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More Information On One Of My “Suggestions”

So Jo:

Remember when I suggested you get into your own “productions”  Check out what this young girl has done and she makes about 1/2 mil a year.

From bullied to bank: How Bethany Mota created a YouTube and fashion empire http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/driven/bullied-to-bank–bethany-mota-s-youtube-empire-133655143.html?soc_src=mediacontentstory via @YahooFinance

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I guess that is enough… take care kiddo.

So Ridiculous It Could Become Sublime….

Dear Jo:

Have you heard the expression “Going from the ridiculous to the sublime” well these may fit …. some may call it ” ipso facto” …. it is what it is because of what it is…  by the fact itself … hence a fact… but I prefer them to be more on the so ridiculous it may have real meaning.. you decide…

So Ridiculous it Could Become Sublime….

 

Crazy is as Crazy does:

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I have been screaming about this for years.. and even early on in my blog posts when someone who dissed me with my use of the word Platonic and others used those terms freely… I found and find it disrespectful even if used in jest or with good intentions.

 

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I regent to say that ignorance is a pet peeve of mine… I wish people would be more intelligent or at least more informed.

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Men were protecting the wrong head for the Longest time

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I am a huge proponent of educating women.. but then again maybe it was because I only had daughters… either way I am always willing to help any woman who wants to better herself even if there is nothing between us… and I could give examples but I wont.

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Just for fun.. but you know it is true:

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I wrote on my other blog and fretted about it here concerning social significance of music and how it can be used to effect change in a society. Then I recently saw this and I almost wept:

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TO TOP IT ALL OF… IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE DONATED 100% OF THE PROFIT TO AN ORPHANAGE IN AFGHANISTAN.

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Yea I heard Beyoncé “Put a ring on it” and all the women are  all over that…. but truth is if a woman wants to be with me and wants a 4-5 carat stone… what good is it… it is flashy and at time gauche’ and it is tasteless if you want a life with someone and not in it for the money…. yea she can have the stone.. but not me … SO…. I love the woman who would take cake over diamonds.. and yes I would like that “Cake” too especially if it is chocolate or even just brown…LOL … I ain’t never going back… as long as it is in the DNA I am down with it….

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Life is a Journey not a destination:

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Every New life experience is a new chapter in your personal book. No 2 are the same. No 2 have the same ending. How will you book look now if you were to let someone read it…. Don’t worry. No book is complete until the person is no longer remembered. You have plenty of time, but you are younger today than you will be tomorrow… so start writing faster please and thank you.

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So this happened.. or at least it did on my mind.. but it fits how I would react… sort of...

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After all of those things above… well:

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Just because I like them….

.like the ankle lace things from the other day’s post and they fit a Gypsy soul.

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MARRIAGE BED FOR A FRIGID COUPLE??

LOSER GETS THE BOTTOM?? …

CAN YOU IMAGINE GOING TO THE ER WITH FROST BITE OF THE ARSE??

An actual hotel room in Iceland.. or is it Finland… anyway the bed is made of ice =but I am told the furs that you sleep on make it very comfortable… but it has to take courage to get up in the middle of the night to pee….  or take a shower before or after in that room… BURRRRRR!!

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Be well Joey … stay creative …. and keep your spirit free and your soul GYPSY.

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Craig

Bohemian or Black Magic Woman today?? Or both!!

Some Flavor to Spice up Creative Juices, Tantalize Your Mind, Titillate Your Soul.

Dear Joey (aka: Gypsy Jo):

You are the new age of creativity. You are unique and special both you and your partner collaborate well on mixing it up in the creative area…. hence THESE 2 articles are up your alley insofar as the creative juices can flow from inspiration from your contemporaries… see what you think…. it may help…. or not…. but hey I am about doing anything to inspire you….

Young designers’ showcase: With luck, they’ll be coming soon to a future near you

https://homes.yahoo.com/blogs/spaces/young-designers–showcase–with-luck–they-ll-be-coming-soon-to-a-future-near-you-034433616.html

Too Late for Easter this year, but it is remarkable how some artists can use an egg-shell as a canvas… and the photography of thee could not have been easy… well for a neophyte like me anyway:

Incredible Easter eggs

https://www.flickr.com/photos/flickr/galleries/72157644131847964/

 

and Rita Ora smolders in her video.. or so I am told.. I don’t look at sexy sensual women anymore…LMAO.. OK maybe a little

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MOVE FORWARD

We’re not here to go backwards, or even to run on the spot. There are so many opportunities for us to grow, evolve and raise our energies higher. So focus on moving forward at all times.

