Wild Horses

implicit imaginative impressions
Wild Horses
Created by Jennifer Kiley
Painting by jK McCormack
Post Saturday 7th June 2014

Wild Horses – The Rolling Stones

Wild Horses
The Rolling Stones

Childhood living is easy to do
The things you wanted I bought them for you
Graceless lady you know who I am
You know I can’t let you slide through my hands
Wild horses couldn’t drag me away
Wild, wild horses, couldn’t drag me away
I watched you suffer a dull aching pain
Now you decided to show me the same
No sweeping exits or offstage lines
Could make me feel bitter or treat you unkind
Wild horses couldn’t drag me away
Wild, wild horses, couldn’t drag me away
I know I dreamed you a sin and a lie
I have my freedom but I don’t have much time
Faith has been broken, tears must be cried
Let’s do some living after we die
Wild horses couldn’t drag me away
Wild, wild horses, we’ll ride them some day
Wild horses couldn’t drag me away
Wild, wild horses, we’ll ride them some day

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Wish You Were Here

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Wish You Were Here
Created by Jennifer Kiley
Created on 8th March 2014
Posted on Saturday 29th March 2014
IMPLICIT IMAGINATIVE IMPRESSIONS

Wish You Were Here – David Gilmour

Wish You Were Here

So, so you think you can tell Heaven from Hell,
Blue skies from pain.
Can you tell a green field from a cold steel rail?
A smile from a veil?
Do you think you can tell?

And did they get you to trade your heroes for ghosts?
Hot ashes for trees?
Hot air for a cool breeze?
Cold comfort for change?
And did you exchange a walk on part in the war for a lead role in a cage?

How I wish, how I wish you were here.
We’re just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl, year after year,
Running over the same old ground.
What have you found? The same old fears.
Wish you were here.

Hell or Heaven by Yongl

Hell or Heaven by Yongl

Do Schools Kill Creativity?

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Do Schools Kill Creativity?
TED Talk: Sir Ken Robinson
Originally Posted 2012
Reposting On Thursday 19th March 2014
TELL ME A STORY

Sir Ken Robinson: Do Schools Kill Creativity?

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity. Education should nurture the individual rather than be so concerned about test scores.

Encourage children to investigate their ideas and run with them. Do not stifle them with a mandated belief system of education that is limiting.

The arts are disappearing from school systems. Children have the capacity to be innovative and have tremendous talents. They just need to be brought to the surface. Picasso said that all children are born artists but they are forced to grow out of it, instead creativity should be valued and also nurtured. So many children’s dreams of succeeding in the arts are discouraged most of their childhoods.

As long as the painting is only going to go up on the fridge, that’s okay but wanting to continue into life creating any form of art is most often looked down upon as something that will turn you into a Vincent van Gogh, broke all his life. But those who own his paintings now are bloody millionaires and billionaires.

Why is the artist not supported in our society?

Writers create ways of looking at the world from a new perspective.

All artists try to find within them the muse that will open or reopen the door to the mystical, magical world of our imagination.

Well, I suggest it is valuable and important to listen to this video. It is enlightening and humorous.

Sir Ken Robinson is a brilliant mind who has important knowledge and insight to convey in his TED talk on creativity and education. Listen, hear, laugh and enjoy and if you have children or have an influence on them consider encouraging their creativity.  by Jennifer Kiley

Cloudy with a chance of joy

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Cloudy with a chance of joy
TEDTalk by Gavin Pretor-Pinney
Post Created by Jk the secret keeper
Created 16th October 2013
Posted Thursday 17th October 2013
TELL ME A STORY

Gavin Pretor-Pinney: Cloudy with a chance of joy
Published on Jul 16, 2013
You don’t need to plan an exotic trip to find creative inspiration. Just look up, says Gavin Pretor-Pinney, founder of the Cloud Appreciation Society. As he shares charming photos of nature’s finest aerial architecture, Pretor-Pinney calls for us all to take a step off the digital treadmill, lie back and admire the beauty in the sky above.

