I was listening to the song “Mad World” just the other day. Not the original from Tears for Fears, but a cover by Gary Jules which isn’t as boppity ( is that a word? – it is now). I prefer the cover as it reaches somewhere deeper than the original, at least for me, and it seems so fitting a song for all of the crazy, mad things that have been happening around the world. Maybe it’s always been this way, but somehow as I get older it bothers me more…. I guess I don’t live in my own little world as much as I used to. Now, don’t get me wrong.. I visit there as much as possible, but as compared to when I was in my twenties, even thirties, perhaps, I feel a bigger weight from all of the madness that surrounds us all. Watching the goings on in Moncton, today’s shooting in Seattle, the senselessness of it all. Damn, it makes me want to go hide away sometimes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4N3N1MlvVc4 If you want, watch and listen to the video, and thank me if afterwards you are sufficiently depressed.
On a happier note, I am a Gemini, so I can have a million different outlooks on life every day (just ask Gary….he can’t figure me out most days). So I’m moving on to happier things. One of which is the visit I had over my birthday weekend ( I had a whole weekend for my birthday!) from my good old friend (and when I say OLD, I mean beautiful!!!) Colleen. We had a fabulous time drinking coffee and beverages, shopping and eating, all that stuff. She bought me a beautiful scarf (shown below) that brightens anything I put on. Love it.
My latest Art piece is an inspiration from an artist by the name of Jovers (I believe) who does some cool stuff on paper – so had to give it a try . Its acrylic over paper over canvas. Yadayadayada.
I’m happy again.