forget it, we left and my stag lead me back to the wooden gate door, I whispered goodbye as I stepped back here…

--gabrielle jean murphy September 16, 2008


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