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Let your mind go. Be a child again. Release your imagination & see what shapes the clouds are forming in your mind. Fall in New England is a great time for seeing visions not there any other time of the year. I have seen in the past while driving in Connecticut on the Merritt Parkway, the vision of an island surrounded by water. Maybe even a place to escape to as a get-a-way. Whatever the reason, clouds, in all there wonderful shapes, are a great way to escape, relax, and set your mind free.   Jk the secret keeper

JOKE Wednesday On Ellen:

Question: What did the fish say when he slammed into the wall?
Response: “Dam!”

LOL!!! :roll: :-D 8-) JkM

Amazing Visions: Conceptualizations

lightness of being day wednesdayAmazing Visions: Conceptualizations
Vimeo Videos Discovered by j. kiley
Post Created by Jk the secret keeper
Post Created on Tuesday 1st October 2013
Posted On Wednesday 2nd October 2013
Lightness of Being

The Vein/Magma by Dvein

Erosion [17 seconds-fits with above video] by Dvein

Eva / Film Main Titles
from Dvein Plus

We were invited by the Spanish film director Kike Maíllo to take part of his first feature film, ‘Eva’, by making the main titles. ‘Eva’ is a retrofuturistic sci-fi thriller in which Alex, a young scientist, returns to the town where he grew up to complete an unfinished project and create a boy robot.

A project that began as a job turned nearly into a personal project due to the creative freedom and the confidence that the director gave us. We were very inspired by the whole aesthetical universe of the film: the snow, the vintage laboratories, the old machinery… and we tried to put all this together in the titles so that they would slowly introduce the viewers to the world of ‘Eva’.

For more infos about the movie: evalapelicula.com

Unending Chain

ADBNE — Opening Titles 2013 [Minimal Nakedness]

The Last Thing You See: A Final Shot Montage

Special Edition: Niamh Clune—Orange Petals in a Storm

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orange petals in the stormOrange Petals in a Storm
Written by Niamh Clune
Post Created by Jk the secret keeper
Posted On Wednesday 18th September 2013
SPECIAL EDITION

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Check the above site out. April Thomas Blog “Ascension Artist Group” feature authors. Particularly, look for the post featuring Niamh Clune, talking about her foundations in life and her desire to write. The book she is featuring is “Orange Petals in a Storm.” A fantasy of a young girl who loses everything when her mother dies. At the beginning of the book she is running through the rain to reach the home she lived in with her mother.

From there the adventure goes back in time to recall all Skyla McFee had to endure and the magic she discovered in her imagination which helped in a huge way to help her cope with the situation she found herself stuck in. Read the book to find out what materializes from within Skyla McFee’s imagination. It will surprise you, delight you, and hold your attention to the very last page.

I have followed the author, Niamh Clune, from the first day I became aware of her genius in the use of words and language. Five stars, I give to all her books. Another of which is “The Coming of the Feminine Christ,” a book of truth, an amazing confrontation with an angel in the middle of a Virgin Forrest, [she wasn't alone when she witness the materialization with the Angel ], it was profound for all, but a message was transmitted into Dr. Clune’s mind, a message meant for all of mankind. We need to change our ways or all will be lost.

There are many more offerings in this amazing book, which will open up your mind to other understandings. “The Coming of the Feminine Christ” is right up there with “Orange Petals in a Storm” as a Five Star Book.

Niamh Clune is a brilliant writer and poet, excelling in everything she sets her mind to and oh, what a brilliant mind. Her soul and heart shine through in all that she writes and all she does.

Do check out this site and search out the post on the author Niamh Clune. It, also, gives you locations where you can purchase these marvelous books. Also, see below for those link.

We all need “Orange Petals in a Storm” and “The Coming of the Feminine Christ” in our reading collections. Once you have read them once, you will want to repeat the experience. Written by Jennifer Kiley — Jk the secret keeper

Behind The Books Featured Author: Niamh Clune [Find Here]
Niamh Clune: Posted on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 12:59 PM

You will find Orange Petals In A Storm Find Here

The Coming Of The Feminine Christ
Find Here

And my children’s books are on the plum tree books web-site

Amazing Visions Part #3

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Post Created by Jk the secret keeper
Vimeo Videos Searched for Diligently by j. kiley

