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Thursday, October 31, 2013

D-Xirably Halloween! Topics and Poems! ("Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep" & "Because I Could Not Stop for Death")

Hello my wonderful and amazing loves!

First off, HAPPY Halloween! :)



I LOVE Halloween! It's the one time of the year that you can dress up as anything and get away with it! :) Well, sometimes. I think that people have gotten so sensitive about the costumes people wear now. Like everything is worn to make fun of other cultures and races. I don't think that people wear costumes to INTENTIONALLY hurt others. If I'm wearing a costume of another race or culture, then it's because I like/admire the culture/character and I'm interested in it. It's a costume! And it's the one time of the year that people can be anything or anyone they want to be! People should stop being so sensitive and taking it so personal. It's okay to let people have ONE day of the ENTIRE year to have fun. Stop taking the fun out of it! I can understand people being sensitive if someone PURPOSELY sets out to poke fun with the costume or take it too far but other than that let it go.


In other news, I've decided that since it's Halloween, it would be the PERFECT time to do a post with poems about death. I like the first two poems ("Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep" and "Remember") because they look at death in a positive light. Not only is death a time for grief, but it's also a time to celebrate the life of a loved one. It's a time to reflect on all of the wonderful memories and love that you've shared with them. The last poem ("Because I Could Not Stop For Death") that I chose about death is one of my favorites. It's hauntingly beautiful! I LOVE Emily Dickinson's poems! She was another one of my favorite writers/poets in high school. I'm a HUGE fan of her work. I even did a paper about the importance of her work in high school.

Hope you enjoy them! :)

"Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep"
by Mary Elizabeth Frye

A little girl standing at the Srebrenica Genocide Memorial

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there. I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.

I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you awaken in the morning's hush.
I am the swift uplifting rush.

Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.

Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.


"Remember"
by Christina Georgina Rossetti


Remember me when I am gone away,

Gone far away into the silent land;

When you can no more hold me by the hand,

Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay.

Remember me when no more day by day

You tell me of our future that you plann'd:

Only remember me; you understand

It will be late to counsel then or pray.

Yet if you should forget me for a while

And afterwards remember, do not grieve:

For if the darkness and corruption leave

A vestige of the thoughts that once I had,

Better by far you should forget and smile

Than that you should remember and be sad.



"Because I Could Not Stop for Death" ("Poem 712")


Because I could not stop for Death,
He kindly stopped for me;
The carriage held but just ourselves
And Immortality.

We slowly drove, he knew no haste,
And I had put away
My labour, and my leisure too,
For his civility.

We passed the school where children played,
Their lessons scarcely done;
We passed the fields of gazing grain,
We passed the setting sun.

We paused before a house that seemed
A swelling of the ground;
The roof was scarcely visible,
The cornice but a mound.

Since then 'tis centuries; but each
Feels shorter than the day
I first surmised the horses' heads
Were toward eternity.

Picture of Emily Dickinson



Hope you enjoyed the post! Oh, and I went to World's of Fun for Halloween. Roller coasters and haunted houses/haunts! It doesn't get much better than that! ;) Even though the lines were long! I will post the few pictures that I took in the next post! I hope you enjoyed your Halloween!


With love,
LaTasha B.
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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

D-Xirably Good Times! (J. Cole Concert!)

 Hello my wonderful and amazing loves!

On Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, my big sis Ja, little sis Nico, and I went to see J. Cole live at the Midland Theatre in KC! We went to see his "What Dreams May Come Tour"! It was AWESOME and AMAZING! I THOROUGHLY enjoyed it! My big sis Ja and I were FRONT row, CENTER for the concert!

My favorite Wale performance was "Bad" of course! I loved ALL of J. Cole's set but my favorite performances were "Nobody's Perfect", "Work Out", "She Knows",  "Lights Please", "In the Morning", "Can't Get Enough", "Crooked Smile", and "Power Trip". Yes, I know I listed like 8 songs but I loved them all! :) However, I wish he would have performed my song, "Mr. Nice Watch". :(

Not only did my big sis Ja and I get to see J. Cole live, but we got to meet him too! :) He's so down to earth, laid-back, and chilled. It was so nice to see. He's genuinely humble and he really appreciates his fans. He's SO tall too! Standing at 6'3! And he's SO damn handsome! ;) It was really nice getting to talk to him and meet him. He talked to all of us for like 5 mins. and he gave us all hugs. :)

My big sis, Ja, talking to J. Cole!

Me talking to J. Cole!
(A big thanks to the guy who took this photo for me!)

My big sis, Ja, talking to J. Cole!

Me talking to J. Cole!

Me with J. Cole!

My big sis, Ja, with J. Cole!

Me with J. Cole!

My big sis, Ja, with J. Cole!

Me with J. Cole (Color Shadow edit)!

Me with J. Cole (Color Shadow edit)!

Me with J. Cole (Cartoon edit)!

Me with J. Cole (Cartoon edit)!

My outfit for the J. Cole concert!

My outfit for the J. Cole concert!


My outfit for the J. Cole concert!

My big sis, Ja, and I before the J. Cole concert!

My big sis, Ja, and I before the J. Cole concert!

Concert Performance Pics! 
(And no, I didn't have my fave camera for it! :( )

Wale performing!

Wale performing!

Wale performing!

Handsome J. Cole performing!



Handsome J. Cole performing!



Handsome J. Cole performing!

Handsome J. Cole performing!





Handsome J. Cole performing!

Handsome J. Cole performing!

Handsome J. Cole performing!

Handsome J. Cole performing!

Handsome J. Cole performing! He looks so good! :)

Handsome J. Cole performing!


Handsome J. Cole performing! He looks so good! :)

Handsome J. Cole performing! He looks so good! :)

Handsome J. Cole performing!

Handsome J. Cole performing!




Handsome J. Cole performing!

Hope you enjoyed the post and pictures!

With love,
LaTasha B.
x0x0x0x!