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June Imbibe

The new “Imbibe” list for June has been posted, check it out!

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Art: Michael Price
Music: Ella Henderson – Yours
Film: Finding Dory
Fashion: Crop Tops
Food: Best Summer Foods
Literature: I Like You Just Fine When You’re Not Around by Ann Wertz Garvin

“There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.” – Jane Austen novelist

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May Imbibe

The new “Imbibe” list for May has been posted, check it out!

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Art: Ray Turner – Painter
Music: Seafret- Wildfire
Film: High-Rise
Fashion: Cute and Comfy Camping Clothes
Food: Camping Food for the Gourmet and the Super Saver
Literature: Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín

“Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair…” – Susan Polis Schutz poet

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April Imbibe

The new “Imbibe” list for April has been posted, check it out!

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Art: Frank Zadlo – artist
Music: John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman – Dedicated To You
Film: The Divergent Series: Allegiant
Fashion: Prints instead of Florals
Food: Spring Salads
Literature: The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings

“I remember my childhood names for grasses and secret flowers. I remember where a toad may live and what time the birds awaken in the summer — and what trees and seasons smelled like — how people looked and walked and smelled even. The memory of odors is very rich.” – John Steinbeck author

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March Imbibe

The new “Imbibe” list for March has been posted, check what’s inspiring me this month!

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Art: Mira Dancy
Music: Miike Snow – Genghis Khan
Film: About Scout
Fashion: Spring Color Trends – Not Just The Same Old Pastels
Food: The Blood Type Diet
Literature: Own the Wind by Kristen Ashley

“There ain’t no talking to this man, he’s been trying to tell me so. It took awhile to understand the beauty of just letting go.” – Patty Griffin singer-songwriter, musician

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August Imbibe

The new “Imbibe” list for August has been posted, check it out!

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Art: Elaine Sturtevant – slide show
Music: Meghan Trainor – Like I’m Gonna Lose You
Film: True Romance
Fashion: The Summer Wedding Guest Dress
Food: Summer Cocktails
Literature: How to Fly a Horse by Kevin Ashton

“Creativity is a drug I cannot live without.”Cecil B. DeMille filmaker
“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while.”Steve Jobs entrepreneur

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June Imbibe

The new “Imbibe” list for June has been posted, check it out!

June 2015

Art: Jamie Johnson Photography
Music: Kacey Musgraves – Biscuits
Film: Infinitely Polar Bear at the Los Angeles Film Festival June 10-18th
Fashion: Perfect Summer Stacked/Block Heel Sandal
Food: Strawberries
Literature: Eleanor & Park

Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your, imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic.Jim Jarmusch film director

Poems

Reason

Reason

After a week of exploration I turn my ear back to you
Stable of my inspiration where hearts beat true
I find it hard to hold you close enough to touch
Wishing I could have you cause the music says I need you so much

You are my reason I love your rhyme
How can I reach you in half the time
I’m trying to get to you I’m trying to find
How to make you mine

Crying at night because I can’t sleep
Not knowing my heart is the company you keep
I won’t waste water so with each falls a word
My sighs in the melody I’m sure you’ve heard Continue reading “Reason”

About Me, Life, Music, Prose

The Detachment Realization

I write quite a bit of sad songs, sad love songs in particular which is not news to anyone that knows my music. However I realized recently that I can’t write a reflectively sad song when I’m in the thick of it. I now see that I have to be somewhat emotionally detached from a subject in order to be able to write about it. I am beginning to understand that when I write (songs exclusively this hasn’t been the case with poetry or prose) I do so with “an outsiders perspective” be it literally or even when I am the subject, in the sense that enough time has passed for me to be able to approach the writing process objectively.

I had an inkling that this was the case in 2010 when I realized I had not written a song about a really bad breakup I had years earlier. In this case I hadn’t even written a poem about it. I recall a conversation with my mom about how I thought I could now see the full picture enough to actually write the song. When I finally wrote it, I had this feeling of satisfaction, like it was everything I had to say and it didn’t even make me tear up. A few months later however I was surprisingly able to write a song when my grandfather died, I cried on every line and blurred lots of ink but I completed it in time for his funeral. I didn’t realize it then and honestly I didn’t realize it until a few days ago, but I wrote the song not about how much I’d miss him nor about my feelings but from the perspective of my mother and grandmother. I know now the only reason I was able to write that song was because I did it from “an outsiders perspective”, though done in the moments of experiencing the loss myself. Continue reading “The Detachment Realization”