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 -

THE GYPSYWOMAN WORLD

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...

Thursday, August 11, 2011

IT'S MY BIRTHDAY AND YOU'RE ALL INVITED -



the big day has come again and it's time for a little get together to celebrate - everything is ready for you - so come on by and join the festivities tonight right after sundown - there will be plenty of food and drink and music and dancing, fortune-telling and story-telling and more - 

our dear friend mapstew has generously agreed to honor us with his wonderful lyrics and a very special homemade brew - and i hear through the grapevine that his bestest pal is bringing his own special dish - something with peaches and cream - or melons -

i've set up several little guests wagons for those not wishin' to mix festivities and driving - so come and plan to stay a while  - dinin' and winein' and dancin' under the stars til mornin' meets the sky! 

you'll see the light of the campfires burning -
- and they burn just for you -


39 comments:

Glynis said...

Wishing you a very very beautiful, joyous birthday! xo

GYPSYWOMAN said...

oh, thank you dear lady! we're both up at the witching hour i see! thanks so much for coming by -

Kate said...

Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaappy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday jeanean, hapy birthday to you :)

mapstew said...

On my way. :¬)

xxx

Zuzana said...

Happy birthday my dear, I guess you are a Leo, what a prefect sign for you.;)
I am back from my break, thank you for your latest visit.;))
xoxo

GYPSYWOMAN said...

oh, there you are, dear kate! so you'll come and sing for us, too? with your dad? how divine!!! i can't wait! hurry up sunset!

GYPSYWOMAN said...

waiting for you, sweet musicman!!! now that you're such an international rage, i'm even more honored! hugs, mister! ;)

GYPSYWOMAN said...

zuzana! how wonderful you're back in time to come celebrate with me/us! you've been so missed but we'll play catch up tonight! wonderful of you to come all this way! ;)

Deb Kirkeeide said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a most wonderful day and night! Looks and sounds like absolute fun,

GYPSYWOMAN said...

thank you so much, deb! so sweet of you to come by! i'm such a leo on my birthday so nothing is too much! ;)

Dulce said...

Ah thank you for this dedication on this special day for you!

I wish I could be there to celebrate... it is so inviting.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, sweet gypsy lady

Hugs and joy
:-)
xoxox

GYPSYWOMAN said...

oh, but i know you're here in spirit, dulce! and that's what matters - what's an ocean and/or a continent or two between friends! ;) so wonderful of you to come by-thank you! and you have a wonderful day there!

Marlene said...

WOW what a beautiful campsite! all the lights make it sooo magical!
I definately can see myself relaxing here! wishing you a wonderful birthday! xox marlene

karena said...

A very happy birthday to you Gypsy. I'm sending you my love, and wishes for a grand time this evening. It looks like it will be so much fun. The campsite looks pretty with the candles lite. xo

GYPSYWOMAN said...

hey marlene - don't you love these candles burning everywhere - i have little minilights and candles going all year round - love the feel - and definitely relaxing for me - thanks so much for dropping by - hope your world holds you gently - xxx

GYPSYWOMAN said...

thanks so much dear karen! so wonderful to have you come by, too! i love both these little camps - they feel like me! ;)

mapstew said...

Right, squeeze over on the log, I've had a few already and I'm in the mood fer singin'! Now join in everybody,
"Low lie the fields of Athenry, where once we watched the small freebirds fly,
Our love was on the wing,
We had dreams and songs to sing, It's so lonely 'round the fields of Athenry. :¬)

And the night is only startin'! :¬)

xxx

savannah said...

happy birthday, sugar! xoxoxox

Pat said...

Many Happy Returns. It all looks so lovely. Sorry I'm late but I couldn't decide what to wear. I hope this white chiffon is alright. Dear Map suggested it. I'm going to sit quietly by the fire and listen to the music.

GYPSYWOMAN said...

scootin' over on the log - OMGosh map, can i tell you how much i love your fields of athenry! takes my breath away and has me cryin' in those sad sad fields as the boat goes sailin' out - beautifully done, sir! i've now played it several times over everytime someone walks by - thank you SO much for making my birthday so special with all these wonderful little touches - with our love on the wing, dreams to dream and songs to sing -

yummmm - and i'm lovin' your home brewed elixir! thank you!

