29 Dec 2011
in Books, Just for Fun, Life, Media, Movies & Television, Music, Political, Spiritual or Philosophical
Tags: Black Friday, common sense, Compassion, Glenn Beck, humanity, Kindness, life, postaday2011, Reason, tolerance, wal-mart
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This was a response to the old chain letter many of you may have seen known as “Common Sense“. I don’t see “Common Courtesy” get used much any more and I recently (June 28th 2009, so not that recent people. Just re-posting from my dA gallery) had a VERY rare account with “Common Courtesy” not too long ago – someone offered to pay for my coffee when the store was unsure they could process my large bill. It got sorted out eventually – but this person had such a profound impact upon my being that I felt something like this was needed. This is dedicated to her, that stranger that decided to offer their kindness to me when I was in need.
Also to add I’m not entirely sure how well I did rewriting this (like I don’t know if the “Bureaucratic red tape” comment really works or not), but the important thing is I did my best to try to convey the message I wanted people to get from this. Enjoy! Pst! Pst! This is leading up to a different topic I will be writing about soon! *Humm Humm*
C.M.A.: I did write this and it can be found on my dA gallery at NyghtshaydeEN!
Obituary for Common Courtesy
Today we mourn the passing of yet another beloved old Friend, “Common Courtesy”, who had been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old she was, since her birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. She is remembered as a great philosopher and teacher who helped us to cultivate such valuable lessons such as: More
28 Dec 2011
in Healing, Life, Media, Self Empowerment, Spiritual or Philosophical
Tags: Albert Einstein, cruxshadows, failure, God, Heaven, History, inspirational, people, postaday2011, quote, success, Sydney Smith, uplifting, William Shakespeare, Yogi Tea
“To Live is a Blessing to Die is a Shame but to live without Love is to give up the Game.”
- Unknown, passed on to me by my 2nd teacher Thorn and I use it.
“What’s popular is not always right and what’s right is not always popular.”
“We are here to love each other, serve each other, and uplift each other.”
“Banish Hate * Invoke Love.” More
27 Dec 2011
in Art, Life, Magic, Media
Tags: Arts, bard, bardic, deviantart, gallery, greek, hades, History, life, Literature, lore, myth, nyghtshaydeen, Online Writing, persephone, Poetry, roman, Spoken word, storytelling
So today I decided – instead of writing a topic (because I’m not really up for it and I’m craving something different) I decided I’d share one of my poems instead. I’ve been a an avid writer for many years and most of my gallery on DeviantArt is filled with almost entirely nothing but poetry. There are some “Art Pieces” I’ve done THERE but my poetry is the majority. I find that amusing to say the least. When I get another printer/scanner I do intend to upload some sketches I’ve been working on, but for now I got photos that were taken of them instead for the time being up on my gallery. The poem I selected was one of my more “Positive” pieces considering in my earlier years I was - what I refer to as an “Pessimistic/Optimist – Hope for the best and expect the worse“. Only in later years did I become the reverse. I’m much more optimistic – but every now and again my pessimism likes to come out and play. I’ll warn you all now – I’m NOT a conventional poetry author. I have my own “form” I follow which is “None at all” which is true and yet a complete “Lie”. Because in its essence it has become a “form” which is uniquely – mine. Enjoy!
A Passing Glance by ~NyghtshaydeEN on deviantART
26 Dec 2011
in Life, Media, Music, Rants
Tags: Arts, Cee Lo Green, Dance, Dirty Dancing, Dragostea din tei, E Nomine, French, German, Highland, Hip hop music, lady gaga, music, Numa Numa, O-Zone, Oomph!, postaday2011, Rap, Tarkan, Timbaland, United States, Way I Are, YouTube
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As of late there are VERY few music artists that impress me anymore over here in America. I hate to come off harsh – but the only American artists I really like now – is Lady Gaga and Katy Perry. I miss the days when Queen was big to be honest. Freddy Mercury had stage Charisma up the Wazoo! His natural gift for music didn’t hurt either. When I’m cleaning I often listen to ‘Queen’ because Freddie’s voice makes the work seem less monotonous and fun! Freddie also makes me wonder – where has all the Charisma gone in our music industry? I hear a lot of ‘Rap’ these days on the radio and to be quite frank – I’m NOT a fan or impressed. There’s only certain ‘Rap’ I can tolerate or actually DO like and it’s few and far between (Cleopatra from like the early to mid-90s was a fave, like some of Cee Lo Green‘s stuff and so far I appreciated “The Way I Are” by Timbaland). I also get tired of going to a club and watching people dirty dance to said ‘Rap’. Now some might say, “So why bother going at all? Why ruin it for everyone else. Just stay home!“. Problem? I LOVE to dance! I like dancing with other people to – so long as they are enjoying themselves. I DON’T enjoy guys trying to cop a “Free-feel” just through a stupid “Dance” that lacks variety, soul, and creativity. I’m an Ecstatic Dancer and I mix a variety of moves in my style. So when I dance – there’s no room for that crap you call “Dirty Dancing“. If you want to know what real “good” dirty dancing is – watch the OLD Dirty Dancing not the new one.
