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Take Me To Places UntraveledKneel In SilenceTake Me To Places Untraveled by The-Port-of-Riches
My spirit bears me
Pray for guidance in homeward travels
Even in my darkest hour
Kneel In Silence
Sealed with my virtues' travels
Take me to places untraveled
Whose hand commands my thunder
As I cry for my soul torn asunder
Unto what gods do I call
To protect me in my time long traveled
Prepare a throne of stars around me
Fall away from places long traveled
Take my fear of death and shadow
To places lost and unforeseen calling heaven
Answer my call in desperate hours
Light a lamp to bright tomorrows
Bear a noble purpose in my soul
tempered in flame and furnace.
Take me away to places untraveled
As angels on high proclaim my travels
Strengthen my heart in times of sorrow
Prepare a throne of hope before me
Take my fear of death and shadow
To places lost and unforeseen
My shield and sword will guide me
To realms unknown and unimagined
Formless and vanquished lead my feet
As angels on high proclaim my travels.
Unforeseen and alone befallen.
Even in my darkes
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You May Say I'm An Artist...
I am haunted in this holiday season by the opening lines of Charles Dickens’s A Tale of Two Cities, his novel about a society 250 years ago coming apart in its seemingly irreconcilable divisions. Could it be these lines define where we have come to find ourselves today?
“It was the best of times,
it was the worst of times,
in the age of wisdom,
it was the age of foolishness,
it was the epoch of belief,
it was the epoch of incredulity,
it was the season of Light,
it was the season of Darkness,
it was the spring of hope,
it was th
Do you agree with this statement?: As an artist, I possess special, perhaps even magical powers that can transform people and situations for the better.
Do you agree with this statement?: As an artist, I possess no special ability to alter hearts and minds. Art is how I express myself and it is also a commodity to sell for my own subsistence. Nothing more.
False! Artists have been around for a long time, and they have improved and even ruined societies. To say that they cannot change people in society is a falsehood that cannot last in common debate.
Do you believe in the power of the arts to transform hearts, minds and history? How great a role has art had in ending wars? In empowering women’s liberation and equality worldwide? In promoting and energizing civil rights movements?
As an artist, I came into being because of Maya Angelou, and many artists of old who were abolitionists and living on the fringes of their society at the time. Often do we ignore the role of art in society, that we fail to recognize how artists shed light on slavery in America, and across the world. How today, art, through freedom of speech, has not only galvanized terrorism, but also rejiggered the way we as common people see our world. Art has a special place in Humanity. It isn't about making a buck, or doing something you love. Those two things are merely short term rewards for a bigger picture. Art has always played an integral role in uniting societies against a common enemy. Shedding light on injustices in constitutional societies, such as civil rights, universal suffrage; and even prohibition. As artists, if we conduct our art correctly, produce and send off to the right audiences, the power we hold is truly tremendous. That's why in totalitarian regimes the world over, artists are severely controlled and limited in what they can do and sell.
How important do you think artists were in bringing down the Berlin Wall?
Oh, seeing the pictures on the wall itself, before and after it was torn down. The murals and such things that were done to it, and equating that to political speeches by world leaders, not just American leaders, is amazing. Artistry is very subtle at how it changes things. But at times, it can also be very rapid and open. It wasn't just politicians, but artists whose TV shows, news programs, music and poetry that inspired and ultimately torn apart the old USSR and introduced free thought back into Eastern Europe. I feel that today, we've gotten so used to artwork in our own society, that we've forgotten it's role in shaping the Cold War, and how it was fought. And who actually won that war and ultimately tore down the Berlin Wall.
Who you think changes more hearts and minds? Politicians, scholars and academics, scientists or artists?
I think this is a two way street. Politicians on one end, get most of their power by artists, and artists for the most part, are inspired by scientists, academics; and the policies of Politicians. I feel as though there is no real way to say who changes more hearts and minds, because everyone is inspired by the other to do what must be done. In America, weak politicians write up policies that inspired the Hunger Games, and other dystopian novels. WWII was clearly an inspiration for Harry Potter in the UK, and scientists discussing the effects of climate change with academics and scholars also inspired the Hunger Games. Those are just examples we already know. There are artists on here, on DeviantART whose artwork has been inspired by the discussions of scientists and scholars and academics. And there are also those like myself, who are inspired by world politicians, as well as their own country's leaders.
One final example of how artists are inspired by politicians and academics and scientists, is the show Cosmos, which airs on Fox. That show features an actual academic and scientist who hosts the show, and speaks on scientific discoveries, and current political ramifications science has on the world as we know it. As an artist, I find this magnificent. And it highlights art's true role in a free thinking society, but also that of the politician and academic. It finally highlights the role of science in art and politics. So in closing, art is important to society, and art is the glue that can hold it together, or the chip that can tear it apart.
From Boston, Massachusetts. Born and raised.|
I am a starving artist and lover of love. A decent human being who wants to be loved and adored not by many, but by those few who've chosen to stay.
I was born in April of 1990 to a mixed-race family. My mother is Puerto Rican and my father African-Brit. Me and my brothers are as close as can be. (My baby step-sister has nothing to worry about.)
For most of my life, I designed and created music and literature. Only recently branching out into the joys of 3D animation. Like all youngsters with Asperger's, I thrived in my own elements of knowledge building and hard work. Unlike most youngsters, I was unable to read full sentences till I was nine, and yet I ended up thriving as a writer today. Middle and high school was rough for me. Bullying both social and racial bred resentment in my peers and ultimately friendship in some few who dared explore my mind.
College was even harder as I started to venture out into the world dealing with Schizophrenia and my dual diagnosis of Asperger's and Autism. But yet I continued to thrive. After a short crisis in high school, I vowed to push myself as hard as I can in a positive direction, and with that I have been successful.
In my formative years with 3D animation, I took care of three dogs (Huska, Goyo and Munchie) as well as two cats (Jasper and Alice.) I nearly fell through the cracks by the time I started college, but pulled myself together with help from my few friends. Quiet and philosophic as some might say, I've developed a close relationship with few people - all of whom continue to guide me today.
I've never had a romantic relationship, as I've found myself too immersed in my hobbies to have one, but as of late, since moving to Raleigh North Carolina and having no friends around to assist me and my mother/guardian adjust to life down south, I've found myself seeking someone to hold.
My new challenges are tough ones, but I'm sure that at some point I'll overcome them. I want to go back to school for writing and music theory to have better tools to develop my two greatest interests, and I also want to start having a small social life down here in Raleigh. Maybe also start working to help pay the bills in the house.
But like all challenges, I will overcome, persevere and grow. Hopefully there will be more people to help see me grow down here as there are up north.
So I leave you, my friend, with this. What's in a name?
I = Innovative
S = Smart
A = Accepting
A = Accomplished
C = Caring
T = Talkative
H = Hopeful
O = Outspoken
M = Musician
A = Able
S = Safe
R = Respectful
I = Impressive
L = Loving
E = Explorer
Y = Youthful