Monday, May 31, 2010

Tangled Within Me

I frantically search the clutter of my mind,
rummaging through haggard old memories and tarnished dreams.
Tripping over fading laughter and healing wounds.
This dark little hole filled with questions I can not find answers for.
Gaps in the sunshine that radiates from a life well lived.
It is like parts of me have been lost in a warped glitch of some kind.
Like there is another me somewhere else living out 
the rest of my life.
Holding the missing pieces, their mind brimming with 
the answers I search for.
They wear the key to the door around their neck.
Taunting me in my reflection, protected by its unbreakable glass.
The smile of a familiar face from another world.
How can I live if I am not whole?
How do I survive when I have nothing left to put my hope in?
The hazy area surrounding me feels hollow 
even though it is overcrowded.
My panicked voice echoes. Reminding me just how alone I truly am.
The space inside me begins to ach from the torn outside in.
Clutching at my self I try to hold the pieces together.
Forcing the unbearable ripping inwards.
But each time it seems to get more difficult to stop this onslaught.
This realization.
Sitting here alone with my clutter,
Searching for something I will never find.
I don’t think I know how to go on.

G ©

Friday, May 28, 2010

Mmmmhhh, Here Is A Tasty Site!

While searching the web for a new and exciting site to add to my bookmarks, I stumbled on this little gem! They Cook & Draw. This wonderful site cleverly combines my two most favorite things... food and art:) Yay! They Cook & Draw allows designers, illustrators and artists to illustrate their favorite recipes and have them displayed on this site. And later a book may even be made of all these entertaining recipes. It is such a brilliant idea and so much fun. So I decided to make one of my own little creative masterpieces and send it to them. It was really such fun to do, I may be forced to create some more. Go check out this site, it is awesome! Here is my recipe "Pasta Alla Italian Mama", and some of my favorites from the site. Bon appatit. G :)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Indian King

You shipped me off to a land unknown.

I had a function to you.

You made my life about your purpose.

Like a machine or product,

At your disposal.

I am only flesh and bone, blood and nerves.

You called me feral, invasive, nuisance,

As my function was incomplete.

Why do you call me such things?

In my land, the land you stole me from,

I was loved, I was love personified,

A farmers friend, a valued being.

Treasured and adored.

Now I am shunned, despised,

A thief and filthy squatter.

This is on you hands.

You have made me into this savage.

You kidnapped me from the place I called home.

You had no right.

You trapped me, caged me.

You are to blame.

Any blood spilt is yours to clean.

It smears your hands, thick crimson.

I am just trying to live in a land that is not my own.

I am an adapter, a survivor, a hero.

A beauty you will never understand. 


GW ©

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Inspiration For Today.

Here are a few little bits and pieces I found on FFFFound. I love ffffound. I could search this site for hours and without even knowing what I am looking for I will find it. Whenever I am feeling grey and uninspired I simply visit this site and my mood is immediately lifted. Today I found some amazing paintings and drawings, they made me want to get my hands dirty. G :)

Quotes Of The Day.

Today I decided to do a quote of the day, but I thought why not use lines from books. It is actually really inspiring hearing  some of the amazing, beautiful, profound and witty quotes that flourish from books. So here are a few of my favorite. Enjoy. G :)

"Forbidden to remember, terrified to forget; it was a hard line to walk." 

Stephenie Meyer (New Moon)

"How did people do this – swallow all their fears and trust someone else so implicitly with every imperfection and fear they had – with less than the absolute commitment that Edward had given me? If it weren’t Edward out there, if I didn’t know in every cell of my body that he loved me as much as I loved him – unconditionally and irrevocably and, to be honest, irrationally – I’d never be able to get up off this floor."

Stephenie Meyer (Breaking Dawn)

"Fire and ice, somehow existing together without destroying each other. More proof that I belonged with him."

Stephenie Meyer (Breaking Dawn)

"'Begin at the beginning,' the King said, very gravely, 'and go on till you come to the end: then stop.'" 

Lewis Carroll (Alice in Wonderland)

"Man is the only creature that consumes without producing. He does not give milk, he does not lay eggs, he is too weak to pull the plough, he cannot run fast enough to catch rabbits. Yet he is lord of all the animals. He sets them to work, he gives back to them the bare minimum that will prevent them from starving, and the rest he keeps for himself."

George Orwell (Animal Farm)

"All men are enemies. All animals are comrades."

George Orwell (Animal Farm)

“These violet delights have violent ends

And in their triumph die, like fire and powder.

Which, as they kiss, consume."

William Shakespeare (Romeo and Juliet)

"If all else perished, and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger: I should not seem a part of it."

Emily Bronte (Wuthering Heights)

"Midway in our life's journey, I went astray from the straight road and woke to find myself alone in a dark wood."

Dante Alighieri ( The Divine Comedy, Inferno)

"It's strange indeed how memories can lie dormant in a man's mind for so many years. Yet those memories can be awakened and bought fresh and new, just by something you've seen, or something you've heard, or the sight of an old familiar face." 

Wilson Rawls (Where the Red Fern Grows)

"You don't care if I am a monster? If I am not human?"

Stephenie Meyer (Twilight)

"Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't after you."

Joseph heller (Catch 22)

"Little solace comes to those who grieve, when thoughts keep drifting, as walls keep shifting and this great blue world of ours seems a house of leaves moments before the wind." 

Mark Z Daneilewski (House Of Leaves)

"Only a man who has felt ultimate despair is capable of feeling ultimate bliss."

Alexandre Dumas (The Count of Monte Cristo)

"Hasn't anyone ever told you life isn't fair."

Stephenie Meyer (Twilight)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Lovely Packaging

I found this amazing site dedicated to lovely packaging. The stuff on here is beautiful and really inspiring. Here are a few of the things I really enjoyed.