As for Lady Gaga? I don’t really think she has the Charisma – but I know she has the love, passion, and creativity. Perhaps I’ll hear the Charisma in her work in time. But there’s no doubt overall she seems a decent human being trying to send out a positive message to the youths of all countries and nations and I can appreciate that about her. Perhaps you have to be at one of her concerts to really FEEL her Charisma? I don’t know – I can sure hear and feel Freddie’s Charisma in the “Queen’s Greatest Hits 2″. Who can say for sure. I haven’t the chance yet to go to a Lady Gaga concert – but I hope to one day. Just don’t have the money. I’m sure every fan also says this – but I hope to meet her in person someday as well. I feel like she’s the sister I should have had growing up! We would have been thick as thieves I think. More
26 Dec 2011
in Life, Rants, Spiritual or Philosophical
Tags: Buddha, Buddhism, common courtesy, Gautama Buddha, humanity, Kindness, postaday2011, Religion and Spirituality, Senseless, Suffering, United States
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Sorry folks! I know I took the “Post-a-Day” Challenge and I know I’ve been slacking horrendously with it this month. After NaNoWriMo it just took its toll on me and I figured I’d keep working on the novel…that didn’t happen either. Actually much of this month has been about introspection, reflection, and contemplation why you might ask? Because I wouldn’t call it a rut – but let’s just say I’m not where I’d like to be now with my life and I’m sure other people are feeling the same as I do now. I could definitely say I can see where I would have liked to have been – but fact of that matter is – still not there and not now. So that’s been getting to be a bit. Course I’ve tried to support a positive outlook. However even that has been faltering on me just a bit. While in this time period I can say I have learned and experienced a bit (I took a trip last week to Wake Forest, NC and very much so enjoyed myself), I know that it might just be a bit unwise for me to share everything with you all – so I’m going to share something that I can definitely understand far better now. For some it’s probably old news but for others they might not have realized this in the least which brings me to our topic title! More
02 Dec 2011
in Healing, Just for Fun, Life, Spiritual or Philosophical
Tags: Amadan, animals, appreciation, cammy, cat, Gabriel, Gratitude, happiness, healing, life, live in the moment, Loki, lunconditional love
Gabriel - with my brother
I have grown up with cats since I was a wee baby. Cats have been a BIG part of my life (animals in general always have been) and I love them. I’ve been called the “Cat Whisperer” a few times in my life as well. Some people think Cats are selfish, annoying, sometimes arrogant, persnickety among other things and this is often why people choose dogs over cats. But every animal has a VERY distinctly different personality and I guarantee anyone – if they took the time to look – could find the Cat right for them. No; this isn’t one of those, “Please adopt cats because I love them and you should have one because they are great blah blah blah,” rants. No; this is about the amazing things my cats have taught me and what I admire about them personally. More
01 Dec 2011
in Books, Just for Fun, Life, Media
Tags: Books, life, NaNoWriMo2011, Novel, occult, operation charlie bravo, operation charlie brown, postaday2011, Vampire, writing
So some of you may have gathered from my last posting I did in regards to NaNoWriMo and my novel that I had experienced some writer “Burn Out” from trying to accomplish too much at once. Trying to keep true to my promise of “Post a Day Challenge” plus NaNoWriMo just took it out of me. I spent most of Thanksgiving break just taking it easy. I had time to spare and with how fast I type – I wasn’t too worried about reaching my goal. I made phenomenal progress yesterday and had typed about 4k+ words. The plan was to type the rest on the final day, the 30th – but as nature would have it – life happens. I woke up this morning feeling light-headed and if I moved or stood I got a mild case of vertigo and felt nauseous. It was awesome.
I did what I could for myself and slept most of the morning. SOOO NOT what I wanted to do on the last day of NaNoWriMo. I wanted to get up early and finish on time! Sadly that didn’t happen. I close my day at 47k+ and the reason being is – while my symptoms are mostly gone and I am feeling better (thanks to a special someone dear to my heart), my symptoms of light-headedness and slight Vertigo are trying their best to hang around. So I think it best if I turn in early tonight and hopefully sleep off the rest. I do hope I feel better tomorrow/today considering I have a movie night with a friend of mine and I sure as heck don’t want to cancel. @_@ More