Feb 21 2010

Illustration Friday – Propagate (Levon #12)

Levon wears his war wound like a crown
He calls his child Jesus
‘Cause he likes the name
And he sends him to the finest school in town

Levon, Levon likes his money
He makes a lot they say
Spend his days counting
In a garage by the motorway

He was born a pauper to a pawn on a Christmas day
When the New York Times said God is dead
And the war’s begun
Alvin Tostig has a son today

And he shall be Levon
And he shall be a good man
And he shall be Levon
In tradition with the family plan
And he shall be Levon
And he shall be a good man
He shall be Levon

Levon sells cartoon balloons in town
His family business thrives
Jesus blows up balloons all day
Sits on the porch swing watching them fly

And Jesus, he wants to go to Venus
Leaving Levon far behind
Take a balloon and go sailing
While Levon, Levon slowly dies

The theme of Illustration Friday this week is Propagate. I looked up the definition of propagate, and two of them seem to fit the song Levon by Elton John….”to pass along to offspring” and “to travel through space or a material”

One of my favorite Elton John songs.

Photo credits:
BoyDaniel Jarr
ManMateusz Stachowski
BackgroundThomas Brauchle
BackgroundThomas Brauchle
Texture - Andrew C.
BalloonsAmber Wallace
BackgroundAbdulkadir G. Murteza

Feb 21 2010

Seek danger – by Karol Gajda

Another fantastic post by Karol Gajda I thought I needed to share.

Seek Danger (An Open Letter To A Friend)


Stop listening to everybody around you.

Stop following aimlessly.

Stop making excuses.

Start going after what you want.

Make decisions.

Don’t apologize for those decisions.

Some decisions you make will be wrong.

You will fail.

Some decisions you make will be spot on.

You will succeed.

Some decisions you make will just be.

That’s OK too.

You know what you want. Your friends and family know what they want for you.

There is a monumental difference between the two.

It’s the difference between being happy and just being.

You can’t please everybody.

Don’t try.

Most people won’t agree with you.


Agreement is safe.

Acceptance is safe.

Doing what you’ve been doing is safe.

Seek danger.