PROMPTuesday #102 – Upon My Return

DaGoddess @ 03:55

“Who did you think you knew but didn’t?” Deb asks. Simple question, with a very complicated answer these days.

I thought I knew myself better. I thought I had a handle on everything. I thought I was feeling stronger. At the very least, I thought I’d found level ground. So color me surprised when, following a wonderful weekend full of laughter and smiles, I discovered that my “it doesn’t matter if I worry about it or not, it’s going to happen anyway and I plan to enjoy every moment while I can” attitude let me down. I feel a little weepy and I feel stupid for feeling weepy. The situation is what it is. I’ve straightened out all the details to make what needs to happen…happen. It’s all cool. But I’m stupidly sitting about and wiping tears away for naught.

Who else did I think I knew? Many of those closest to me. Many of those I’ve counted on and looked to for comfort, support, and understanding. Oh well. I can’t change anything or anyone except how I respond to things as they arise. I have, too. But yesterday has shaken my confidence in my ability to “maintain”. Sigh.

Today will be a day of shaking off the melancholia and digging in a bit deeper, finding new resolve. I will inhale. I will exhale. I will repeat that all day long. And I will hold my head up high knowing that I am moving forward without a “poor, poor pitiful me” sandwich board weighing me down. I’ve already taken care of business…now I must get BACK to the business of LIVING. And I shall.

Go check out Deb’s PROMPTuesday. I’ve not participated in a long time, but this hit me over the head in a big way and provided me the perfect opportunity to rearrange the tables at my pity party. Guess what? The party is OVER. Thanks, Deb!


Old Smyrna Road and Beyond

DaGoddess @ 04:00

Eric Sardinas…love this tune! Didn’t get to hear it the other night, but he played so many other great songs it kind of didn’t matter.

Just in case you think that’s not bluesy enough, well here’s a tune that rocks!

And yes, there are photos from the concert that need uploading. Story of my life.

Oh, one last one…


This May Be a Rerun, But I Changed the Ending

DaGoddess @ 05:10

I’m pretty sure I’ve posted this before, I just can’t find it.

Anyhow, I love that I can sit down in a bar with my friend on stage and get a shout out. “This song’s for DG!” Hey, it works for me. This is, honestly, my favorite tune…my second fave isn’t really available in a decent form on YouTube.

If all goes well with my internet connection, I’ll have photos up of Stoney soon. I know he’s already posted some to his Facebook page, but I have yet to upload them to Flickr (which is the only way I can get images on here since Windows 7/Flash Whatever and this version of WP don’t get along.) Yeah, I have so many photos to catch y’all up on. Some really fantastic ones, too. Until, enjoy Stoney and his kick ass music.


If Wishes Were…

DaGoddess @ 01:37

I’d so end up in San Diego in August to see…are you ready for this? CROWDED HOUSE!

Tickets are super expensive though. Oh well. I’m going to keep checking to see if they’ll end up in Vegas at some point. A girl can wish, can’t she?

Unrelated, here’s a song I love.

Gotta follow that one up with something lovely.

And really, if wishes were fishes, I’d grab hold of a big’n and hold on tight.


Christos Anesti!

DaGoddess @ 03:22

Χριστὸς ἀνέστη ἐκ νεκρῶν,
θανάτῳ θάνατον πατήσας,
καὶ τοῖς ἐν τοῖς μνήμασι
ζωὴν χαρισάμενος.

Khristos anesti ek nekron,
Thanato thanaton patisas,
Kai tis en tis mnimasi
Zo-in kharisamenos!

Christ is risen from the dead,
Trampling down death by death,
And upon those in the tombs
Bestowing life!

And because the apostles went amongst the people to tell of Christ’s resurrection and spoke to them in the languages the people knew:

Christo ha resucitado de los muertos,
pisoteando la muerte por la muerte,
y a los que están en los sepulcros
dando la vida

Harisutosu shi yori fukkatsu shi,
shi wo motte shi wo horoboshi,
haka ni aru mono ni
inochi wo tamaeri.

Hrystos vaskrse iz mrtvihh,
Smertyu smrt unishti,
I onoma koyi su u grobovima,
Zhivot darova

Khristoos povstaoo z martvykh,
Smercioo podeptaoo smierts,
E bendontsim v grobah
Zhitse daoo!

Christus resurrexit a mortuis,
Morte mortem calcavit,
Et entibus in sepulchris
Vitam donavit.

Christus ist auferstanden von den Toten
hat den Tod durch den Tod zertreten
und denen in den Graebern das Leben geschenkt!

And so on.

May your Pascha be bright and cheerful and a sign of a great new beginning for you.


My Theme Song

DaGoddess @ 04:00


Digging In

DaGoddess @ 04:15

I’m hiding. Letting the music wash over me and the raw edges. Maybe I’ll emerge cleansed and refreshed.

I was hoping I could find Chris Whitley’s “Look What Love Has Done”, but that was not to be. Oh well, this one sufficed.

And then came Jonny Lang.

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