Blues with a feeling…

langsWriting, poetry, creative expression and the blues have everything to do with good, evil and the difference between.

I may not be “religious,” in a traditional sense, but my dad was a preacher.  In one of his sermons, Dad liked to say “It’s later than the man who says it’s later than you think thinks it is!”  But my father taught me it’s never too late to embrace the good in life and discover many roads to joy.

Langston Hughes was a spiritual man and when he said life is fine he meant exactly that. Sometimes a hug, smile or a wink at the right time can be more important than prayer and more powerful than worship.  His poetry is transformative and uplifting…

and here is a longer version: more Langston..theguardian…

And BB King was sending a message with “The Thrill is Gone”  It was blues steeped in joy.

more and longer with BB:…

And while I miss BB now that he’s gone, I will not forget the secrets revealed in Coltrane’s A Love Supreme

more and longer:

All of this, for me, is proof there is decency in this world…

And I think that everyday people, since before both of us were born,
have been transported by the blues

The Blues are the true facts of life expressed in
words and song,willie inspiration, feeling, and understanding.

~Willie Dixon 

“A recent cover story of Time magazine called it a grass-roots revolution of the spirit. The article, `The New Age of Angels,’
states: 69 per cent of Americans believe they [angels] exist. …”

Happy Holidays… Be well, and above all remember to be kind.

“I got the blues thinking of the future, so I left off and made some marmalade. It’s amazing how it cheers…


roi“Our strategy should be not only to confront empire, but to lay siege to it.  To deprive it of oxygen. To shame it. To mock it. With our art, our music, our literature, our stubbornness, our joy, our brilliance, our sheer relentlessness – and our ability to tell our own stories. Stories that are different from the ones we’re being brainwashed to believe.
Arundhati Roy

“Hold fast to dreams, For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird, That cannot fly.” ― Langston Hughes


ttdThe Wordsmith Collection:
Writing & Creative Arts

Time to shut down wars on people who have not attacked us and begin to secure the peace, rebuild the nation ;and heal the planet.

We can shut down wars of choice and reinvest those funds in infrastructure, alternative energy, education, health care, housing and peace. We have solutions.81-kpqrfqzl-_sl1500_


The Wordsmith Collection: Writing & Creative Arts

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