Friday, December 23, 2016

Chuck Westmoreland - "The Clouds Beyond Us Carry Rain" #MUSICVIDEO #DianaMarySharpton

Chuck Westmoreland
Introduction:
Every sickness has an alien quality, a feeling of invasion and loss of control that is evident in the language we use about it.
― Siri Hustvedt

My featured guest tonight is the brilliant singer, songwriter, Chuck Westmoreland with a single music video released on September 5, 2016– titled "The Clouds Beyond Us Carry Rain"

Chuck a bar owner and former rock and roll singer, has transitioned nicely into country music. His music speaks to life in the truest since. 

“Westmoreland gets to the gritty business of life and death and loss on his solo debut. These aren’t songs about leaving and transformation; these are songs about sticking around in the face of tragedy, setting your feet, and fighting. Bones are cracked open and marrow spooned out with dirty fingers: the good, the bad, and the frustratingly in-between.” 

His video is fresh and dramatic leaving me with a somber feeling, a depth that knocked my socks off. Pardon the Texas slang. 

I discovered this new talent when he sent me a twitter follow request and yes, I accepted it. An intense lyrical synopsis to this song is noted below:

"The Clouds Beyond us Carry Rain
Cover now as the sunlight scatters around and
The dawn comes like a judge
I pleaded for another hour
Fall away to a shelter in your mind
The clouds beyond us carry rain
Tremble now with our ears unto the ground
The trees follow me to the forest softly bedded down
Come away there ain't no forgiving now
The clouds beyond us bury things
Don't you cry there are children in your eyes
The clouds beyond us carry rain and
The life before us goes untold"


"The Clouds Beyond Us Carry Rain"- is the 4th track in Chuck Westmoreland's self-titled debut album. The album released November 4, 2016 was written, produced, and mixed by Chuck. You can purchase a copy of this remarkable album and get in touch with the talented Chuck Westmoreland as follows:

https://twitter.com/CWESTMORLAND                               
https://www.facebook.com/chuckwestmorelandmusic/                            

The album genre is classic country and the music video directed by Kevin Freeny was published on YouTube, Sep 5, 2016 by Chuck Westmoreland Music.

Biography from his Facebook page – Chuck’s wonderful story can be found on https://www.facebook.com/pg/chuckwestmorelandmusic/about/?ref=page_internal        check it out!

​ “The songs are about the lyrics more than anything else,” Westmoreland explains. “I’m trying to tell personal stories that reveal something terrible, familiar, and hopeful to the listener.”

I hope you like this selection as much as I do and have a blessed evening or morning. Thank you for your continued support. Remember music is a language and these are my thoughts tonight.

Peace and Love always
Diana Mary Sharpton


References:
1.       Photography: http://www.chuckwestmoreland.com/photos/
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqnGeX6_R9A

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Chris Stapleton - Tennessee Whiskey #Musicvideo #DianaMarySharpton



Introduction:
"My task is set before me, girl
My mission clear and true
There’ll be black knights and dragons, girl
But I will always come for you…”
― Emme Rollins

My featured guest tonight is a brilliant sexy Kentucky singer, songwriter, Christopher Alvin "Chris" Stapleton with the song titled “Tennessee Whiskey”. This song is the 3rd track from his  mega hit album titled “Traveller”. The album release on May 5, 2015 received critical acclaim and was named Album of the Year 2015 by the Country Music Association Awards.

From a personal perspective, it is all about blue eyed soul! I love this song….!

The genre is Country, Southern rock, Blue-Eyed Soul and it was uploaded on to YouTube, Apr 23, 2015 by ChrisStapletonVEVO.

