Friday, November 30, 2012

Sweet Ginger Green Eyes

There is an ebb and flow, an innate rhythm to this blog. I won't spoil it by dissecting it and attempting to define it. Life's mysteries often need to remain so. Just as once humor is devolved, it ceases to amuse, so are many other aspects of our world.

I will reveal that I always blog on Tuesdays and Saturdays, minimum. I keep those days scheduled up ahead a month or more. Then as I am inspired, I fill in the gaps one day at a time and plug in more blog posts. Ideally, a new one uploads every night at 12:01 a.m. But worst-case scenario, there will be something fresh every Tuesday and Saturday.

Why Tuesday and Saturday? Well, balance for one thing, but not entirely. Of course not! If you've been reading for long, you know there are always multiple reasons why I do anything – or I hope you've figured that out by now.

In Stephen Stills' Suite Judy Blue Eyes, a heartfelt song about his and Judy Collins' impending breakup, he perhaps unkindly refers to her therapy and mentions that “fear is the lock, and laughter the key to your heart.” 

Fear vs. joy/laughter of course is the bottom line of both my blog and my personal journey. It is true in my life, and I believe it holds true for many others. But what does that have to do with Tuesdays and Saturdays?

Suite Judy Blue Eyes is, well, a suite. That basically means a piece of music containing four sections. The second section is a forlorn accounting of their relationship in which he admits that they can't seem to get along living together on a daily basis. The weekend works out fine, but by Tuesday, they're tired of one another. He eventually decides to move out and asks her to come see him Thursdays and Saturdays.

As an artist/creative personality, I love deeply and passionately and fully but ethereally as well. I require space, time, and distance in order to function, refresh, and create. I chose Tuesday and Saturday as a tribute to the yin and yang, the up and down, the positive and negative forces, the balance – the “please be gone, I'm tired of you” Tuesday and the “I am yours, you are mine” Saturday.

I freely offer up these bits of my soul. I trust they are enough. So come see me Tuesdays and Saturdays. What have you got to lose? ~~Ginger

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