Kristina Furey

“Life’s like an hourglass glued to the table”-Anna Nalick

“Men who hold high places must be the ones who start”-RUSH

SPOILER ALERT-DO NOT READ ON IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THE END OF GAME OF THRONES.

 

 

 

Sooooo…..”Game of Thrones” ending?”  Did it end to your liking?  From what I hear, a lot of us took it personally and got our expectations all involved.  I know, I am mourning the end of it and it seems from things I’ve heard other people say, they are mourning the way it ended as well.  I was emotionally invested in Daenerys.  I liked seeing her rise past her original circumstances to become the “Breaker of Chains”.  I believed in her idea of “breaking the wheel”.  Oh, but I had a bad feeling when Vary questioned his child spy about Daenerys, in this last season’s, episode 5.   “She’s not eating” is that what the child said.  I wondered if they were trying to poison her and figured someone in Dany’s situation might be paranoid of the same thing.  My heart began to sink.  I found myself wondering how John would intervene and yes, I expected more of him than humanly possible.  <3  I expected more from Dany and slowly started to realize that her failure of everyone who bent the knee to her, as well as, those of us who opened our hearts to her character…  Well I realized, this was all by the design of the author.  We had fallen for her, put her on the pedal stool and allowed her to believe in her entitlement.  She in turn, believed the people she came to serve… well, what were her words, “They don’t get to choose.”  A good reminder to us all to be careful what we breathe life into.  A reminder too, of how our best intentions can be made murky or pernicious, when we allow emotions or a sense of entitlement to undermine them.  Sneaky author, using Dany to elicit emotions from us, only for the purpose of showing us how easy it is to “bend the knee” to someone, blind of their flaws or aware but refusing to believe what we know, we know. 

I’m no stranger to this.  A romantic, I see people as they could be, if they could only see themselves, whole.  Well, “whole” according to me.  ;-)  I’m also a realist. Yeah, I realize that may or may not make sense after what I just said but I do have a strong mental grasp on how real wins out over everything, every time.  Seems to me, it is wise to honor it.  For this, I respected the ending of the series and took it more as an example or warning.  It was not the ending this romantic would have preferred but a good reminder to be careful whom I serve.  I can identify with the author and screen writers as they may hear the disgruntled voices of series fans.  For me, the hardest part of being an artist/a writer, is to serve the audience something they didn’t know they wanted, something they need but maybe don’t realize.  It’s hard to serve anyone something that may be challenging to them.  It takes courage, like the courage of the characters that tried to appeal to Dany as they all but begged her to consider her decisions more before following through with them.   For me, Anna Nalick said it best, “And I feel like I’m naked in front of the crowd.”

This is a song I have written and re-written over and over again (for about 20years) as I realized I had once again failed myself by investing my trust in someone (different someones) that I later felt failed by.  That's life and experience I suppose...

WHAT I KNOW 

You took me, for exactly the fool I have been

But I played a part, I'm willing to admit

See, I trusted you

I believed everything that you said

Now I know they're lies

and this won't happen again

Cause what I know

I know that I was true

And what I know

Is the hell you put me through

And now I realize

that I never really knew

But now I know, I know, I don't know you

I don't need, the excuses you're about to make

because like yourself, I'm sure they are all fake

You can save your words, so seriously save your breath

Don't need to know why, I've already guessed

Cause what I know

I know that I was true

And what I know

Is the hell you put me through

And now I realize

that I never really knew

But now I know, I know, I don't know you


[I know enough to walk away 

I hope I learn from my mistakes

Sometimes, really all it takes, is to know yourself 

I let my boundaries down for you

It's to myself I should be true

Mistakes are really all it takes and experience... to know]

what I know

I know that I was true

And what I know

Is the hell you put me through

And now I realize

that I never really knew

But now I know, I know, I don't know you

 

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