Private Moments #77 “Pass the Open Spaces”

private moments in paintings & poetryPrivate Moments #77:
“Pass the Open Spaces”
Poem Written by Jennifer Kiley
Post 1st September 2014
Poem for Private Writings: Chapter #77
“All Troubles Seem Close But Far Away”
PAINTING “Paint 13″
by Shawn MacKenzie

“For that fine madness still he did retain,
Which rightly should possess a poet’s brain.”
~Michael Drayton~ (1563-1631)


Paint 13 - Artist Shawn MacKenzie
To Discover More About Artist, Author & Editor Click on Name Above in the Titles

hands reaching out into rain

“Pass the Open Spaces”
By Madison Taylor
24th February 2009

Passing the open spaces
Darkness invades the eyes
The light has dimmed
Into invisibility
Blindness has set the mood

Beyond life
The darkness is only
What humans would see
Angels and spirits
Light is so bright

Only they are capable
Of absorbing
The color spectrum
That fills the Universes
That surround our center

Our center
Is only ours
The Universe
Is beyond description
And depths of dimensions

Let us hope
Our thoughts
What reaches out for us
After our call
To end our place here

Traveling to Heaven
Or another side
There is room
In the Universes
For any possibility

Hoping someone
A good place to transpire
Is a kindness
The depths of the soul
Teaches us to observe

A wish for Grace
For someone we love
Is a special offering
It should be possible to give
From kindness and the depths of love

Meditating on the dream
Death will bring us
The words of death
Do not exist
In our language

What we mean
Is to give
Our Blessing of peace
Contentment in rest
Joy in a spiritual awakening

© madison taylor 2009

candle flame flickering gif

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini - Composer Rachmaninoff – Pianist Maksim Mrvica

garden waterfall private gazebo overgrown 4pmip&p

“Doorway to a Place of Enchantment”

“Creating is having the courage
to allow the seer into the private
moments of our imaginative lives.”

— Jkm the secret keeper
aka Jennifer Kiley McCormack

red-heart-for mj ghost 1

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“The Known and the Unknown” – #7

a writer's word polished or rawThe Known and the Unknown – #7
Excerpts from the Essay “Fail Safe”
Written by Debbie Millman
Post Sunday 31st August 2014

The Essay titled “Fail Safe”
Taken From Anthology
Look Both Ways: Illustrated Essays
on the Intersection of Life and Design

Debbie Millman is an Artist
Strategist & Interviewer

“Fail Safe” The Essay-Explores Existential Skills-Living With Uncertainty-Embracing The Unfamiliar-Allowing For Not Knowing-Cultivating What John Keats Famously Termed “Negative Capability”

psychedelic cat

The Known and the Unknown – #7

“…but I will
do nothing
unless commanded
to do so.”

I think
the same
we like
to operate
our abilities.

But whereas
the computer
a fixed code

our abilities
are limited
only by
our perceptions.

Two decades
since determining
my code

and after
15 years
of working
in the world
of branding

I am now
in the process
of rewriting
the possibilities
of what
comes next.

I don’t know
exactly what
I will become

it is not
I can describe

it is

blk & wht fluid abstract painting

“The Known and the Unknown” – Part #7 - Jennifer Kiley


“Do What You LOVE

“Every Rose Has Its Thorn”

creative musings [dragon]
“Every Rose Has Its Thorn”

Rock of Ages Musical

Post Created by Jennifer Kiley

Post Saturday 30th August 2014


A painful reminder that beauty has the opposite built in. Loving someone is a risk to take knowing the pain will be preceded by bliss and pleasure. But there is usually the pain. Knowing the reality of anyone’s feelings is like trying to understand your own. An impossible truth to even really know or understand. Love is complex yet simple. Simplicity is what complicates it. Be pulled into this song, “Every Rose Has A Thorn.” It will surprise you, the effect it has. It pulls at the heart. The voices are familiar if you knew their names. I will give you one of the males initials. “T.C.” This song sends me over the top with exhilarating feelings. It is freeing when listened to repeatedly. I do the repetition thing. It helps me concentrate. I just learned what that is called. It happens often with Bipolar. The word is “Hyperfocused.” It is liberating. The concentration is like meditating. I do it to write at times. This is one of those songs “Hyperfocusing” works with. Try it. You’ll like it!!! I do believe I created another tense for the word. The action of and the intention in the present tense. Love this song. <3 Jennifer Kiley

