Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Meaningless Associations?

It's only "meaningless" if it deviates from a prescribed politcal agenda?  Independent thought seems to be highly underrated these days ... "sheeple of the country unite!"

Monday, January 28, 2013

Humpty Dumpty Sat on a Wall ....

Hard for me to get really worked up about politics these days? Kind of feel like an avid sports fan who went to a big game for my favorite sports team, standing in the bleachers and screaming at the top of my lungs --though, in truth, I seldom scream. Well my “team lost” and now, in the aftermath of the big game, I’m left extremely hoarse --and perhaps slightly disillusioned, for a number of reasons.  Guess, I mostly feel like just being quiet, curtailing my political efforts to observing for a time.

Kind of feel like Humpty Dumpty had a great fall and I’m not altogether certain that “all of the King’s men” can “put Humpty Dumpty back together again.” Think I’m just hoping --and praying daily-- that a fierce storm doesn’t come along and completely blow Humpty Dumpty away? Maybe the next set of men … women … will be able to put Humpty Dumpty back together again, if they can find all of the pieces once again? They may have to fabricate some new pieces when this dust settles … I will say this, however:  It’s still about the economy stupid! And the solution is to open the doors, starting with approval of the Keystone Pipeline (and then moving onto enacting meaningful legislation/incentives that would encourage U.S. companies to bring jobs back into the USA).  In order to get our sputtering economy going once again, we need put people back to work, in real jobs --jobs that will stand the test of time without additional government funding.  More people working will immediately translate into an increased revenue coming into the federal government so that our elected officials can then begin to address other concerns ... And voila: things magically begin to fall into line.  Then again, maybe 4+ years of a lousy economy has conditoned people to think that we "need" BIG Government and that it has all of the answers?

Friday, January 25, 2013

Acceptance and Peace ....

Think I had it wrong the other day (black-white-fading-shades-of-grey) ... I had black and white right, but not the grey:

"Been thinking a bit more about black, white and shades of grey. The latter --black, white and grey, in art as well as life-- seems to be in the forefront of my thoughts and dreams these days. Having really bad headaches lately, thus I am taking some opiate derivative for pain as a prescription medication --apparently opiates don't have the adverse side effect of thinning the blood? So maybe my thoughts and pondering are a bit swayed by the medication? But sitting here tonight, it occurs to me that perhaps 'black' is denial or outright despair while 'white' is hope and infinite possibility (light, in it's purest form) ... the shades of grey are just the difference in between. "

Grey isn't limbo or confusion --the in-between-- I think rather that grey is acceptance and maybe, at long last, peace.

"Night train arrives in a blanket of twilight fog"
@Copyrighted photograph, Jan. 2013.  All Rights Reserved:  Isabelle Black Smith.

Monday, January 21, 2013

The Death, it finally came ...

“A Winter’s Death”

The death it finally came
This cold and foggy,
Lonely winter day.
Somber silence, enveloped
Completely … repletely,
Filling up the empty wanting
To unexpectedly console.
Imbibing sullen respect
From Winter’s icy libation,
The death it came in absence
Of the ceremonial pomp
Afforded the turgid seasons.
In the absence of all emotion
It simply was …
For it had been too long coming.

@Copyrighted Poem, January 2013.
All Rights Reserved: Isabelle Black Smith

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Relativity ...

I'm convinced beyond a shadow of a doubt now:  time, as we perceive it, is the illusion.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Water Reflection ....

Pink roses, reflected in water ... This one reminds me of an impressionist painting.  Had fun creating this one during a lull in conversation.  Sometimes the universe offers up more meaningful conversation, I think.  My ignorance in dealing with people amuses me?

"Water Reflection"

@Copyrighted Photograph, 2013.  All Rights Reserved: Isabelle Black Smith.

[Note:  You may download this image ONLY for ***non-profit*** personal use as a screen-saver or device backdrop image.  Enjoy! =) ]

Heading off to ponder Einstein's theory of relativity now.  Think I have a better chance of understanding the latter (relativity) over the former topic (understanding people ... the living, anyway).


Sunday, January 06, 2013

Abandoned Russian Fort ....

I’ve had excruciating headaches these last several weeks. Finally had a catscan performed and found the root of the problem, so I’m on the mend now. I have hope that the headaches will recede all-together in the near future. At one point the pain was so bad, and the pain medication just wasn’t helping much … and sleep with a monster headache is just about impossible, unless it is a powerful drug-induced sleep. I was taking some opium derivative for pain at the time and it made me sleepy most of the time when the pain was not too intense, but when the pain hit maximum overload all bets were OFF!! My significant other is not a night owl. He starts to shut down around 9 p.m. each night and he literally shuts down. He just can’t stay up, so I became used to being up alone … sometimes afraid, sometimes in pain a long time ago.

"Abandoned Russian Fort"
@Copyrighted Photograph, 2012.  All Rights Reserved:  Isabelle Black Smith.

Well one night, late at night/early morning, about a two weeks before Christmas the pain was so bad … I just didn’t know what to do? I had thoughts about seriously hurting myself just to make the pain stop. For some reason music seems to soothe me when I am hurting, so I went on-line and started listening to songs on Spotify that felt like “home” to me … mostly 70’s era and Jimi Hendrix and I noticed as I listened that the green dot of dear friend --also on-line-- appeared. I couldn’t text or chat with my friend because my head just hurt too bad to think, but I could close my eyes, sinking back into a comfy chair with my feet up and listen to my music … and somehow, every time I opened my eyes the green dot of my friend was still there, right there with me. It was almost like having my friend right there with me, holding my hand, in my time of need … so that I was not alone after all. Anyhow, just thought I’d leave this here to let them know how much their presence that night meant to me.  Hard to say something like this in person and not have someone think you are nuts?  Maybe this was just the universe reaching out to comfort me .... payback for all of my many hours spent in prayer on behalf of others?

Peace & Much Love,


Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Another Year has been unleashed??

Seems another year has been unleashed and begun its inevitable unfolding.  Another year ... New beginnings, ripe with hope and infinite possibilites?  My sense is that this will be the year for faith and the unexpected ... thus, I'm still lounging awhile longer in 2012:  It's December 33rd, 2012 for me ; )  I've found a way to circumvent time ... But for those of you who have moved on, my wish for you is that you truly open your hearts and minds, slow the pace and focus on letting those present in your lives know how much they mean to you.  I think all to often we forget that none of us are promised a tomorrow.  May Peace & Love fill your lives and illuminate your minds.  God Bless and Happy New Year ... 2013:  Buckle up and enjoy the ride ...