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Gil Scott Heron - On Coming From a Broken Home (Part 1)

I want to make this a special tribute

To a family that contradicts the concepts

Heard the rules, but wouldn’t accept

And womenfolk raised me

And I was full-grown before I knew

I came from a broken home

Sent to live with my grandma down south

When my uncles was leaving

And my grandfather had just left for heaven

They said and as every-ologist would certainly note

I had no strong male figure, right?

But Lily Scott was absolutely not your mail-order, room-service

Typecast, black grandmother

I was moved in with her

Temporarily, just until things were patched

Till this was patched and till that was patched

Until I became at 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10

The patch that held Lily Scott who held me and like them four

I become one more and I loved her from the absolute marrow of my bones

And we was holdin’ on

I come from a broken home

She had more than the five senses

She knew more than books could teach

And raised everyone she touched just a little bit higher

And all around her there was a natural sense

As though she sensed what the stars say, what the birds say

What the wind and and the clouds say

A sensual soul and self, that African sense

And she raised me like she raised four of her own

And I was hurt and scared and shocked when Lily Scott left

Suddenly one night

And they sent a limousine from heaven to take her to God

If there is one

So I knew she had gone

And I came from a broken home

APPEARS ON I’M NEW HERE

1. On Coming From a Broken Home (Pt. 1)

2. Me and the Devil

This absolutely shakes my soul. It echoes through my heart the timbre and whisps tearing it all apart. 

Emblem Zuno"I had no strong male figure- right"

But Liliana “Xochitl” Zuno was no mail order barefoot- broken englished typical lineage Mexican maid. 

http://candytale.hubpages.com/hub/House-Zuno-in-Guadalajara-Mexico-A-beautiful-example-of-strange-architecture-inspired-by-nationalism

 

Jade RÊVE

Took a shot

High Hopes

I fell amongst the stars

Lost in the Dark

I gave it my all

What’s left of me?

The rest of me, the best of me

The recipe, indelibly

Nothings lost that’s not gained

But it’s plain to see

Something in you was lost from me

My essence -there’s no penance

Not gone but even if ever we were to cross

My Personal Hell-

Our paths are parallel

Like Smoke

I can only hold you for so long

I exhale you –the heat is inside but the Light is gone

Halfhearted abated but the image of your eyes still not faded

The feel of your sigh serenaded

Cerebrally acknowledged- the vow now jaded

How to extract what has pervaded

With every pump the sentiment circulated

I wish I could, I wish I might                                                                  

The wind whispers to the moonlight

And I know I’ll want you tomorrow

So I’ll dream tonight

 

Avatar: The Last Airbender The Legend of Korra Air Nomads inspired necklace. Its the only thing I could do until I know for sure that Tenzin survived! 

"As long as I’m breathing, it’s not over."

Stayed tuned! I plan to do Water Tribe , Earth Kingdom & Fire Nation inspired jewelry next! And may follow up with A Song of Ice and Fire theme jewelry next! ^-^
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Avatar: The Last Airbender The Legend of Korra Air Nomads inspired necklace. Its the only thing I could do until I know for sure that Tenzin survived! 

"As long as I’m breathing, it’s not over."

Stayed tuned! I plan to do Water Tribe , Earth Kingdom & Fire Nation inspired jewelry next! And may follow up with A Song of Ice and Fire theme jewelry next! ^-^
Zoom Info
Avatar: The Last Airbender The Legend of Korra Air Nomads inspired necklace. Its the only thing I could do until I know for sure that Tenzin survived! 

"As long as I’m breathing, it’s not over."

Stayed tuned! I plan to do Water Tribe , Earth Kingdom & Fire Nation inspired jewelry next! And may follow up with A Song of Ice and Fire theme jewelry next! ^-^
Zoom Info

Avatar: The Last Airbender The Legend of Korra Air Nomads inspired necklace. Its the only thing I could do until I know for sure that Tenzin survived! 

"As long as I’m breathing, it’s not over."

Stayed tuned! I plan to do Water Tribe , Earth Kingdom & Fire Nation inspired jewelry next! And may follow up with A Song of Ice and Fire theme jewelry next! ^-^

amonisis:

Mako, Bolin, and Lord Zuko are bowing to eachother using a traditional shaolin style hand formation of one hand open and one hand closed.

The thing i find interesting is that in my time training wah lum/bagua/taichi, I learned that in the northern shaolin temple the right hand is open and left hand is closed. Since firebending is based off of Northern Shaolin, it would make sense that Lord Zuko of the Fire Nation would use this bow.

On the other hand, Mako and Bolin are using left hand open and right hand closed. This is the southern shaolin style of bowing, so anyone using a southern kung fu style would make this hand gesture, as well as some japanese and korean martial arts. Since Earthbending is based off of Hung Gar, a southern style of Kung Fu, it makes sense that the 2 people from an earth kingdom family would use the southern style of bowing.

I love this show, and despite all the cool fighting and great story, it’s that small attention to detail that made me super excited!

Creative people are confident in only one thing: their own doubt. I think there’s a huge lack of self-confidence in a creative person because, by nature, the definition of a creative person is someone who is trying to make something new. They know, if they are professional creatives, that the likelihood of doing that—making something new and significant—is hugely unlikely, so they build within that city of doubt. From doubt, they get to iterate and work extremely hard, hoping to find something new; it’s all about hope. I’ve never met anyone who is good at what they do creatively and is super-confident. Maybe they pretend to be confident in front of their agent or the media, but I’ve never been confident in that way.
A conversation with the inimitable John Maeda. Complement with Seth Godin on dancing with self-doubt and Anna Deavere Smith’s advice to artists on what self-esteem really means. (via letters-to-nobody)

(Source: explore-blog)

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