“Every Rose Has Its Thorn” – Rock of Ages

“Every Rose Has Its Thorns”
Rock of Ages

We both lie silently still
In the dead of the night
Although we both lie close together
We feel miles apart inside

Was it something I said or something I did
Did my words not come out right
Though I tried not to hurt you
Though I tried
But I guess that’s why they say

Every rose has its thorn
Just like every night has its dawn
Just like every cowboy sings his sad, sad song
Every rose has its thorn

Yeah it does

I listen to our favorite song
Playing on the radio
Hear the dj say loves a game of easy come and
Easy go
But I wonder does he know
Has he ever felt like this
And I know that you’d be here right now
If I could have let you know somehow
I guess


Though its been a while now
I can still feel so much pain
Like a knife that cuts you the wound heals
But the scar, that scar remains


I know I could have saved a love that night
If Id known what to say
Instead of makin love
We both made our separate ways

But now I hear you found somebody new
And that I never meant that much to you
To hear that tears me up inside
And to see you cuts me like a knife
I guess


5 photo of white rose with red framed in blue

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“Momentos” – A Short Film

i heart short films
“Momentos” – A Short Film
Post Created by Jennifer Kiley
Created 21st April 2014
Posted Friday 29th August 2014


here, i give to you “Momentos”

Momentos-Nuno Rocha


Cinematic Achievement Award – Thess International Short Film Festival – Greece

Audience Award – Honfleur Film Festival – France

Best Short and Audience Award – Arouca Film Festival – Portugal

Audience Award – Naoussa International Film Festival – Greece

Audience Award – Opuzen Film Festival – Croatia

Audience Award – Enfoque Film Festival – Puerto Rico

This is a short-film I wrote and directed for LG. The concept, “Life’s good” was the main purpose of this work.

Ray Bradbury – “Story of a Writer” (1963)

tell me a story

Ray Bradbury - “Story of a Writer”

Post Thursday 28th August 2014

Created by Jennifer Kiley






Ray Bradbury - “The Story of a Writer”


Short public domain documentary about Ray Bradbury by David L. Wolper, 1963. An annotated viewing:

Available for download:

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“Return To Earth”

amazing visions
“Return To Earth”
By Dallas Campbell

Post Created Jennifer Kiley

Post Wednesday 27th August 2014

Visually a Sensational Experience
All senses come alive
Feels as though
One is experiencing Earth
As if One has never been here
Before the moment
One sees the images
In the footage
Of this Extremely Creative
Breathtaking Trip
Of Moving Pictures
Of the Planet Earth

Here, I Give to You Beauty in “Return To Earth”

“Return To Earth” - Dallas Campbell

From Geoff Hoskinson

Dallas Campbell“Return to Earth” OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO

Director/Editor: Geoff Hoskinson

Private Writings: Chapter #76 “Do You Know A Secret?”

private writings a novel of true fantasy by jennifer kiley [shawn's 2d blue name]

“Do You Know a Secret?”
Private Writings #76
Written by Jennifer Kiley
Post Tuesday 26th August 2014

Not Suitable For Children.
Anyone Resembling Anyone Living or Dead
Is Purely Coincidental.

1 alice-down-the-rabbithole [use best one]

Crypticistic Synopsis:

private writings to dr. annie haskell psychoanalyst

I am the storyteller using imagination fantasy feelings & thoughts

to discover self soul eternal serenity & bliss

but to most importantly tell the best tale ever after upon a time.

see you down the rabbit hole.

Private Writings: Chapter #76 “Do You Know A Secret?”

Tuesday 17th February 2009

Dear Annie,

I really need to to get out of Redcliff. My daughter Alison Porter needs me know. We have no idea if Alison does them survive the crash and not that was a horrible one. I don’t know whether Silvia was mad, there’s something wrong with the car, but there should never have been any crash. The stunt was simple, no complications should have caused this accident. That’s what makes me think someone tampered with the car.