GYPSYWOMAN said...

well, now, how wonderful to have you drop by savannah! ya'll are just the sweetest!!! thank you!
xoxoxo

GYPSYWOMAN said...

oh, pat, how i adore your lovely chiffon! and white on you is simply magical, dear! isn't map just something with the women, wardrobes and all! truly a man of many talents and a big heart! so, here, have a nice glass of his special elixir and go over to the fire - enjoy the music!

GYPSYWOMAN said...

you know i feel you here when you come by - even when no words are left - and tonight, a lonely night, even beyond the fields of athenry - for love is on the wing and we have dreams to dream - liquid dreams in vanilla creme where everything's as it seems - i bid you good night -

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Happy birthday! Those wagons are really cool. I'd stay in one.
Sorry I'm late to the party...

GYPSYWOMAN said...

oh, listen, just wonderful to have you come, alex! there's no real "late" to this party! i love these little wagons, too - something about them connects to my soul! course, that would be my gypsy soul! thank you for coming! enjoy!

Jimmy said...

Happy Birthday doll face, I'd have been over earlier if it hadn't been for my work.

Cole said...

Hope it was the happiest of birthdays for you! How lovely your caravan! Just like I would expect it to be. Got your Twitter message. Follow along. :)

GYPSYWOMAN said...

oh, workin' man, i know and don't worry yourself one little bit of the when - late doesn't exist here - my heart thanks you for the thought and hopes you were able to sleep before the sun rose -

GYPSYWOMAN said...

so great to see have you come by cole! thank you! don't you love this little caravan! gotta have one! thanks for the follow - see you there - have a great day!

Jonas said...

Happy (belated) Birthday!

GYPSYWOMAN said...

oh, jonas, thank you very much! it's been such a while since your last visit and i thank you for coming by to leave a birthday greeting! how wonderful!

Desert Rose said...

Happy belated birthday sweetheart..sorry was away for a while..wish you the best year ahead beautiful lady..:) hugs!

Deboshree said...

Oh gosh! I missed your birthday!
Belated happy birthday my dear friend! It's always so good to hear from you!
I wish I could have joined this beautiful celebration of yours. I know it must've been marvellous..a true celebration of life and love.

Much love your way,
Deboshree

GYPSYWOMAN said...

how wonderful to have you drop by dear desert rose! i've thought of you often during your absence and hoped your world held you gently - thank you so very much for coming over and for such sweet words! please come again when you can - much love -

GYPSYWOMAN said...

and you, dear deboshree! i am so thrilled to have you come by - it's so great to hear from you and i would love us to play catch up soon so i can hear all about your dance of late - how are you? - thanks again - and much love back your way!

BlazngScarlet said...

Ohmygosh! I have COMPLETELY missed the party!
Tis a shame too .... it looks absolutely magical, wonderous and soooooo much fun!
Just like the gorgeous Birthday Lady! ;D
I hope you had a fantastic birthday; I can see you had much joy and love surrounding you, and THAT is priceless!

Enjoy the day, celebrate the life lovely, lyrical Lady!

GYPSYWOMAN said...

oh, dear blazngscarlet, but there is no "missing" over here at the campfire - everything and everyone will still be here whenever you can make your way - and so it is in the land of the gypsies! always a campfire burning brightly, just for the next wanderer....
;)

thanks for such sweet birthday words and wishes - and especially for trekking all that way just to be here! my heart thanks you!

Anonymous said...

oh dear Cousin, it slipped by me! So much going on here these days!!
But a belated happy happy happy, and we'll celebrate with our own little private family campfire and share lots of wonderful memories. Hopes..dreams...wishes...you know!!
Love and hugs, cj

GYPSYWOMAN said...

oh, not to fret, cj - so much with everyone these days - yes, let's do celebrate soon - the whole works! thanks so much for leaving a few words! hugs -