Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Creative thoughtful soul....


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Allow me to borrow from a cover design used for a Michael Jordan Book called Driven From Within. It's a great book and very inspirational/motivational... But now, I'm using it as I reflect upon my creative soul, which soars at the current moment. I'm excited and inspired by a lot things, a lot of reasons to smile and especially many more moments to reflect upon... Life is beautiful when it hooks you up in that manner...

Right now, I'm center stage on a certain high I feel as I contemplate the release of this anthology that I'm blessed to be involved in(Love Is Never Painless) and also my own novel that I worked on for a year, researched, developed, and even lived to a certain degree... I could even take you to the apartment that my main character Leesha lived in and walk you through the streets she hungout on with her bestfriend Scottie "Blaze" Franklin. The neighborhood most folks refer to as "The Jungle." The book I've mentioned a few times before called My Life Is All I Have. I'm beyond excited already about it because of this incredible cover I received from Keith Saunders of Marion Designs. The cover is off the hook and is a great compliment to the story which will have you wishing for it to become a movie, no doubt!! Personally, I think F. Gary Gray needs to checkout this story because it could be what he's been looking for since Set It Off had folks talking to this very day! I wont reveal the cover just yet because we're still playing with the ideas of it but my last suggestion is to simply feature the young woman on the cover who is beyond beautiful and represents so much to me... The real cool thing is that I'm proud to call this truly blessed and beautiful woman a friend... She's amazing to me and I can't thank her enough for coming through with the pictures without hesitation like whoa! That's the kind of *ish* that impresses me when folks do what they say they gonna do... It's a gift sometimes lost in today's world...

But anyway, so much drives me today because there's some things I wanna see, feel, and experience... Shoot, even drama is cool because life ain't always wine, roses and the perfect make-you-wanna-dance beat! Yet still, I refuse to deal with the nonsense... Gotta keep moving.. I'm designing not only stories and rooms inside my house but I'm designing dreams and making sure love doesn't get lost in the midst of wanting to shout like a madman. Sometimes it's hard to define everything I want. Stuff cost money and time needs managing.. When I want it to move, it creeps along and when I want it to stand still, it goes out like a blaze of glory. I dont complain.... Time is a good thing because you can learn from it.. Minutes ago these words weren't here... An hour ago I was eating some of the most delicious popcorn chicken dipped in honey mustard sauce... I dont know what I learned from that except that I look forward to having more but not right now... Three years ago I was getting my heart broke... A month later after one of my best vacation trips ever; one great thing happened after the other for me. Time has blessed me with sisterfriends that make me smile pretty much every day despite the fact that their physical distance might be far or just not here at the moment. Sister and brotherly love travels fast by leaps and bounds... I'm grateful... Romantic love hasn't existed for me these past three years but that's been by design and by choice... Flirtation on the other hand has driven me to the brink of positive insanity... There's been close calls and even disappointments but nothing to fret over because again, each experience is a blessing.. I still can remember that Aaliyah look-a-like at the Beverly Center in LA over a year ago... Unsuspecting I was of her presence until I looked up and there she was... She said hello and froze me in my tracks.... Whew! I've had more moments like that and I breathe them in like aromatherapy... I've had the same kind of inspiration when I saw that young lady who will be featured on my cover. Gorgeous... But the thing is, she blows me away with the shine of her spirit when she talks. She's a breath of fresh air. She's about as addicting as the best full body massage you can find but you aint just being physically touched, you're intellectually soothed.... That's way cooool..

Life is good and I try to keep a handle on things that disappoint... I dont stay down too long; I just move on... I find other things to keep me focused and new highs to keep me soaring in the best kind of way... I used to fear that I'd never be able to live up to the love that I once gave. I quickly learned that even in friendship, I've surpassed all that I did before because those on the receiving end got an understanding of appreciation. And when its time for me, love will be a piece of cake... I'm about to go have some ice cream in a minute... Time allows me that luxury.... Peace y'all.... I thank time for this moment and yet I'm on to the next.

1 comment:

alli-babe said...

You have me excited...about? Hell I don't know...could be your book, your experiences...or maybe the new found love-action...whatever it is..it's contagious. I too am always finding things to amaze me. At points in my life when I am starting to be cynical, a lightening flash hits me and ..oops there it goes I am back to being a wisher-a dreamer-a believer in all that is good.

Your awesome and inspiring.