Saturday, April 3, 2010

NaPoWriMo - #1 Cattitude

Cattitude - NaPoWriMo 1_30

broke out of basement penitentiary
to laze in the sun, perhaps
waiting for some

a huge alley cat
made of smoke
tabbed my way
from the area of the garage
dusted my toes with charcoal dust
blinked honey almond eyes
the orb of her iris grew into a sun
grass danced a shimmy
birds sang, gnats danced,
giant amber ants
escorted me to a wating barque
sailed into the eye of Ra

majestic at the helm
of an I-Phone
arms open
rubbed liquid gold into
winter-stiff back
spoke in voices of forgotten worlds
copied Coptic prayers
onto my palms
we swam in the red sea
behind our eyelids
washed locs in
frankincense and myrrh

Delivered to
Sekhmet on shore
boarded peoplemover to Punt
with Hatchepsut
drank honey wine
ate olives
stretched out
hugging the earth's curves
silvery CD's spin and sparkle in the sky
swinging from jetstreams bound
to make Paris by night
crawled inside my ear to take a nap

feral spirit trapped
in canopic jar
we cracked open alley cat dreams
on the first warm day of spring
in Detroit

Writing prompt - shuffle (I pod, cd case, etc. pick 5 albums, use the name.)
5 Albums:
E.badu - penitentiary
Carly Simon - revelation
Paris Lounge - Paris By Night
Compilation - Voices of Forgotten Worlds
Black Bottom Collective - Peoplemover

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Time flies when you don't tell lies!

OK, so I dropped off the face of the earth for a minute there. That is what self-checks are about! I have a lot to update here and will do the best I can. I am also wondering if to re-do my list would be cheating? Some of that stuff I don't think I WANT to do anymore...hmmm. oh well, We'll see.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

#42 Burgers N' Fries

Thanks to the blog Cupcake Takes the Cake, we decided to try a little Saturday Sweets!!

Brownies take a lot of work!

A LOT of work!

Fill 1/4 full for the "burger"

Yellow cupcake "buns"!!

Assembly line ready! Order in!!

A wee burger is born!


"Ketchup and Mustard"

Slim sugar cookies making like fries!

Order out!!

Dessert is served!!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Radical Notion


All you have to do is remove things from "the list" in order to experience being exactly who you ARE. You can just redo the list. Maybe you've done all that you need to, learned all that you're going to, gone all the places you should have. Imagine, rewrite the list with all the boxes checked! You are THERE, you are DONE.

How does it feel?
What would that list look like?

Could you then relax and just BE? Take each day as it comes? Move as you are so moved? Moment by moment, confident you are exactly who you are intended to be?


Sunday, August 2, 2009

#43 - Blanks Out Again

It's just not going to happen. And its all good.

#37 - Made good on that scrabble date with Lillian

And we had a wonderful time! I admire this 89 year old woman so much. A thrice married fellow Gemini, she is as energetic and lively as anybody half her age. I had some trepidation about the meeting spot (the coffee house in Ferndale) because I did not realize it was opening day of Rosie O'Grady's and the street scene was on bump! I thought she may have had trouble finding the place (it is a bit obscure) or that parking wouild be a challenge. But no, she beat me there, with her smart white suit and crisp summer straw hat, Scrabble board in tow (she always has it in the trunk, you never know when a Scrabble opportunity might present itself!!) A. met us there and we had a delightful time over soup, sandwiches, and coffee. Oddly, a woman who was there kept looking at us and looking at us. She finally came on over and said she admired our relationship and how good we looked, and she was moved to come over because her 100 year old mom was sick and she was very worried abotu her. She thought Lillian and I were mother and daughter. Lillian expalined that no, we are friends! and I added that we used to work together and were also both Geminis. Well, this woman was a Gemini too!! We had a good laugh and shared some philosophical insights on everything from men to politics. I will be sending her some Social Fourum information, she was/is an activist as well...

Anyway, we played until 10:30 pm!! It was a great, high scoring game, the likes of which I have not been able to repeat with M. (But he cheats...) We walked Lillian to her car and bid farewell. I hope to do it again soon, but feel really good that I made good on that promise finally!!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Update of Sorts

Have been out of the loop for quite some time computer crashed and burned, don't know if I'll be able to retrieve the stuff off of my hard drive or that "favorites" list I had so painstakingly compiled. Oh well, I'll try making the most of a fresh start. Fresh starts and reboots, all the way around. I have fallen by the wayside, backslidden, relapsed, got off of the wagon...anyway you want to slice it, I have moved away from the Who I Was in April. Allowed myself to get distracted in an unhealthy way. So, I am starting over with the vices, disentangling endless mind loops that are stuck on stupid. Thankful for another chance, that there was one more wish stuck in the bottom of the genie lamp. I'm experiencing one of those painful growth spurts but know that it is necessary and that I will come out on the other side as a better person. Reevaluting myself and the people I allow into my circle, acknowleding the need to move inward, revisit boundaries and the spiritual goals I am wanting to set. Taking the word "friendship" and holding it up to the actual thing and seeing if they even remotely resemble each other, does one fit the other? And does that definition work for me:? Too many times, friendship has been closely linked to dissappointment. And I know those that you care about will manage to dissappoint you and hurt you, some of that pain is self inflicted because you bypassed or ignored your screening process, boundaries, experience, and intuition in the formation of that relationship. Sometimes going backwards is progress.