Love and Light,

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Of ALL the posts today THIS one is probably my most significant meaning one. NEVER think you are not good enough.. NEVER EVER, for I know you are and while you and others think I may be some wacko bird  because I write to you …. I assure you I am not and I know a person of special qualities when I observe them long enough.. YOU have then Jo…. so embrace your so-called imperfections for they make you perfect… and I said this to you almost 2 years ago I think, …. so this is not new… you have imperfections but when taken together they make you the perfect person …. but every one in the world has imperfections…. especially me.. yet that does not define us as imperfect …. it helps define us as an amalgamation of uniqueness that makes us perfect in our own individual way.

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YOU, the person who just a few years ago was quoting the 18th century Spanish writer Calderon, know the power of words… and thus of writing your own story:

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I mean really…. do I have to use a dog to make my point:

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You have done this… hopefully you will never stop along you way to greatness… but if you do.. if you doubt yourself… remember that someone who had nothing to gain and no reason to BS.. always saw something in you that you need to find for yourself. even now sometimes I wonder if you are really so confident… but remember this it is normal to be afraid of failing or making mistakes or even to panic a little in your business.. but if you let it paralyze you.. stop you…. hinder you from moving .. even if it is sideways.. you must always remember those who support you and believe in you… and get that derriere (some say it is cute.. I do not know) moving and into gear… and start over again with the step below.  Don’t make me wear a cute little cheerleaders outfit with a short skirt and come and stand out there and root for you.. I do NOT look good in skirts, dresses or even a Scottish kilt even though I am decendent from a Robert Burns from Scotland.  But truth be told I would do that if that is what it would take for you to keep on keeping on… I have no pride when it comes to my commitment to support.

all glory comes from daring to begin

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For the Dancer I never saw dance.. to the woman whose voice I never heard, to the artist I have never met:

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It’s a rainy night here, and just thinking, one of my *very most favorite* things about doing this blog is when I firmly believe what I have posted and when I see someone from the USA has read and I hope it was you and that you have found some meaning or even better inspiration or even a bit of encouragement to do the remarkable things I know you are capable of; the idea that I have just a little part in  extending kindness to someone I want to see do the best they can.. or encouraging another wanderer to this blog… well ….  It always makes my day.

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Take care Kiddo… hope all is well. Happy Easter!! Enjoy the time with family today!!

Craig

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THIS one is a bit personal for me…. I am African although I am not African for I do so love the continent.  But You, and even your partner, knows that while other parts of you have significant meaning and cultural heritage.. the African and or Black (ergo the Black Magic Women) in you is what reminds you of the struggle and the other reason you can never give up. It is what I tell my significant others…. remember the essay by W.E.B. Du Boise about the damnation of women …. I copied on here and maybe on the other blog … but it is the struggle that built the character of the ancestors.. and the struggle continues today. Your mothers know.. and as I am the opposite of your mothers… I have held the abused in my arms and comforted them while feeling the rage of not being able to do anything to change the world…. but you and others probably do not understand how I can have felt that… let alone how I can identify your abilities from glistened information and inferred meanings.  But I have , and I do.  Remember that Joey when you have to go to the store ONLY to pick up Ranch Dressing the next time.. and stop with the low-fat or fat-free.. ENJOY at least that as full flavor….

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what makes you african

Happy Easter to the Black Magic Woman: Gypsy Jo

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out of the ordinary…. different and unusual …. maybe even 420 humor…

any way you see it  …. I know it made me laugh.

Sometimes We Lose Perspective

Dear Gypsy Jo:

Sometimes it is called Myopia… or tunnel vision….. sometimes people say we can’t see the forest for all the trees….. sometimes we get set in our ways or so focused we lose all perspective and miss the other opportunities that may be evident to someone not so close to the situation… sometime… we just need to look at life from a different perspective and know there are always people who will support you in your life no matter which way you chose to go.

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Wouldn’t it be great if we can say this about ourselves ALL the time instead of some or most of the time… I know I would like to say this about myself all the time.. but realistically I fall and stumble and skin my knee many a time.

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but at least I try…..

be happy, be strong, be all you can be for you and you alone.. for it is inside your self that you will value the wins and loses more than any one else. You are the person that matters and you have the power and abilities do learn and grow and be so much in your life… gee I am ALMOST jealous.. nahh….lol .. well maybe a tinge…lol to be you.. with no fixed obligations.. with your abilities and your personality and yea I will give you extra points for appearance…lol.. but damn Jo… what you can do is beyond anything most can achieve.

be well Joey…

Craig

Today is Spring Fling for Disabled where I live from noon to 3… and next weekend it is  our Walk for Autism. and also Special Needs Prom… for which I am SHOCKED beyond belief what T has chosen to wear.. a real dress to her knees and sandals… and even jewelry… I asked her who she was and what she did with my daughter… she just giggled and said maybe she just wants to try something new… it did not matter the price.. it maters her desire to grow and experience new things… like I hope you will always do in your life as I also want to continue doing it in mine

It Is Exhilarating and Scary at the Same Time But Well Worth It …. I Promise!!

