Archive for the Life Category

Push Back The Light

Posted in Life, Love, Poem, Poetry, Writing on June 9, 2019 by darkjade68

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Push Back The Light

What if I told you I love you…

I appreciate

And want to be with you

I fall through this sea…

Running out of breath

Blues and greens

Shadows about…

I hang alone

Above by clouds

Sunbeams cast upon your golden shire…

Snow falls, burying us all

Thankless…

Brilliant beings

What if I told you I just don’t want to go…

Endless, poetic darkness

I prefer the light, as far as I can see

 

PICTURE CREDIT – Light and Dark

DarkJade-

 

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Powerful & Refreshing Sentiments

Posted in Life, Music, Music Video with tags on May 22, 2019 by darkjade68

Welcome To The Show is an anthem about facing exactly who you are and OWNING it. Its intended as a mantra to inspire strength and PRIDE. After recording the song a few months ago, I felt very compelled to create a video to further communicate it’s meaning. I notice such diversity in my audiences when I’m on tour: Young, old, male, female, Trans, Gay, Straight, White, Black, Asian, Hispanic, and every beautiful in-between. The common bond is that they are all HUMAN BEINGS. No matter how we identify, the human heart has a universal set of emotions and needs. Sure it’s idealistic, but couldn’t we be recognizing our similarities, instead of our differences? It all comes down to Identity. We as a society are obsessed with how to classify and define each person. There are new labels invented monthly for how to describe new “types”. In some cases, these labels are needed to empower us and give us clarity, but it seems that at some point, all the categorizing can become quite divisive. I’ve seen so many people trapped by the identity they put so much effort into maintaining, or shunned by choosing not to. I have fallen into that trap myself. True Individuality seems daunting in our age of social media popularity contests. Sometimes it’s terrifying to face your true, whole self, stripped of any pretense. The good, the bad, the cracks, and the scars. I am no stranger to the feeling of not liking myself. Once I get past my own body image issues, I realize that I sometimes also neglect my own spirit. Living in a world filled with so much hatred sometimes makes cultivating self-love a very difficult task. I have always struggled with this as I’m sure many of you have. My path is a kind of paradox in that I get to share my craft with the world, but also be willing to throw myself to the wolves. To dare to be different, but still wanting to be accepted. There is vast beauty to be found in life’s contradictions. This non-binary reality allows us to lead happy, expressive lives, and yet this very freedom comes with great risks. I’m not alone in this limbo. Through my art, I pledge to bring empathy and courage to anyone who has been made to feel unworthy or ashamed while daring to be themselves. This is the first time I’ve produced my own music video. With the help of my friend and long- time collaborator Lee Cherry, we set out to co-direct something notably honest. I spoke with Laleh (the brilliant songwriter who is featured on the song) and we agreed on the vulnerability we wanted captured on screen. I think the more we as artists share ourselves openly, the more someone out there may feel inspired to do the same. I also felt a strong feeling of empowerment in creating this video independent of the label system. It was time to shoot this one on my own. This video isn’t about selling a song, or product placement, or racking up viral views. This is intended simply as a creative expression. What resulted on set came from a very free and organic headspace that allowed me to connect with the camera as if it were each person who’s supported me over the last 7 years. This video is a thank you to all of you who have lined up to see the Original High World Tour. To everyone who has listened and shared my songs and given me the purpose to keep moving forward. It’s a thank you to all of you who choose to accept and Love who YOU are! We hold each other up! I want you to keep celebrating exactly who you are, even if you don’t fit into the worlds ideas of what they think you should be. Take your flaws in stride, nurture your talents, take pride in your Queerness, and share all the love you have. — Adam Lambert

Harrison Ford Bids Farewell To ‘Star Wars’ Co-Star Mayhew

Posted in Life, Star Wars with tags , on May 3, 2019 by darkjade68

Originally Posted Here

BY AMY GUNIA 

10:43 PM EDT

Hollywood actor Harrison Ford gave a heartfelt statement on his Star Wars co-star Peter Mayhew’s death on Thursday.

Peter Mayhew was a kind and gentle man, possessed of great dignity and noble character,” Ford said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter.

The 7-foot-3 actor played Chewbacca, the loyal sidekick to Han Solo, who was played by Ford. The famous Wookiee, who starred in five Star Wars films, including the original trilogy, died at his Texas home on Tuesday at the age of 74.

Ford said the duo’s unique bond extended beyond the silver screen.

“We were partners in film and friends in life for over 30 years and I loved him. He invested his soul in the character and brought great pleasure to the Star Wars audience,” Ford said about his co-star, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The Han Solo actor credited Mayhew’s character for the popularity of the legendary science fiction film series.

“Chewbacca was an important part of the success of the films we made together. He knew how important the fans of the franchise were to its continued success and he was devoted to them. I and millions of others will never forget Peter and what he gave us all,” Ford said.

Write to Amy Gunia at amy.gunia@time.com.

Treat Everyone Kindly… And Light Up The Night

Posted in Dreams, Life, Writing with tags on May 2, 2019 by darkjade68

My Girlfriend Posted This Video Last Night… It’s Pretty Amazing. Especially If You Have A Dream, A Vision Of What You Want Your Life To Be… Similar To Peter I Walked Away From An 8 Year Job To Pursue My Dreams… Win Or Lose I Have No Regrets

Take Pause

Posted in Art, Life, Writing with tags , on April 18, 2019 by darkjade68

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Art by Michael Creese

Time

Posted in Life, Love, Writing on April 12, 2019 by darkjade68

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Time has the knack off making you want some things to last forever…

Ironic, as it is the Gatekeeper of Eternity.

Love, I’m sure of it, does in fact last forever…

…and memories… And the light within each and all living creatures.

The Term ‘Time Is A Thief’, has always struck me oddly… As Time is the greatest Blessing one could ever have, or has ever been given.

To Form A More Perfect Union

Posted in Life, Writing with tags , , on March 18, 2019 by darkjade68

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We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.