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 -
THE GYPSYWOMAN WORLD
- 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]
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
i am all that you see
and so much more
three in one all compiled
i am the wee girl child
choosing you from before
to carry me then set me free
i am the lover banshee
quenching desire from every shore
leaving all who linger more beguiled
i am the earth mother styled
to hold you to love you then have you soar
to be the wee girl child the lover banshee the all of me
i am called woman
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Through echoing forest and echoing street,
With lutes in our hands ever-singing we roam,
All men are our kindred, the world is our home.
The sword of old battles, the crown of old kings,
And happy and simple and sorrowful things.
What hope shall we gather, what dreams shall we sow?
Where the wind calls our wandering footsteps we go.
No love bids us tarry, no joy bids us wait:
The voice of the wind
is the voice of our fate.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
the fair moon mounts and aye the flame
of gypsy beauty blazes higher
...the wild air bloweth in our lungs
the keen stars twinkle in our eyes
the birds gave us our wily tongues
the panther in dances flies...
Friday, September 18, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
In accordance to tradition, as a young man his birth name was changed: his grandfather predicted that he would become chief of the Crow Tribe, live a very long life, and accomplish many great deeds, thus christening him Alaxchiiaahush, meaning "many achievements". Plenty Coups is the English translation of his name, coming from the word coup, or act of bravery. Over the course of his life, he would live up to his name and his grandfather's predictions.
Early in his life, Plenty Coups started having prophetic dreams and visions. Many seemed so far-fetched that no one believed them, but when they started coming true his fellow tribe members began to revere him and listened to him carefully:
When he was nine years old, he had a dream where he was told that he had great powers, and that if he used them well he would become a great chief. Later, when he was eleven years old, Plenty Coups went on a vision quest. He had a vision where he saw "many buffalo coming out of a hole. They spread over the plains, then disappeared. Cattle came out of the hole and covered the plains. Winds blew down the trees in the forest. Only one was left standing. In it was the home of the chickadee.”
His vision was interpreted to mean that the white man would take over the Indian lands and their way of life, like the wind that blew down the trees in the forest--all except one, which represented the Crows. The Crow tribe would be spared if they could learn how to work with the white man. His spirit guide then became the chickadee, and he would carry a pair of chickadee legs in a medicine bag he used for protection and spiritual power. This vision would guide his actions for the remainder of his life.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
PETE SEEGER BIRTHDAY CONCERT
MADISON SQUARE GARDEN - 2009
for anyone missing the original telecast or live performance of the seeger 90th birthday celebration, last night was marvelous at PBS - it was fantabulously fantastical - not enough words wonderful - all our old friends paid homage and the audience [including me in my boudoir] sang along - OMG - can't get enough!
anyway, it all reminded me of some of my little fun excursions of yesteryear with the big boys and girls backstage - hmmmm...now, i may just have to tell ya'll about them....
Friday, September 11, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
The Tony Award-winning play, written by Michael Frayn, is directed by Jerelyn Gilstrap.
"It's based on a true story about two world-leading physicists who picked up relativity where Einstein left off," Gilstrap said.
The two physicists are Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg.
"Heisenberg was only 26 years old when he developed the theory of how we look at the universe," Gilstrap said. "During World War II he was put in charge of Germany's nuclear development program."
In 1941, the physicists had not seen each other for several years and Heisenberg asked Bohr for a meeting. And no one could figure out why he wanted to meet with Bohr.
"Even today nobody knows what Heisenberg had on his mind," Gilstrap said. "What the playwright has done is he brings us to these characters after they are dead and presents three scenarios that might have happened."
The play is performed with only three actors: Reece Middleton portrays Bohr; Marshall Middleton portrays Bohr's wife, Margrethe; and John Bundrick plays Heisenberg.
"Even though the play is about science, it's also about three lives and relationships that lasted a lifetime," Gilstrap said.
Gilstrap said directing the production has had its challenges because there aren't any props or scenery and the play is filled with lots of science.
"It's a very wordy, talkative play and I think Heisenberg has somewhere around 10 monologues," she said. "And to be able to turn those monologues into something that will grab and hold the audiences' attention is an easier process for some than others."
Gilstrap wants the audience to walk away with the realization that substantive drama can be as entertaining and intriguing as lighter fare.
"I want to challenge theatergoers with thought-provoking drama," she said.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Credit: B. Zellner (GSU), P. Thomas (Cornell), et al., WFPC2, HST, NASA
Authors & editors: Robert Nemiroff (MTU) & Jerry Bonnell (USRA)
NASA Technical Rep.: Jay Norris. Specific rights apply.
A service of: LHEA at NASA/ GSFC
&: Michigan Tech. U.
Monday, September 7, 2009
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Officer Chad Spicer -
with thoughts and love for his beautiful baby girl and for his family -
with deepest appreciation and best wishes to
Officer Shawn Brittingham
and with gratitude to all those others who every day
offer the ultimate gift so that we may all be kept safe from harm -
Saturday, September 5, 2009
machine of government
is of such a nature
that it requires you
to be the
agent of injustice
then, I say,
break the law.
to live deliberately,
facts of life,
and see if
I could not learn
what it had to teach,
Friday, September 4, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
it is easier to distinguish the division between
material and spiritual necessity -
For a long time man has been trying to free himself from alienation
through culture and art -
While he dies every day during the eight or more hours that he sells his labour,
he comes to life afterwards
in his spiritual activities
a solitary individual
that he seeks
communion with his environment.
July 28, 1879-December 22, 1966
American suffragist and women's rights advocate -
Lucy Burns met Alice Paul in England after becoming a member of the Women's Social and Political Union, an organization dedicated to fighting for women's rights in the United Kingdom. The feminist struggle for equality and woman's suffrage in the UK inspired Burns and Paul to continue the fight on their return to the United States. They joined the National American Women Suffrage Association as its Congressional lobbyists. However, they eventually split from NAWSA in a dispute over tactics and, in 1913 formed the Congressional Union for Women Suffrage.
Burns was arrested while picketing the White House and was sent to Occoquan Workhouse. In jail, Burns joined Alice Paul and many other women in hunger strikes, to demonstrate their commitment to their cause, claiming that they were political prisoners. Burns was force-fed and possibly tortured, as was Paul. Clift recounts that the force feeding of Lucy Burns required "five people to hold her down, and when she refused to open her mouth, they shoved the feeding tube up her nostril." Of the well-known suffragists of the era, Burns spent the most time in jail.
After women gained the right to vote in the United States, Burns retired from political life and devoted herself to the Catholic Church and her orphaned niece. She died on December 22, 1966.
In 2004, HBO Films broadcast "Iron Jawed Angels", chronicling the struggle of Lucy Burns, Alice Paul and other suffragists. Burns was portrayed by Australian actress Frances O'Connor.