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A creature that drives inspiration and passion in the soul of an artist.... Why is she charmed? She has become enthralled with her subject. The artist has rendered her to her knees.
1 week ago. Sat 10 Aug 2019 09:11:58 AM IDT

by Genitorturers 

2 weeks ago. Wed 07 Aug 2019 12:02:25 PM IDT

Have you ever read something in a work of fiction that was so profound, that you completely embraced it and used it as a guide in life?

 

A series of books was introduced to me.  The Sword of Truth by Terri Goodkind.  The first of the series: Wizard’s First Rule.  This book was loaned to me by one of my first husband’s subordinates. He was an NCO in the Army and this younger fellow was constantly hanging out at our place.  Very bright and intense, I always enjoyed talking to him so it wasn’t a  shock to assume I’d like a book he’d suggest.  He called it “brain candy”.

 

So what exactly IS the wizard’s first rule?  

People are stupid.  (I’m not saying that people are stupid... I’m saying that is what it says in the book! Don’t come at me with your torches and pitchforks)

 

Zed, the First Wizard, explains further.  People will believe things for two reasons: because they want it to be true, or they are afraid it is true.

Here is the root of manipulation.  Learning this rule changed my perspective on things.  I watch from the sidelines as people are drawn in to “mass hysteria” and mob mentality.  I have had that second part of the rule used against me in my first marriage.

Sticking to the facts... what is known... that is how I’ve overcome a lot of fear and anxiety in my life.  When I am told that I am a bad mother, I challenge that information.  Every new mom worries about being a good mother.  I was no exception.  That was the one thing that held weight in my life; my ability to be a good parent.  

Now I think I struggle a lot with the first part. There are so many things that I want to believe.  I trust easily.  I see the struggle of humanity and give people the benefit of the doubt. 

As it turns out... my greatest desires are also my deepest fears.  What if everything that I believe to be true about people... turns out to be false?  I don’t often allow that train of thought to take me ... but every so often I get a small wave of paranoia driven panic.  I cling to the belief that people... in the most basic natural sense... are NOT malicious.  

I have to believe that. I have to recognize the love. It is what endures and sustains everything.

Szer'as so'as bas'sekir.

 

 

2 weeks ago. Mon 05 Aug 2019 09:21:37 PM IDT

My day yesterday... Had a blast at the beach.  A friend shared a song and nostalgia kicked in.  I was suddenly whisked away into my high school years.  No, this came out earlier... but I have always been a huge Floyd fan.

 

So, so you think you can tell
Heaven from hell
Blue skies from pain
Can you tell a green field
From a cold steel rail?
A smile from a veil?
Do you think you can tell?
Did they get you to trade
Your heroes for ghosts?
Hot ashes for trees?
Hot air for a cool breeze?
Cold comfort for change?
Did you exchange
A walk on part in the war
For a lead role in a cage?
How I wish, how I wish you were here
We're just two lost souls
Swimming in a fish bowl
Year after year
Running over the same old ground
And how we found
The same old fears
Wish you were here

2 weeks ago. Mon 05 Aug 2019 04:26:50 PM IDT

I have a fun fact about Charlottesville that I overheard at breakfast the other day and it just made me laugh.

As you know, I live in a very country area... somewhat “Hill Billy” meets “Redneck”

There’s a road that winds through Charlottesville, called Rio road. Now... if you pronounce it like you would think it’s pronounced (Ree-o), the locals will laugh and say, “You’re not from around here, are ya? It’s Rye-o.”

To which I’ve just shook my head and have followed suit, thinking ... “Okay... if y’all say so.”

But I heard this man discussing this at the next table over and he said that Rio road used to be called route 10. All it had on the sign was R 10. I just face palmed right there.

Because Charlottesville is such an artsy little college town with a lot going on... the locals are so proud and somewhat pretentious... and so quick to tell you when you pronounce that road incorrectly!

2 weeks ago. Sat 03 Aug 2019 04:21:30 PM IDT

Enjoy!

3 weeks ago. Sun 28 Jul 2019 04:11:12 AM IDT

the original.... my goblin king.