Tennessee Whiskey 
I used to spend my nights out in a barroom
Liquor was the only love I've known
But you rescued me from reachin' for the bottom
And brought me back from being too far gone

You're as smooth as Tennessee whiskey
You're as sweet as strawberry wine
You're as warm as a glass of brandy
And honey, I stay stoned on your love all the time

I've looked for love in all the same old places
Found the bottom of a bottle always dry
But when you poured out your heart I didn't waste it
'Cause there's nothing like your love to get me high

You're as smooth as Tennessee whiskey
You're as sweet as strawberry wine
You're as warm as a glass of brandy
And honey, I stay stoned on your love all the time

You're as smooth as Tennessee whiskey
You're as sweet as strawberry wine
You're as warm as a glass of brandy
And honey, I stay stoned on your love all the time

You're as smooth as Tennessee whiskey
I hope you like this selection as much as I do and have a blessed evening or morning. Thank you for your continued support. Remember music is a language and these are my thoughts tonight.

Peace and Love always
Diana Mary Sharpton
Oh yes Daddy!


References:
1. Photography: http://lillyunique.tumblr.com/post/22483733611
2. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zAThXFOy2c

Thursday, December 1, 2016

David Bowie - Let's Dance #Musicvideo #DianaMarySharpton

Introduction:
“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
and right doing there is a field.
I'll meet you there.

When the soul lies down in that grass
the world is too full to talk about.”
― Jalaluddin Rumi

 Lately, I have been working very hard on my job and in my business. This said, it is difficult to find the time to express myself.

I do want to tell you a story about a dear friend of mine. She has been beat up by life like we all have and from the stories I have heard maybe a bit more than most. That is not her dilemma. Her problem is that she needs to be loved. I give her my love but it is not just anyone’s affection, it’s the love from someone she cares for deeply. I advised her to go out and socialize, meet people, find someone that will love you and she shook her head… Saying very clearly "I can’t and that won’t fix it." Why?

Then she told my why. She said every choice she made in life about, love, marriage, friendships and the results of trauma were based on taking what was easy and not believing she was worthy of something special. Then she explained to me that she had met someone that was different, that intrigued her, that threw her emotions upside down and completely out of control. She told me that this was the very first time she had not made a decision to love or get involved with someone. “It just happened” were her exact words "effortlessly".

Well then what is the problem I asked her, go get him. Take a risk make your dreams happen and she said she had done this; however for a complexity of reasons, he stepped out of the picture. So what now…was my last question on the subject?

She said "it’s up to him…" She said "I love him and always will… My heart is open… He is worthy of my love no matter what has transpired between us… I want him in my life and if that cannot happen then I will walk alone…"

I pray every night that God hands her the gift of love that she seeks from the person she loves…

The artist and song I am going to feature tonight speaks to this love and the ability to stand fast for those things in life you truly want without anything accepting less. "Let's Dance" is the song title and the singer is none other than the brilliant David Bowie. The song was on the 1983 album of the same name. It was also released as the first single from that album in 1983, and went on to become one of his biggest-selling tracks. Stevie Ray Vaughan played the guitar solo at the end of the song.

The single was one of Bowie's fastest selling, entering the UK Singles Chart at number five on its first week of release, staying at the top of the charts for three weeks. Soon afterwards, the single topped the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Bowie's second and last single to reach number 1 in the U.S.  It was published on YouTube Mar 6, 2009 by emimusic. BTW the video looks like it was made in Australia!!!

Its genre is considered Funk, post-disco, dance-pop, funk rock. I have listed the lyrics for your reading pleasure.

“Let’s Dance
Ah, Ah, Ah, Ah

(Let's Dance) Put on your red shoes and dance the blues
(Let's Dance) To the song they're playing on the radio
(Let's Sway) While colour lights up your face
(Let's Sway) Sway through the crowd to an empty space

If you say run, I'll run with you
If you say hide, we'll hide
Because my love for you
Would break my heart in two
If you should fall, into my arms
And tremble like a flower
(Let's Dance)

(Let's Dance) For fear your grace should fall
(Let's Dance) For fear tonight is all
(Let's Sway) You could look into my eyes
(Let's Sway) Under the moonlight, this serious moonlight

And if you say run, I'll run with you
And if you say hide, we'll hide
Because my love for you
Would break my heart in two
If you should fall, into my arms
And tremble like a flower

(Let's Dance) Put on your red shoes and dance the blues
(Let's Sway) Under the moonlight, this serious moonlight

Let's Sway [x2]
Let's Dance [x5]

Remember music is a language and these are my thoughts tonight. PS... take love seriously. It's what gives life depth. 