Post Created 8th September 2013
Posted On Wednesday 11th September 2013

Lightness of Being

I am dedicating this Post to someone who has been very supportive to me.
She has gone through a difficult ordeal over the past few months.
Life-threatening. I wish her good health & a speedy return to her life.
I want her to know she has my support. I was so worried.
Actually, frantic is a good word to describe it. She knows I care.
Thank you for contacting me in such a magical way.
Rising from the ashes is a true dramatic way to reenter.
Welcome back. You are looking great but oh my you went through it.
I know the experience well. Animals have been in my life forever.
They leave their marks in more ways than just to love you.
I can breath now knowing you are on the mend.
This is for you. Wow! your eyes. Wait for the fantastic images.
Be Awed. Celebrate. Be Alive.

Rio — Scientifantastic

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I was lucky enough to be sent to Rio on assignment to shoot some 4K and 10K timelapse footage for a major electronics manufacturer. This video is a compilation of some of the footage I shot there. Most of the locations are within the city of Rio De Janeiro, but I also traveled to the famous Iguazú Falls on the border of the Brazilian state of Paraná and the Argentinian province of Misiones. In 2011 Iguazú Falls was announced as one of the seven winners of the New Seven Wonders of Nature by the New Seven Wonders of the World Foundation.

RIO DE JANEIRO: No wonder the beautiful city of Rio De Janeiro was chosen to host the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics. Rio de Janeiro, or simply Rio, is the capital city of the State of Rio de Janeiro

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Timelapse / JAPAN summer 2013

FILMED AND EDITED by Suishu Ikeda
MUSIC by Mokhov “Dream Eyes”

Panta Rei

Panta rei is an experimental short film that mixes animation and live action.
Every shot is 2D/2,5D compositing except for the shots at 00:01, 00:08 and 01:59 that are 3D animation, and the shot at 01:53 that is live action.

Director / D.O.P. / Art director / Editor / Animator / Compositing artist / Color grading artist: Ettore Biondo
Soundtrack composer: Constantin Philippou
Cast: Michele Biondo, Charalampos Alexandris

Hope You Enjoyed and Received the Pleasure
I Did from Discovering These Marvelous Videos

And the Artists Who Were So Creative in Creating Them.
They are a Treasure. I Have Found Many More.
So Look Forward to More Amazing Vision Posts In the Future.

Easy On The Adverbs

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Easy On The Adverbs
Exclamation Points and Especially Hooptedoodle

Written By Elmore Leonard
Written 16th July 2001
Created by Jk the secret keeper
[Sound Tape] Interview With Elmore Leonard
Created 22nd August 2013
Posted Thursday 5th September 2013
TELL ME A STORY

Some words from Elmore Leonard.

John Hodgeman Interviewing Elmore Leonard

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WRITERS ON WRITING
Easy on the Adverbs,
Exclamation Points and Especially Hooptedoodle

By ELMORE LEONARD

Published: July 16, 2001

These are rules I’ve picked up along the way to help me remain invisible when I’m writing a book, to help me show rather than tell what’s taking place in the story. If you have a facility for language and imagery and the sound of your voice pleases you, invisibility is not what you are after, and you can skip the rules. Still, you might look them over.

1. Never open a book with weather.

If it’s only to create atmosphere, and not a character’s reaction to the weather, you don’t want to go on too long. The reader is apt to leaf ahead looking for people. There are exceptions. If you happen to be Barry Lopez, who has more ways to describe ice and snow than an Eskimo, you can do all the weather reporting you want.

2. Avoid prologues.

They can be annoying, especially a prologue following an introduction that comes after a foreword. But these are ordinarily found in nonfiction. A prologue in a novel is backstory, and you can drop it in anywhere you want.

There is a prologue in John Steinbeck’s “Sweet Thursday,” but it’s O.K. because a character in the book makes the point of what my rules are all about. He says: ”I like a lot of talk in a book and I don’t like to have nobody tell me what the guy that’s talking looks like. I want to figure out what he looks like from the way he talks. . . . figure out what the guy’s thinking from what he says. I like some description but not too much of that. . . . Sometimes I want a book to break loose with a bunch of hooptedoodle. . . . Spin up some pretty words maybe or sing a little song with language. That’s nice. But I wish it was set aside so I don’t have to read it. I don’t want hooptedoodle to get mixed up with the story.”

