I am grateful for: “Getting Lucky…”

“sky was wide open; a tree branch knew the way” (mixed media) by K.J. Legry

“Sky was wide open; a tree branch knew the way”

Quilting with Wood

tree house
sowing room
wild flowers
 
pine
needle
bed on fire
 
Neko loves Kaoru.
 
As luck would have it, i was a black cat when U crossed my path
and U were the black sheep; not one to follow or flock
U howled at the full moon like U were a wolf
rather to be lucky than good…
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The Gin Wigmore “I Do” (music audio) is being posted here for NO COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.

Gin Wigmore “I Do” LYRICS:

Starlight kicking around without you by my side makes me feel alright
I start this day as new
Until I wake up find myself and I’ll break up
Today ain’t gonna be great
But I can re-write this through

You know I need you sometimes
And i’ll hold on tight
Don’t matter what my reasons are
I still do love you

I do, I do, I do, I do, I do, I choose you
So why don’t you choose me too
There’s no mistake
On a lonely day I want you

I can change babe my bitter cold
And dark days and staying awake
When I see you and your beautiful ways
To be hollow stop, go, I don’t know
But if your thinking ’bout leaving me NO, NO, NO
We can get through it, just let us do it

 I need you sometimes
And i hold on tight
Don’t matter what my reasons are
I still do love you
and I do, I do, I do, I do,  I choose you
So why don’t you choose me too
There’s no mistake
On a lonely day I want you
So why don’t you want me too

I do, I do, I do, I…

I do, I do, I do, I do, I do I choose you
So why don’t you choose me too
It’s no mistake NO
Its not even a lonely day
And I want you
So why don’t you want me too

I do, I do, I do, I do, I do I choose you

You I choose, you so why don’t you choose me too

mmmm yeah

There’s no mistake NO
Its not even a lonely day
And I want you
So why don’t you want me too

I do, I do, I do, I do 

Written by Sacha Skarbek, Gin Wigmore, Martin Terefe • Copyright © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

I am grateful for: “Scratching that Itch…”

“scratched out love notes” by K. J. Legry 2017

 

so f***uck me; here i am fighting with the “western mind”

but I’m not born in the “eastern-mind” neither,

so my shoes don’t fit and i don’t seem to be wearing any pants…

 

 

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The xx “Angels” (music audio) is being posted here for NO COMMERCIAL PURPOSESPhotography by Davy Evans.

The xx “Angels” Lyrics:
Light reflects from your shadow
It is more than i thought could exist
You move through the room
Like breathing was easy
If someone believed me

They would be
As in love with you as I am
They would be
As in love with you as I am
They would be
As in love with you as I am
They would be
In love, love, love

And everyday
I am learning about you
The things that no one else sees
And the end comes too soon
Like dreaming of angels
And leaving without them
And leaving without them

Being
As in love with you as I am
Being
As in love with you as I am
Being
As in love with you as I am
Being
As in love, love, love

love, love, love

love, love, love

And with words unspoken
A silent devotion
I know you know what I mean
And the end is unknown
But I think i’m ready
As long as you’re with me

Being
As in love with you as I am
Being
As in love with you as I am
Being
As in love with you as I am
Being
As in love, love, love

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I am grateful for: “Whomever Sees Me for I Am Who I Am…”

Bill Talsma draws Kate #1 (archetypes and stereotypes) series

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“Self Portrait” (Book Cover) for My Life as an Open Book, by K.J. Legry

The Love (Arthur Lee) “Everybody’s Gotta Live” (music audio) is being posted here for NO COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.

(Arthur Lee) “Everybody’s Gotta Live” LYRICS:

Everybody’s gotta live,
and everybody’s gonna die
Everybody’s gotta live,
I think you know the reason why

Sometimes the going gets so good
Then again it gets pretty rough
But when I have you in my arms baby,
You know I just can’t, I just can’t get enough

Everybody’s gotta live,
and everybody’s gonna die.
Everybody’s try to have a good time
I think you know the reason why

I saw a blind man  standing on the corner yesterday baby 
He couldn’t hardly tie his shoes 
But he had a harmonica and a guitar wrapped around his neck, and he sure could
Sure could play the blues

Everybody’s gotta live,
And everybody’s gonna die
Everybody’s gonna try to have a good time
I think you know the reason why

I feel like I’ve seen just about a million sunsets.
She said if your with me I’ll never go away.
That’s when I stopped and I took another look at my baby; 
She said if your with me I’ll never go away

Because Everybody’s gotta live,
and everybody’s gonna die
Everybody’s gotta live,
Before you know the reason why

I had a dream the other night, baby
I dreamt that I was all alone.
But when I woke up I took another look around my self,
And I was surrounded by fifty million strong Oh Yeah

Everybody’s gotta live,
and everybody’s gunna die.
Everybody’s gotta live,
before you know the reason why

Everybody’s gotta live,
And everybody’s gonna die…
Everybody’s gotta live
(You Gotta Live!)
before You know the reason why.

