diamante open

To all of my non-guard followers who don’t truly know what winter guard is, its so much more than spinning a piece of equipment indoors. It is physical discipline, which shows in the form of cuts, scrapes, and bruises; it is performance through the art of emotion, whether it be insanity, joy, or grief; it is the sport of the arts.

This is winter guard. This is what I love.
This is what I do.

I am ready for love
Why are you hiding from me?
I’d quickly give my freedom
To be held in your captivity

I am ready for love
All of the joy and the pain,
And all the time that it takes
Just to stay in your good grace

Lately I’ve been thinking,
Maybe you’re not ready for me,
Maybe you think I need to learn maturity

They say watch what you ask for,
Cause you might receive
But if you ask me tomorrow,
I’ll say the same thing:

I am ready for love
Would you please lend me your ear?
I promise I won’t complain
I just need you to acknowledge I am here

If you give me half a chance
I’ll prove this to you 
I will be patient, kind, faithful and true

To a man who loves music,
A man who loves art,
Respects the spirit world,
And thinks with his heart

I am ready for love
If you’ll take me in your hands
I will learn what you teach,
And do the best that I can

I am ready for love,
Here with an offering of 
My voice, my eyes, my soul, my mind

Tell me what is enough
To prove I am ready for love

I am ready

Diamante Open 2013

  • had a comp
  • in Riverside County
  • Perris, CA
  • not Paris
  • school was in the middle of nowhere
  • 9 miles from the freeway
  • like what
  • briefly saw Arturo and a few RAA/RAAA guards
  • OMG there was one boy in the San Dimas guard who looked like he was four feet tall
  • not exaggerating
  • he looked like he was 12
  • literally
  • he tossed quads so that was awesome
  • met the mom of Redlands East Valley HS’s coach
  • apparently she (the coach) marched Blue Stars before
  • Cerritos used the same song as Zydeco 2012
  • what is that song
  • only Independent Open guard yay
  • had an awesome show
  • didn’t score as well as I hoped :[
  • but the audience cheered for us so loud so that’s okay