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Rebellion

Posted in Empath, Faith, Gratitude, Hope, Love, Passion, Prophecy, Spirituality, Wisdom, Writing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 28, 2014 by TaijituMartini

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O Captain My Captain

Posted in Activist, Beauty, Faith, Gratitude, History, Humour, LGBT Community, Love, Nostalgia, Passion, Poetry, Spirituality, Wisdom, Writing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 12, 2014 by TaijituMartini

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“You’re only given one little spark of madness. You musn’t lose it.”
-Robin Williams

So true My Captain. Can I call you that? I hope you don’t mind. I never knew you, but I always felt like I did.
I felt connected to you. Perhaps it was your small stature. I happen to be wee myself. Maybe it was your contagious laughter, your great comedic timing, your humble views on life and love. Whatever it was that connected us in this vast Universe-you enriched my life. Thank-you for that.
Your heart was big My Captain. I felt that-and I’m not the only one. It seems whoever knew you loved you.
A special soul you were.
As John Keating in Dead Poets Society you opened my eyes to the possibility of looking at life from a different perspective. Stand on your desk and shout out your mantra to the world. Booya Keating. That’s the way to do it. Life’s too short for bullshit.
You encouraged me to “carpe diem”, a motto I have leaned on throughout my adult life.
Your performance as Parry in The Fisher King swept me away to another world and turned me into a two hour human waterfall. What a movie.
Armand in The Birdcage- another classic. Showcasing LGBTQ diversity before it was cool to do it, just your style, brave and true.
One Hour Photo. You were lonely. Did you feel a similar pain? I’m sorry if you did. No one should ever feel truly alone.
Many of the characters you played over the years seemed to echo your soul. I grew up watching you, and went to see your stand-up show in person. What a night that was. Just try and tell those jokes again the next day. As if. Pure comedic genius. One of a kind. No one did it like you did. No one ever will.
Intelligent, compassionate, sharp, strong, generous, and kind. I’m not the only one who thinks so. I’m just one of millions. What a legacy.
I will miss your gift of seamless improv, your humble generosity, your ridiculous repertoire of crazy voices, your versatile talent as a top notch performer, your honest and giving nature, and most of all your unique capability to move this world with your exhuberant madness.
My Captain, I wish you the eternal peace you couldn’t find in life.
Wherever you may be, may your magical spark forever ring free.

As Is

Posted in Beauty, Faith, Gratitude, Love, Nature, Spirituality, Writing with tags , , , , , , , , on May 30, 2014 by TaijituMartini

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Spring-as is.

Cloud Cover

Posted in Beauty, Gratitude, Hope, Nature, Spirituality, Writing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 21, 2014 by TaijituMartini

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Occasionally I like to escape my pen and quietly hover behind the clouds, watching the world go by.

It seems I hovered up there for six long months.

A few days ago the clouds were clearing in the sky.

I sat on a park bench and captured their beauty.

Cloud cover broken.

Blue skies ahead.

Fleeting and Fabulous

Posted in Beauty, Faith, Gratitude, Hope, Nature, Nostalgia, Spirituality with tags , , , , , , , , on November 24, 2013 by TaijituMartini

Such is life. A fleeting frenzy of a million mixed moments. There are shadows and there is light.

Everything is probably not as you might wish it to be in your life.

Monday’s slowly creeping up. Your overbearing parents might be driving you slowly insane. Your lover might be nagging you into madness. As I type, your dog might be barfing on your favourite persian carpet. Your dreams may not yet be fulfilled, the bills might not be payed, but only you have the choice to look at your day and acknowledge what IS wonderful.

Grateful is only a word until you decide to put it into action.

The sunset on the way home tonight made my list.

I was grateful for its beauty.

 Fleeting, and fabulous. Just like life.

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Chief Seattle

Posted in History, Nature, Protector, Spirituality with tags , , , , , , , on November 12, 2013 by TaijituMartini

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The only known photograph of Chief Seattle,

taken by photographer E.M Sammis, a year before his death in 1866.

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Sunstruck

Posted in Beauty, Gratitude, Nature, Spirituality with tags , , , , , , , on October 25, 2013 by TaijituMartini

Paul Cézanne,1839-1906, would have appreciated my early morning view 

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