Wednesday, September 29, 2010

People Not Places

I generally don't like posting anything on my blog that isn't my own work, but I wanted to share this video. (maybe I'll start making more exceptions). Invincible is one of my favourite artists right now and is someone I really admire and respect as a person. She performed at my school the other day for a concert my pirg organized as part of our DisOrientation week. She really is a great musician and a caring and intelligent person. I am posting this video not only because it is one of my current favourite songs and has wonderful lyrics and meaning, but also as an example of the important ways that politics and art interwind and express themselves. It always bothers me when people say that politics and art don't belong together, because politics aren't something a person can leave behind them. It is part of who we are, and when we express ourselves through art we express ourselves through our identities and politics as well.

Invincible plays both the character of herself and a tour recruiter for Birthright Israel. I'm impressed by her acting skills and think she is funny and adorable in this role. And as herself she is seriously hot (as always. I'm sorry, I couldn't help but say it.) Much respect to Invincible for exposing the colonization of Palestine in a creative and educational way. May we always remember the importance and history of all places and their people, in Palestine, turtle island, and all over the world.

Emergence Travel Agency is a very cool concept, check it out:

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

You’ve caught me in all my fine glory
And even if you let me go
I’ll continue to glow in this moment.
Tonight, I hate my life
But tomorrow might be different.
This twitching inside
Turns to a need
For something else.
Birds outside my window
And I assume they are part of this music
Chirping from this electric universe.
But the world is still real
And it’s right outside my window.
..and life’s like that.
A little part of you goes missing
You stop for a minute, to reflect
But then you just move on.
A cold drink, the sweaty glass dripping on the table
Music penetrates your ears
A steady breeze against your cheek
And you continue with your day.
But remember how he made you smile,
How his greeting cheered you every day.
A friend that never got mad
When you went away,
Disappeared for a few days or weeks or months.
But when you came back
He was always ecstatic to see you.

I love you,
And I’m sorry you suffered in the end.
Thanks for being a great friend for the past couple years.
Your enthusiastic greetings never failed to make me smile.

this poem is actually about my pet fish. just thought i'd let you know so you don't get too sad. but clearly i take things like this very seriously. he was the best fish you could ever ask for, and a consistent friend for several years.


I don’t even know what I’m doing.
I loved you so much,
I thought you were the greatest thing,
The most perfect thing for me.
I would have done anything,
I really would.

But now I’m letting you go,
You’re beautiful and sweet
But I feel like there isn’t much hope
I just feel like moving on.

I’m so set on this perfect person,
That I don’t look anywhere else.

But how long should I wait for the perfect circumstance?
Nothing ever seems right,
And when it does, it’s over too soon.

I’m sorry if I’m giving up on you,
But I’ve given enough time.

I still love you,
I’m just angry with myself.

See you soon.

Every Moment

Every moment
You are beautiful in my eyes.
The most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen.

You’re smile
Is a ray of sunshine
I’ll never get tired of seeing it.
Seeing you happy
Is the most amazing thing -
I cherish every second of it,
Every smile,
Every ounce of laughter.

Your flesh taunts me
I dream of exploring you
Running my fingers and tongue
Over every nook and cranny

I love everything you have to say
I love listening to you speak
But next time
When we run out of words
I hope my lips will find yours
And we’ll think of a different
Type of thing to say.

I’m so afraid of scaring you away
So I’ll just continue to be your friend.
It’s strange
How someone could do so much to you
And never know it.

I hope he doesn’t think anything is ever about him anymore
Or that I care
Or miss him.
You almost broke me,
But you weren’t strong enough.
You were just weak and another big disappointment in my life.