3. Never use a verb other than “said” to carry dialogue.

The line of dialogue belongs to the character; the verb is the writer sticking his nose in. But said is far less intrusive than grumbled, gasped, cautioned, lied. I once noticed Mary McCarthy ending a line of dialogue with ”she asseverated,” and had to stop reading to get the dictionary.

4. Never use an adverb to modify the verb “said” …

. . . he admonished gravely. To use an adverb this way (or almost any way) is a mortal sin. The writer is now exposing himself in earnest, using a word that distracts and can interrupt the rhythm of the exchange. I have a character in one of my books tell how she used to write historical romances ”full of rape and adverbs.”

5. Keep your exclamation points under control.

You are allowed no more than two or three per 100,000 words of prose. If you have the knack of playing with exclaimers the way Tom Wolfe does, you can throw them in by the handful.

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Elmore Leonard

6. Never use the words “suddenly” or “all hell broke loose.”

This rule doesn’t require an explanation. I have noticed that writers who use ”suddenly” tend to exercise less control in the application of exclamation points.

7. Use regional dialect, patois, sparingly.

Once you start spelling words in dialogue phonetically and loading the page with apostrophes, you won’t be able to stop. Notice the way Annie Proulx captures the flavor of Wyoming voices in her book of short stories “Close Range.”

8. Avoid detailed descriptions of characters.

Which Steinbeck covered. In Ernest Hemingway’s ”Hills Like White Elephants” what do the ”American and the girl with him” look like? ”She had taken off her hat and put it on the table.” That’s the only reference to a physical description in the story, and yet we see the couple and know them by their tones of voice, with not one adverb in sight.

9. Don’t go into great detail describing places and things.

Unless you’re Margaret Atwood and can paint scenes with language or write landscapes in the style of Jim Harrison. But even if you’re good at it, you don’t want descriptions that bring the action, the flow of the story, to a standstill.

And finally:

10. Try to leave out the part that readers tend to skip.

A rule that came to mind in 1983. Think of what you skip reading a novel: thick paragraphs of prose you can see have too many words in them. What the writer is doing, he’s writing, perpetrating hooptedoodle, perhaps taking another shot at the weather, or has gone into the character’s head, and the reader either knows what the guy’s thinking or doesn’t care. I’ll bet you don’t skip dialogue.

My most important rule is one that sums up the 10.

If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it.

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Elmore Leonard: Be Cool Or, if proper usage gets in the way, it may have to go. I can’t allow what we learned in English composition to disrupt the sound and rhythm of the narrative. It’s my attempt to remain invisible, not distract the reader from the story with obvious writing. (Joseph Conrad said something about words getting in the way of what you want to say.)

If I write in scenes and always from the point of view of a particular character — the one whose view best brings the scene to life — I’m able to concentrate on the voices of the characters telling you who they are and how they feel about what they see and what’s going on, and I’m nowhere in sight.

What Steinbeck did in Sweet Thursday was title his chapters as an indication, though obscure, of what they cover. Whom the Gods Love They Drive Nuts is one, Lousy Wednesday another. The third chapter is titled “Hooptedoodle 1″ and the 38th chapter “Hooptedoodle 2″ as warnings to the reader, as if Steinbeck is saying: “Here’s where you’ll see me taking flights of fancy with my writing, and it won’t get in the way of the story. Skip them if you want.”

Sweet Thursday came out in 1954, when I was just beginning to be published, and I’ve never forgotten that prologue.
Did I read the hooptedoodle chapters? Every word.

Writers on Writing
NYTimes

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Elmore Leonard Lauded

R.I.P Elmore John Leonard [October 11, 1925 – August 20, 2013]

Meditation on Fire — Sound — Rain II

Meditation: Fire Sound Senses Rain II
Amazing Vision
Post Created by Jk the secret keeper
Illustrations & Sound by j. kiley
Post Created Wednesday 4th September 2013
Posted On Wednesday 4th September 2013
The Lightness of Being

The most amazing hypnotizing .gifs I’ve ever come across. It is difficult to look away. “The WoW Effect!” On my list of creative art I want to learn how to do many different kinds of .gifs. It has similar qualities to a mantra but with a visual focus for meditation. Include an auditory meditative sound and you are set for a hypnotic trip toward the Road to BLISS. Be prepared for most anything to appear.