Written by Arthur Lee • Copyright © BMG Rights Management US, LLC

I am grateful for: “the Lost and Found…”

page 14 illustration from Monkey Stew by K.J.Legry

“A Suitcase for a Suitcase”

I tell him, “I bumped into you and ended up with the wrong suitcase… they looked the same but their contents were not appropriate for one another, nor relevant and too personal to share; far too intimate for strangers *I mean* but it was an understandable accident.”

He abruptly blurts, “Everything that is fear is not love and Everything that is love cannot be fear.”
I hold forward his suitcase to make the exchange and confess, “I prefer my own baggage to yours.”
He doesn’t accept his suitcase back and hesitates to relinquish mine.  “There are no accidents.” He insists.  “Only reasons to love.” 
I hold forward his suitcase to make the exchange.
He shakes his head.  “Keep it.”  He says, “Ask me to let go of mine so you won’t take yourself away from me completely.”
I squint at him as if I’ve lost my focus and continue to hold forward his suitcase to make the exchange. 
He shakes his head.  “Keep it. You think me too ungrateful for the time you are taking to return it to me and I agree to be ungrateful.”
“So…you’re not going to give me MY suitcase back in exchange for your own?” I ask him in disbelief. 
“Finders Keepers.”  He says.  “You think me too lustful and I agree to be lustful.  And you should agree to be heart broken.  It means we are fully embraced.”
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Tedy “Lost and Found” Lyrics:

Already know the consequences
Already know where this will lead
In my head no you’re not perfect
But like a drug there’s no release
Stay with me, hold my hand
And the night will go
Run around, light the dark
We’ll be beautiful

We can stay lost in the moment
Love each other down ’til the sun rise up
Don’t be afraid just let me in
Love me and I’ll, I’ll do the same
You’re plain in the lies and all your secrets
I’ll take them on, I’ll be your keeper

Let’s run away
No need to stay
We’re alone now
We’re lost and found
Let’s run away
No need to stay
In this ghosttown
We’re lost and found

Remember when you told me.. you love me  oooh
I told you even death can never tear us apart  ooooh
I care through my heart
Shot in the dark
We’ll be like the stories
That we used to love
I’ll die for you, I’ll live for you

and that’s enough 
We’re all we need
Don’t be afraid just let me in
Love me and I’ll, I’ll do the same
You’re plain in the lies and all your secrets
I’ll take them on, I’ll be your keeper

Let’s run away
No need to stay
We’re alone now
We’re lost and found
Let’s run away
No need to stay
In this ghosttown
We’re lost and found

When it feels like the world’s falling down
I’ll be there to lift you from the ground
Don’t be afraid just let me in
Love me and I’ll, I’ll do the same
You’re plain in the lies and all your secrets
I’ll take them on, I’ll be your keeper

Let’s run away
No need to stay
We’re alone now
We’re lost and found
Let’s run away
No need to stay
In this ghosttown
We’re lost and found

I am grateful for: “every blow…”

