we all are gypsies of a sort wandering traveling through this life other lives space and time here there and yon on roads less traveled - this is a written and visual journal of my own travels - imagined and/or real - come along with me - we'll dance among the stars under the sun and over the moon - share our stories around the campfire - come along -

this site is simply a streamofconsciousness rambling of words and images in which i find meaning and beauty - there is no organized order of thought or format -
poetry painting and writing on love and life and things thereof from the heart and through the eyes of a louisiana gypsy spirit travelin' roads less traveled...enjoy -


My photo
A...WOMAN IN MOTION WITH HAIR AS DARK AS NIGHT HER EYES WERE LIKE THAT OF A CAT IN THE DARK... SHE WAS A GYPSYWOMAN... she danced round and round... from the fire her face was all aglow... she was dancing... dancing... waiting for the RISING SUN... loving caring relationships are like THE RISING SUN...we are nourished by their warmth...we are energized by their strength...we grow in their light...we find shelter and solace there...they are our sanctuary... born in the sign of the sun, i am a true LEO-love the sun and its hot orange red fire-passionate in and about everything i do-i believe in instant chemistry charisma love/lust at first sight-in the magic of the eyes and the beauty of the soul-in the instant recognition familiarity in meeting someone from a past life and in the knowledge that we might meet in a future life-i believe that we are each ageless and flawless-i believe in the beauty of the moment-the whisper of yesterday-the hope of tomorrow-the power of forgiveness for even ourselves-the absolute and total beauty of love---[credit to brian hyland and curtis mayfield]

to dance with life

to dance with life
come dance with me...

Sunday, May 31, 2009

friday "feel-good" stuff -

is it just me - or - do you all associate friday's with "happyday"?
is it just me - or - do you all have certain things that you associate with "fridayhappyday" - you know, particular things that just make you "feel-good" no matter what on fridays? -
for me, it's kinda been that way all my life - maybe because i'm still a kid at heart - and in mind - maybe conditioning from early school days and then with the typical work week - with friday being the "high" day of those five days cause SATURDAYPLAYDAY was next - but whatever the reason i have a conglomeration of "friday feel-good stuff" -
in my early school days, on fridays girls were allowed to wear pants to school but not any other day [that whole gender thing, you know? well, more on that later!] - on fridays, fish was always served at lunch but no other day [for catholocism - and, oh, yeah, whatever happened to separation of church and state, anyway? - more of that later, too!] - on fridays, no homework - on fridays, dress for your job turned to "business casual" - on fridays, well, the list goes on and on....
and so, my life became friday-associated - getting to wear pants to school!!! BE STILL MY HEART!!! that meant that i could hang upside down on the monkey bars without fear of exposure and/or expulsion - literally and figuratively - it meant i could ride my little brother's bicycle without fear of that "exposure" thing - it meant that i could swing higher in my grandmother's tree rope-swing without my skirt blowing up into my face - it meant that when i pushed my little brother in his big red wagon that i didn't moon anyone standing behind me - it meant that on fridays at work, no pantyhose, no closed-in shoes, and my hair in a ponytail - it meant leaving a bit early from work just because it was friday and i wanted an early start on saturday - it meant going out straight from work to a movie or to whatever and an early dinner - it meant NO COOKING which was a rule i made up for fridayfundays when i started my own family and the NO COOKING ON FRIDAY rule has now followed my children and their families! - also, in the work place, whenever the opportunity presented itself, i worked only monday through thursday - and, on fridays, when i was in school, it meant that along with pants or shorts, i could wear "shirts" not just "blouses" and there IS a difference!
it is this one little item - THE SHIRT - that brings about this whole big ole' ramblin' non-sensical post - you see, i have this off-lime-green french terry cotton sweatshirt that i absolutely LOVE - I LOVE IT! - you know the kind - the kind that's been washed so much that it's soft as babyskin - that's so worn that it's softness just rolls around lays around on your curves in JUST the RIGHT places [and yes, i have "curves" whether i like them in their abundance or not] - and this favorite sweatshirt of mine has been worn through several winters and into springs - and this year, to push it more easily into SUMMER i've cut off the sleeves - cut out the neck and edging so that it falls just a tad off my shoulders - cut off the bottom edge so that its now-frayed edge rolls up ever so slightly -
and i've come to notice that when i wear it, i get compliments galore - from men :) and from women - young and old - it seems that when i wear my off-lime-green old sweatshirt, my skin even looks better, my hair is shinier, that my eyes sparkle more, i laugh more, smile more, feel more, want more and so do more, and then more again - it seems the sun and all its glory is more radiant - hotter, even, but in a good way - the sky bluer, the breeze gentler and softer, the stars more brilliant - the flowers more profuse and fragrant, the birds "chirpier" - you know what i mean - life seems better...happier...more abundant.... - it all/everything just FEELS GOOD - and isn't that what we all want? just to "feel good"?
it is this realization - this epithany, if you will - that has brought me to post this post of nothingness, but this everythingness to me - i hope that each of you has that same ole' sweatshirt, or pair of shoes, or belt, or parfum fragrance, or whatever IT happens to be - the IT that makes even ONE DAY a FEELGOODDAY for you..........


artquest1 said...

You know, your lime green shirt, in whatever stage of metamorphous it now exists, is the freedom, permission and bravery that we all so desperately need. Too often we slog along through life, wrapped tightly in our "Ought To's", "Gotta's" and "You Better's". feeling stifled, choked and non-creative, and all we have to do is dig out that old, off lime green shirt. I write a (sometimes long winded) blog on creativity, and perhaps I should consider your simple path to freedom and self-expression.
Thanks for writing, Bob

gypsywoman said...

thanks so much for your comment, bob - i am anxious to check out your blog on creativity - and i LOVE long-winded streamofconsciousness ramblings as i'm sure you can see from my blog - feel free to drop by anytime - the door's always open - jenean

oh, and just in case, i always have a spare pair of scissors handy...