3 weeks ago. Sat 27 Jul 2019 12:43:25 AM IDT

All she had to say

She couldn’t

She spoke with her eyes

To the screen

Unseen

Unheard

Unfelt

She wanted

She loved

All unclaimed

Like silt

Through her fingers

She mused

About the bees

And the queens

She couldn’t land

On her own face

Uncrowned

Never crowned

Never collared

Perhaps

She was the frog

Being handed back

Frowned upon

Untreasured

Uncherished

Moving backwards

Backwards

Unprogressive

A child’s book

About a girl

Finding a kingdom

East of the sun

West of the moon

To help the frog

Maybe instead

It was a queendom

Moving forward

To land on

Her face

3 weeks ago. Fri 26 Jul 2019 01:45:49 AM IDT

It’s surprising what one small phone call can spark in the memory banks; like throwing a rock in a pond. Before I start this blog … I will say right off … I am great! All good! Pwomise!

 

So… I had gone to my Women’s Health Doctor yesterday and discovered that since my uterus has been laid to rest.. they no longer need to peer inside the V! WoooHoooo!!! Yet another added bonus of sacrificing that blighted cursed organ! All they wanted to do was examine my boobies. No problem. I had quietly mentioned (almost forgot actually) that when my nipples were squeezed hard enough, milk came out of them. Of course, they had me demonstrate. This led to a blood test. No biggy. I thought it was sort of amusing and alarming at the same time. I went home home and laid it to rest.

 

The very next day, my doctor calls me directly (okay, yeah that’d be today). She mentioned hormones and how it ties into the brain and now they have me scheduled for an MRI. I’m thinking… “My Mother cannot know about this. She will flip her shit.” She also has a tendency to blame ALL of my problems on a head injury I sustained in the 10th grade. Both marriages. Both divorces. Every bad decision I’ve ever made had something to do with the fact that I busted my head open on a metal door frame. According to her.

 

It WAS an ugly mess; I’ll give her that. We had to run a mile inside the field house because it was raining outside. They also had the baseball batting nets up, leaving a narrow corridor through which to run. Single file. Two if walking. I was on my last lap, so I was sprinting. My competitive Capricorn nature drove me to try and beat my best time. I rounded the corner and had to break hard because the girl in front of me did not have the same motivation as I had. There was no room to go around and instead of running on top of her my body sailed into the doors on the right, head smashing into the frame.

I staggered around a bit, holding my skull. I assured everyone around me that I would complete the run momentarily. I couldn’t figure out why they were staring. I thought perhaps I should lay down a moment. So I did. Again, I told everyone I was fine and I’d be up lickity split. And again with the stares… sheesh these people. I started to pull my hand away from my head and that’s when they ALL went bananas. The morning announcements began playing “Welcome to the Jungle”, and I saw all that blood.

My mind drifted to my boyfriend and I dropped my hand. I stole his virginity in the courtyard of a high school in broad daylight on a Saturday. I had sent him on a wild scavenger hunt, that day… to find me.

Good times.

3 weeks ago. Thu 25 Jul 2019 10:42:42 AM IDT

I have posted the original of this song before, but I’ll do it again for reference 😊.

I was driving home from a doctor visit when I was listening to the song “Add It Up” by the Violent Femmes and I kept hearing him say “hangry” instead of “angry”....

Without further ado..  I bring you... “Ate It Up” by moi.

(I posted the original song here for reference.. that ... of course is by the Violent Femmes)

Day after day, I will find food to sate.

But the day after today, I will stop and I will start.

 

Why can't I get just one bite?

Why can't I get just one bite?

There may be some things that I wouldn't like,

But I look at your plate and I need a bite.

 

Why can't I get just one chew?

Why can't I get just one chew?

Believe me, I know what to do

But something won't let me eat all that stew.

 

Why can't I get some ground chuck?

Why can't I get some ground chuck?

I guess it's got something to do with luck,

But I waited my whole life for just some.

 

Day after day, I get hangry and I will say

That the day my tummy’s tight, when I'll take a bite and say goodnight.

 

Oh, y-y-y-yummy yummy yum

 

Have you kept your eye, your eye on your bun?

I know you have hogies, you're not the only one.

Where’d you put the sugar? You fed it to my son!

 

Oh, y-y-y-yummy yummy yum

 

Take a look now cause your cake is done.

