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The Place where Imagination becomes Reality

[ This entry originated from a page titled » Are We Really in Love .. or Does it Just Feel that Way? (Sept 9, 2017) ]

» A Function of Being in the Right Place at the Right Time?

Dont you feel, sometimes, that these most improbable of things seem to be very much a function of » being in the right place at the right time?

» The Eddie Glenn Story

Remind me, girly, to tell you the Eddie Glenn story .. which is a story about being in the exact-right place at the exact-right time.

The Eddie Glenn story actually ties into what I was telling Selena .. how you need to keep doing the work .. toward personal growth .. even when it is difficult.

And even when you can't see any immediate advantage to doing so.

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The Greatest Thing You'll Ever Learn

[ This entry originated from a page titled » Some Truly Awesome Wailing in Boston (11.Dec.2016). You must admit that today's entry makes for a cool title. I am very much into cool titles. ]

» There was a Boy

There is a lyric in the song Nature Boy, which I first heard in the movie Moulin Rouge! .. which says » The greatest thing you'll ever learn .. is just to love and be loved in return.

Loving, and being loved in return .. what a rabbit hole that would be. On the one hand, the concept seems so obvious and so simple. But it's not.

The concept itself is simple enough .. the trick is in the execution.

Alien: Covenant

I dont know if it's thee #1 greatest thing ever .. but, it's definitely up there with the greatest things that you can learn. No doubt about it.

I mean, any conversation about values and priorities is naturally going to include a discussion about loving and being loved.

I could so get off on a tangent here. But I'm too smart for that.

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Girls Who Inspire You to Up Your Game

[ This entry continues from here » The Games Begin (Sept 3, 2017). ]

Oh, look .. here you are during this pause .. at the 2017 Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball, held at the O2 arena in London on Dec 10.

Taylor during the pause in Ready For It Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball London Dec 10, 2017

This live-pause here feels even more pregnant than the official studio version. It is definitely a stadium-rocking song.

Look at this look that you are throwing here. This must be a very cool pause for you here. The crowd certainly reacts to it.

Look at the look in your eyes here. This is why I grabbed this particular shot.

The look in your eye here says, "I will have this man, and I will have him now. Take him back to room number one and get him ready. And dont be slow about it, either."

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The Dark Side of the Morning - Part Two

[ This entry originated » here, and continues from here » Aggressive and Predatory Approaches Toward Young, Sexually-Attractive Women - Page Two. ]

» Echoes of Dylan's Voice

Speaking of non-linear things .. I noticed that your new song has an interesting title .. that is very close to the title of a Dylan song.

The Ballad of Bob DylanAn oft-covered Dylan song.

Both songs approach the same, or a similar theme.

The song even begins with Dylan-like guitar riffs.

(I like Dylan. You know. This is interesting.)

And your vocals contain a definite country feel.

[ You are from Texas, no?

They say that Texas girls know how to take care of their men.

Is this true?

Then again, Mary Karr is from Texas .. and she freely admits to being not a very nice person. ]

When you sing the words, "had enough" .. you sound like you have really had enough. Very believable.

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First Days of the Transition to Starving Writer

[ This entry originated » here. ]

» Backing Track for Laguna Beach Vibes

Have you you seen this video titled Laguna Beach Vibes, which uses your song as a backing track?

This is actually a great little video that was put together by this dude named Matt Roche. Good quality. Good shots. Good locations.

I know all these locations in this video. My feet have been on all these beaches. Many times. The video actually had me waxing nostalgic.

I lived in Laguna for 10 years. My son was born in Laguna. I met his mom in Laguna .. before she was his mom. (She was tight with the wife of the city manager.)

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Doing the Work

[ This entry originated » here. ]

» You Still Need to Continue to Do the Personal Work Toward Growth

One of the things that I caught myself thinking about .. regarding girls like you and Ariana .. is something that I found true in my own life.

Just because you have this thing .. doesnt mean that you dont need to continue to do the personal work involved in personal growth .. which includes (among other things) educating yourself, and becoming a student of what you do.

When you have the thing, then you can't help but think, "Oh, I have the thing .. I got it made. I got it made forever."

But in practice, it does not work that way. 'Fraid not.

[ One of my 'things' .. is that I experiment with such things. "I wonder what happens if I do this."?

Oh, I see .. I get this result. Very cool.

