Friday, February 22, 2013

Where We At?

I LOVE this track featuring Derrick Carter. It was especially appropriate for the end of last year and the beginning of this year. I can't find the version that I really enjoy on a mix that I've been playing, but this one is good too.

The lyrics are what really move me:

As I stop, and take the time
To inventory, the inside of my mind
I realize, its not as full as it used to be.
With images of justice, or desires of liberty
The world has changed, or is it me that's new?
A different set of morals from a different set of clues
So still I wonder, is this all there is to life?
The ever changing cycles, in a world that's damp and ripe
There must more, yeah my heart I hold to this
I've known the joy of love and I've seen the peace and bliss
But as you know, all things must end, except the need for faith
And the spirit that's within to keep you strong
Move forward with power, program yourself to feel
With depth enough to know whats up and heart to sense the real

Where you at?

As I stop, for the frame we set aside
Below the bassline a secret place awaits for us to hide.
To pass the time as the war goes on-and-on.
A post-apocalyptic sunset, a post-apocalyptic dawn.
Of just a thought of the world we once possessed
A place that wasn't honest was just a house with an address.
A false existence, wrought with fear and mistrust, a life inside a box
No life inside of us.
Find your soul, use your inner voice,
The road less traveled, is now the path of choice.
Realize, with time comes change
New attitudes, new values, priorities rearranged.
Move forward with power, program yourself to feel
With depth enough to know whats up and heart to sense the real.

Where you at?

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Monday, February 11, 2013

Goals for 2013

2013 has been slow for me. I got sick on December 21, when we went out to Joshua Tree to celebrate the winter solstice. I've still haven't fully recovered. Every time I work too hard or have a few drinks, I get sick all over again. I've had the flu twice and a stomach bug once since December. Through it all I've been very fatigued and battling a nasty cough (possibly whooping cough).
Work (food styling work) has been slow which is good because I've been exhausted. There's been a lot of time on my hands and I wish I could say that I was working away in my art studio, or drawing and embroidering at home, but I wasn't. It feels as if all of my mojo has been drained out of me. I barely have read my books that I have lying around. Instead, I did a lot of internet surfing. I feel guilty, but it's all I could mostly do. I did sometimes manage to go to my studio, where I would sit and stare into space, doodle a little, and do some other miscellaneous things. I feel frozen about starting anything and I'm full of self doubt.
This is an incubation period. That's how I'm looking at it. A time to reassess my values, time, and priorities. While surfing the internet, I read an article that asked, what are 5 impressive things that you DO? Not 5 things that you are. Most people would say, I'm loving, I'm a hard worker, etc. No, the question is what are 5 interesting things that you DO? This made me think and I wrote a list of what I want to accomplish this year. It may not all be impressive things to do, but sticking to this list will make me feel good.
It's a new year and I just had a birthday. It's a good time for this.

By the way, initially, my goals were written here but they made a much too lengthy post.  So they are stored away privately instead.  
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