I was inspired by a blog that set this post all in motion. Here is the link. At this site [Digital Hegemon] you will find the most amazing & unusual treats for all senses. The link I have given you takes you to a fire works display unlike anything you have ever seen. It blew my mind. If you are into it, it will do the same for yours. So take a trip over. Below this paragraph is an example of the .gif artwork of mattthesamurai. The one at the link I have given you is just as impressive if not more so. Hope you enjoy the visual as well as the auditory experience you will find on this post. Jk the secret keeper

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Created by Matt the Samurai — Sparkles — Natural .Gif

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Sound of Rain — Perfect for Meditation

Sound of Rain without Music

Sleep Hypnosis — Soundcloud
This really relaxes you into a deep hypnotic state & wanting to sleep & drift away.

Aerosmith — Dream On

Amazing Visions Part #1

Amazing Visions Part #1
Post Created by Jk the secret keeper
Post Created Wednesday 14th August 2013
Videos from Vimeo Chosen by j. kiley
Posted On Wednesday 14th August 2013
Lightness of Being

The videos that j. kiley chose were from ones chosen after the viewing of 100s of videos, all of fine quality and artistic expression. I was looking for something that stood out visually. Something outstanding. That would AWE your sense of VISION. Something you wouldn’t see with your senses under any other circumstances with the exception of doing some mind altering drugs or some heavy meditation or a fast that went beyond your body’s endurance that it brought you to a state of altering your perceptions.

The videos that were finally selected are going to be shown three at a time over a period of many weeks and months. Do not necessarily expect each week to be seeing ‘Amazing Visions.’ I would like to do a variety of inspirations under the heading of ‘Lightness of Being.’ It does encompass everything from humour, comedy, jokes, beautiful photographs, baby animals, things that lift your spirit or make you feel AWE. I hope to be inventive in what I present.

Tonight is the first presentation of ‘Amazing Visions.’ I hope the effect I felt is shared by those adventurous enough to watch the videos I have chosen for the delight and AWE of your senses. Do take a look. Each is different but each is unusual in its effect. A great deal of time and artistry went into the making of each video. In order not to spoil any surprises I let all experience what they will. Be AWED I do hope but at the same time I will say please do not have any expectations of what you will see or experience. Written by Jennifer Kiley

For the first of the three videos, here is video number one ‘Mirror City’

Mirror City — Michael Shainblum

For the second of the three videos, here is video number two ‘Elk Grass’

Elk Grass

For the third and final video in the selection, here is video number three ‘Adrift’

Adrift

I do not want to say anything specific about any of the above videos except that they were very creatively designed and each one edited together in a remarkable form of expression. Hope you found this experiment on my part of presenting ‘Amazing Visions’ an awakening experience. There are some due to be shown in the future which some might find emotionally thought provoking and somewhat disturbing. Some which if you are sensitive to the strobe effects in lighting you may not want to watch. I will definitely put any WARNINGS ON A FILM IF THERE IS QUESTIONABLE CONTENT OF A NATURE SUCH AS I MENTIONED. No content is unable to be viewed by older children. There is NO SEXUAL CONTENT IN ANY OF THE FILMS I WILL BE PRESENTING. There is a SHARE ‘button’ on each video. If you wish to SHARE any of what you see on your own blog or Facebook or any other location it is encouraged by the creators of the videos. Just click on the SHARE button on the video itself. It will stop the film temporarily and open a window with the URL LINK to copy and paste to the site where you want to SHARE the video. There is also an embedding link and I believe email is also available if you so desire to let anyone and everyone know about the videos you see. I highly suggest you even check out the VIMEO SITE and become a member. It is free at the ground level. There are a multitude of videos to view on many subjects. I just decided I wanted to focus on ‘Amazing Visions.’ In future, I may switch over to other topics which are interesting and intriguing. But for now it is the AWE & WOW effect I am going for.

Hope you found these videos mind bending in their own way and in your own way of viewing. Do come back and see what else I have discovered while investigating VIMEO’s collection. Thank you. Jk the secret keeper