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Stuck.

That is what I feel.
That is what I feel when I am here
                                                  there
Tearing at the flesh
                        fighting for freedom
            neanderthal
                                     monkey
brains melt, cook
                        d
                          o
                             w
                                n
               into a buttery
bowl of grits…
 
Escaping into the darkness
              into the abyss
             into the corner of creativity
a desk.
           it sits there, homely,
             a pallid creature creates
                       mindless scribbles
                                  as crumbled papers make mountain ranges.
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Posted by on January 8, 2013 in Poetry, Writing

 

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Studio Ghibli

Studio Ghibli movies define the very essence of wonder and imagination. I have a goal to watch them all, and hopefully that goal will never end. The storylines of these movies always astound me with the made-up creatures and creativity. If you don’t enjoy the plot (perhaps it’s a bit too young for you), then you can at least enjoy the artistry, because the illustrations are truly jaw-dropping. Some of the most popular movies this company has made, date back to the 1980s, and when I think of that and see the illustrations, I am inspired.

Here are a list of the movies so far by Studio Ghibli. I have seen all of the ones with * and my favorites have + as well. Enjoy and if you have any suggestions for me or opinions on the movies, please let me know!

  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (actually pre-Studio Ghibli)*
  • Castle in the Sky*
  • Grave of the Fireflies
  • My Neighbor Totoro*+
  • Kiki’s Delivery Service*
  • Only Yesterday
  • Porco Rosso
  • Pom Poko
  • Whisper of the Heart
  • Princess Mononoke*
  • My Neighbors the Yamadas
  • Spirited Away*
  • The Cat Returns*
  • Howl’s Moving Castle*+
  • Tales from Earthsea*
  • Ponyo*
  • Arrietty

~Far right drawing by Annie Stoll. Go check out her awesome art!

 
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Posted by on November 21, 2012 in Imagination

 

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Dance in Color

Beauty comes from the soul of a person, not the skin. If it came from the skin, then people would be divided into two races: glowing, flawless skin and boils pussing from each pore.

The world is a beautiful painting filled with colors of the rainbow and light of the prism, both seen and unseen. Cultures make this rich blend like coffee beans of many countries, combined to create a sweet aroma of the people of the world. Celebrate each difference together and rejoice with the purest joy and then the true spirit of the world will reveal herself to you. She will embrace you like the prodigal son and never let you forget the feeling of bliss: a world with no skin color, no language, no money, no status… open your eyes and see the true beauty of our Mother, the only Mother, we all share together on this one planet. Dance in the colors of life, falling from the sky like rain in the spring, and together we will dance as She comforts us under her blankets of clouds. Brown, peach, yellow, hazel, sand, white… one song, the song of the earth, joins us hand in hand in a dance for no one and everyone, for the named and the nameless, for the forgotten and the fame, for the lucky and the struggling… Do not simply look at the painting of beauty, jump into it, dive into it, drown in it. Swim amongst its pages of calligraphy and cleanse yourself with the joy of knowledge and freedom.

Is there hope for humanity? I see hope in every child’s innocent smile, in every arm raised together in love, in every embrace of acceptance… there is hope as long as there is laughter and love.

If every continent were connected by underwater passageways, would the blend of cultures and peoples create a unity of love for each other as fellow man and woman?

Can someone be proud of their country and culture, and still accept everyone else in the world or will jealousy and rivalry interject into every conversation?

 
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Posted by on November 8, 2012 in Love, Stream of Consciousness, World Problems

 

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