A Heart Full of Lies; A Crown of Thorns and An Olive Branch


"End of Night" - Dido (CD cover) (Photo Credit: http://www.didomusic.com/news/it/news_and_diary/news/interviews_roundup?page=10)
“End of Night” – Dido (CD cover)
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Dido in the Video of "End of Night"
Dido in the Video of “End of Night”
Scenes from the Video - "End of Night." (Photo Credit: http://www.estereofonica.com/dido-estreno-su-sencillo-end-of-night-y-baila-en-el-video/)
Scenes from the Video – “End of Night.”
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Dark Beginnings: Dido takes her fans through the video and explains the hidden meaning in the song. (Photo Credit: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2317688/Dido-talks-fans-latest-video-End-Night.html)
Dark Beginnings: Dido takes her fans through the video and explains the hidden meaning in the song.
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"End of Night" : Scenes from the Video  (Photo Credit: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2317688/Dido-talks-fans-latest-video-End-Night.html)
“End of Night” : Scenes from the Video
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"End of Night" Video (Photo Credit: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/eazyfm/posts/315157805280737)
“End of Night” Video
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"Girl Who Got Away" - Dido  (Photo Credit: http://www.ukmix.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=94104&start=150)
“Girl Who Got Away” – Dido
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“End of Night” – Dido

Only now it’s gone
I can see the year
See it for what it was
And start another day

All the liberty you took
The love that you abused
The friends that you turned
Against me if you could

And you’re twisting what I say
All that saying you were scared
It doesn’t matter anymore
Cause I’m not there

You were careless when the beat kicked in
And careless when it left
And careless all the way
I didn’t see it till the end

I feel nothing
When you cry
I hear nothing
See no need to reply
I can smile now
And turn away
Come over here
So you can see me walk away
And celebrate
The end of night [x4]

It only takes one lie

To bring this house down
Behind closed doors
No one tells the first time round

Pain is worse when
You bring it on yourself
The sweetest bully building
A love that couldn’t last

You were ugly when the beat kicked in
And ugly when it left
And ugly all the way,
I didn’t see it till the end

I feel nothing
When you cry
I hear nothing
See no need to reply
I can smile now
And turn away
Come over here
So you can see me walk away
And celebrate
The end of night [x8]

After the fall comes love
I hate to hate and I love to love
[x2]

I feel nothing
When you cry I hear nothing
See no need to reply
I can smile now
And turn away
Come over here
So you can see me walk away
And celebrate
The end of night [x8]

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Heart Full of Lies: A True Story of Desire and Death

By Ann Rule

From “goodreads”

An idyllic Hawaiian wedding held the promise of a wonderful future for handsome, athletic Chris Northon, an airline pilot, a confirmed bachelor-turned-devoted family man; and Liysa, an acclaimed surf photographer, loving mother, and aspiring Hollywood screenwriter. But few, including Chris, had seen Liysa’s other side — her controlling behavior and dark moods, her insatiable hunger for money and property. And no one anticipated the fatal outcome of a family camping trip in an Oregon forest. Liysa soon revealed herself as a victim of domestic abuse that culminated at the campsite, where she shot Chris in self-defense. But crime scene evidence led detectives to wonder if Liysa was a killer, not a victim. Her controversial trial stunned all who thought they knew her. A lifetime of sociopathic manipulations and lies had been expertly hidden behind her façade of perfection – as was her rage to destroy any obstacle to her ultimate happiness, even if it was the man she vowed to love forever.

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What is the Symbolism behind “the Crown of Thorns” in the Passion of Christ?

From “ShareFaith.com”

Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole garrison around Him. And they stripped Him and put a scarlet robe on Him. When they had twisted a crown of thorns, they put it on His head, and a reed in His right hand. And they bowed the knee before Him and mocked Him, saying, ‘Hail, King of the Jews!'” (Matthew 27:27-29)

Like a lamb to the slaughter, Jesus was led into the arena that he had been preparing himself for his entire life. It was him against the raging mob of Jerusalem, and there was no contest. He knew why he was there, and he knew the glory that awaited him when his work was finished. But the pain that he suffered was very real. The accusations were bitter, the hatred cutting down to his soul with every fierce blow.

