Sunday, February 22, 2015



Diana Jillian

Fading Away

Marvin has left me (And I believe I may not be the only one) with quite a blogging challenge.  If I was able to come up with topics, perhaps I would make a great leader.  I'd be one filled with wonderful ideas and topics...And pictures too!

Instead, I get songs stuck in my head.  Because I'm all about the poetry or the words that have formed into a song.  Sometimes the music sets me off, but the lyrics are what's powerful to me.

So today, I have the song Unwritten in my head.

And now I have the song Window in my head.

How does this  happen?  Just one line or word in a song can transform me into another song.  I even do this when I'm reading a book.  One word or sentence sets me off into another dimension.  I have entered into the realm of my innermost thoughts.

Inside my mind, some find it fascinating, while others find it dark and scary.

But to quote Walt Whitman:  "Every moment of light and dark is a miracle."

Walt Whitman quote

In my darkness, I do find light all the time.

Most view the dark as being alone, scared, and unprotected.  But when you really look at it, there is nothing to truly fear.

But I don't know.  I was always afraid of the light, but not so much anymore.

"You fake something until you're good at it."

~~Weird All Yankovic

When I first tried to encounter the positive side of thinking, I was like, "Yeah, right!  This stuff doesn't work."  But with more practice, I started getting better at it.  Now in both frames of my mind, the light and the dark are equally welcoming.

Yes, the library is my friend...  That's how I've become a more positive thinker.  I am always roaming around in the self-help section.  I have learned to become a more positive thinker, and just recently, I've learned how to meditate.

Doctor Who

The library is surely a wonderful thing.

I was searching through so many pictures, I've lost my train of thought.  Mostly because I had to create my own pics.  Some were too small, and some didn't seem right.  Can you guess which pics I created???

Have you ever listened to Pearl Jam?  I mean the early stuff???

"Hearts and thoughts they fade, fade away."



  1. Awesome ramblings and I like the songs you picked, even the pictures. Very nice job. :) ~Leta

  2. good post. Libraries are a great friend. that and old used book stores. you'd be surprised at how many people take their grandparents/parents/kin, diaries/journals to used book shops. I have learned much from reading those.

    1. Thanks. And how cool is that??? I've never stumbled upon an old journal, but I bet that would be amazing!!! :)



  3. What a BRILLIANT piece this is Diana, on so many levels.
    I knew this was not going to be a blog I could rush, and I wanted to do it right, and listen to the songs as well.
    And Im glad I did, because I totally got a window into the workings of your mind, and I understood the connections you were making in your brain with the songs.
    Im wired very similarly to you, in that Songs pop into my head when certain words trigger them.

    I also saw the brilliant references to the window, and the dark and light contrast.
    Honestly Diana, I thought most people thought like this, I know this is how my brain works…but Im starting to slowly realize that it’s not the norm, and it’s a gift/curse bestowed on a small percentage of the population.

    “Staring at the blank page before you
    Open up the dirty window
    Let the sun illuminate the words”

    That’s how you got to the next song WINDOW…
    BUT, the picture is amazing too, and it shows me how the picture, and the quote by Walt Whitman ties into the whole write

    Im actually guessing that you created all three pictures. I know what its like trying to find the perfect picture for a write, and sometimes you just have to say “fuggit…I’ll just make my own:…lol
    Great work Diana, I really enjoyed this blog immensely.

    Geez, I ove the Pearl Jam, Ive never heard it before, but the lYRICS…wow…
    Now I understand the title of your blog…;)


    1. I found the Doctor pic with the quote online, but the pic was too small. So I found better pics and recreated it all....The Walt Whitman quote was another pic I found online, but I liquified the pic in PS5 to make it look different.

      Ten and Vs. were the first of Pearl Jam's many albums, but I only really liked the first and second. It's so rare you get to enjoy a whole album, but when you do, it's like every song was just meant for you.

      My music taste varies LOL.

      Thank you so much for your lovely comments!!! :) <3


  4. The library is my friend as well! But we don't have many here on Mars, so I like to pop down into some of yours. I just have to make sure Commander K doesn't slobber on the books! Excellent post. 8 points, Earthling!

    -Marvin Martian

    1. Thank you very much!!! I hope you enjoy our library system!!! :)

  5. I am always drawn to the lyrics in songs more than the music too


    1. I'd have to say if I only listened to the music and not the lyrics, there would have been so many songs I would have missed out on.


  6. I love where this week took you. So very creative and wonderful!

  7. What a treat, loving that quote by Walt Whitman. I have such fond memories of going to the library each week as a child. I am afraid it's been a while since I've gone to the library... but I just discovered a really cool one here in our new adopted hometown that even has a writing group I may start attending! GREAT BLOG!!!! :)

    1. Cool. I see some writing groups in my area. Unfortunately for me, I am so busy these days, I can't even join. I have rented out this one book for my ninth time already. I think writing groups would be very cool to join! :)


  8. Great be the read you have here me friend .. :)

    Bettie Davis

  9. I love the way you incorporated song into your blog Diana..
    this not a concept I have seen much before...
    and I agree that poetry creates song on the mind, much like an artist brush applies paint on a plain canvas... Loved it girl.. :-) xxx

  10. this is a wonderful idea! I get songs stuck in my head for hours! this is a pleasant read and I met Weird Al a long time ago..he is really nice.

    1. Very cool!!! I bet he's a great person! Thanks for reading!!!! :)

  11. I am reminded of songs ALL the time. Sometimes it just takes one or two words strung together and I think "that's a song" loll! I love the song Unwritten. Great blog :)

  12. Nicely done! Great prompts and cool song choices.

  13. This is great, you've nailed some wonderful music! -Dave Raider