Monday, July 25, 2005

stay this way


" say that you'll stay
forever this way
forever and forever
that we'll never
have to change
don't move
don't breathe
don't change
don't leave
and promise me
say you'll stay
we'll stay
this way"

"this way"
lyrics by Jewel

68 comments:

sirbarrett said...

I know people like to make fun of Jewel but I love her. You know that song "you're always crazy, in the morning, smoking your cigarettes, and making some comment on the weather..." or something like that, just an example of the kind of lyrics sung by her cute little voice through her cute twisted teeth that brighten my day. I noticed you're into the Winterson too. She's hilarious!! Have you read "the passion"? Cool. Well, things can't stay the way they are, but I can relate with those who want them too sometimes. It would be nice if the weather stayed a little cooler, like it was in the spring.

jamie d said...

hello..I'm Jamie from Madison, WI. Regarding your movies...Eternal Sunshine...was my favorite of 2004. Is there a more honest relationship movie?

Nihilistic said...

Awesome pic!

mermaid said...

Girlfriend, I think you and I could stay up all night listening to songs we love.

Today, I was just thinking about her song, "Hands." I LOVE this one, too!

Arun said...

I loved jewel, still do...but i think her music has gone for a tailspin with her recent album...sigh.

allievo said...

I read this poem and i really liked it.

"I wish I could see through your eyes,
so I would know what you like to see.

I wish I knew your wishes,
so I could give you everything you want.

I wish I dreamed the same dreams you do,
and together we could make them come true,

I wish I knew what makes you happy,
so I could make you the happiest person in the whole world.

And lastly, I wish I were a cell in your blood,
so I would be sure I was somewhere in your heart."

bablu said...

WOnderful poem.

Shirazi said...

But things change. . .

gulnaz said...

great picture!!

somehow i don't think, things ever remain the same....well the good things should!!

irina said...

I have no idea who Jewel is, but the poem is cute... and utopical, lol. I also liked the poem posted by allievo.
Immortalizing happiness, so wanted but so unlikely. But that is life, and when sun comes after the rain we sure know to appreciate it better. Life is wiser than we think...

stella said...

intensely beautiful photo ;)

change can be so difficult in relationships. especially when a single shift can make such a difference!

thanks for posting thoughtful words combined with such a lovely image.

The-Scientist said...

As if the windy, never stopping and sometimes apparently constantly accelerating train of change could be stopped. Just in the stilness of the lover's sleeping body there is the movement of countless electrons away from the single moment of eternal happiness we beg Heaven to be cristalized in granite. Even in the picture of the sleeping lover...

But in the uncertainty of the place the electron is at it path lies the possibility. The possible space of othere realities, parallel or entwined, and among them the one of growning, with or without, the one of completness after the thousand pieces a human can be scattered toward the infinite by a love whose intensity was superior the strenght to hold.

Because even the statues die along the road of time.

So let us better ask that fusion of ourselves, the lovers, not be a piece of stone, but the continuoum itself, the space, the adding of all the moments until what is subject to time perish, the sume of all explosions, the birth and death of supernovas, The melting vaporizing and rebirth of new stones. An eternity, but not fixed, an eternity in eternal change, where we could be one day for one another the breath of a butterfly or an abyss in the sea...

Voyaging toward all the cardinal points of possibilities at the same time...

Hey, Lore, I had in the arms, and was in the arms of a greatly beloved woman under the notes of Jewel's "Pictures of you" (Was that the name of the album? -sometimes you feel a love thousand years away, some days you feel it was yesterday). Each time I hear the song that was later used in the Batman picture I could swear I can smell her hair... ;0)

Beautiful piece, Lorena, beautiful, yes, you transmit the desperation before possibility of Love's death, or the hurting need of an inmortal romance as your love is inmortal. Oh, girly, I admire you so much, Lore...

What it is, a digital composition?

Tell me, beautiful...

Take care and God bless you...

H.

Sorry 'bout the kitty t-shirt, I understood everything wrong, but at least is good to know she called home... :0)

jadedprimadonna said...

I think Jewel's great too. Wonderful pic!

gusgreeper said...

i enjoy jewel. cool shot!

Aleksu said...

Aupa!

This is such an excellent pic!

Lorena, you have a magnificent eye, I bow to your talent.

Sue hardy-Dawson said...

The words go so well with the picture, I often think of the things that outlast us with there undestroyable beauty

Carrie said...

I totally dig Jewel, she had a hard life and she stuck to her guns, a woman of integrity....but alas, one thing comes to mind when I read those containing words:

if you love somebody set them free....Sting.