Jesus endured hours of torture, Roman style. Flogged by the cat of nine tails, blindfolded and beaten, spit on, struck in the face, lacerated on nearly every part of his body. The prophet Isaiah spoke well when he declared that “his face was so disfigured he seemed hardly human, and from his appearance, one would scarcely know he was a man.” (52:14 NLT)

Ann Rule Book Signing - Author of True Crime  (Photo Credit: http://readtoleadtoday.org/event/ann-rule-book-signing/)
Ann Rule Book Signing – Author of True Crime
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"Heart Full of Lies" - a true crime story by Ann Rule (Photo Credit: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/839499.Heart_Full_of_Lies)
“Heart Full of Lies” – a true crime story by Ann Rule
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God's Chosen One is forced to wear a Crown of Thorns. (Photo Credit: http://3d-pictures.feedio.net/jesus-with-crown-of-thorns-coloring-page-picture-super-coloring-pictures/)
God’s Chosen One is forced to wear a Crown of Thorns.
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Christ wearing a crown of thorns. (Photo Credit: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1369424/Jesuss-Crown-Thorns-goes-display-British-Museum.html)
Christ wearing a crown of thorns.
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The torture of Being Burdened by a Crown of Thorns (Photo Credit: http://www.faithcrc.net/?m=20120304)
The torture of Being Burdened by a Crown of Thorns
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Then, as a last act of humiliation against Jesus, the Roman officers twisted a crown of thorns and placed it on his head. Taking up the reed they had given him as a mock scepter, they repeatedly struck him in the head with it. Then they bowed in mockery to the King of the Jews, and led him away to be crucified.

The crown they had placed on his head was not just a twisted garland of prickly barbs, like that of a blackberry bush. Rather, it was a brutal instrument that caused much anguish. The crown is said to be made from the branches of a Jujube tree, a deciduous tree found near Jerusalem, with thorns measuring an inch long or more. And with each blow to the head, the reed repeatedly drove the thorns into his flesh with excruciating pain. Thorns were a product of the fall of man, a consequence of the entrance of sin into the world.

As a result of the pain caused by the crown of thorns, God cursed the ground, declaring that it would forever produce thorns and thistles.(Genesis 3:18) The crown of thorns represented that part of the curse that Jesus took upon himself in his crucifixion. There truly was no part of humanity and its ruin that he did not experience.

And yet, though Jesus suffered for a time beneath the curse, his death and resurrection paved the way for those that believe on him to be set free from the power of sin. At his ascension, Jesus took his rightful place, seated at the right hand of God. The Roman soldiers may have inaugurated him in mockery, but Jesus truly was a King.

Those wanting to be a part of his Kingdom must be joined with the crucified Christ, even in his suffering. He will one day return as King of kings and Lord of lords. But he will not be wearing a crown of thorns. Rather, Jesus will be crowned with glory and honor, gathering to himself those who suffered with him, and offering each a crown of life.

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What does “Extending an Olive Branch” mean?

Extending an Olive Branch Signifies an offer of peace and reconciliation. (Photo Credit: http://www.readersentertainment.com/blog/2013/david-j-schmidt-extends-a-sensual-olive-branch-to-anna-snow/)
Extending an Olive Branch Signifies an offer of peace and reconciliation.
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A statue in Barcelona, Spain extends an olive branch in a sign of peace.  (Photo/Thomas Quine via Flickr) (Photo Credit: http://www.mintpressnews.com/an-eye-for-an-eye-in-a-dog-eat-dog-world/166760/)
A statue in Barcelona, Spain extends an olive branch in a sign of peace.
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"What is a Soul-Mate?" (Photo Credit: http://inbtweenthoughts.blogspot.in/2012/07/soul-mates.html)
“What is a Soul-Mate?”
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Soul-mates are not perfect people but they are, in every way, perfect for you.
Soul-mates are not perfect people but they are, in every way, perfect for you.

