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Happy Halloween

from

Ivonne

&

Missy

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…it’s ok to cry….

Messages from God…….


Messages from God

 

Messages from God

everywhere, all around

angels whispering words

and feelings

into my heart

don’t let life

get you down

let go of the strife

that’s come around……

a broken heart

and love falling apart

with time will mend

dreams don’t have to end…

Messages from God

everywhere, all around

angels whispering words

and feelings

into my heart

Be still the mind

and you will find

in those moments

the sweet voice of wisdom

brings you sanctum

leave the worries behind

ghosts of the mind…

give wings to your dreams

on stars and moon beams

you will find….

Messages from God

everywhere, all around

angels whispering words

and feelings

into your heart

 

~♥ ivonne p montijo ♥~© 2012

LBCC Music Gala Concert


It is a little bit before 2:00 PM and the doors to the auditorium at Long Beach City College open. Patrons begin to file in and take their seats as musicians slowly start to make their way onto the stage.  I sit and listen to various instruments as musicians start to tinker-a harp-violins and the piano. There is a cacophony of sound as various instruments get tweaked as more musicians come onto the stage.  The choir enters and takes their place.

The house lights are dimmed as the Dean of Music walks onto the stage to greet the concert goers.  The dean introduces the first conductor, Skye Angulo, a woman.  Funny I have never thought of a conductor as female–I have only seen male conductors thus far.  She is wearing a long burgundy velvet skirt with a matching top.  The first piece is the Anvil Chorus which has a fast tempo.  As I listen to the music it reminds me of the scene in Snow White when the dwarves are going off to work singing, “Whistle We Work.”  When the drums enter the piece the feeling is like I am in a parade.  It was a fun piece to hear, quite jovial.

Susan Egan (www.susanegan.net) of Broadway Theatre fame  comes onto the stage in a sparkly, gold sequined dress. But she isn’t wearing panty hose and that bothers me.  It is as if she is not completely dressed for her performance.  However she has an amazing voice and can be forgiven for her lack of hosery.

 

She is vibrant and energetic in her performances.  Her first song was, “Don’t Rain on My Parade.”  Her second song was cute about her first love, a boy ten in the marching band.  She joins the choir in hopes that he will notice her.  Haven’t we all done that at some point in our lives?  We join a club or group because there is someone we have a crush on in the club.  Ah the follies of youth.

Ms. Egan was quite charming as she introduced her songs.  She stated that her favorite moment on Broadway was in the play Cabaret.  She also commented that roles come around when you are supposed to play them and that life and art mixed together for her on Broadway.

Next the choir and two young girls from the music dept sang, “This Little Light of Mine.”  The two girls had solos and very lovely voices.

The wind ensemble played, “Turkey in the Straw,” which I found quite interesting because I have only heard it as a children’s song.  “Eviler Elves” was quite enchanting as it reminded me of the music of Star Wars or a sci-fi movie sound track.

Susan Egan returned to the stage to sing a song from “Beauty & Beast” and “Wicked.”  What stood out for me from that set was the lyric from “Wicked”, “my future is unlimited.”  These were definitely words of inspiration and hope for anyone sitting in the audience.

The school’s  very own Owen Lovejoy joined Susan on stage to sing, “The Prayer.”  Gone was the brightly colored mohawk that we usually see on Owen replaced by a conservative short hair-cut and a lovely tuxedo.  He looked absolutely professional on stage and his eyes shone with joy as he sang.  I got chills as I listened to them sing.

The final peace by Ms. Egan was titled, “Momsense”–  this was quite a fun piece and one I am sure the moms in the audience related to.  The song is about the things a mom says in a day to her kids sung to the William Tell Overture.

A standing ovation followed.  The stage lights dimmed while the house lights came up and the audience slowing flowed out of the theatre…..

Ode to Lisa


Yesterday, one of God‘s angels, Lisa Haze was called back to  heaven.

She was a dear and beloved friend who lost her battle with cancer.  The funny thing about Lisa is that she never let on how seriously ill she was.  I got a clue last March when we were in Malaysia together  and she gave me pages of notes on her medications and doctors.

But being sick didn’t stop her from dreaming or planning for the future.

Lisa is one of those rare-good people who you are blessed to meet  in your life.  She called her company, “Happiness Unlimited” because she just wanted everybody to be happy.  I don’t think I ever heard her raise her voice or be angry at anyone.

She was a gentle soul.

And one classy lady.

We would go to the “theatre” dressed to the nines.

Lisa was the definition of classy.

She had that golden-era Hollywood glamour of days gone by.

Her birthday was Nov 23 mine on Dec 1.  We are both Sagittarius and we would go to Disneyland to celebrate our birthday’s  together.

She was a dear friend, a confident and my cohort.  She was the one with me and my friend Jeannette on the beach at midnight making offerings to Yemaya, Yoruba Goddess of love and fertility in exchange for meeting our soul mates.

She had the voice of an angel.  http://soundcloud.com/msmontijo/lisa-haze

In her younger days she had a recording contract with Sony.  She was in three bands, The California Girls, The Skallywagz, and Lisa Haze & The Dr. Bones Band.  She traveled the world performing and singing.

We had plans to do music together.  I was going to  write the songs and she was going to sing them.   Today she is singing with the angels and traveling through infinity.  Lisa I was honored to know you and call you my friend.

I miss you already………..