Scottie contacted Sylvia’s mom, and Catherine Leighton is devastated. Her daughter means more than your own life to her. When I first met Catherine, Sylvia was all she could talk about. She wanted her to be famous as an actress and as a good person. She realized Sylvia had something significantly wrong with her mentally. Sylvia was sent to many doctors, many clinics, and no one could help her. Catherine had about given up on Sylvia, and then she heard what Sylvia had done to me, that she had sexually abused me in a brutal way, which drove me over the edge, and caused my mental breakdown.

Catherine got to know me while I was in Redcliff. She wrote to me regularly. I received at least three letters a week from her. We became close through those letters. Then the accident happened. Catherine didn’t know what to do next. She asked for my forgiveness. Both our daughters were in the accident. And neither one might survive. I could feel Catherine in her words. She was crushed that both our daughters might die threw her daughter’s actions. The mere thought that Sylvia was to blame for the accident, that it was actually intentional disturbed Catherine beyond belief. That was the rumor, that Sylvia was suicidal when she went out with the car. Was it her intentions to take my daughter down with her?

I felt for Catherine but I was more concerned with what was happening with Alison, Scottie and my daughter. Alison was in a coma. Her brain was bleeding out. The surgeons were working on her. They at least had not given up hope. As far as Sylvia, it didn’t look good at all. Even though Scottie was angry with Sylvia she and Catherine stayed together at the hospital. The hospital had set up three extra beds in Alison’s private room.

Jamie stayed with them all. I wanted that, so someone could be strong for them all and to temporarily take my place, because I was not allowed out of Redcliff yet. Annie was working with Dr. Virginia McKinnon to find a way of releasing me early. They needed to get a promise from me, that I would return to Redcliff once everything was well with Alison. I knew I would need to return also, to help Angie & a few other ghosts who expected my guidance. For some reason, they could communicate with me, and the same in reverse for me. I could see & hear them as well.

Scottie spent most of her time with Alison so she had Jamie keep in touch with me letting me know all of what was going on. Your angel voice spoke the words that were so soothing to me. My feelings for Jamie and Scottie and Alison held me together just bearly. I could not wait. It was driving me nuts knowing my baby daughter, I know she is full grown, I could not bear to lose her. She brings a tremendous amount of love and meaning into my life. It may sound corny, but she is one of the reasons I wake up every morning and want to stay alive.

If Alison dies, I will want to die with her. It’s as simple as that. She is important in my life and to my life. What reason would I want to live without my daughter, if she is not alive. So she just has to live. The surgeons have to save her. They must save her.

Annie should know soon when I can get out of here and if I can get out of here. I’ve bearly spoken to Scottie since the accident. She must be angry with me for not being there for her. I will run into her arms and hold her until we can both are able to cry for Alison. Crying, the both of us, together. Tears may relieve some of the pressure and the pain.

Dr. McKinnon just came to see me. She had good news. I was getting out of Redcliff this afternoon. I signed the release with the stipulation I would return when all was back in order. That is if anything returns back into any semblance of order. Were there any promises of that. I wanted to feel hopeful.

The car had been ordered to pick me up in a few hours. In order to leave, I would need a little time to gather my things together. I was feeling anxious already and some fear of seeing how Alison looked. I was afraid to see how her body had been crushed in the accident. All I can do now is wait until I see her in a few hours.

I will write to you as soon as I know something Annie. I will be patient if you will be. I will try texting you when I arrive at the hospital and send you any information I find out immediately.

Ciao Ciao!



PS. I love you Annie. Thank you for being there. That means more to me than you know.


© Madison Taylor 2008

“I think writing really helps you heal yourself. I think if you write long enough, you will be a healthy person. That is, if you write what you need to write, as opposed to what will make money, or what will make fame.“ — Alice Walker

Maksim - Somewhere In Time - Composer John Barry[Dedicated to Alison & Sylvia. May they both make it through.]

5 photo of white rose with red framed in blue

“A Dream
The beginning always starts out
With a dream.
It is all a dream
In our own nightmares”
— Madison Taylor

Le Chateau de Rocher - Home to Madison & Scottie   Their Cats & daughter Alison. She has her own place on the estate

Le Chateau de Rocher – Home to Madison & Scottie
Their Cats & daughter Alison. She also has her own place on the estate

play is not just play meryl streep“Pretending is not just play.
Pretending is imagined possibility”
— Meryl Streep

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