“Jenny said when she was just five years old
There was nothing happening at all
Every time she puts on a radio
There was a nothin’ goin’ down at all, not at all
Then one fine mornin’ she puts on a New York station
You know, she couldn’t believe what she heard at all
She started shakin’ to that fine fine music
You know her life was saved by rock ‘n’ roll
Despite all the amputations
You know you could just go out
And dance to a rock ‘n’ roll station
It was alright (it was alright)
Hey baby, you know it was alright (it was alright)”
– Lou Reed
photo of the Lofi Sofias playing as The Velvet Underground by Paul Perreault
Was there ever a time when imagination and love are not more important than ever?
Image: Detail of Sky Pixel 4 – in progress
I am moving house. Well, apartment to house. Still renting, but I am spreading out, sort of.
Whenever I move I find stuff – lots of writing especially. I write a lot, but it doesn’t mean I type it, or file it properly, or share it.
The discipline is in the order, not the action for me. I don’t know when I wrote this, I suspect right before moving to Arizona, 2006/2007, while I was leaving my husband and living in a basement in Brooklyn.
Hail Queen Poet Goddess Patti!
(photo credit: FERIAL)
“This machine surrounds hate and forces it to surrender.” Pete Seeger’s Banjo
spinning and spinning and spinning
photo: Holly Troy
American. Circus. Hello.
Drawing: Alida Stonebraker
Patti Smith is one of my favorite artists. She inspires me every time I hear her music or read her work or hear her speak. Sensitive, passionate soul.
Patti Smith is . . .
Patti Smith – photographer Allan Tannenbaum
Patti Smith has a way of drawing in that open crown chakra energy and bringing it down to earth and expressing it through every chakra.
This video was shared with me by a friend.
Do you have a creative activity that you do just for yourself? Is there one (or more) that you do for others?
Do you have a creative hero? If so, What does that person do that inspires you? Can you see yourself taking a hero’s journey?