New Blog!

Until Tomorrow, Then...

Until Tomorrow, Then…

Hello, all!

Goodness me, I haven’t posted in forever. But I wanted to give a heads-up to any who are interested: I now have a new blog. It is here on WordPress and is called Until Tomorrow, Then.

My Doorway To Amaranthia blog will still remain on WordPress, but I won’t be updating it with new posts. Thanks for your encouragement, input, and friendship while I had this blog!

-Bethany

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Frankly, My Dear…

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Tired of waiting, tired of trying

This heart of mine, so close to dying

Tired of revealing then hiding myself

To appear as something more perfect than this

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It looks like I can’t be all that you want

It seems I can’t be quite what you need

I see you want someone you have to pursue

I guess true love is just not your thing

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Copyright © Bethany Richardson {October 20th, 2012}

An ‘Opheliac’ Halloween

Hello all!

I do hope you have all had a safe and fun Halloween night:) And gotten way too much sugar in your systems! I know I have.

Well, just wanted to do a quick post of my costume for tonight, so here it is:

It was a last-minute thing I threw together, inspired by Emilie Autumn. I was surprised that it actually turned out pretty well!

Hair: pinned back into lopsided buns, curls in front, random ribbons (can’t really see them) and tulle bows

Top: plain black tank, safety-pinned pink and white striped heart, safety pins crossing the heart (for Emilie’s signature cross-bow heart)

Skirt: ragged black/silver pinstripe tiered skirt, short hoop skirt (from my little sister’s flower girl dress), pinned up in front with pink lace bows

P.S – Sorry I haven’t been posting much of my poetry. I really haven’t had time to write much other than English essays and I doubt you want to read those. :p As soon as I have some substantial writings, you’ll be the first to see them. Good night and goodbye for now!

Just So You Know

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Just so you know, I don’t know how you feel

I wish that I did, I guess that’s why I write

I don’t know if you remember how I thought you felt once

Don’t know if you could ever again feel that way twice

 

I don’t know, love, if time since has just stretched us too thin

I don’t really know if time could repair us again

I don’t know if you do, but I hope that you might

Still care, even though it’s as likely as not

 

This is just so you know, if you didn’t before

I know now what I feel, I just want your thoughts

Oh, and just so you know, you’re the one I that I meant

When you asked to know just who held my heart

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Copyright © Bethany Richardson 2012

Photo Challenge Cram: Days 6 and 7

Oh my word. I knew this would happen. Life has a way of interrupting important things like photo challenges with little things such as, oh… school, work, and other miscellaneous craziness-es. So that is why it has been… (oh, I cringe to say it) two and a half weeks since my last photo post. To make up for it, I’ll be posting two photos a day…. as long as I don’t forget. lol

 

Day 6: Childhood Memory

The childhood memory that I chose was that of the dogs I had when I was little, Buddy (Cocker Spaniel) and Bailey (Rat Terrier). That’s me right there, I guess I’m about two years old. 🙂

Day 7: Something New

Ah, book binges. I love them. And just spent a whole day’s wages on one, as you can see. I’ve already delved into the Poe volume, which I am in love with. (I’ve read his works multiple times, but always from the library. Finally broke down and bought this. :))

Tag, I’m It!

Good morning!

Yay, tag-question time! Haha, I actually really like doing these… :3

I was tagged by On Windy Days and am thus compelled to answer these interesting questions that have been put to me. : ) So here we go…

The Rules

1. I must post the rules.
2. I must answer the questions the tagger listed for me.
3. I must create (or reuse) 11 questions for those I tag.
4. I must tag 11 people.
5. I must let them know they’ve been tagged.

Well, I don’t know about tagging 11 people, so I’ll just tag the first few that come to my mind: (Oh, and you can use the questions that I answered. I thought these were really interesting and fun.)

My Tag-ees

Born Vintage

bipolarmuse

Obscured Dreamer

thirdplan8fromthesun

Bluesander

1. What is your favorite quote, who is it from, and why?

Oohh, this is hard. Reason for that being that I am a quote junkie. (Confession: I actually signed up a few months ago to have quotable quotes sent to my email every. single. day. Yeah…)

But anyway, I guess I can post my current (and actually long-standing) favorite.

