The tree with a bird’s Soul 

Taking a walk in the woods once I came across this tree. There was something about that tree. It stood like any other tree but there was a unique aura about it. 

As I stood next to it in awe it whispered these words to me,

“Don’t allow yourself to be low, Offload all that weight on your soul,

Soar

Unshackle your spirit 

Take flight 

Gain height”………. The tree with a bird’s soul. I will never forget that tree. 

“The Album About Nothing”

Wale’s fourth album, The Album About Nothing is due to drop March 31st. After having his third album “The Gifted” debut at number 1, Wale’s follow up is highly anticipated by many, me included. The album features guest appearances from J.Cole, Jeremih, Usher and Sza.

Below is the album tracklist and the second released album cover:

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Wale #TheAlbumAboutNothing

1. “The Intro About Nothing”
2. “The Helium Balloon”
3. “The White Shoes”
4. “The Pessimist” (Feat. J. Cole)
5. “The Middle Finger”
6. “The One Time In Houston”
7. “Girls On Drugs”
8. “The God Smile”
9. “The Need To Know” (Feat. SZA)
10. “The Success”
11. “The Glass Egg”
12. “The Bloom (AG3)”
13. “The Matrimony” (Feat. Usher)
14. “The Body” (Feat. Jeremih)

J.Cole, a rapper closely linked to Wale set the bar very high with his “2014 Forest Hills Drive” album, Wale will have to bring his A game if he is to remain on the list of Hip Hop Saviours like J.Cole. We will find out soon, March 31st, The Album About Nothing hits the shelves.

Be inspired!!!

I call it Poetry

“Some express an emotion, visually through paint and brush on a canvas, Painting. Some carve out a feeling on a piece of rock, assign character and breathe life into it, Sculpture. Some strum strings, massage keys humming a melody of pain, loneliness, inspiration, hope, joy and love, Music. Some capture a flash fleeting moment along with all the feelings and emotions evoked at a particular moment in time, pause it and store it forever, Photography. I do all of the above in words and call it Poetry.” ~ Takwana Nhamo

I call it Poetry

I call it Poetry

When The Creative Flow Runs Dry

Abstract Inspiration

Abstract Inspiration

Sometimes inspiration finds you, sometimes you go find it, sometimes it’s neither one of the above.

When inspiration is hard to come by whether in the active sense of looking for it or in the magical serendipitous instance of “it” finding you, I believe the best way to find a solution for this frustrating situation is to position yourself, mind, body and spirit in such a way that you become highly sensitive to any stimulus to subconsciously attract inspiration.

Step outside the norm, do things you don’t usually do, if you usually drive around take a bus or a train, try out a new flavour of chips, I recommend “Lays ~ Sour Cream and Onion” flavour, it is to die for. Listen to a new genre of music, visit an Art gallery, or a museum be a recycling bin of seemingly useless information, music, art, books, conversation or whatever. You will find that inspiration is in the most simple of things, places even, and realising that is the beauty and magic of it all.

So inspired by whatever, be it a song, a painting, a book, an article in a magazine, a beautiful big moon precariously hung on black velvet  or a starry night or how something or someone makes you feel, the creative juice in you will effortlessly just flow, without putting much thought into it.

Keep in mind, Inspiration is Never on Schedule but Always on Time.

Be Inspired!!!

 

 

Life is Beautiful

Through Life’s peaks and valleys, here is a piece by Max Ehrmann that always gives me a different perspective on the myriad situations I find myself in, it reminds me that life is beautiful. I hope it will also help you uplift and inspire your soul to see the beauty in life.

The Desiderata ~ Desired Things

Max Ehrmann

“Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labours and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.’ ~ Max Ehrmann  American Writer, Poet, and Attorney; September 26, 1872 – September 9, 1945