Alanis Morissette



Red padlocked door
These excuses how they’ve served me so well
They’ve kept me safe
They’ve kept me stuck
They’ve kept me locked in my own cell

These excuses how they are so familiar
They’ve kept me blocked
They’ve kept me small
They’ve kept me safe inside my shell

Bringing this into the light
Shakes their foundation
And it clears my sight
Now my imagination
Is the only thing that limits
The bar that is raised to the heights

(Parts of the lyrics to Alanis Morissette’s song Excuses)


A Willingness to Lose

A feeling is not bottomless.
Once felt all the way through,
a great peace greets you there.

Freedom lies at the heart
of my willingness
to lose everything.

— Alanis Morissette