I’m walking around to have me some

Went downtown and you left me none!

 

So don’t leave me without any treats.

Don't leave me without any treats.

My hunger isn’t for you to mistreat.

So don’t leave me without any treats.

So don’t leave me without any treats.

Don't leave me without any treats.

My hunger isn’t for you to mistreat.

So don’t leave me without any treats.

 

Going down the kitchen at the top of the stairs

Can I mix in some juicy pears?

Share some jam, make a ham, grasp and reach for a leg of lamb.

 

Foods metabolize, and I like pies.

Pies make me need exercise.

Lucky Charms have the magic prize;

And all that pie goes straight to my thighs.

 

Oh, y-y-yummy y-yum yum tummy

I would love to have some nummies.

Tummy is restless, I’m ready to eat!

Here in the kitchen, now gimme a treat!

 

Oh, y-y-yummy y-yum yum tummy

I would love to have some nummies.

Tummy is restless, I’m ready to eat!

Here in the kitchen, now gimme a treat!

 

I've given you some food to make

Things to do, things to bake.

 

Just as I’m about ready to cut it up:

I say, "Wait a minute, honey, you went and ate it up!"

 

Ate it up! Ate it up! Ate it up!

 

Day after day, I get hangry and I will say

That the day my tummy’s tight, when I'll take a bite and say goodnight.

 

 

1 month ago. Fri 19 Jul 2019 07:37:35 AM IDT

I found this old ancient journal entry I wrote, sometime between my two ex husbands.  It was glaringly elliptical; so I had to edit. My mood feels like it has revisited this place.

 

Somewhere I lost my momentum.I felt like I was flying high, on a roll and now, Im dispondent.  I don't really ache for myself as much as I ache for anyone out there lacking thier own passion; their own personal muse inside.  I am not sure what ignites mine when the flames are high, but I know it isn't a person.  It is not of this world.  (**add**sometimes it can be a person!)

I watch Rachel Brice over and over, studying her movements. In the past I would have compared myself to her and beat myself up about not having a long torso and not moving like I have had all my bones surgically removed at a young age.  Now I look at her movements and look at my own and say to myself "Well...the belly rolls are definitely improving"  and I work harder....Im inspired.  I set goals that I feel are reasonable to achieve.  

Writing is a very different animal for me. I am not a writer by any stretch of the imagination, although I find it necessary for me to express myself in this way, sometimes.  Sometimes there is something that guides my hand ....and my mind.  It isn't really ME doing the writing....is it?  When I sense it is, and my ego wakes up to take over....That is where I usually end things.  

I was without passion for awhile, and I ached for a very long time, which is why I grieve watching others who cannot seem to touch thier own.  Although sometimes I feel near cursed with my passion as it consumes me.  I end up keeping it at bay, never letting the flames engulf me completely, always maintaining control.  I wonder what sort of art I would produce, if just for one day I allowed myself to drown; If I allowed myself to combust entirely.  

Maybe I do ache for myself.  I read that invitation thingie by Oriah Mountain Dreamer, and I find a lump in my throat, because I am not quite there.  I think to myself, "God I am such a fucking hypochrite....so fake.....so egotistical and worldly....so ugly ...slutty....crazy....emotionally disturbed.... unfit.... unwell.... dishonest......cruel .....Who the fuck am I....anyway....to offer this invitation when I am not even accepting it myself?" 

 I say all these nasty things to myself and I really feel them, sometimes.  Then I realize Im just as fucked up as everyone else; we are all ugly.  There isn't a single person on this Earth that is any better or any worse than anyone else.  We are all so very very ugly in such a beautiful way.  The whole "risk looking like a fool" thing....I do that every day.  I need to do it more often though.  I think it would improve my relationship with my children. My daughter thinks getting a puppy would do that.  Maybe I should get her a puppy.  She would charge me seventy five cents for writing this journal entry....as it has three cuss words in it....although ...sometimes....she doesn't blame me for cussing.  Sometimes I shouldn't blame her either....but maybe I should get my seventy five cents back.

 

***note*** Consequently... we eventually got a puppy.  My daughter cusses far more than I do, and I’m not all that despondent.***

Much love to all.