Love and Peace always
D~
XXX



References:
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4d7Wp9kKjA                                  
Lyrics:
https://play.google.com/music/preview/T5aypyfiio63hldbrj2ltme6cyu?lyrics=1&utm_source=google&utm_medium=search&utm_campaign=lyrics&pcampaignid=kp-lyrics  

Monday, November 14, 2016

DISTURBED “The Sounds of Silence” #Musicvideo w/A Political Opinion #DianaMarySharpton

Introduction:

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
and right doing there is a field.
I'll meet you there.

When the soul lies down in that grass
the world is too full to talk about.”
― Jalaluddin Rumi

 It’s a Monday and the world watched millions of American people cast their vote for change last week (i.e. the 3rd time in eight years) and the subsequent reaction from thousands protesting its results all weekend long. The establishment (i.e. “Left”, “Right” and the Media) stand in shock. Gasping for air trying to justify their miscalculations and bad projections. They were so sure that their path was the right one. Be it the “Left” with a status quo agenda of corruption, mediocrity, exclusion, lies and empty promises, the “Right” by not recognizing or hearing the voice of “Middle” Americans screaming for change and then there is “the Media” for interference and spinning the truth. Presumably for all times.

The powers thought they led with the correct agenda, fixed the right problems and listened to ALL the people. Yet, there is a quiet little secret and that is “all is NOT right with America”. This top-secret fact goes public and that is that a segment of our society at the end of the day has been ignored and not heard (i.e.  Main Stream America). Main Stream America from my perspective is all races disenfranchised by Washington, with heavy taxation, eroding jobs opportunities and health care benefits.

The "Left" believes that this American election will be detrimental to our future, that it will bring back historic prejudice, racism, bigotry and pain; however no one saw that these attitudes still exist. That the prescribed changes enacted upon our country by the “Left” (i.e. or “Right”) did not balance the cultural divide. They only widen and deepened the resentments built up on both sides; a feeling across the board which has nothing and everything to do with the color of one’s skin and social standing. Those in power from one period to the next did not amend anything only transferred it to the back of the room. Hoping that in this darkness no one would speak outloud.

Did anyone noticed that isolation and exclusion was on the other side of the fence? That intolerance and the forgotten were down the end of a darkened pathway. Don’t let the media lie to you or convince you otherwise. With their baseless statistics and false projections. These attitudes are still alive and well. This said how can anything be right with the America or the world for that matter when the prescribed changes did nothing to mend this social rift irrespective of who recieved the peoples vote?

The “Right” or “Left” historically has never addressed the “whole” problem only pieces. They have enacted laws and modifications through the false impression that they were given a majority voter mandate, a prescription so to speak that will fix the whole. All they did was to fill their pockets with gold and forgot that this nation was built on “We the People”. Throwing the burden on the silent majority that stands in the middle via more taxes and less opportunity, mostly because of their social economic standing which is dwindling year by year. They have no lobbyist or high powered lawyers. All they have is a vote every four years which if you havn't notice swings for change.

Main Stream America is not happy with the status quo. Why? The answer to this question I will leave to you. 

It is my opinionI will say that it does not have anything to do with the “popular vote” and/or “stealing the presidency”. That we are in a time of inordinate unrest due not only to this cultural and economic disenfranchisement but also to a merciless violent phenomenon from civil war in Eastern nations and one that will infect more and more of our western cultures, countries, cities, towns and our cherished way of life; a world which keeps getting smaller and smaller and more and more violent as our days turn into nights. Mark my words.

So, what now. We wait and see if President Elect Trump, that was legitimately elected, listened to ALL the voices before him and acts accordingly for “We the People” as promised and ignores those political corrupt agendas from the “Left” and/or “Right” that currently runs Washington.

The artist and song I am going to feature tonight speaks to this time of unrest and fear. It is a powerful rendition of Simon and Garfunkel’s huge 1964 hit titled “The Sounds of Silence”. It is a rock/folk genre and sung brilliantly by the heavy metal rock band called DISTURBED with lead singer David Draiman. The band originated in Chicago, Illinois in 1994.

