the pisces solar eclipse

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an odd new jersey february
the waning days of the month
as warm as spring
tonight a torrential rain
heralded by thunder and lighting
and a howling wind

what does this mean
other than what it is
first this strange weather
then the pisces solar eclipse tomorrow
the end of a long cycle
the death of what no longer serves us
and a new beginning
new possibilities
new choices

or is this
a simple storm
now losing steam
thunder fading
into the distance
deluge slowing
to a single
drop

©A. D. Joyce, 2017

Agua de Beber Al Jarreau

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The earth has lost another musical great, Al Jarreau. To me, he made music in its purest form, creating the most beautiful and interesting sounds using his body as an instrument, limited only by his vast imagination. For me, he is a forerunner to such artists as Bobby McFerrin, (in my opinion, another genius and innovator in a similar space) and the brilliant Pentatonix. Music literally lived within him and his music is now within me. For that I’m grateful. Rest in peace, Al Jarreau.

your love is rain
my heart a flower

©A. D. Joyce, 2017

Da Sweet Blood

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For a reason I can’t seem to figure out, the song “As We May Dream” has been stuck in my head for the past few days. It’s a strange, beautiful, and haunting tune on the soundtrack of an even odder film, “Da Sweet Blood of Jesus,” which seems to be a vampire movie but really isn’t. Anyway, hold my hand and listen with me.

©A. D. Joyce, 2016

Crystals and Energy

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I’m making a series of videos in connection with crystals, spirituality, and other such topics. The first one is shown below. I talk about energy and how I think it relates to the crystals I use to make my jewelry. So please, give it a look and share!

In addition to the pendants, I recently have included Tarot Readings to my offerings. For now, these readings will be conducted via email. It’s free to look, so find out more details about my pendants and tarot readings by visiting my Etsy shop. If you decide to order, use the coupon code BLOG1 to get a 10% discount.

©A. D. Joyce, 2016

who has fallen

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on a hiking trail
a path barely as wide
as a footfall
marked only by flattened grass
and small rocks strewn
haphazardly,

maybe someone with a bum knee
has fallen,
someone who was out too late
the night before,
or a child running giddily,
too eager to reach the top of the hill–
not watching her step.

whose clothes were torn?
whose skin was broken?
who was bruised?

who laughed it off?
who cried?
who pretended it didn’t happen?

who stayed down?
who got up again?

©A. D. Joyce, 2016

Greenbrook Sanctuary

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Back in June I went to an awesome writing workshop. It was held at a wonderful woodland preserve in the Palisades cliffs overlooking the Hudson River. It was fun and a great way to commune with nature. My next two posts highlight some of the work I did there (finally getting around to doing that!).

Photo by A.D. Joyce

Photo by A.D. Joyce

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

©A. D. Joyce, 2016