Gratitude-February (27)

Gratitude:
-the poet self
-tears
-Jess for listening ❤
-excavation of the past. especially involving the relationship between love, like, and romantic fantasy
-Cristina, Amanda, and I. We were filming this time last year. Today is the anniversary of the Forward shoot. The project is postponed for now but here’s a trailer. I’m thankful for them then, today, all the days! 💞☺️

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We’re actually together today! (left to right) Cristina María Méndez, Evan Zarius, Amanda Moon

 

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They are working on Cristina’s music video which I’ll link here when it’s ready. 

 

Gratitude-December (13)

Gratitude:

-Photo edits like meal preps. Worked out nicely for me the past 3 days. Simple simple.

-Good Breakfast Burrito for dinner and Cinnamon Apple Streusel Pancakes earlier for breakfast.

-Peach Ginger Tea

-An unexpected invitation

-Fleabag. Watched the rest of  e2 and the 1st part of e3. I still think it would be better if I marathoned it but that’s not the way I’m watching it so…acceptance. I will consume it in this organic way suited to me. *shrugs*

-Jason Mraz. My pretty constant musical companion this week. Around the turn of the century, my friends discovered him playing in a couple venues in San Diego. People would record his shows. CDs passed around. I have a few “bootleg” concerts from colleges he played at and recording from tours from overseas. He allowed it. I thought he was so cool. I still think so. I love live music and I love so many live versions of his songs/song mashups.

It took a while to get used to his studio albums though. My favorite one is the 3rd, We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things (2008). I think that’s the one many people are familiar with. “I’m Yours” and “Lucky” w. Colbie Caillat are from that release.

Any old way, I’ve been listening to my favorite version of one of my favorite songs, 0% Interest on repeat.

 

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I love singing along with it. Loudly and out of tune. What I love about early Jason is the unconventional songwriting structure. The listener is on a journey with him and I was/am a happy traveler, in trust. 

Share anything you’re grateful for in the comments below 😊
Ta

Gratitude-November (25)

Gratitude:

-Andra Day. For the past 5 days or so, her song Rise Up has been in my head. When I’m waking up, meditating, random time throughout my day. I’d heard the song or at least the chorus a couple years ago. I knew of the song is the point. I’ve seen her incredible Grammy Performance with Elle Goulding (2016). The song was in the far far background of my life and now it’s in my every day.

Looking around the vortex YouTube for versions of the song I came across another song she wrote/recorded called, Stand Up For Something, which I also love. Then I came across the viral video of the kids choir who sang Rise Up, which led to watching the video of their performance on Good Morning America. It was super cool to see them get really excited that Ms. Day recorded a video message for them. That led me to The View video where they actually got to sing with Andra Day and later, Common, in a live performance mash up of Rise Up and Stand Up For Something. I’ve played that video at least 5 times today and I’ve rewound to my favorite part probably a dozen times. It’s when she walks over to one of the girls wearing glasses while she’s singing a verse of Stand Up For Something. (2:00) The admiration/enjoyment that Ms. Day shows when the talented, deeply resonant voice of the young girl sings “You can have, you can have everything. But what does it, what does it mean?”, makes me so happy to witness. So yeh, I’m grateful for Ms. Day for her talent and generosity and for all the beautiful young black folks, singing, smiling, and moving with the music🎶 Such joy ❤️👏🏾

-I’m grateful today for J (again and always) who put me on her family plan and got me an Eclipse so I could have a phone with a data plan enabling me the opportunity to work with Rover. Today it’s my only means of internet because where I’m at is temporarily without Wi-Fi access. It’s just been a couple of days. Things are different but it should be back tomorrow or Tuesday. Wild to know how much I rely on Wi-Fi.

-YouTube

-Bold women

-People who send me messages and give “likes” and ❤️s to things I post on various platforms. Thank you all! It means more than I can express.

-Moon’s Yamaha keyboard. I’m teaching myself/learning Bella’s Lullaby. When I get it down I’ll record it and post it.

Share anything you’re grateful for in the comments below ☺️

Ta

Gratitude-November (20)

Gratitude:

-Free association writing.  I was annoyed/irritable earlier and then I wrote a bunch and almost figured out why. There were multiple reasons but I still don’t feel like I’ve gotten to the root of it. It’s like the same feeling of a forgotten word on the tip of your tongue. Almost got it. Anyway, it was good to write and get some of the thoughts/feelings outside of my body-mind and on to paper.

-Two work opportunities that came within an hour of one another. I decided to go with the first one.

-The spotify list I made earlier based on Same Love. It is excellent. Discovery of the day: Mike Posner’s Be As You Are

-Local library branch. I was there for the evening. Productive. Nice to change environment.

-Carrot cake. I’ve been on a kick. Blaming that fixed earth energy ♉️ 😁

-Understanding love as an emotion, an energy, and a way to direct the course/live my life. Stumbling and fumbling around in love is fine. A good amount of the time my heart leads and I follow. No matter what. Or eventually depending on perspective.

-Bohemian Rhapsody

-Crystal for being a lovely companion today.

-Photography and the creative outlet it gives me. I’m seeing things/the world differently.

Share anything you’re grateful for in the comments below 🙂

Ta