The Sound of Silence” was the eleventh tract on their sixth studio album titled “Immortalized” and the band’s third single. A cross-over success which marked DISTURBED’S highest ranked single on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 42 and released on December 7, 2015. The Musicvideo was published onYouTube by DISTURBED on  Dec 8, 2015.

I hope you like this selection as much as I do and have a blessed evening or morning. Thank you for your continued support. Remember music is a language and these are my thoughts tonight.

Peace and Love always
Diana Mary Sharpton


References:
1. Photography: http://themusic.com.au/news/all/2015/12/11/disturbeds-clip-for-their-sound-of-silence-cover-feels-exactly-like-a-qantas-ad/
2. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9Dg-g7t2l4

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Teddy Garcia - “Only The Beginning” #Musicvideo #DianaMarySharpton #DMS

Teddy Garcia
Introduction:
A story has no beginning or end: arbitrarily one chooses that moment of experience from which to look back or from which to look ahead.” ~ Graham Greene

My featured guest tonight is a brilliant sexy singer, songwriter, Teddy Garcia with his single musicvideo released in March 2016 – titled “Only The Beginning”. His is brand new to me folks. Did I tell you he has a sexy style, sound and is from France! Oh ! Oui, il peut chanter un petit quelque chose, quelque chose.

I discovered this talented gentleman via his twitter follow request and yes I accepted it. Teddy's brilliant quote and lyrics from one of his songs: "Once in a lifetime a love comes along - it rights every wrong, and it blows you away..."

Only The Beginning”- was written, produced, recorded and mixed by Teddy Garcia. Grab the song on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/rising-tide-blues/id1092901551       

https://twitter.com/TeddyGarcia66                     
https://www.facebook.com/TeddyGarcia66/?fref=ts                    

The genre is Blues, Music, Rock and it was uploaded on to YouTube, March 3, 2016 by Teddy Garcia.

Biography from his Facebook page – Teddy also has a wonderful story on http://www.teddy-garcia.com/influences.html        check it out!
Teddy Garcia is an independent, multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter with a blues based style but which reaches into multiple genres including funk, soul, rock, folk and indie pop. 

​His lyrics range from deep to whimsical on all the major subjects of life, love and loss, but he also writes about environmental and social justice issues.

His self-produced first album, Lost & Found was released in 2015 to critical acclaim, followed by his second in 2016, Rising Tide Blues. Teddy has committed to the ambitious goal of producing 10 albums in 10 years - each one better than the last, and he remains on track to achieve this. 

Teddy's performs an eclectic live set - a mix of self-composed and cover songs - acoustic and electric guitar. He is equally comfortable playing solo or with a band. Teddy travels widely and has performed internationally in the UK, France, Spain, Switzerland, Australia and Canada.

I hope you like this selection as much as I do and have a blessed evening or morning. Thank you for your continued support. Remember music is a language and these are my thoughts tonight.

Peace and Love always
Diana Mary Sharpton


References:
1.       Photography: http://www.teddy-garcia.com/gallery.html    
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7lkrZvfU4E    

Friday, October 14, 2016

Norah Jones - Wake me up #INeedU #Musicvideo #DianaMarySharpton

Introduction:

Even
After
All this time
The Sun never says to the Earth,

"You owe me."

Look
What happens
With a love like that,
It lights the whole sky.”
― Hafiz


My featured guest tonight is the brilliant sexy Texas singer, songwriter, Norah Jones with the song titled “Wake me up”. This song is the 9th track from her mega hit album “Not Too Late” which is her the third studio album, released on January 30, 2007, through Blue Note Records. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, making it Jones' third consecutive number one album.
           
The genre is jazz, blues, folk and it was uploaded on to YouTube, Feb 20, 2008 by roggenfeld13.

I hope you like this selection as much as I do and have a blessed evening or morning. Thank you for your continued support. Remember music is a language and these are my thoughts tonight.