“Do I contradict myself? Very well, then. I contradict myself. I am large, I contain multitudes.” -Walt Whitman

I think this is my favorite quote because I can completely relate to it. You simply cannot pin one stereotype or label on a person. You can’t fit them into just one box. And if one of their qualities contradicts another, so be it! It’s called individuality! I think of myself as the intersections of many concentric circles. I am not the circles themselves, nor am I a member of one exclusive circle. “I contain multitudes.”

2. Which song can bring you to tears or reminds you of your childhood?

Depends on what mood I’m in. :p I mean, there are so many different kinds of “brings me to tears” songs! Happy, angry, sad, nostalgic, awed… Hm…

Well, since I can never pick just one of anything, here’s a few songs that sometimes merit a tear or two (or… more. lol) from me. For different reasons.

Missing by Evanescence (Sad, longing, resigned tears.)

Bittersweet by Apocalyptica (Tears just because it is so beautiful.)

The Heart Asks Pleasure First by Nightwish (^Same ohmygoodness-that-is-beautiful tears)

3. What is one thing that keeps you going day in and day out?

Hope. Hope for resolution. Hope for love yet to come. Hope in Christ. Hope: It’s what keeps us all going really, isn’t it? : )

4. Why did you start blogging?

Honestly, it started out just as a place to compile all of my writings. I was getting tired of having them spread out in different journals, my iPod notes, Sharpie on my hand (I kid you not. Full poems, all over my arm. Still do it anyway. :p), in my school notebook margins… Also, I felt a need to express the deepest part of me in a public, but yet still somewhat anonymous way.

My best friend had just started a blog (Born Vintage) and she had been trying to get me to start one for a while. I thought a blog was only used as a sort of public diary, so I wasn’t quite sure I wanted to do that. But I soon realized that you can make it whatever you want! So I’ve gotten into my little groove sharing my dark, lacy poetry, others’ inspiring music, and whatever else I feel like sharing.

5. Is there one thing that you regret not doing in the past? If so, would you be willing to share what that was on here?

I regret many things. But most I’m not quite willing to share. :p

But I suppose I’ll divulge one: I truly regret not appreciating my grandpa as much as I should have while he was alive… He was such a kind and patient man and I could have learned so much by listening more, even (or rather especially) during his long sickness.

6. What is one thing that you saw that restored your faith in the human race?

I’ve never really lost faith in the human race, but I have had plenty of experiences that have strengthened my opinion of people. Maybe a better way to put that is that I have never lost faith in the love of Christ that can renew the lives of people, no matter their past.

7. Rain or Sun?

Definitely not Sun, because this girl gets sunburned just thinking about it! And I really do like the rain. Not weepy, drizzly rain, but thunderstorm rain. Quite cozy. : )

8. What movie had the most impact on you? (A movie that just really made you challenge your view on anything)

The Passion Of The Christ. It opened my eyes to how much our Creator loves us.

9. List five words that describe your character.

Passionate, insecure, independent, loyal, facetious

10. What is your greatest fear?

To be unloved.

11. What do you ultimately want to accomplish in the days to come?

I don’t know if I would say accomplish since I can’t accomplish anything all by myself, but rather I hope to complete the work that God is doing in me. He’s writing my life-story, I just read along. : )

Photo Challenge — Day 5: Someone I Love

{I know what you’re thinking: “Who is this? Why didn’t she take a picture of her dad or her puppy or her grandma?!” Because I love a lot of people and don’t like to play favorites. :)}

But really, I do love this lady. I took this picture of Lacey Mosley-Sturm on one of the best nights of my life: the Flyleaf concert in Houston, Texas in September 2010. Lacey is such a beautiful, inspiring, Spirit-filled woman, and her testimony is amazing. She writes incredibly applicable lyrics that are inspired by the experiences that she’s had and how she’s found God’s purpose for her life. She is one of the first to influence me to begin to write, and will always be my first muse. I love you, Lacey. 🙂