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elsa - word, story, image idea music person
How to do this?

A big question - how to do this?elsa - word, story, image idea music person
I know it can be done, but

I can do this,elsa - word, story, image idea music person
but it takes a lot of doing.

It's easiest in the morning. elsa - word, story, image idea music person
Everything seems possible then.

 

What do you see when
you see me, I wonder.elsa - word, story, image idea music person
I keep trying. I'm not sure
what will happen. But over
and over again, I keep
trying - because something
in me doesn't give up, not
forever anyway.

 

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So here I am,
looking out, wondering...
elsa - word, story, image idea music person
How to do this?

 

A big question - how to do this?elsa - word, story, image idea music person
I know it can be done, but

 

I can do this,elsa - word, story, image idea music person
but it takes a lot of doing.

 

It's easiest in the morning. elsa - word, story, image idea music person
Everything seems possible then.

 

What do you see when
you see me, I wonder.elsa - word, story, image idea music person
I keep trying. I'm not sure
what will happen. But over
and over again, I keep
trying - because something
in me doesn't give up, not
forever anyway.

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So here I am,
looking out, wondering...
elsa - word, story, image idea music person
How to do this?

 

 

What do you see when
you see me, I wonder.elsa - word, story, image idea music person
I keep trying. I'm not sure
what will happen. But over
and over again, I keep
trying - because something
in me doesn't give up, not
forever anyway.

 

       


About a dozen years ago, I began to wake up with songs, word pieces,
rap, spoken word poetry, in my head. They took me on an unexpected
creative journey.

JUNE 6, 2006

ELSA'S WORD PIECES, or ... ELSA, MOMENT BY MOMENT

About a dozen years ago, I began to wake up with "word pieces" in my head.

Some of them I called songs. They came with melodies, a chorus, lots of repeated lines. But even they rarely fit the conventional "song" format - verse, chorus, verse, chorus, bridge, verse, chorus - over and out. Something like that.

A new thought might come in where none was supposed to come. The rhythm might change, where it was not supposed to.

At the beginning, I thought - oh, I will just let them come as they want to come, and then "fix" them later. "Fix" - turn them into conventional songs.

But they did not want to be fixed. They cried and screamed when I wanted to cut into them. They fell apart, became stiff and twisted, instead of feeling (to me, anyway) like something that was supposed to be what it was.

I gave up on "fixing" them. It felt like "fixing" a woman to make her fit the traditional mold. Better to break the mold, or let others conform to the mold if it suited them - but to go my own way with my own pieces. If some had a standard structure, fine. But if most didn't, that was fine too.

But what was I to do with them? I put ads in the local entertainment papers, did bits of things with a number of musicians, got together a group of women for a few others, but somehow there was no longterm fit and nothing quite came together completely.

Things were started but not completed. Grants were sought after but, over and over, went to others. People had their own lives and desires, and directions.

And, as often has happened in my life, it was hard for me to go on searching for the right fit. I got tired, kept on writing the pieces, but I did less and less, over the years, about trying to get them out into the world.

Also, life kind of took over - other directions, other issues.

AND NOW I AM BACK. THIS PROJECT IS MY CENTER - MY OWN, MY CHOSEN HOME.

One by one, the pieces will come onto the site, and I will figure out how to make things work, so they can take their place, these unconventional children of mine, children I am proud of, pleased with, hopeful for.

signed,

Elsa

JUNE 6, 2006

copyright © Elsa Schieder 2006
publishing house - FlufferDuff Impressions 2006

Songs, word pieces, rap, spoken word poetry – all capture moments, fragments of life, almost a Buddhist way of experiencing reality.
But the moments put together tell stories.

still JUNE 6, 2006

ELSA'S MOMENTS - AND BUDDHISM

There is a side thought I have had - it has to do with the Western understanding of "self-knowledge" versus the Buddhist understanding. In the Western way, one gains an ever more complete understanding of oneself as a person continuing over time, undergoing developments, with a continuity of being. So getting more and more self-knowledge tends to mean connecting with parts of oneself one has been cut off from, whether due to childhood trauma, an inadequate society, peer pressure, etc.

In the Buddhist way (as I have read about it, rather briefly), one is to gain, through meditatiion, glimpses of oneself, fragments of disconnected being. One is just to experience these glimpses into oneself, not connect them into a whole.

Why bring this up? Because when I read about the Buddhist understanding of self-experience, I thought of my word pieces - each of which tends to express a moment of being.

I have done the "Western" thing with these moments - put these fragments of being together into stories. They have quite naturally, for me, flowed from one into the next.

However, I have not wanted to tell the story. She said... They did... He went... Next what happened was... Then they went to a crowded restaurant ...

I wanted to let the moments stand as they are - and yet have not wanted them totally disconnected from one another.

One could say that I have found my own way of telling a story - moment by moment. And as well I have come to my own way of expressing my moments - through these word pieces.nts - through these word pieces.

As always, welcome into my world.

signed,

Elsa

JUNE 6, 2006

copyright © Elsa Schieder 2006
publishing house - FlufferDuff Impressions 2006

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                  over huddles
                           of word lugging trouble
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                  and into word puddles

elsas creativity blog
         elsas creativity blog
                  elsas creativity blog
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                                    on creative endeavors
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                                          etting ideas bud
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                                                                                      July 9, 2006
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