Jazz Club Love

It hits me

Like that sound of your voice when you go higher than high

Hitting those notes of everlasting sorrow

Flowing like the hiss of the saxophone

Vibrating, echoing out into the room

Entering and exiting through ears

Drawing hearts nearer to the sweet feel of…

I am entranced

I am in love

I am yours

But as I scan the room with my lovelorn eyes

I see that I am not the only one with this feeling

There has been a spell

A spell you put on us

They are unaware of their capture

Caught up in their lustful rapture

Despair fills me with dread

But soon those notes that I adore fill the air

I am pulled back into your trance

Unable to, or unwilling to leave the embrace

You have us now and that is certain

I must admit that I am foolish

But where else could I get this feeling

Where else could I be this in love

Where else would I want to be?

The answer is

nowhere.

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A Space Tale and Inspiration…

Hello Groovy People,

It has been a while since I made my last entry.  I have been busy of sorts with taking tests, teaching origami, and resting.

I have great news, I have passed two of my tests and I have two more to go!

That is not why I write this entry today.

I have been going back and forth for over a decade with my space book.  It was something that was inspired by two very different things:

  1. Joss Wedon’s Serenity
  2. Foo Fighters album The Colour and Shape

I know what you’re thinking, how can a Foo Fighters album influence a story?  Well, when I listen to music I often imagine people, places, and situations.  It can be a love story or an action fight scene that plays out in my head.

The album I mentioned was bought while I was in high school over 15 years ago.  I only bought it for one song, Everlong.  However, during a trip to Six Flags Great Adventure, I had the entire album play as I sulked; I was 19 at that time and hated going to an amusement park.

Luckily for me, hearing that album play gave me an idea of a space tale that centered around two cheeky girls, and a hell of a lot of intergalactic adventures.

Of course, years went by and I scraped most of what I had.  I had finished the entire book, but it was so unfocused that the abrupt end was confusing even to myself.

I decided to reboot it of sorts like I did with Journey’s End.  I must say that it is much better with a more fleshed out story.  I am nowhere near finished, but I’ll keep you updated!

Until then…

Be Yourself?

Be yourself.

You know, who you really are.

People will respect you, honor you, value the truth of your own being.

But only if it fits what we value, what we accept, what we cherish and accept as normal

decent

good

cool

realistic

et cetera

Be yourself, but don’t be too funny, too silly, too honest, too good, to nice, unbitchy, unsnooty, unpretentious, unbothered.

Be yourself, but don’t be too different, be like us, because we only like what we are used to, we only like what reminds us of ourselves.

Be yourself, because it will make you happy, but don’t upset us, or offend us, or make us feel uncomfortable.

Be yourself.

Updates and things…

Hello Groovy People,

So it is July and things are going well.  I’m working a ton and trying to stay motivated with my writing.  A few weeks ago I went to Bookcon in New York, and it was pretty interesting.  To be honest, travelling and being around large groups of people is mentally exhausting.  So I only stayed about 3-4 hours. I did enjoy getting free merch and seeing the different displays.  I took a lot of mental notes and will try to plan for next year with possibly a children’s book.

Recently, I have been working on a short story which was inspired by a picture I found online.  It is a digital drawing by a really good artist.  I’ll get into more detail when the story is finished.

I am also preparing for my 4 tests, 3 of which I am taking this month!  I am very very very nervous and anxious, and just about stressed out.  However, it is something I must do, and I am prepared to do what I can to make my new goals come to fruition.

I will also try to update my blog more…but we shall see.

 

Until then…

Melody

Hum of the drum

the melody speaks

to the voices

within my heart

ticking with rhthym

beat by beat

my heart flutters

with the ambient

soothing echo of waves

a crescendo of voices

beat simultaneously

their laughter infiltrates

stinging with sensations

of happy vibes

begging to be heard

begging to be loved

begging to be felt

I spread my lips to say

I hear you, I hear you

Miss Bliss

She follows the path of serenity

down to the valley of ease

pastel colors brighten her way

to the ever winding road of peace

love is always a few steps away

glistening the waters with tranquility

she breathes a sigh of soothing sounds

to the fanciful music of laughter that follows

within each breath she takes

the cool air retreats

down her body and into her soul

filling it with the relief of serene stillness

that relaxes her gently

forever at peace

forever in love

she closes her eyes to sleep

Update: BookExpo + Being a Busy Bee

Hello Groovy People,

I haven’t been on this in months!  Wowzers! I have been super busy with work and trying to go back to school (kinda) and working on making my book, Journey’s End, a hit. Things have been steadily moving forward.  It takes a ton of energy to not give up.  Besides dealing with a few things, I have been making goals and keeping an optimistic mindset.  (Better said than done)

I will have my book, Journey’s End, on the New Title Showcase at the BookExpo in New York!  More information coming soon!

Until then…