DeeM said...

hey, where'd my comment go? grr!
I had said i love the photo!
and sometimes change can be a good thing... :)

Lorena said...

bc :: yes jewel is great. and passion is the first book i read of winterson. thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment :) oh and i agree with you about the
weather!

jamie :: i would say "Closer" is a real honest film. i also recommend "Crash" & "Me and You and Everyone We Know".
thanks for visiting :)

stacy :: thanks!

mermaid :: "in the end only kindness matters" oh i love that song!! i played it after you mentioned it, such a beautiful song! and it would be so great if we could do that :)

arun :: really? well it's different but artist are allowed to explore and venture out from what their fans expect because aren't we always changing. still i prefer her other cds as well.

allievo :: thanks for sharing this poem. i can relate to this feeling. very pretty.

bablu :: it's actually lyrics from a song by singer

Jewel. thanks.:)

shirazi :: yes they do and there is nothing wrong with that. :)

gulnaz :: thanks :) i think it's great that they don't remain the same so long as they get even sweeter, beautiful and deeper.

irina :: very wise words irina "life is wiser than we
think" and it's true as long as we use our hearts and take responsiblity for our lifes instead of letting it pass us by.

stella :: thank you. i got lucky with all the wonderful colors that night. earlier that day someone mentioned there trip to puerto vallarta and i remembered this pic i had taken there and so i wanted to post it and the lyrics of jewel came to mind.

the scientist :: thanks for enlightening us with your wonderful, lyrical thoughts :) WOW.
"because even the statues die along the road of time" i like that. you have a way with words.

i think you meant "pieces of you".
thanks, you really understood what i felt in posting this. you took it all in and expressed it so beautifully. thanks for your magic touch.

this is a photograph i took in puerto vallarta. this is pure nature at it's best, colorful. (not digital) i got lucky. i love the colors in it.


thanks jadedprimadonna, corinna & blex!! :)

sue hardy-dawson :: also i'm a little envious that 'their' love will continue always for they are
frozen like this. that is what i thought of when i looked at this. how lucky they are :)

mitzee :: i agree and you are right about setting them
free. we free ourselves in the process.

deem :: i dont know!! just glad you came back :)
thanks !! yes, lovely change. you are right.

Itineranting said...

I like how the picture is so far removed from the stereotype..a sharp contrast to the lines, and yet succint in its message.

Renee Wagemans said...

You shoot beautiful pictures, very intense

The-Scientist said...

Then God was digital that day... :0)

Seriously, the light of the sky was so ideal for the drama, with the perfect tones of purple of the last breath of the day. Makes you think about the mortality of us and the inmortality of love, the end of the day and the eternal bronze lovers, yeah, you talk with images, poet, you take colors and light and shadows as verses. You are a badass artist... :0)

Take care and God bless you...

H.

Lorena said...

itineranting :: thanks for your observation :) i see a likeness and contrast now that you mention it. what do you mean 'far removed from the stereotype?'

poem & writing :: thanks :)

the scientist :: you're the badass poet, writer, ARTIST :) but thanks for your sweet words!! "the mortality of us and the immortality of love" i can really see that now!

thanks & take care as well friend :)

Anonymous Poet said...

What is the photo?

Rex Venom said...

Beauty. In picture and words. More!
Rock On!

Cracked Chancla said...

lore, great sculpture and pic. where is the sculpture from?

Tarun said...

lorena, if someone

don't move
don't breathe
don't change
don't leave

then how he will live?

Sue hardy-Dawson said...

I felt like that this morning didn't want to get out of bed with hubby.

Jithu said...

nice foto!

Potted-flower said...

thats pretty. good timing for my leaving. Could it possibly...?

I know, I know, it was a coincidence. HUMOR MEEE!!!!

Mridula said...

What a picture!

Lorena said...

anonymous poet :: a photo of a sculpture found in puerto vallarta's boardwalk.

rex venom :: thanks :) love your "Rock On!" :)

cracked Chancla :: thanks :) it's from puerto vallarta's boardwalk.

tarun :: good point :) of course i hope you were just being funny, right? & if you never felt this way for someone & a particular moment then i'm sure you will one day, i hope :) it's a good thing.

sue :: lucky you.

potted flower :: of course it was for you ;) did it work, will you stay???? pretty please!!!

thanks jithU & mridula, thanks for dropping by! :)

Vivhyd said...

Nice pic.. guess the poem refers to a sculpture or statue.. for a moment I was abt to comment.. What we would be dead w/o breathing moving etc.. :))

Lorena said...

thanks vivhyd :) the lyrics come from an emotion experienced, it's a feeling not to be taken literally. but we all can see it so differently which is good.

mariposatomica said...