Peace and Love always
Diana Mary Sharpton


References:
1.       Photography: http://mydarkbaby.tumblr.com/post/100904694884  
2.        Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwtqvyMW-Po             

Monday, October 10, 2016

EMM ~ "Judge me" #MusicVideo #DianaMarySharpton #DMS #NewArtist

EMM ~ Judge Me
Introduction:
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.”
― Coco Chanel

I will say it again! I am sick of the media and their constant analytical spin about this election coming up for President and all I want is that it is over with. Let’s move the “F” on!

My featured guest tonight is a sexy brilliant young singer, songwriter, EMM with her Single/Musicvideo released in February 2016 – titled “Judge Me”. She is brand new to the music indutry, folks, with a million hit musicvideo. Did I tell you she is sexy as hell with a silky smooth voice, with range and balance! Oh! Yes, she can sing a little something, something.

I discovered this beautiful fresh new talent when she sent a twitter follow request and during my duiligence process I came accoss her video and was blown away. Yes, I accepted her friendship request.
Judge Me”- was written, produced, recorded and mixed by EMM. Grab the song on 

iTunes: http://hyperurl.co/EMMJudgeMe      

Directed and shot by K. Sarrico
Styling by Shawnda Charles
Featuring Hunter Garner
BTS by Eric Michael Espiritu:

The genre is R&B/pop and it was uploaded on to YouTube, Feb 14, 2016 by EMM.

Biography from her Facebook page
So, what happens when a classically trained young girl from a tiny Michigan town faces big hardships in the Big Apple and then enters the fast-paced pop music world of Los Angeles?

Well, EMM has taken everything she's learned and brought it into this landscape, crafting some unforgettable and uplifting songs along the way. In short, she's ready for her own kind of revolution.

EMM couldn't help but immerse herself in music. Born to a classical harpist mother and opera singer father, she discovered what she would do for the rest of her life very early on. That decision even preceded her birth. "My mom played a five-hour gig on the day I was due," her eyes light up. "I was literally right up against her harp, and I was on stage with her hundreds of times before I was even born. I think that's why performing feels so natural."

Between piano lessons and actually writing her own songs, a six-year-old EMM would fall asleep in orchestra pits, while waiting for her father to finish teaching at the esteemed Interlochen Center for the Arts. Her parents imparted a deep technical understanding and appreciation for all things classical as she picked up composition by herself. The Norris clan spent two Christmases performing a family show on Regent Seven Seas cruises giving the kids a familiarity with the stage. However, she had a pivotal revelation in 2006.

"I saw BeyoncĂ© perform 'Ring the Alarm' on the VMAs," she recalls. "She totally owned the stage. It was that moment when I decided that would be me someday. I was immediately obsessed with becoming the absolute best performer possible.”
Keeping up with her training, she simultaneously fell in love with everybody from Mariah Carey to Whitney Houston and developed her own voice. As a result, she approaches music from a different angle, possessing the ability to compose every aspect of a song from the instrumentation to the lyrics. Winning numerous state competitions for classical music, EMM picked up a guitar and taught herself how to play. Every bit of money she earned she saved and put towards professional studio time. She even managed to not only learn the recording program Logic but to become extremely well-versed in it. It got to the point where everybody in the studio affectionately referred to the budding artist and producer as "the prodigy kid".

Through family friends with industry ties, she made her formal entry into the music business in 2009 at merely 16-years-old. Being promised various deals and opportunities, she finished high school early and moved to New York under the auspices that her career would "go big". However, nothing went as planned. Promises were broken, and disappointment struck as she tirelessly worked on music. She sacrificed constantly and constantly only to be greeted by real hardship.

The harsh reality of the Big Apple hit her hard as she even was terrifyingly mugged one winter evening deep in Harlem a block from where she lived at the time. She had no choice but to hole up at home and focus on writing songs. Channeling into those trials and tribulations, the music provided a catharsis for her, possessing to power and strength. She'd make trips by herself to meet and work with different producers including Tim and Bob and Jason Gilbert everywhere from Miami and Chicago to Washington D.C. by herself. The dream hadn't materialized yet though.