From “WiseGeek.org”

The term “to extend an olive branch” means to make an offer of peace or reconciliation. This term has Biblical origins, coming from the section of the Old Testament that deals with the flood; the sign that the flood is over is an olive branch brought back to the ark by a dove. Olive branches were also symbols of peace in Ancient Greece

 and Rome, and they continue to be used in various works of art that are meant to suggest peace, from murals to patches.

 

Some people have suggested that the olive was a very deliberate and well-considered choice as a metaphor for peace, because olive trees famously take years to mature. War is typically very hard on the trees because people cannot take the time to nurture them and plant new ones. Therefore, the offer of an olive branch would suggest that someone is tired of war, whether it is an actual war or a falling out between friends.

In Ancient Greek and Roman times, people would offer literal olive branches. In Rome, for example, defeated armies traditionally carried olive branches to indicate that they were surrendering, and the Greeks incorporated them into weddings and other ceremonies. In the modern era, the branch is usually metaphorical, rather than literal, not least because the plants can be a bit difficult to obtain.

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End of Night

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

End of Night” is a song by English singer-songwriter Dido. The song was released on 5 May 2013 as the second single (third overall) from her fourth studio album Girl Who Got Away (2013). The song was written by Dido and Greg Kurstin.

The discography of Dido, a British pop singer, consists of four studio albums, one extended play, twenty singles, and one video album. She debuted in 1995, performing and touring with trip hop group Faithless.In 1997, she began composing solo material and signed a recording contract with Arista Records in the United States.

Background

On Twitter Dido said “#endofnight, the person I wrote this about is, well was, a friend… they have heard the song and love it and have no idea it’s about them!”. [sic] On Twitter @ShanLovegood_TW asked “What is your favorite part of #EndOfNight?”Dido said “#endofnight you were ugly when the beat kicked in and ugly when it left… and the chorus! I wrote it in 2010 but I still love it. x”. [sic][

 

Dawson Creek's definition of a soul-mate. (Photo Credit: http://thefunnyplace.net/quotes/soulmate-definition-with-quote/)
Dawson Creek’s definition of a soul-mate.
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Who is a true soul-mate? (Photo Credit: http://loveforsuccessfulwomen.com/2012/09/true-soulmates-dont-meet-our-every-wish-and-need/)
Who is a true soul-mate?
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Acquaintances are like fleeting images - they are very much like ships in the night.  (Photo Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/39981363@N04/7983677542/)
Acquaintances are like fleeting images – they are very much like ships in the night.
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Control Freak Definition Tableau. (Photo Credit: http://infinitesadnessorhope.wordpress.com/2012/08/01/bad-press-in-black-white/)
Control Freak Definition Tableau. (Photo Credit: http://infinitesadnessorhope.wordpress.com/2012/08/01/bad-press-in-black-white/)
This is how control freaks/ people suffering from narcissistic personality disorder think and behave!
This is how control freaks/ people suffering from narcissistic personality disorder think and behave!
Narcissistic Personality Disorder (Photo Credit: http://www.buzzle.com/articles/narcissistic-personality-disorder/)
Narcissistic Personality Disorder (Photo Credit: http://www.buzzle.com/articles/narcissistic-personality-disorder/)
Anger Concept as a Grunge Background Art (Photo Credit: http://www.minddisorders.com/A-Br/Borderline-personality-disorder.html)
Anger Concept as a Grunge Background Art (Photo Credit: http://www.minddisorders.com/A-Br/Borderline-personality-disorder.html)
Characteristics of Paranoid Personality Disorder.
Characteristics of Paranoid Personality Disorder.
Forgiveness is an act of self-healing. (Photo Credit: http://sinisiambalis.wordpress.com/tag/forgiveness-quotes/)
Forgiveness is an act of self-healing.
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Forgiveness is about setting oneself free from the shackles of hatred, anger and bitterness. (Photo Credit: http://sinisiambalis.wordpress.com/tag/forgiveness-quotes/)
Forgiveness is about setting oneself free from the shackles of hatred, anger and bitterness.
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A beautiful definition of forgiveness by Doe Zantamata. (Photo Credit: http://www.quotesaboutliving.com/2012/05/forgiveness-acceptance-of-what-is-lost.html)
A beautiful definition of forgiveness by Doe Zantamata.
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Forgiveness is the hand that helps you get back upon your feet once again. - Doe Zantamata
Forgiveness is the hand that helps you get back upon your feet once again.
– Doe Zantamata
Some people are not capable of love or forgiveness - let them go, with your forgiveness, helps you to get on with your own life.
Some people are not capable of love or forgiveness – let them go, with your forgiveness, helps you to get on with your own life.
Be Kind to Unkind People - they need your kindness the most. (Photo Credit: http://www.sweetlilmzmia.com/tag/kindness/)
Be Kind to Unkind People – they need your kindness the most.
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When you forgive someone, you graduate from being a victim to a survivor. (Photo Credit: http://quotes-of-my-world.blogspot.in/2013/06/forgiveness-day.html)
When you forgive someone, you graduate from being a victim to a survivor.
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FORGIVENESS CUTS LIKE A KNIFE - IT IS, IN EVERY WAY, THE SWEETEST FORM OF REVENGE.
FORGIVENESS CUTS LIKE A KNIFE – IT IS, IN EVERY WAY, THE SWEETEST FORM OF REVENGE.
End of the Night - Phil Koch. (Photo Credit: http://fineartamerica.com/featured/end-of-the-night-phil-koch.html)
End of the Night – Phil Koch.
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Synopsis

