Doubt Creeps in…
The Rain falls harder tonight
Trying to keep inspired…
Is there someone out there that really cares
I Crack the window…
Cool air seeps in
The Scent of Moonlight Strikes my Senses…
I let you in
But the coolness covers your fire
I step slowly around the room…
You Mirror me in white
Our Eyes Lock, but do you see…
I Reach out, but find only Phantoms
The Floor Cracks…
I Fall through
This Blackness, with Crooked Green Light
I stop Struggling…
It wraps me Tighter
But it can not hold me…
For I have Wings of Fire
And Blood Electric…
I Rise softly now
Leaving only Tears that fall below me…
PICTURE CREDIT – Brush In Hand
Archive for the Inspiration Category
She enters the room, unassuming… Her band set in readiness.
From beneath her dark bangs, glisten her blue eyes as they softly glimpse at each of her mates.
Seeing that they are ready, she approaches the microphones, one was never enough, she now uses two…
Her eyes close, as she enters that place… Where she’s hidden her song, safely between her heart, and soul.
Her body starts to move immediately, as the song courses through her very blood, and the vibrations of rhythm raise her slightly above ground.
Their time together is intimate, and pure… Much like the cry of a new born babe.
Meanwhile in the dark, the masses who are actually before her, wave their hands in the air, holding up sources of light, closing their eyes, and mouthing, or singing along.
Kimbra then opens her eyes, and starts to prowl around the stage from one side to the next… Reaching out to her fans, while reaching into her soul…
She connects with the one’s that Love, and Admire her… And leaves them wanting more.
She Appreciates them… Cares for them, and often pinches herself when alone, to remind herself that this is indeed happening… She is indeed Touring, and Sharing, and Celebrating, and Singing, and Moving… And Connecting with People who Truly Love, and Dig her.
And then another song begins.
This Dark River runs through me
It will not go away
It Latches to Displeasures…
Troubles and Dismay
This Dark River casts me out…
From Happiness, Pleasures, Love
But mostly when I Sleep…
This Dark River pushes and shoves
Which passes through, it will not stay
The Loneliness that comes…
Deep within the night
Disappears with morning…
Sunrise’s First Light
Mortality’s not an easy thing, when taken all at once…
Best hold things closely in your Heart
Than watch them Fade away
This Dark River sometimes reaches my neck…
Threatens my Breaths…
But like the tides
Of Ocean Filled Skies…
It pulls away
Leaving Sand Plucked Shells of life…
Filling jars of Hope, Joy and Beauty throughout the Day
It’s interesting… Being someone whose wanted to be a Film Maker the majority of his life, and also someone that Loves Music (Not that most people don’t)
Over the years I’ve had numerous Ideas if not for Complete Films, and or Music Videos… Than for just Scenes from a Movie, that has yet to be made. If that makes sense, Lol
But in the last 17 Months, I have for the first time been full blown pursuing Writing Books for a Living, and yet Movie, and Music Video Concepts still come to me.
Like today when Rihanna’s ‘Diamonds’ song came on My Pandora Radio Station… And suddenly, I had an idea for a Video for the Song.
Now don’t get me wrong, not only does this song already have a Video, which was Posted November 8th… But that Video already has over 150,000,000 Hits… And I have to say, earlier today it was 149-somethen million, and checking now, it’s almost gone up a million today alone… So, yeah, her Video’s doing just fine.
But that’s not it… I came up with a Meaningful Concept, that I Would Love to Film, and Get done.
But as the Title of this Post indicates, I Need to just “Let It Go”.
Ok, so that sounds silly, as I’m sure lots of people have ideas about lots of things, that they’re just not able to pull off…
And yet it still Fascinates me that even with that being the case, I actually get to experience being Passionate About said idea for a bit either way.
I really do feel that My Concept would be Awesome. Meaningful… Beautiful really.
And Though Rihanna is Beautiful, and has an Extremely Powerful Presence, she wouldn’t actually be in the Video that I conceived.
I just thought I’d Write a Post about this, because maybe some of you Fellow Artists know what I mean… Having an Idea/Concept come to you, that you feel absolutely Passionate about, even though the likelihood of you actually doing anything with it, isn’t all that good.
Passion is Amazing to me… Imagination is one of the Greatest Experiences of My Life, and I’m glad that mine never went anywhere upon entering the ‘Adult’ World, Lol
So though I’m not currently Pursuing Film, I Do Hope that My Writing Brings Forth some Vivid Images for My Readers… That’s the Hope anyway.
DarkJade, Signing Off
Have A Great Weekend
*I Leave you with the Actual Rihanna – Diamonds Video, which is Absolutely Nothing like the Concept I have, Lol
Ok, so as I ‘Trudge’ My way through Applying some of My Friend’s Grammar, and Line Editing Notes to My “Chess With Agatha” Manuscript… I find myself constantly changing which Pandora Station that I listen to…
I ended up landing on My “Arabian Nights Radio” (Check it out if you like Animated Movies Etc.), and This Song Came on, and made me feel a bit better about what I’m doing, Lol… And I don’t know why (Though I have always Liked this Song, Lol)
“He lived in the dark ages of future. In a loveless world he dared to love the woman of his choice. In an age that had lost all trace of science and civilization he had the courage to seek and find knowledge. But these were not the crimes for which he would be hunted. He was marked for death because he had committed the unpardonable sin: he had stood forth from the mindless human herd. He was a man alone.” TAKEN FROM THE BACK COVER OF THE CENTENNIAL EDITION OF THIS BOOK
Ego In A New Light… Ayn Rand’s “Anthem”
I’m the first to admit that I don’t read all that much… I never have. I’ve always heard that the best Writers, or at least Most Writers, are also ‘avid’ readers.