"I had my heart broken more than a few times," she affirms. "I always knew deep down inside that I was supposed to keep going, so I did."

In 2012, she traded a cold New York for sunny Los Angeles. At the urging of her mom, she made a short performance video. It eventually was circulated amongst numerous high-level industry executives and tastemakers.

After moving to Los Angeles to build her team, EMM crafted her first full mixtape, “Burning in the Dark.” She took on the task of doing all of the producing, songwriting, vocal arrangement, recording and mixing for the project. She built and performed several shows, including playing the Staples Center, and Dodger Staduim. She now continues to build her social media and has millions of views on her empowering and inspiring videos. In typical EMM fashion, she still fights to turn her struggles and hardships into stories of empowerment and encouragement for her fans. After observing EMM’s talent in action, one thing is clear: its only the beginning of the “EMMpire.” Her best, most powerful, and most engaging work is still ahead. To EMM, when you ask the difficult question, “What would you do if you weren’t afraid?” her answer appears to be, “Just watch.”

I hope you like this selection as much as I do and have a blessed evening or morning. Thank you for your continued support. Remember music is a language and these are my thoughts tonight.

Peace and Love always
Diana Mary Sharpton


References:
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DCCjaZuJTM                

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Brad Paisley - "Today" #Premiere #Dreams #Love #Today #LovOfMyLife #Musicvideo #DianaMarySharpton

Introduction:

The timeless in you is aware of life's timelessness. And knows that yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream.

― Kahlil Gibran


My featured guest tonight is a brilliant country singer, Brad Paisley with a song premiering – titled “Today(2). The genre is country and it was uploaded on to YouTube, Oct 7, 2016 by BRADPAISLEYVEVO.

The Meaning of this Song by Brad Paisley:
"This is one of those things where you look at life, and you think of the greatest moments of your life and the way that they linger with you, and the way that they get you through the things that aren't the greatest moments of your life. I know what I wrote it about, but I don't really wanna talk about that yet. I would be way more interested in what the song means to [fans]. When you hear this, when you hear what I'm singing about, what is it in your life? What day? What memory? What is the thing that you go back to, to escape, and to think of as that pinnacle, when you reached the top of the mountain, or when you had the greatest, most memorable thing ever happen? We've all got those. We all live for those moments. What I like about this song, or what I like about the feeling of it is, thinking back on my life, because I've had so many, and so many of them flash through my mind. And my hope is, with [fans], that [they] make this song [their] own."

I have many memories that I value but there is one that matters to me "Today" and it started in November 2013. This is my dream, this is what I run back to, I escape to and it is the pinnacle of my world as it is now. There is no other destiny unless this one is taken from me and that can happen for many reasons and this is my fear.  The crucial element in life is to be honest with oneself and others that would be affected. Everyone can accept the true and learn to live with it as long as it is spoken out loud.

I have added the lyrics to this song for your reading pleasure and ask that you say a little pray for me. My prayer is that on a "Monday", I will be told that my dreams are his dreams. This is what will make me happy!

"Today" (3)
When I am sitting in traffic some afternoon
Or bored to death in some waiting room
I am gonna close my eyes and picture you
Today

You keep brushing that hair back out of your eyes
And it just keeps falling and so do I
I am feeling like the luckiest man alive
Today

And I don't know about tomorrow
Right now the whole world feels right
And the memory of a day like today
Can get you through the rest of your life

I know it won't always be like this
Life can change as quick as a kiss
It's not over yet and I already miss
Today

And I don't know about tomorrow
Right now the whole world is right
And the memory of a day like today
Can get you through the rest of your life

And as the seasons change and time goes by
When your hair is gray and so is mine
I know for sure that you're gonna be
Just as beautiful as you are to me
Today

Bring on tomorrow
I've got today
Bring on tomorrow
I've got today
Bring on tomorrow
Right now the whole world is right
Bring on tomorrow
Because the memory of a day like today

Can get you through the rest of your life

I hope you like this selection as much as I do and have a blessed evening or morning. Thank you for your continued support. Remember music is a language and these are my thoughts tonight.