The video shows Dido walking through a haunted mansion surrounded by dancers. The video starts with a shot of the mansion and then shows Dido sitting on a bed singing with a dancer standing behind her, she then walks out of the room into another room full of dancers, she then goes outside where there are more dancers.

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There are 4 types of people that form part of our friendships or relationships in our day-today lives:

The first and the most valuable and consistent variety of a ‘true and sincere friend’ is the person who becomes your “mirror;” this person has the innate capacity of looking into your soul – he/she is – and always will be – your “soul-mate.” Most people tend to look for their soul-mates their entire lives, never realizing the simple fact that such a person was always around them – in fact, that person was ‘right below their nose’ all the while, yet they never took the time to notice it. This person is your truest friend because he/she will not leave your life before enriching it and enhancing it in every way possible. These ‘soul-mates’ are the ones who best recognize your full potential and make every effort to make you into the “best person that you could possibly be.”

The second type of friendship or relationship is one where you can sit with the person silently for hours on end – yet in the silence, one finds comfort, tranquility and perfect understanding. These are the friends who we like to have around us because they bring us immense joy, love, fun and laughter in your life. They are the type of people who you can talk a lot of gibberish with and yet they will laugh WITH you and both of you will revel in the joy of each other’s company. These people are as important in our lives as the ones who become our soul-mates.

The third variety of people are our acquaintances – they are largely the ones who making an extremely fleeting appearance in our lives – they leave no real or concrete impact on our character, personality or lives. These people are like “ships in the night” – visible on the horizon for a time before disappearing forever into the ether of the vast universe.

 

The last, most harmful and dangerous variety of people who often form part of our personal relationships are the fickle-minded, superficial and insincere people who we feel are our true friends until an unpleasant shock to the contrary brings us rudely to our senses. Such insincere people see their relationship with you as being a “matter of usefulness and convenience.” The moment that you stop being of use to them as their “slave” and “yes-man,” they will summarily discard and dismiss you from their lives, as if you had no more value than a stinking, dirty piece of tissue paper. Such people have little or no respect for anyone – their inherent narcissism makes them as being highly arrogant, suspicious, selfish and egoistic people.

