Some smiles light a fire that you didn’t know you had burning inside
Those flames come to pull you from a place you can no longer hide
The moment you come out to play – your spirit is already burned to ash
You weren’t paying attention to the road so you’ve inevitably invited a crash
If only you had purchased insurance to save you from this costly dread
When looking for the needle you brushed up against the soft thread
No worries about the glass that has just fallen onto the tile floor
For lightning travels faster than sound – the burst of surprise always evens the score
For whatever you want to do – you can arise out of the swampy gloom
Or you can stay in the dark corners and explore the haunted tomb
But when prismatic radiance walks up the stairs, to decorate a room loaded with white paint
Think not of the colors that will remain or those that will taint
For the smile of your light guides me into places unbeknownst to me
Now the twinkle in your eyes has flourished my withering tree
Forever I see, the reasons that smiles have come to be!
Dedicated to all of those near and far who have recently given me another reason to smile. Some smiles travel miles in illuminating styles 🙂
The Living Things is finally here and it’s FULLY ALIVE. I was driven to create this because I had a few things to say about life. Life is moving for even in the silence – pulsating vibrations are recognized. There are seven parts to this project and each deal with various aspects (Windows) of life. In the three weeks prior to releasing this, I talked about how Water is Internet, The Echoes In The Night, and how YOU have the luxury privilege of disliking whatever is experienced in life.
Now you can experience the full life of The Living Things. The other four windows to this are as follows: The Living Things // W.G.E.O.L. (We Gave Each Other Life) // Makeup & Lighting // Zippers IN The Dark.
You got 39 minutes? I got this! I figure if you can invest 39 minutes and some change – you’ll learn something. Maybe you’ll be challenged? Who knows – only if you can invest some of your minutes. The great thing is – this will be up here forever. I wanted to create something direct and clairvoyant and not too full on like Characters In The Wind
There’s something for everybody and this thing is alive to help you transcend.
You have the liberty to Donate to this as an act of love or maybe you disliked it. Either way, it’s fine cuz this is it. Life is still breathing.
THANK YOU FOR LIKING OR DISLIKING THIS! 😀
I’m realizing how vague I can be when it comes to what I see and how my perception frames reality around me. I much rather stoke symbolism and innuendo in the cut.
However, I understand the importance of nuance – which is why my latest project ‘The Living Things’ will be direct and personal. I’m sharing thoughts I haven’t really revealed before.
One of the most personal and vulnerable pieces on the project is called ‘Echoes In The Night‘ which describes some of my midnight nightmares. I remember waking up from the screaming various trust anchors: Jesus, The Holy Spirit, etc and this was one of the very first indications of my self-examination.
I’ve always been a curious child and questioning the existence of G-d as it was explained in the Bible wasn’t always on my agenda until recently. I was a firm believer in the way of The Word. I held onto it as it fastened my worldview but as all things in life – you grow.
Echoes in The Night is a reminder that even in sound – I can hear myself and get to the reason why.
This video is a part of The Living Things 7 video collection.