Peace and Love always
Diana Mary Sharpton


I love sugar...Sugar

References:
1. Photography: https://www.pinterest.com/source/fyeahlzzyhale.tumblr.com
2.Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXVLtfJ5KQY  
3. Lyrics: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/bradpaisley/today.html

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Ariana Cordoso "I Have Nothing" #LovOfMyLife #MUSICVIDEO #DianaMarySharpton

Old Man & Woman "In-Love"
Introduction:
To hear never-heard sounds,
To see never-seen colors and shapes,
To try to understand the imperceptible
Power pervading the world;
To fly and find pure ethereal substances
That are not of matter
But of that invisible soul pervading reality.
To hear another soul and to whisper to another soul;
To be a lantern in the darkness
Or an umbrella in a stormy day;
To feel much more than know.
To be the eyes of an eagle, slope of a mountain;
To be a wave understanding the influence of the moon;
To be a tree and read the memory of the leaves;
To be an insignificant pedestrian on the streets
Of crazy cities watching, watching, and watching.
To be a smile on the face of a woman
And shine in her memory
As a moment saved without planning.
~ Dejan Stojanovic

Is love pointless? I don’t know the answer to this question for myself or for anyone. Being in-love is so different from loving someone. You love a person by choice however being “In-Love” is an event that just happens. At least this is my personal perspective and to codify this point of view, I am going to include an article below about the differences between loving someone and being in-love with someone.

 “8 Differences Between Loving Someone & Being In Love” by Holly Harris http://www.thebolde.com/8-differences-loving-someone-being-in-love/

“1. LOVING SOMEONE IS A CHOICE, BEING IN LOVE ISN’T.
You can choose to love someone. You can decide you will see their best qualities, appreciate them for who they are, and be a supportive partner to them. You can also choose to stop loving someone, to walk away and forget about them. Being in love is not a choice. It’s something that can happen without your intention or consent, and it’s not something you can walk away from. If you leave, you’ll take the feeling of being in love with you.

2. LOVING SOMEONE MEANS WANTING THEM TO DO WELL, BEING IN LOVE MEANS PUTTING THEM FIRST.
Of course you want the person you love to do well, but are you actually prepared to make the sacrifices necessary to make that happen? When you’re in love, you put each other’s needs first because your happiness is linked to theirs. Maybe he chips in a little extra for rent while you get through graduate school, or maybe you take extra morning walk shifts with the dog because he loves to sleep in. When you put each other’s needs first, you accomplish more than when everyone’s fending for themselves.

3. LOVING SOMEONE IS FLEETING, BEING IN LOVE IS FOREVER.
Love can literally end at any moment. He can do something annoying, or you get in a bad fight, or you’re kind of in a funk, then BAM. You don’t love him anymore. Being in love isn’t that fickle. It stays through the fights, the lulls, and the full blown existential crisis. When the honeymoon phase is over and life gets a little more routine, only the relationship where you are actually in love will be a happy one. You don’t need constant excitement, because your feelings are real without it.

4. LOVING SOMEONE MEANS NEEDING THEM AROUND, BEING IN LOVE MEANS NEEDING THEM TO BE WHERE THEY ARE HAPPY.
When you love someone, you always want them to be around. You crave them. You want them to be with you more than anything. When you are in love, you want them to have a happy balanced life, which means sometimes spending time away from you. You want them to have time out with the guys, or alone time, or time to pursue some hobbies without you. Being happy doesn’t equal being together all the time.

5. LOVING SOMEONE IS A RUSH, BEING IN LOVE IS STEADY STREAM OF EMOTIONS.
Loving someone can be the greatest high, but it also comes with low lows. Being in love is a steadier stream of happiness, but it’s more overall happiness in the long run. The roller coaster of loving someone can never last, and bad lows can be devastating. The intensity of the highs and lows is why so many people mistake loving with being in love, but the real deal will never make you feel like you are crashing and burning.