But for me, Math, and Creative Writing were my best areas in school.
A’s and B’s in Math, and B+’s in Creative Writing.
D’s and C’s in Grammar, Lol.
My mind just worked a certain way.
That said, though I’ve averaged over 1,000 words a day in the last 17 months in what has been the beginning of my pursuit of being a Writer for a living, I just don’t read very much.
Either I get sleepy when I try, or I feel like “You should be Writing, not Reading”… And so it’s gone, Lol
The “Centennial Edition” to be precise.
Which includes both her Original 1938, England Published Version in the back of the book with her notes on it showing some changes she had made in the style of it (Not the Content/Or meaning). But the Edited/Style updated version is the main version in the front of the book.
That said, my friend, knowing that I’m not all that much of a Reader, but also knowing that I have some Familiarity with Ayn Rand, primarily from my upbringing, and most recently from seeing the New “Atlas Shrugged” Film (Part I, I haven’t seen Part II yet).
Sent me Ayn Rand’s “Anthem”, because she knew that it was one of her Shorter Books, and thus I might end up reading it.
My History With Ayn Rand;
Though limited, I do have some history in regards to Ayn Rand.
I’ve never before read any of her books (Until now), but My Boss, and Mom’s Boyfriend of 30+ years, is indeed an Avid Reader, and had read many of her books years ago.
In fact, “The Fountain Head” was a major influence on him in college, which lead him to switching his Major in Art (I believe it was Art), to Majoring in Architecture. (I believe the main character in The Fountainhead is an Architect)
30+ Years Later, he’s one of the Best, most Interesting Architects I’ve ever been exposed to.
Moving on… My Mom and her Boyfriend actually met one another at was called a “Workshop”… This Workshop was run by a Psychologist, who not only Practiced Counseling, but also ran Workshops based on the work of a man named ‘Nathaniel Branden‘.
And Nathaniel Branden actually was in a relationship with Ayn Rand many years back.
And so you see, I definitely had my exposure in regards to Ayn Rand.
All indirectly… And yet, exposure none the less.
My Opinion/Review of “Anthem”;
My Friend was right… Due to it’s length, who had Written it, and who had Given me the book, these things lead to me actually making the time to read it.
Some of the Introduction a couple weeks ago, and the rest of the Introduction, the Author’s Forward, and the Newer Edited Version of the Story Late Yesterday Afternoon/Last Night.
The Central Message;
Now like I say, I’m not much of a Reader (Though I am an Avid Film Watcher), and this is my First Ever Book Review… But I’d say the Central Message in this book is based on Ayn Rand’s Philosophy of Objectivism.
Objectivism is a philosophy created by Russian-American philosopher and novelist Ayn Rand (1905–1982). Objectivism’s central tenets are that reality exists independent of consciousness, that human beings have direct contact with reality through sense perception, that one can attain objective knowledge from perception through the process of concept formation and inductive logic, that the proper moral purpose of one’s life is the pursuit of one’s own happiness (or rational self-interest), that the only social system consistent with this morality is full respect for individual rights embodied in laissez-fairecapitalism, and that the role of art in human life is to transform humans’ metaphysical ideas by selective reproduction of reality into a physical form—a work of art—that one can comprehend and to which one can respond emotionally.
Rand characterized Objectivism as “a philosophy for living on earth”, grounded in reality, and aimed at defining human nature and the nature of the world in which we live.”
And in Ayn Rand’s own words;
My philosophy, in essence, is the concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute.also ala WIKIPEDIA
1 : the self especially as contrasted with another self or the world
3 : the one of the three divisions of the psyche in psychoanalytic theory that serves as the organized conscious mediator between the person and reality especially by functioning both in the perception of and adaptation to reality — compare
The Silence Grows
As I sit behind the fall…
Waiting for a Time that may not come
Deafening Time Takes its place…
Still I do not mind
As I Sit in this haze…
Admiring the Stars beyond the Water
Perspective kicks in…
And I am Awake
More Awake than ever before…
Perhaps it’s not so bad being in this Limbo of the Heart
Perhaps it’s the only Pure thing I shall ever know…
Still this Black Coat grows heavy
And the Yearning…
It never goes
I am Inclined to Believe
There’s something More…
PICTURE CREDIT – Waterfall Of Light
It’s Pretty Much Impossible Not To Be A Pink Fan…
Even Though She’s @#@! and #@$#$@! she just keeps making Good Music
Just Heard This Song for the First Time Today on Pandora… Then Checked Out The Video… Then Found a Live Performance of it that she Just Did on The American Music Awards
Pretty Damn Cool, about to Download This one
Pink “Try” (Live Performance)
Welcome Winter, We Are Ready For You
Some Tunes To Coast You Through A Northern Morning
Athair Ar Neamh (Enya)
Nocturne (SubtractiveLAD/Where The Sun Meets The Sky)
Iceblink (Pass Into Silence)
PICTURE CREDIT – Winter, Frost, Snow, Trees
On Occasion I’ll Come Across a Video, or Live Performance that Really Grabs me… So I thought I would Start a New Series Called “DarkJade Watch“, where I Share My Findings with My Readers/Followers/Friends
Here’s a Couple Videos/Performances I Came Across Yesterday, that were Uploaded to YouTube September 27th, and September 12th
Ellie Goulding – “Anything Could Happen (Acoustic) – A Very Moving Song I think… And Amazing Rendition DJ-
Ellie Goulding – “Lights” (Acoustic) - Those that aren’t too Familiar with her, May still Know This Song which was a Great Hit of Hers… I really Like the Original, but I Thought This Rendition was Very Cool DJ-