Cee’s Flower of the Day – August 15, 2019: The Columbine Flower

The Columbine Flower has several symbolic meanings.  The Columbine flower is a symbol of wisdom and intellect. The Columbine flower also has an important meaning in Christian symbolism as one of seven gifts from the Holy Spirit. The Columbine flower is also a symbol of strength, piety, fear, and knowledge.

Flower Meanings

 

 

‘The Columbine Flower ’ is my seventh entry for Cee’s FOTD challenge

‘The Columbine Flower ’ (c)Rob Goldstein 2019

Note: I did my best to identify the blossom, if I’m wrong
please tell me. Thanks.

Song A Day Challenge, Day 5: The Good Gay Stuff

Thanks to Danica from Living the Beautiful Life for nominating
me for the Five-Day Music challenge.

The Rules are:

Post a song a day for five consecutive days.
Post what the lyrics mean to you.  (Optional)
Post the name of the song and video
Nominate two (or one) different blogger each day of the challenge

I close the 5 Day Song A Day Challenge with a short  compendium
of music performed by openly gay performers.

Prior to the release of ‘Caravan Tonight‘ on Mercury Records in 1974
popular music assumed everyone was straight.

Steven Grossman’s decision to come ‘out’ when he recorded ‘Caravan Tonight’  was one of millions of decisions made by everyday people who decided to celebrate their lives instead of living in shame.

Revolutions are fought and won by everyday people who choose to stand up for themselves and push back.

Succeeding generations of everyday people sustain these revolutions when
they use their newly won freedoms to push back and free others.

Enjoy!

Steve Grossman – Can’t Papa Blues, 1974

 

Steve Grossman – Circle Nine Times 1974

Tom Robinson – Glad To Be Gay, 1978

Sylvester – You Make Me Feel, 1978

 

 

Patrick Cowley – Menergy, 1981

 

The Tom Robinson Band: Rikki Don’t Lose That Number, 1992

 

K.D. Lang – Constant Craving, 1992

 

Melissa Etheridge – I’m The Only One, 1993

 

Lost The Love – Joan Armatrading, 1995

 


Me’Shell Ndegéocello – Leviticus: Faggot, 1996

 

Me’Shell Ndegéocello: Who Is He And What Is He to You, 1996

 

George Michael – Flawless, 2004

 


Rayvon Owen – Can’t Fight It, 2016

 

 

Tom Goss – Son of a Preacher Man. 2016

I nominate:

 

 

 

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5 Day Music Challenge, Day 3: A Gorgeous Surprise

Thanks to Danica from Living the Beautiful Life for nominating me for the Five-day Music challenge.

The Rules are:

Post a song a day for five consecutive days.
Post what the lyrics mean to you.  (Optional)
Post the name of the song and video
Nominate two (or one) different blogger each day of the challenge

I love unexpected discoveries and one of my favorite sites for treasure hunts is the Internet Archives.

I found this yesterday and decided to make it my post for today.

Wendy Sayvetz is a street musician who performs in New York’s Grand Central Station.

Here is a brief bio:

For the past 6 years, this folk/pop urban troubadour has been heard in regular performance on the Tennessee marble stage of Grand Central Station’s magnificent main concourse, stranding encircling throngs of commuters with her crystal melodic command of eleven million cubic feet of beaux-arts space. Through her “steady gig” in New York City’s Arts for Transit/Music Under New York program, Wendy has recorded four albums in response to audience demand, selling 11,000 copies to date without any commercial distribution. In addition, her public performances have expanded to an ever-widening circle of clubs, coffeehouses, and concert series. Wendy has appeared on National Public Radio’s “Weekend Edition Sunday”, CNN affiliate Nippon TV’s “New York Forefront”, CBS television special “Grand Central Nonstop”, many local and regional radio shows, and in a nationally syndicated feature article originally published in New York Newsday.

Artist Bio: Internet Archives

Go And Catch a Falling Star

 

My nominees are:

laurelwolfelives

Sheldon Kleeman

Ash

I crawl, light falls

and Mary whispers

a secret;

answers are questions.

This is what I see when

I lower the sheet-

–Ash–

At one A.M., the sky is blue

At two the sky turns

black–

At dawn I rise.

The Sun is pink

but we are trapped

in nets of yellow.

 

Image and Poem (c) Rob Goldstein  2015-2017

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