Posted in Music Video, Musings

Lisztomania

Have you listened to David Gilmour’s album “Rattle that Lock” from 2015?

I downloaded it last evening while my thoughts danced in my head… this album put me at ease… at times certain songs were on repeat… “5 am” was one such song. His guitar playing… it calms a well-worn soul…

The whole “Rattle that Lock” album is gold. And an oldie to say goodbye to you today. Be well WP friends. 😍😘🍷🍷❤️

Posted in Music Video, Poetry

Couldn’t sleep…

Last night left
thoughts interrupted
my trembling words unspoken

not because i meant to
but because i was selfish
and because i am an excuse

to not sleep through
our turmoil
does it affect you too?

so i listened
to words i thought you spoke
through Gilmour’s rowing boat

while i lie waiting
it is worth noting
to sail away in your dreams…

we add our tears
to the waters rising -high
as i watch you drift…

or maybe -still
you will allow me to be
a friend mistreated.

Posted in Art, Music Video, Musings, Poetry, quotes, Soul Journal

Deliberate

No man lives in a bubble and even on my island, all the bubbles are vacant.

Thank you to Lynette Davis and her blog post, Perseverance: My Word for 2018 I set off to figure out my Word for 2018.  I have done this exercise in the past, but the stress level of 2018 weighed too heavily to figure out or worry what ultimately this year was going to be defined as.

Then, after today’s conversation with Manuel, at Emotions of Life, I figured out my 2018 word: DELIBERATE.

2018 word of the year Deliberate

Originally, after a three-hour meditative morning, I had decided that REGENERATE would serve me well.  After all, the past six or seven years have been a regenerative process that needed to come to a close some time soon. So, why not dedicate this year to finish that process?

Until I realized it is even more important to be deliberate in everything I do.  This illumination dawned on me as most relevant.  So I changed regenerate into deliberate then set off to find a song that speaks directly to this deliberate mind set?  I choose David Gilmour “There’s No Way Out of Here”.

This is the exact opposite of how I feel though, so why would I choose such a song?

  1. I love the sadness of this song.  I am perpetually sad so it fits in with my demeanor. Oh! except when I am riding on a high!
  2. Reverse psychology works!  “What? I can’t get out of here? Watch me!”
  3. I wanted a song I could listen to over and over.
  4. I needed a song others could listen to over and over.
  5. I have not listened to this song for years, so it felt new.

So? Will you choose a word for this year to meditate upon? One way to go about this is to head over to Word Art and start mindstorming words that speak to you.

Choose words that address your emotions. Pick a favorite color, action words that fit in with your personality, or find descriptive words of your favorite place to be. My chosen words in my Word Art are:

  1. dreamscapes
  2. necessity
  3. smile
  4. tides
  5. orange
  6. conch
  7. rock
  8. spiral
  9. adventure
  10. courage
  11. crusade
  12. refuge
  13. regenerate
  14. metamorphosis
  15. creation
  16. moss
  17. compose
  18. David Gilmour
  19. There’s No Way Out of Here
  20. atmosphere
  21. wings
  22. flame
  23. deliberate

If you do this, please let me know!  I want to read yours!! 🙂