58th Birthdate Anniversary

My birthday is coming up soon, I’ve been preparing to celebrate – I believe #preparation is a good thing to do, by reflecting on how I’ve been feeling, what I’ve been producing. This year has been one for a proliferation of creative outpourings, of expressive energy, getting things in to, and out of my system.

Many thanks to everyone who has joined me on this journey, #awomansjourney

 

I took a little rest from my constant quest for information I can convert to knowledge and apply in my day job – focused mainly on fundraising and strategic development for non-profit organizations and grass roots groups. I reflected on my experience and track record and share some information and knowledge of my own in my ‘ALPHABET SOUP – A to Z advice for entrepreneurs’. You can download a PDF copy here for free:

ALPHABET SOUP – A to Z advice for entrepreneurs

and read more about it here:

https://cynthia-roomes.com/2017/01/06/alphabet-soup-a-to-z-advice-for-entrepreneurs/

 

I delved a little deeper into the darkness of ‘life without much light’, and managed to extract from myself, all the things – the rage, the fury, the sorrow of remembering the happenings I would rather forget. View and read poetry on these themes:

#evolutioncollection

#truthmantra

#participate

#explodingthemyth

As a creative and a realist, there is nowhere to run. ‘THE DARKNESS ANTHOLOGY – 2nd edition’ is the offering, the way I configure this energy into a more live-able form. A PDF copy is available to purchase. This curation really is dark, not for children, or the squeamish!

https://cynthia-roomes.com/2017/11/02/the-darkness-anthology-2nd-edition/

 

I continue to reel at the damage being done to Our Beautiful Planet Earth. Discarded plastics, pollution, pesticides, deforestation, the decimation of animal species, the diminishing numbers of bees, the loss of habitat, urban sprawl, wasteful humans, and human waste.

In response, and to ease my troubled heart, mind, body, and soul, I produced ‘SELECTIONS FROM MY GREEN PHASE’. View art and read poetry reflecting on these themes:

#evolutioncollection

#selectionsfrommygreenphase

#owedtomotherearth

#treesareabitlikehumans

 

Remembering some of my musical traditions, the groups I sang with, and the great musicians too, especially The Zionites, Burru Chanters, Fari, Roy Levi, Jimmy’s Studio Crew et al.

I continue to write songs with poetic lyrics, and sing from time to time. No music video as yet, on my list of things to do. Let me know if you want to embark on a musical collaboration with me in the here and now.

This song ‘BE LOVERS’ is of the moment and sums up highs and lows in the human condition I experience and muse over. Feel free to sing it, and bring it to life with music.

 

BE LOVERS

You and me

must believe

that our dreams

can come to be

We will be –

Be lovers

You and me

must conceive

to change the world

for eternity

We can be –

Be lovers

 

It could be good out there

but people don’t care

enough at all

all for one is not

a promise to live

all for one for all

Seeing the truth

is not a lie

it is the place

where many die

we are the change

fully in range

let’s be lovers.

 

There are many today

who don’t watch what they say

false prophets in deed.

For a time they ignore

the cries of the poor

and those in need –

Seeing the truth

is not a lie

it is the place

where many die

we are the change

fully in range

let’s be lovers.

 

In your conscious mind

you will seek and find

the mystery.

Round in circles we go

like a river we flow

throughout history –

Seeing the truth

is not a lie

it is the place

where many die

we are the change

fully in range

let’s be lovers.

 

You and me

must believe

that our dreams

can come to be

We will be –

Be lovers

You and me

must conceive

to change the world

for eternity

We can be –

Be lovers

 

Cynthia Antoinette Roomes ©

November 2017

 

I’ve produced quite a lot of art this year, the featured image is one of my most recent paintings ‘APPROPRIATE MEASURES’, reminds me of the festive season, and that ever popular ‘glass half full or half empty’ question.

I’ve not come up with an absolute answer, to me it depends on human capacity to produce or consume sustainably. It should be a correctly sized receptacle, filled to an acceptable level, with an appropriate liquid, we all know hot coffee wouldn’t work in a wine glass!

 

I’d rather think in terms of ‘appropriate measures’, of being responsible for taking appropriate measures to protect wildlife, the environment, ourselves, each other. To not drink too much, to not do too little, to try and try again, to make this world a better place, to be lovers rather than haters, to be friends rather than enemies, to be a peacemaker rather than a warmonger.

#evolutioncollection

#8red

#poetryeditorsandpoetsgatheredtogether

#poetsimpressum

 

I am available for bookings:

Readings | Performances | Talks | Workshops | Exhibitions | Collaborations

Please contact me direct to discuss your ideas. And – let me know if you would like to print to order copies of any of my original artwork.

Twitter: @cynthiaroomes

Website: http://cynthia-roomes.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/evolutioncollection

 

My book ‘EVOLUTION – a collection of paintings poetry and prose’ is available to purchase from AuthorHouse, Amazon, Barnes and Noble.

Authorhouse: The Evolution Collection

Amazon: The Evolution Collection

 

Until next time…

 

Cheers!!!

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