 

 

Such people are very often seen as “control freaks” – their controlling attitude is one of dominance and intimidation; they will expect you to bow at their every single whim and fancy – you should ‘expect all hell to break loose’ if you disagree to do so! Such people have no true love or sincere friendship to offer you. Even though the realization of such a hurtful fact brings you much pain and emotional trauma, you would do very well to start asserting yourself and letting the other know that if they CANNOT – OR WILL NOT – treat you as being a person of value, you too will have little or no use for them. Make such people aware of your firm stand before you start distancing yourself from them because the opposite party might be so excessively self-immersed, self-absorbed and self-opinionated that they might not care to take notice of such an occurrence till you actively bring their immediate attention to it.

 

 

Be aware that such people will not take your assertiveness in a kindly light at all; they will immediately make it a point to start displaying themselves to be highly vindictive and malicious – they will use cowardly, spiteful and dishonorable ways to try to turn a maximum amount of people against you by “feeding the rumor-mill” and by spreading false rumors against you. Unfortunately, many other people do tend to believe such false rumors from false friends – they are highly persuasive in their speech, mannerisms and ways. Such people bring you no joy; no love, no laughter, no warmth of friendship and no goodness into your life – they make your relationship with them ever more burdensome, as more and more time goes by. There will come a time when you no longer can – or wish to – continue bearing their rudeness, arrogance, violence and humiliating ways. These people are those whose hearts are full of lies and they will willfully impose a crown of thorns over your head. TAKE SOLACE IN THE FACT THAT THE TRUTH ALWAYS EMERGES IN THE END – EVEN IF IT TAKES MANY YEARS TO MAKE ITS APPEARANCE. THIS IS WHAT IS CALLED AS, “THE END OF NIGHT.”

 

 

“End of Night” signifies a New Dawn of a Better Tomorrow – a New Day that brings with it New Hopes, New Dreams and Fresh beginnings after breaking free from a burdensome and bad friendship or relationship. SOMETIMES, YOU HAVE TO MAKE A BRAND-NEW ENDING, BEFORE YOU CAN MAKE A BRAND-NEW BEGINNING – A BRAND-NEW START TO A HAPPIER AND BETTER FUTURE – ONE THAT HOLDS STRONG PROMISE OF HAPPIER DAYS TO COME.

Many years later, it can very well happen that the person who has wronged you so much crosses your path once again and makes a sincere attempt at extending the olive branch to you. YOU SHOULD BE IN A POSITION TO EITHER EXTEND OR ACCEPT SUCH AN OFFER OF PEACE AND RECONCILIATION WITH GRACIOUSNESS. THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO SENSE IN HOLDING GRUDGES AND GRIEVANCES AGAINST ANOTHER FOR YEARS ON END – IT SERVES NO GOOD PURPOSE AND INSTEAD PROMOTES IMMENSE HATRED AND MUCH BITTERNESS. IT MAKES WAY FOR MANY REGRETS – REGRETS THAT WE NEED NOT HAVE AT ALL!

 

Your decision to forgive doesn’t mean that what happened to you wasn’t wrong, but it will remove the ability for the hurt to define and destroy you.” Forgiveness has nothing to do with pretending that you weren’t hurt; in fact, it has everything to do with self-healing, “letting go and moving on” with one’s life. You are, in all reality, doing yourself an immense favor by being able to accept or extend forgiveness to another – it will rid your soul of all negativity and negative emotions. It is, to a large extent, about completing “an incomplete job” – it is all about affording yourself and the one who has wronged you a modicum of Peace and Eternal Rest before ‘The Grim Reaper’ and his companion, ‘Death,’ inevitably come to claim our souls onward into the netherworld.

This small act of kindness frees your soul from the bonds of KARMA – it frees your soul from the Vicious Cycle of Birth, Death and Re-birth. You would do very well to take my advice seriously.

 

 

Believe it or not – FORGIVENESS CUTS LIKE A KNIFE – IT IS THE SWEETEST FORM OF REVENGE.

 

 

“You can take an ass to the water but you cannot force it to drink”. This author can only sincerely hope that you have the strength, courage and wisdom to do what is RIGHT when you are faced with such an occurrence in your lives – be sure that such an event SHALL occur.

 

Let all my efforts to help you today NOT be in vain, is all that I can truly say!

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