Capitoline Wolf, 5th century B.C.E. or medieval, bronze, 75 cm (Capitoline Museums, Rome)
“may u continue to blossom”
he says and sends purple magnolia pictures;
not the white kind with brown velvet under leaves.
After “all that” I’m glad 
this train (of thought) is one he will fail to catch
because he’s a runaway
caboose:
bright yellow, expected to be pushy
while clinging
and not the heavy black steam engine
even though he’s picking up speed 
going downhill
some path of least resistance.
the Preface goes like that
especially
without a switchman.
You wonder, Where’s the f*cking switchman?
I draw a map
that leads to you
trace pencil lines
with finger tips,
cross the mountains
with my mind
an “x” where you live
a red dot where I start
and how the folds soften, threaten to tear
every time I collapse it into my pocket
some streets having totally disappeared.
I get closer with postage stamps
middleman messangering 
delivered through door slots and door chains
and how fast clouds pass on a flash flood day when May shifts from gold to grey 
making the gulls and crows crazy.
I could lose myself in this music,
a mixture of how much it hurts
and how good it feels
i feel you from miles and miles away
welcoming the pangs
luxuriating by suffering the blows
bludgeoned by the in-between times
how slow the minutes pass
how fast the day goes…
my restless sleep
finding you 
awake
but dreaming.
a hot bath drains
the agitated energy of
not eating enough anymore
because you are what i am hungry for
and have me 
stumbling in some dumb 
struck
fog
reporting how  it’s all your fault and I am grateful.
How does one thank you for destroying one’s life?
A man bolted by lightening survives
determined to spend the rest of his time
fastening weather veins to roof tops
and flying kites 
with keys tied to his tethering string
thinking, “Been… Been… Been…”
Until one day, out of the blue~
blue sad
blue sky
and nothing striking 
he puts it all away
and goes back to work and because he still looks 
familiar to his employees,
nobody asks any questions.
He mutters… “she’s still the she-wolf.”
imagines how I would nurse and birth 
the Future…
because after he asked me,
I agreed to take care of the pack…
sow The story gets passed down:
about The Big Bad wolf
and he Huffs and Puffs
knows how to Blow:
teasing a jazz horn
into a drum 
with an irregular heartbeat.
“A woman likes what is clever
about the wolf
not how he inhales his food.”  I tell you.
You say, “Capitoline needs to relinquish the swell of milk from her teats.”
so I know he’s not really starving.  He just wants his belly rubbed.
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The recorded July 19,1973; Hendersonville by Johnny Cash (Audio) “I’ve been working on the railroad” (Demo version) is being posted here for NO COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.

Johnny Cash I’ve Been Working On The Railroad Lyrics:

Down at the station early in the morning
See the little pufferbellies all in a row
Some folks go to work and others take vacations
One took Melinda to Cal-i-for-ni-o
Oh don’t go Melinda, please don’t go
You didn’t see the teacake I brung you from the fair

I’ve been working on the railroad all the livelong day
I’ve been working on the railroad just to pass the time away
Can’t you hear the whistle blowing, rise up so early in the morn
Can’t you hear the captain shouting, Dinah blow your horn

Dinah won’t you blow, Dinah won’t you blow, Dinah won’t you blow your horn

Dinah won’t you blow, Dinah won’t you blow, Dinah won’t you blow your horn

Someone’s in the kitchen with Dinah, someone’s in the kitchen I know
Someone’s in the kitchen with Dinah, strumming on that old banjo
And singing fee fi fiddle-e-i-o, fee fi fiddle-de-i-o-o-o, fee fi fiddle-de-i-o strumming on that old banjo

Some go to work, and others on vacation
One of’em took Melinda to cal-i-for-ni-a

I am grateful for: “when i was gone…”

He says, “here’s a song i found.  It’s just for you.  not anybody else.”

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The Robin Trower “In this Place” (music audio) is being posted here for NO COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.

Lyrics:

In this place, filled with empty space
Your love holds the key, baby sympathize with me
I need you

Before I lost, your touch of life and grace
I knew that your sweet face could always comfort me
I love you

In this place, full of empty space
Your soft and tender love will always shine for me
I love you

Now I know, what it means to have you gone
I’m down on my knees baby see by me
I love you

Written by Robin Trower • Copyright © BMG Rights Management US, LLC

I am grateful for: “my restless sleep…”

She says, “i can tell so much about myself and still not have said anything

show off my body with it’s own language(s)

and know;

i haven’t begun to reveal.”

He says, “I want to get to know you.”

She says, “i  create this identity

pretending there is such a thing

as my ego to deconstruct;

dance in my own shadows

and box them like i’m winning.

got in the way of being aware

of what is happening

so we don’t meet

never forgetting why i was born a perfect girl

and keep reminding myself, it’s nuthin’ personal.”

He says, “What do you want?”

…when they both know it’s a simple thing called love

she already feels

complicated by…

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Sade  “The Sweetest Gift” Lyrics
Quietly while you were asleep
The moon and I were talking
I asked that she´d always keep you protected

She promised you her light
That you so gracefully carry
You bring your light and shine like morning

And then the wind pulls the clouds across the moon
Your light fills the darkest room
And I can see the miracle
That keeps us from falling

She promised all the sweetest gifts
That only the heaven´s could bestow
You bring your light and shine like morning

And as you so gracefully give
Her light as long as you live
I´ll always remember this moment
The Sweetest Gift lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC