The Stars are Beautiful, Because of a flower That Cannot Be Seen…

I am all the time thinking about poetry and fiction and you. - Virginia Woolf (1)One month ago today, the world got a little less bright and lost some of it’s glimmer. At least my world did. I struggle to make sense of anything, if there is a point in even trying. Everything is just random and all we can do it try to find a little beauty in the world, hopefully create a some along the way.

I thought I was doing that with creating an Instagram account for Scraps, but for some reason, it has been suspended. Why would they suspend an account celebrating the life of a rescue dog? Trying to get any information about it is impossible. Facebook doesn’t have to try to explain anything.

I thought I was doing that by celebrating the lives of people that inspired beauty in the world, but someone claiming to be Veronica Lake’s daughter keeps emailing me with threats of “taking me to court.” For exactly what, I am not sure. My blog does not create revenue and she had no proof of owning photographs and absolutely does not own anything else related to Veronica Lake.

It has happened before that the estates of various people have contacted me with corrections or requests to have captions of photographs added that state permission has been granted to me by them. They recognize my blog as a tribute. The Keith Haring Foundation tweets links to my posts to their followers.

It is an uphill climb: keeping beauty the focus. So I am going to fire with all cylinders on this one. I have collected a series of videos that have changed my life below. Please watch between one and all of them.

“Pearls” by Sade. Every muscle in my body seizes when she sing this song. Everything about it is perfection.

K. D. Lang‘s “Hallelujah” K.D. Lang is pretty much always a sure bet, her voice and phrasing are perfection and she conveys such emotion in her singing. But her version of Leonard Cohen‘s “Halleluha” is in a league of it’s own.

Melissa Etheridge and Joss Stone Tribute To Janis Joplin. Goose bumps. Sweat. Tears. Screaming. Joss Stone and Melissa Etheridge KILL IT with their tribute to Janis Joplin.

Understand that this was Melissa Etheridge’s first performance after cancer treatment. It is so fucking raw and amazing. I overheat every time I see it.

Gladys Knight. This is how it’s done. You just got schooled by Gladys Knight. This performance is one of my favorites, she is enjoying herself so much.

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Mary J. Blige “No More Drama” What just happened? Seriously.

So, what I am trying to say is that I will keep looking for the beauty, no matter how much easier it is to see the ugly.

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