 

The Booker Award


 

Wow, two people have nominated for The Booker Award!!!!

I guess that makes this a double award :).

You guys are awesome.  I love reading your blogs.  You words inspire me and give me hope.

Check out their blogs these two guys keep it real!!!!

Nick at http://shittalkinnick.wordpress.com

“To quote Ivonne,’This blog is where you will find pieces of my soul, my heart, my mind and hopefully my humor’.”

 &

http://radaronelson.wordpress.com/about/  who has said about me.

Sex, Spirit, Soul Mates and Chocolate….Ivonne’s Journey – This woman, personally I think has an amazing life and is still living one.  Her blogs are outstanding and make you think as well as her poetry.  Notable Post:  …eternal muse……

 

If you’d like to Share The {Booker} Award:

1.  Thank the person that gave it to you

2.  List a few books that have inspired your life and writing

3.  Pass it on to 5 of your favorite bloggers

 

The Book that has inspired my life the most is, Illusions by Richard Bach.  This book was the gateway for me into another spiritual world and a different way of perceiving life.  It changed the course of my life.

http://www.amazon.com/Illusions-The-Adventures-Reluctant-Messiah/dp/0440204887

 

The Giving Tree

by Shel Silverstein,

this book is the very definition of how to love.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Giving-Tree-Shel-Silverstein/dp/0060256656

The Little Prince

by

Antoine Saint Exupery

http://www.amazon.com/Little-Prince-Antoine-Saint-Exup%C3%A9ry/dp/0156012197

This book defines the why of love for me

My two favorite quotes from this book are,

“Just that,” said the fox. “To me, you are still nothing more than a little boy
who is just like a hundred thousand other little boys. And I have no need of
you. And you, on your part, have no need of me. To you, I am nothing more than a
fox like a hundred thousand other foxes. But if you tame me, then we shall need
each other. To me, you will be unique in all the world. To you, I shall be
unique in all the world . . .”

&

The little prince went away, to look again at the roses.

“You are not at all like my rose,” he said. “As yet you are nothing. No one has tamed you, and you have tamed no one. You are like my fox when I first knew him. He was only a fox like a hundred thousand other foxes. But I have made him my friend, and now he is unique in all the world.”

And the roses were very much embarrassed.

“You are beautiful, but you are empty,” he went on. “One could not die for you. To be sure, an ordinary passerby would think that my rose looked just like you–the rose that belongs to me. But in herself alone she is more important than all the hundreds of you other roses: because it is she that I have watered; because it is she that I have put under the glass globe; because it is she that I have sheltered behind the screen; because it is for her that I have killed the caterpillars (except the two or three that we saved to become butterflies); because it is she that I have listened to, when she grumbled, or boasted, or ever sometimes when she said nothing. Because she is my rose.”

 

The Last Unicorn

by Peter S. Beagle

http://www.amazon.com/The-Last-Unicorn-Peter-Beagle/dp/0451450523

 

My favorite quotes from the book are again about another aspect of love and about truth.

“We are not always what we seem, and hardly ever what we dream. Still I have read, or heard it sung, that unicorns when time was young, could tell the difference ‘twixt the two – the false shining and the true, the lips’ laugh and the heart’s rue.”

“If she had touched me,” he said very softly, “I would have been hers and not my own, not ever again. I wanted her to touch me but I could not let her. No cat will. We let human beings caress us because it is pleasant enough and calms them – but not her. The price is more than a cat can pay.”

 

And the nominees are:

http://apropheticwalk.wordpress.com/

http://notjustagranny.wordpress.com/

http://onethousandsingledays.com/

http://birdmartin.wordpress.com/

http://girlpleasegodgotthis.wordpress.com/

 

 

 

 

Reader Appreciation Award


 

I would like to say a very big and heartfelt thank you to, http://ramblingsfromamum.wordpress.com for nominating me for the Reader Appreciation Award.

Please check out her blog.  She is such a wonderful and encouraging soul.

The rules for receiving this award are as follows.

1. Provide a link and thank the blogger who nominated you for this award.

2. Answer 10 questions.

3. Nominate 10-12 blogs that you find a joy to read.

4. Provide links to these nominated blogs and kindly let the recipients know that they have been nominated.

5. Include the award logo within your blog post.

The Questions to be answered

1. Your favourite colour – Pink

2. Your  favourite animal – Dragons & Unicorns

3. Your favourite non-alcoholic drink – Ummm coffee

4. Facebook or Twitter – FB

5. Your favourite pattern – Plaids and Paisley

6. Do you prefer getting or giving presents? –Both eqaully

7. Your favourite number? – 2 for a couple

8. Your favourite day of the week? – Tuesday

9. Your favourite flower? – Purple Roses and White Casablanca Lillies

10. What is your passion? – Sex and Writing and God–writing about sex and god 🙂

Below are the nominees!!!!  Oh and these are just in a random order…..

http://apropheticwalk.wordpress.com/

http://notjustagranny.wordpress.com/

http://onethousandsingledays.com/

http://birdmartin.wordpress.com/

http://girlpleasegodgotthis.wordpress.com/

http://shittalkinnick.wordpress.com/

http://ramblingsfromamum.wordpress.com/

http://eideard.com/

http://appleturnover.wordpress.com/

http://radaronelson.wordpress.com/

http://terry1954.wordpress.com/

 

 

 

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