Dancing Queen

Inspired by Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – Alive – 2/3/2020

blond hair
blue eyes
cute european girl

sweet sixteen
dancing free
and feeling alive

life fantastic
dreams unending
beginning of her

**Side note – it seems funny to me the original video isn’t “alive” at all! Actually, sort of boring! LOL

Reblog – Whispers by Bill Bisgood

Bill Bisgood always does a good job of bringing you fully into the scenery. Enjoy! Sidenote — I live with a musician (a/k/a wannabe rock star). This reminded me of a certain morning where I WISH his music would have whispered rather than landed him a citation for Disturbance of the Peace! LOL

The Write Idea

On having a musical neighbour

Early morning mist
from behind a blackthorn hedge
a guitar whispers

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Chimes

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gentle breezes move along the edges
pushing objects with delicacy
the subtle force reveals a sweet sound

a hectic mind tunes in
releases the chaotic jumble
and listens to the melody

peace spreads in that moment
deep breaths filling in the spaces of pain
a human is moved to tranquility

Stepping Back

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Susi Bocks

nature baring itself in all its glory
being breathtaking, humbling, and scary
a longing to observe and capture from near or far away

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Terry Susi

seeing magnificent creations of art
by way of brilliant visions and talented digits
fully engaged, breath taken away or making you cry

discovering music created by soulful vibrations
beings reaching into their emotional depths
bringing us within substantive creations

watching feelings erupt from human anatomy
control and fluidity presented in perfection
telling us stories with their bodies

being in awe and stepping back

it’s all beauty and enriches us so
on nights when we’re nostalgic
days when we need to see a rainbow
moments when what’s needed is to feel and not speak

Music And Balance

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I know that I have a need to let music embody me for enjoyment. It’s also a distraction for loneliness or wanting to feel nostalgic about a memory. And sometimes just headbanging intensely with a good AC/DC tune is good for the soul. There are quite a few artists that I like and for so many different reasons. My tastes run a wide berth, and across all time and genres.

Reflecting on my teenage years, I realize I used music quite heavily to navigate some of the emotional chaos in my life at that time. Shaking off the demons accompanied by music was quite cathartic for me then.  In my youth, whenever I required a release of pent up emotions, I’d turn on the record player. My go-to album was Genesis – A Trick of the Tail. I’d start by playing the song Ripples and let all the deep, sobbing emotions rise to the top as I simultaneously cried and sang out all the angst. A sort of purge, if you will. Next came A Trick of the Tail to set my mind on a path of a take-charge, purposeful freedom. Lastly, Los Endos to take all the heartfelt emotions which erupted with the first song, allowing them to build again into a fever pitch of strength and control. Feeling them explode with the crescendo of the song, emerging spent and empty, that was the goal and what saved me from going deeper inside. This was my process when living became all too much. It allowed me to escape from my own destruction. And kept me from being committed.

It’s interesting that I find peace and quiet are what I relish most being a grownup. But maybe tapping into such a focused release might do me some good in my older years too.