mercredi, mars 29, 2006

Courage! Courage! Nous n'avons pas peur...

It's not that I don't have anything to say; it's just that I'm saying anything elsewhere. My purple, handcrafted-in-Port Townsend, WA-in-2001 journal (a gift from Jah Sr.), for example. I can't believe I used to post stuff here daily. But everything in it's right place (Erro and Osunlade version). Celebrate me for liking the sound of other folk's voices, the rhythm of stranger's speech, print not cursive, books, eagle/vulture assaulted baby goats dangling from far flung barbed wire, Drifter tanks and tees, Jak&Rae jeans, Kenny Loggins, Vesta, Sisters on the Sojourn, double dutch, pogo sticks, kickball, "Rise & Shine", volunteer aunties, second mothers, Kale Bone strips, Resurrections, Big Mack Daddys and BabyCakes.
"I’m not comfortable with categories, and I distrust most definitions. The word definition is based on the word finite, which would seem to indicate that once we’ve defined something, we don’t need to think about it anymore."
Artie Shaw

"Too many artists have ideas instead of intuitions. We could use more introverts."
Mark Stevens

"It is fascinating to me that we can make incredible art yet be awful people, that there can be such a canyon between what we create and who we are."
Sylvie Lewis

"Looking for your sound is like looking for your nose. It's right there on your face. You are born with your sound. However bad you sound, no one sounds like you."
William Parker

"One thing that life cannot do...It can't take your song from you "
Lizz Wright
"Everybody's pretty to me."
Sister Bisi
...avec de courage je suis courageux.

Flipside (clap for me mami), I'm trying to figure out what it is I have to say on a really basic level. What I have to say outside of banalties, trivialities, and jokes. What I have to say underneath respond/react. I think I'm gonna buy myself that All About Me book ('been known to gift it). The All About Us one is cool too but at present inappropriate. So I'm gonna get the book (or maybe this one) and get to know myself better. Ask myself some of the questions I ask of and listen for in other people and see what happens.

PS-I should call my blog sentence fragments. Ideally, I'd adhere to the laws of grammar but as Bernie Mac said, "When we break, we break!"