Joyce knows what I am talking about. ]

I mean, you certainly can avoid doing the work .. because sometimes it is not so much fun to do the work associated with personal growth. (More than just sometimes, actually.)

It requires that you take stock of yourself in an honest way. And some people would rather you stick needles into their eyes.

Everybody knows that the end of growth represents the beginning of death. So you either grow or die. Or at least continue to develop in some meaningful sort of way.

Artistically speaking, you eventually come to the end of the line .. if you just run with your thing .. without doing the personal work .. then you sort of come to the end.

I feel confident that you know exactly what I am talking about. There is an element of public-life vs private-life at play here. You need balance.

» Personal Growth is Non-Linear

I have found the growth thing tends to come in spurts. You do much work .. and then something happens that triggers the growth. It's not a linear thing.

But you can definitely feel all that work that you did coming into play .. when it is triggered. And, yes .. it is a very fucking cool feeling.

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Are We Really in Love .. or Does it Just Feel that Way?

[ This entry originated » here. ]

» What a Groove

Speaking of hearing things in your voice .. this here is very cool.

Ariana singing Break Free in Sydney Sept 9, 2017

Look at your arm here. Your fully extended arm. Whenever you fully extend your arm like this, this is your way of saying, "You might wanna look around for something sturdy to grab hold of .. because I'm fixin' to bring the thunder."

» Deliberate

As someone who likes to put things into words .. the word that I would use to describe the way you did this arm-thing here .. would be » deliberate.

First you extend you arm forward. Then you sweep it back to the pictured image here. A very deliberate motion.

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Opening Doors that have Long been Locked

[ This entry originated here » Girls Who Inspire You to Up Your Game (Dec 10, 2017). ]

» Looking for an Honest Relationship with an Honest Soul

I like this song so much that I am going to tell you what I said to the Bug's mom on the beach that first time that I met her. (Before she was the Bug's mom.)

I have hinted at this for a long time, but never came right out and shared exactly what I said .. because this opens doors to other places.

» Strong Bonding Experiences

[ For example, I can already see now that sharing this story opens the door to the single-most bonding experience with my son's mom .. which came on the day that we moved in together .. after only a matter of weeks. Maybe 6 weeks. Daring shit, for sure. This day just so happened to be New Year's day .. as coincidence would have it. So everything was feeling fresh-n-new. A new girl. A new place. A new year. So much was suddenly new. This is a good story .. this bonding story. Remind me to tell you about it. I am just teasing here .. I am not really going to tell this story. But it is an interesting and curious story. A lot of things happened that day .. but one thing in particular. It was a very bonding thing .. yet obviously, not enough. But these super bonding experiences give you a deep sense of simpatico with this person .. because you have been through somewhat traumatic experiences together. Ariana knows what I am talking about here. ]

Sometimes, I have noticed in my writing, that I can't say a thing .. before I say another thing. It's actually a little frustarting sometimes.

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The Games Begin

Hi Taylor.

I was thinking earlier today how something in me was craving a new song. I remember scanning the page of titles there at YouTube, looking for a new song from somebody. If not a new song, then anything new. Maybe a new trailer is out?

But being Sunday, and seeing that nobody ever releases a song on Sunday .. I seemed relegated to sit with this shitty sense of dissatisfaction.

» A Sense of Dissatisfaction Spurs the Artist to Greater Heights of Creativity

Surely you are familiar with the vague sense of dissatisfaction that comes from time to time .. when you feel like you are wanting something, or needing something .. yet you are not really sure what it is that you want or you need.

I dont think that this uncomfortable sense of dissatisfaction is limited to the artist. Perhaps the artist just feels it more accutely. More sharply. More exquisitely.

I read this thing that said it was this sense of dissatisfaction that was the thing that spurred the artist to ever greater heights of creativity. So we should therefore embrace it, and welcome it, and rejoice at its arrival.

Easier said than done. Much easier.

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Going Stupid-Dumb

I know a little something about going stupid-dumb. More than a little, actually. I confess that I do indeed feel qualified to address the subject. Well qualified .. with plenty of firsthand experience.

He Like That | Fifth Harmony official video

I might even be something of an expert on the subject.

The term stupid implies that you are not thinking clearly. While dumb implies that your ability to form words has somehow been compromised.

Why might you be thinking unclearly? And why might you be having trouble forming words, or putting things into words?

Going stupid-dumb with Lauren

These are good questions.

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