Lorena, I agree with Blex you have a keen eye. So when are you getting your photo exhibit together? I triple dare you;) I will be organizing some art events in the next 90 days. I hope to run into you at one of them.
You know what I forgot to tell you? I knew you from before Frain. I'm not sure why we never chatted but glad to run into you again.

Rex Venom said...

I like that you like "Rock on", but you do rock. Very much!

transience said...

aside from sarah and tori and bjork, i love jewel. her lyrics actually inspire me to write.

Samudraa said...

If only life cud promise such permanance of love..........amazing pic and such beautiful lines married to it,wow!

afp763389 said...

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Lorena said...

mariposaatomica :: thanks for the dare :) you know when people dare me i usually have to do it, darn!! you should let me know of some of the art events so i can finally see who you are!! especially since you said you knew me from before frain. hopefully i'll run into you.

rex venom :: you rock as well :) glad you are visited this blog as well.

transience :: really? that is so cool. i have her poetry books. real good. i have to catch up with tori and bjork.

samudraa :: thanks :) glad you visited!

afp763389 :: ??? .

Josh said...

40 wasnt a large enough number of comments for a post. so i added one.

Lorena said...

well thank you :)

Anonymous said...

what an intriguing pic? may I ask what it is?

Lorena said...

it's a photograph of a sculpture of a couple sitting down (double click image to enlarge) and it was taken after sunset in puerto vallarta's (mexico) boardwalk.

EGO SVM CAROLVS said...

Truly worth a thousand words. :)

chikididu said...

The picture is so soul smacking. I owe you big time for watering my dry soul, girl. It's good to try to believe there's gonna be someone who will really stay when everybody else leaves. Even despite strong storms and hurricanes.

Amen to Jewel. Ah but if only she had stayed the way she were in her first 2 albums!

Lorena said...

carolvs :: thanks :)

chikididu :: we must always have hope. 'soul smacking' i like that description :) hope you're doing well.

i'm sure jewel will come back to her original style, i hope :)

Sk8RN said...

As much as I hate change. I would hate even more to stay the way I am today. Cool photo.

Gangadhar said...

Wonderful pic with beautiful words!!

Lorena said...

sk8rn :: well than i wish you better days ahead :) thanks.

thanks gangadhar!

Roger Stevens said...

I don't really know jewel. I really must investigate her (?)

I was thinking about your Orson Rega Card quote. Does that really make any sense? What do you think it means?

Dulce said...

wow...what a beautiful and moving picture..

Lorena said...

roger :: not necessarily, that wasn't suppose to be the main focus of the post. the photograph is the main feature.

on the quote, yes definitely it makes sense. i have many words i have never said (with heart) that are ready to be spoken to the right person. i definitely identify with it. for example many people have never said 'i love you' or 'i'm sorry'.

thanks dulce :)

. : A : . said...

Very interesting choice of picture to accompany the words.

Tazeen Mohsin said...

This is pic very interesting. U definately picked the right lyrics for it :)

Potted-flower said...

Hee hee, you have that humouring thing to a tee! Ahh well. Aint gonna work, I have to leave; but I'm comin back!!! No really, I am.

Neel said...

Great photo. Dont know much about Jewel.

Lorena said...

thanks .:A:. and Tazeen.

potted-flower :: if you must then it's ok but hurry back!! :)

thanks neel and you don't really have to know anything about her since that isn't the point of the post.

Itineranting said...

Hey Lorena, what I meant was that one would not usually have a picture like that with lines like those - it would be stereotypical to put a cutsie kinda pic with to go with those lines; your is uniquely different.

Mystique said...

I love that song! Did you shoot that? The picture has a serene quality about it. It's beautiful.

Daniel Heath said...

stay this way...

that is, stay a creepy blobby glass thing and I'll stay a creepy blobby glass thing and we'll be melded together with our metallic shins for all eternity.

(just doing my job, L.)

london cokehead said...

Interesting pic gwirl !

jenn see said...

an unsettling image, made the weirder by the date stamp...i dig.

Lorena said...

itineranting :: thanks for explaining.

mystique :: yes i did & thanks :)

monkey0: listen i'm just happy you didn't mention jewel :) thanks for your unique flair.

thanks london cokehead :) & for visiting!

jenn see :: i never considered the date stamp. very interesting. thanks.

Pezgirl said...

wow. that is my favourite photo you've taken so far :)

Lorena said...

thanks pezgirl :)

iamnasra said...

This a really magical photo ..and the word are so right for it

Hope to read more of your poetic photos

Lorena said...

when i saw the photograph those where the lyrics i thought of. thanks.