Thursday, October 17, 2013

Music! for All Hallow's Grimm

Today, Magaly's  question is "Share the title of a song that becomes your gentle light when darkness threatens to blind, and turns into your soothing darkness when the light promises to burn."  

Turns out, I have a few! Here they are: 
    Nummer eins is always   Dvorak: Symphony #9 'From the New World'
This is closely followed by Carl Orff: Carmina Burana , 'In the Hall of the Mountain King' (Peer Gynt) , Respighi 'Pines of Rome' , Smetana's Ma Vlast (part one) , Smetana's Ma Vlast (part 2) , Corvus Corax 'Fortuna' ,
& Corvus Corax 'Ragnarok' .

When I need a quick laugh, I turn to one of my newest happy songs: That's the way I like it .  The clip is long because context is important! :)

Now, when the brightness burns to much, anything by Rammstein (played esp. loud) gets my shadows laughing & dancing!


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

What sweetness blooms in my darkness

*waves hello furiously* to the wonderful participants in Magaly's All Hallows Grim 2013

While some may insist on the dark/scary & light/good, I find that light & dark complement each other with their presence. Candle flame burns brighter against darkness while the moon's glow throws velvet darkness into sharp context.  That sentence comes close to the feelings in my heart (that also, life sustaining heartbeats work best within the comforting folds of a darkened interior).  Since words do not always match my thoughts, I present what represents the sweetness I find within my darkness.

This little felt pot is for my sweet Darkness, comfortably held within my heart. (Sorry about the photo really sucks in this apartment!)

Lift the lid, &, most especially during All Hallow's, I find the three candles representing Guidance (from the seasons, from the winds, from the, white, red).
Guidance is followed neatly by Pumpkin, for prosperity of mind & body.
Prosperity is always sweetened when Company is there to enjoy it. (Sugar skull decorations are all well & good, but sometimes there floats in a more Masculine air, which prefers simplicity in adornment)
Wisdom flies out, to join the company. There are times where Guidance & Company champion themselves far too loudly, & Wisdom is there to help settle matters ;)
Last, but never least, Bat brings good luck! Good luck for this year coming & bestest luck for all who welcome him with open arms!

This, then is the Sweetness within my Darkness. :)

Monday, October 14, 2013

*waves hello*

Back for Magaly's Hallow's Grim mid-evening. Figure it will be that long before I get this 'shortcut' that has been installed on this laptop to work for me properly.....