I definitely have a strong sense of my Jewish and Israeli identity. I did my two-year military service; I was brought up in a very Jewish, Israeli family environment, so of course my heritage is very important to me.
Isn’t it weird to think that one day, years from now, we’ll look back on this era? We’ll remember it as the era Taylor brought back her curly hair and the era of the beginning of Jaylor. We’ll remember it as the era of snakes and the era when Taylor took control of her own life and her own happiness. She took control of her own reputation.
We’ll just be doing something such as driving or cooking or cleaning while listening to the radio, when all of a sudden, the familiar opening chords of Look What You Made Me Do will blare from the speakers. We will reminisce about the time when we first found out about Reputation and the fact that we were actually getting ts6.
We will remember what it felt like to listen to Look What You Made Me Do for the first time and think, Is this really Taylor Swift?, in awe. We will recall the way we gasped, in utter shock as the Taylor’s voice told us “I’m sorry but the old Taylor can’t come to the phone right now. Why? Oh, cause she’s dead.” We’ll remember the way it resonated with us that very first time, and how we still get chills hearing it.
We will think about the suspense of waiting for such an anticipated album, recalling the way we counted down the days, our excitement growing every time we checked a day off.
We will remember the exact moments when we listened to Reputation for the first time, recalling how it felt to hear the new lyrics wash over us for the first time.
We will remember the stressfulness of buying tickets, and we will remember the fact that overpriced merchandise was our biggest problem in those days.
We will remember the way that Taylor interacted with us, and even if it did not happen to us personally, we will appreciate the fact that she notices us on social media and remember with fondness her unconditional love for us, her fans.
But, most importantly, we will remember the fact that we were swifties. We were not just a fandom, but we were a family. Friendships were made, relationships were started, and love was spread due to Taylor, and I will always appreciate and remember that.
So when I look back on this era, I don’t think I will be as concerned about what merchandise I got or if my tickets were exactly the ones I wanted. I will remember the joy, the happiness, the sense of belonging that I felt. That is what stands out to me now, and that is what will stand out to me in the future. I will remember my family of swifties, and Taylor as our one, true Queen who unites us together.
Oh George Harrison. What can I say about George Harrison? George Harrison is the one person that I admire more than anyone else and I truly do love him with all my heart. He has picked me up when I’ve been at my lowest and he made me smile when I thought it was nearly impossible to do so. George was the one who turned me from a young teenager, filled with self destructive anger into the happy-go lucky, carefree, love filled person that I am today. I love him, I love him so much and nothing could ever change my mind about that. Mr George Harrison, happy birthday to you and thank you for everything. We love you Georgie, see you in the next life <3
I can’t believe Speak Now turns 7 today @taylorswift! This one, specifically, is an emotional one for me. In April 2010, I was diagnosed with Stage 3b Rectal Cancer. I was 26, a newlywed, a recent college graduate,a lifetime ballerina & had no family history of Colorectal Cancer or had ANY prior illnesses. At first, my friends rallied around me, made promises to stick by side through everything but one-by-one they slowly began to distance themselves from me & my battle until pretty much all but 2 were out of my life. Please keep in mind that those who left were “friends” I had since we were 6 years old. Music - your music @taylorswift - became my solace. Speak Now came out after I had already completed my first 6-wk chemo regimen, 28 pelvic radiation hits, & had my first surgery but it came out at the very beginning of my 2nd chemo regimen (6 months) & your words got me through some really dark days. Days where I was so happy to be alive but still felt so abandoned & alone…it was a really crazy, confusing time. I shut myself off from the world, afraid of letting anyone new get too close to my heart because I feared getting hurt again. Fast-forward to this past summer when I was fortunate enough to celebrate 5 YEARS OF REMISSION, which is really rad (I had a recurrence in 2011 - had another surgery, & then 6 more months of another chemo & finally hit Remission #2 on June 6, 2012). I’ve been a “lurker” here on Tumblr for almost 4 years, again because of my insecurity of letting people get too close to my heart - but that has all changed in the past few weeks. You & your music have brought some incredibly special women into my life & into my heart who have made me laugh, smile, & feel whole again. I could never thank you, Katie@thismomlovestaylorswift, Brenda@swiftymama86, Courtney @nurseaddison, Allie @allieblogzthings, & Hallie @youshouldtakeitasacompliment enough for welcoming me into their lives with open arms. You guys have saved me as much as Taylor has & I am forever grateful for your love, support, friendship!
It’s gone midnight in Korea so I wanted to start the day off by proclaiming my love for Chanie and wishing him an exceedingly Happy Birthday 🎂💕
We all know Himchan is a very special man. Not only is he talented in multiple ways, extremely entertaining, hot as hell, and a complete dork sometimes, but he also cares so much about friends, family, Babyz and people he’s never met, that it’s hard to reconcile that this much love comes from one person.
This man deserves to be adored by all of us and I hope today you all go out of your way to show him how much he is loved and respected.
So sweet Himchan I hope you have a wonderful day and soak up all the birthday love from around the world.
Forever with you,
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