6. LOVING SOMEONE IS ABOUT HOW THEY MAKE YOU FEEL, BEING IN LOVE IS ABOUT HOW YOU MAKE THEM FEEL.
A common answer people give when asked why they love someone is, “Because of how they make me feel.” That’s a valid answer, but if it’s all about how you feel, then you probably aren’t actually in love. Loving someone means you are only concerned with how he makes you feel loved, special, or appreciated. Being in love means you worry about how to make him feel loved as well, because that’s equally as important to you.

7. LOVING SOMEONE IS ABOUT OWNERSHIP, BEING IN LOVE IS A PARTNERSHIP.
When you love someone, you want them to be yours. Labelling them is important. You need them to commit to being your boyfriend and say they’re yours. Being in love is about wanting to be each other’s. You give yourself as much as you get. You two are a partnership, a team, and no one belongs to anyone.

8. LOVING SOMEONE IS AN UPHILL BATTLE, BEING IN LOVE IS EFFORTLESS.
You will hear people say, “It shouldn’t be this hard.” And they’re right, it shouldn’t.  Fighting and scrabbling to stay connected and keep the spark alive isn’t being in love. You may love this person, but it will inevitably turn into a situation where you feel like you’re just forcing it. I’m not saying that a relationship with someone you’re in love with will always be easy, just that the feeling of being in love will be there without any effort. Some days will be difficult. Some days will seem to take everything you have. But at the end of the hard days, or the hard months, you will always feel that you are in love with each other. That feeling will never be work or effort.”

So what is my point? Well this morning, I heard a brilliant classic song that brought this emotion back into the front view for me and I wanted to share the song, the words and the emotion I felt when listening to it. The song is titled “I Have Nothing” by Whitney Houston and it is all about being “In-Love”. I have listed the lyrics below for your viewing. Then I ask have you ever been “In-Love”? If you have and still are you will understand where I am coming from. I am still very much “In-Love” but then that’s not a choice, is it?

The singer is not Whitney Houston but an unknown artist by the name of Ariana Cardoso. She is beyond brilliant and sings this song with such passion, perfect pitch and balance. I personally think it is better than Whitney’s rendition LOL!

Who is she? I cannot find anything about her other than this video was posted on YouTube’s Rock The Web.

"I Have Nothing"
Share my life
Take me for what I am
'Cause I'll never change
All my colors for you

Take my love
I'll never ask for too much
Just all that you are
And everything that you do

I don't really need to look
Very much further
I don't want to have to go
Where you don't follow
I will hold it back again
This passion inside
Can't run from myself
There's nowhere to hide

Don't make me close one more door
I don't want to hurt anymore
Stay in my arms if you dare
Or must I imagine you there
Don't walk away from me
I have nothing, nothing, nothing
If I don't have you, you, you, you, you

You see through
Right to the heart of me
You break down my walls
With the strength of your love

I never knew
Love like I've known it with you
Will a memory survive
One I can hold on to?

I don't really need to look
Very much further
I don't want to have to go
Where you don't follow
I will hold it back again
This passion inside
I can't run from myself
There's nowhere to hide
Your love I'll remember forever

Don't make me close one more door
I don't want to hurt anymore
Stay in my arms if you dare
Or must I imagine you there
Don't walk away from me
I have nothing, nothing, nothing

Don't make me close one more door
I don't want to hurt anymore
Stay in my arms if you dare
Or must I imagine you there
Don't walk away from me
No, don't walk away from me
Don't you dare walk away from me
I have nothing, nothing, nothing
If I don't have you, you
If I don't have you, oh, oh

I hope you like this selection as much as I do and have a blessed evening or morning. Thank you for your continued support. Remember music is a language and these are my thoughts tonight.

Peace and Love always
Diana Mary Sharpton


Tu es l’amour de ma vie ma chĂ©rie ne ratez pas le focus.

References:
1.       Photography: https://unknowinglee.com/tag/sex/   
2.       Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXiVSrAabBU                
3.       Lyrics: https://play.google.com/music/preview/Ttmglppbp7tiyvygq6lp2okg2aa?lyrics=1&utm_source=google&utm_medium=search&utm_campaign=lyrics&pcampaignid=kp-lyrics