Dear Jo:

NO!! …. I am not referring to anything about me…. LOL ….  but what is depicted below

These are in the order I have chosen…. they are not random.

I hope it is informative, thought-provoking and inspiring all at the same time…

but me thinks I hopeeth too much….

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Some things don’t last forever, but some things do. Like a good song, or a good book, or a good memory you can take out and unfold in your darkest times, pressing down on the corners and peering in close, hoping you still recognize the person you see there.”
― Sarah Dessen,

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”Life is a canvas of many strokes where shades from different palettes meet into a picture so concrete that some forget it is their own, so become framed themselves..”
―Vanna Bonta

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AND. for those that think I need prayers for whatever you think ails me …. I can only respond with this:

I do what I want so long as it never hurts people….. but the above sounds like fun …. just need a little warmer weather otherwise I might look….  ohh never mind …. TMI

In another life I would be a quantum physicist who would use that knowledge to become the new Da Vinci in painting, sculpture and inventions that would never be able to be created for another 200 years.. or maybe just a Roman Catholic Rabbi.. or maybe a  ________ see the possibilities are endless and even now I still dream…

I told my mother I would cook her breakfast one day… and she asked me what I would cook and if it would be ready when she arrived.. I told her no to both questions… I do not like wasting food and I never know if you would arrive  for breakfast or die before she got here..

My father before he died used to say he was just waiting to die but he could not because he needed to take care of my mother. 3 years ago today on Palm Sunday he lost his wish and died. But I was not so sad because he had stage 2 Alzheimer and was losing it.. and at least he died with his dignity. He often told me how jealous he was of me and how I lived my life filled with ideas and optimism and yet never told anyone what I had . I miss him mostly because he was the straightest Most honest \most loyal man I have ever met in my life. His only flaw was his inability to show affection.

So last year I was telling my mother that I was feeling the same as my father… waiting to die (sorry to disappoint some but I am not suicidal…. just in a commitment that has completely overtaken my entire life …. I know.. you all disappointed…. but refer to the above picture and you will know how I care besides I have yet top meet a MAN who is more romantic than I am…. hahaha) anyway…. she said she knows that I can’t because I have to take care of “T”…. I said “hell no. Someone else will step up after me…. I just do not want you to have to bury your own son.” she thought that was nice and then I said…. “So will you please hurry up and die mom…. it is my turn next. ” she laughed so hard I though she might need  a package of depends and offered to mail some to her which made her laugh more.

There may come a time when you feel you whole life is crap…. but I assure you it is not…. and that will never make me beleive that you dont have those special abilities I always refer to. Read these hundreds of blog posts I have written over the years if you feel worthless…. like you can’t do anything right or when you feel everything about you is wrong…. we ALL get those days…. but I can swear on the life of my children you are far far from worthless or unable to do things right…. you are and always will be special.

The points being 1/ there should be no such thing as a taboo topic. When things will obviously happen eventually there is no harm in bringing in humor to help facilitate a conversation…. sort of breaking the ice… my mother knows I don’t want her to die… but she also knows her time is very very close… and talking about it can make it easier. 2/ Humor is healthy for the giver and the receiver. My father had my mother were 5 months short of bring married for 60 years.  she no longer drives and none of my brothers and sisters live so close so as to be able to take her to the grocery store or pharmacy etc. she gets lonely and sad and frustrated…. so like what I do for you here I do it for her but I don’t have to work so hard for her because it is instinctive humor that goes quick and I can take her from tears to laughs in less than 5 minutes, for these posts it takes a lot longer and I never even know if you read…. so I don’t get the satisfaction I get from her…. but that does not mean I don’t try.

“A” is in Sri Lanka…. her mother is from there …. and she got her mother to buy tickets for her and her boy toy….  what an operator she is …. but you gotta admire her gall…

“T” has had me on eBay buying books.. entire series of hard backs like Pendragon, Rangers Apprentice, Boxcar kids, Eragon,  Septimus Heap, Artemus Fowl  and 4 or 5 more series…. thousands of dollars… but she reads them so at least she is happy…. She even enticed me to invest in first edition RR Tolkien and also Game of thrones which I want to read before I watch the season 1,2 and 3 Blu-Ray series disk I have (guess I spent a little on myself as well… lol).

Happy Easter!

Be well, Be happy Joey, BE YOU!

Craig

Gypsy Jo, my Black Magic Woman

 

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