Archive | December, 2012

The Looking Glass

31 Dec

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Saw a vision of myself today

Took a look into the looking glass 

I saw someone who learned from her past

With the glistening gray hair, every strand representing each moment of her life

Who has raised to the top of her class

She spoke to me saying “you can make it

The drive within you no one can able to replicate it

There is a beauty that shines through you more brighter than diamonds”

The words, the language the comes out of your mouth is more than what they imagine

She said, “One self cannot ever finish finding ones self 

Everyday is a day of encounters and gaining of knowledge”

The woman in the looking glass was strong, independent, and confident

Yet loving, open, honest, bold, and determined

She said, “Never listen to narrow minded people that will surround you

They cannot comprehend the things you do

It will only be a few that will stand by you

Hold ties to your blood

They will be there during the flood 

You will see yourself trusting in ones self and God alone

For your character will be built and your children’s children will adopt your ways 

For you have released the lion from its cage 

Just for a moment 

She caressed my cheek and embraced me 

For one day I will be that woman in the looking glass

 

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A New Year with Confidence, Can You Repeat That?

31 Dec

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Listening to the tracks of life 

Filled with escalations and situations

And if I can ask God, “can you repeat that track?”

I would do it all over again with no regrets

Even with all the shameful misguided back stabbers

And the trails and tribulations

I would ask God to repeat that because it builds me

Constructs me

With a stable and strong spine 

A character that can never be define

People like us we are meant to succeed, to protect, to earn, to love,

To surprise those with the unexpected

Become what no one could have dreamed or conceived

Can you repeat that?

Can you put this on replay?

Since music of life has escape into the ears of many

All will hear and see how great we are

How we soar with freedom, children of Eagles

Carrying dignity and respect

Nothing like what the observatory team try to make us conquers out to be 

So if you think we can not do it, think again

We did it, we made it 

Fighting to the very end

With or without a friend

Can you repeat that?

 

Working on an Article…The Photo is Just a Hint

30 Dec

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Make a Visit to the American Folk Art Museum

30 Dec

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Entering the museum it was so inviting pretty much if it is a rainy day with a bit of ice falling from the sky the warmth tends to relax you. There is a suggested $5 donation or whatever you can afford to help them continue to share American Folk Art. On the the walls of the entrance there was a quilt that is a tribute to 9/11 and the aircrafts that crash during New York’s hardest time. Although, it is just one floor it is enough to grasp the concept with its many foil art paintings and sculptures. One thing I did notice the photographs within the paintings reminded me of the photographs you would see in a horror film when the characters find old photographs in a box inside a haunted house. On another note before I instill fear into some hearts, there many historical figures such as Lincoln, George Washington and many more….

Finally, before leaving we made a stop the gift shop with many little trinkets, toys, hats, jewelry, a cheeseboard, and some JouJou doll that I wasn’t so crazy about, it spooked me out. I do recommend buying a little memory or grab a pamphlet just to have as a reminder you have been there. I tend to keep a journal (would it be childish to call it a diary?) To keep record of the people, places I visited, and moments within my life. it is just so you can be able to look back at what you did a week, a month, or year ago.

All in all this place is basic upon appearance but never judge a book by its cover.

That is all for now……

Here is the address:

AMERICAN FOLK ART MUSEUM
2 Lincoln Square
(Columbus Ave. At 66th Street)
New York, NY 10023
folkartmuseum.org