Tuesday, November 18, 2008

When I'm feeling sad....

These are a few of the things I do:

Gaze at these.
I remember a few days ago, when this old and dear friend was in town. Her music takes me to another place. So, when sad, I listen to her.
I drink this.

What do you do?

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

What's next?

Things of this morning are:

1. Spilled hot tea in my crotch
2. My pants are still wrinkled
3. My bike will not unlock
4. We are broke

Yah, that's about it..how about you?

Thursday, November 6, 2008

You really wanna know?

I'll tell you why "One Fine Day" speaks to me...because, for me, it's bridging the gap between the known and the unknown. It describes the human experience, the dying, the suffering that we all experience. Yes, these experiences may be completely different from individual to individual, but this song highlights what I think is part of the human experience. We all want to know why we are here. We all want to know why we feel so alone even among those closest to us. This part of us that is simply an extension of our true nature is highlighted in this song. "I stand in liquid light- like ev'ryone I built my life with rhymes- to carry on." There are many instances of metaphor in this song and I don't want to share too much of my personal self here. I think we are looking for an answer to the experience of suffering and I feel that "One Fine Day" highlights that question. Simply put, I also feel that this song describes a moment of dying and the moments before we bridge with our eternal Selves. Anyways, I hope that helps you "woman" and I'm surprised that you live inside Pikes Peak. What made you decide to move?
Then a piece of mind- fell over me
In these troubled times- I still can see
We can use the stars – to guide the way
It is not that far- one fine day….

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Saw the wandrin' eye- inside my heart
Shouts and battle cries- from ev'ry part
I can see those tears- ev'ry one is true
When the door appears- I'll go right through

I stand in liquid light- like ev'ryone
I built my life with rhymes- to carry on
And it gives me hope- to see you there
The things I used to know- that one fine

One fine day...One fine day

In a small dark room- where I will wait
Face to face I find- I contemplate
Even though a man- is made of clay
Ev'rything can change- one fine

One Fine Day...

Then before my eyes- Is standing still
I beheld it there- a city on a hill
I complete my tasks- one by one
I remove my masks- when I am done

Then a piece of mind- fell over me
In these troubled times- I still can see
We can use the stars – to guide the way
It is not that far- one fine….

One fine day...
One fine day...



This song has been playing over and over in my head, in my heart. I feel that it speaks to what's going on and I have to admit, it represents much of what is happening in my internal state. We saw David Byrne in concert not too long ago...I realized that I didn't tell you much about it. I was in an ecstatic state...I couldn't sit down, I couldn't stop moving. He speaks to so much that is a part of our lives and he isn't afraid to share his personal self in front of hundreds. What made this such a memorable night, was the fact that I was not just witnessing a musician and his band in concert....I was witnessing a performance...art on stage. And yes, there were dancers. It was incredible. I felt like I was witnessing a process that is his own and he OWNED it. When I hear David Byrne, movement comes to mind. I see patterns of movement with several on stage. I can't help it. If you haven't heard any of his music, well, you should take a listen. Look him up. He's not your average musician and his odd quirkiness is something that is quite appealing to me. He rides a bike to his own performances. A bike. How great is that? Anyways, I want you to listen to this song One Fine Day and I hope that you'll be moved by it as much as I am.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

A night to remember...

It is time.
In our lifetime, we are seeing the beginning of change.
The beginning of something so much greater than who and what we are.
We have only begun this journey.
As a woman of color, I am proud to share my voice, to help spread awareness in regards to the gaps of our mindless awareness.
There is a part of me that feels that my tasks at hand as a Mother, a Wife, an emerging Therapist, and as a human being are going to undergo life changing, rather life-altering events.
It is time for us to let go of this individual self.
It is time for us to emerge united within our families, within our cities, within our planet.
We are slowly getting back to who we are.
May we all stand strong through these troubled times and continue to work as a united whole.
May we pray.
May we remember.
May we unite.
It's time.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

I'm back...

Did you see me?
I'll fill you in with details soon.
It was wonderful to be back in Austin. I have details to share.
Meanwhile, I have a test to study for.