Sunday, November 30, 2008

Death To Innocence (A Preamble)

It's very hard to sum-up how I am feeling tonight. It's a strange melancholy. I am mixed up between getting the holiday spirit and thoughts of organizing my house and decorating with festive bells and whistles, and trying to shield myself from cold, hard realities.

I would go into it right now if I could, but I really don't have all of the words to illustrate everything that's in my heart. However, I will forewarn you that the next few days, while I am trying to work it out, there may be some depressing, emotional posts. So if you don't want to get dragged under my painful current, then read with caution.

Innocence is fleeting, I should've had a harder life to prepare me for some of the things that I am going to have to go through in these next years, but up until now, nothing has really 'stepped up' to play the part of the teacher, I guess you could say. For now, I go to gather my thoughts... and to prevent further 'rambling', I am just going to put my feelings into music.

This is Don Henley's "The End Of The Innocence" video.
*I am not a big Don Henley fan or anything, but this song just kind of seemed to express some of my feelings at the moment, so I am sharing.

Now, don't despair. I am still going to throw in some upbeat stuff, and I am still planning on bringing in one of my stories very soon (as soon as I can get it all together). But bear with me and forgive my emotional state, and as always, thanks for kind words when you leave them, thanks for your visits, and of course comments (I always love comments).

Before I go, I wanted to share a few fun photos that I created earlier. I got the idea because of Speedcat Hollydale's page. He found a website called I tried it out and got rather hooked. These are really fun and all you have to do is pick an "effect", and upload a pic and save it... they're so cool. I mean, I know I can photoshop all day long, but these were fast and easy and made me smile. Enjoy.

Welcome To December.


Jay said...

That site looks like a lot of fun. I meay have to go play around over there.

Anonymous said...

My favorite pic? The kitties watching you on TV. I guess I'm in that kind of mood (blame it on Don Henley). I'll be checking back in off and on. :)

Speedcat Hollydale said...

Ahhhh HA HA!!! Very nice ... I was enthusiastic about Photo Funia as well. You create one, you must create another :-)

Now, what kind of cigar is that??? I am a Padron man myself.

May you find the keys to all the doors worth opening Jackie. Hug hug