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The Ta Dida Da of a Somewhat Depressed Day

June 14, 2011
By IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven


I go through life,
'most every day,
Every arking day
Day day day,
And this,
This is what I say
Say say:
"Ta dida da,
Ta dida dae
My name is nobody;
God welcome the new day"
Sounds pretty upbeat,
That I know,
Know
Know
But knowing doesn't matter...
So just go,
Go go...


The author's comments:
Third and final ta dida da ditty, written on a day when I was feeling rather depressed. (Should that explain anything.)
This one is a bit different from the other two, in that I tried to incorporate the ta dida da part a bit differently.

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on Sep. 5 2011 at 6:34 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

:) That is just as well. Your brevity is far wiser than my tendency to say too much. I have a horrible habit of wanting an answer to every question, a response to every statement. But when there is little or no answer, there is silence. And in the silence, I must remember some of the deepest answers are found. (slapping my forehead with this realization).

on Sep. 5 2011 at 5:45 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2216 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

I guess what I mean is your God breathing description is beautiful, but I already said that, so I said yes as an agreement, nothing less, much more. 

on Sep. 5 2011 at 5:44 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2216 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

I don't know, I guess I'm just feeling brief today, there isn't much to say that hasn't been said already.

on Sep. 5 2011 at 4:09 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1634 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

What sort of brevity is that, Stargirl?

on Sep. 5 2011 at 1:02 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2216 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

Yes. 

 


on Sep. 4 2011 at 12:22 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1634 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

We were all born of God, yes? (Or of the stars, much the same thing, the way I see it). And the birds? And the fish? And the horses? And the trees? And flowers? We are created out of the earth, we are bodies of dust, yet we carry the breath of God! The breath of life! What is birth but God blowing the Spirit into the body? And what is death but the moment when the Spirit leaves the body and returns to God?

on Sep. 3 2011 at 2:00 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2216 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

That is beautiful, could you explain it further?

I think everyone can, as long as they're open to it. 


on Sep. 3 2011 at 12:53 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1634 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

I like the idea of reincarnation, though perhaps not in the way most people think of it. When I such an idea, I think about God breathing life into and out of the Earth.

Can anybody have access to remnants of lost worlds? Or only some?


on Sep. 2 2011 at 7:23 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2216 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

Haha, really? That's so cool!

on Sep. 2 2011 at 7:20 pm
BrightBurningCampeador PLATINUM, Portland, Oregon
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These Ta Dida Da poems remind me of Beatles songs, which, of course, means they're awesome.

on Aug. 31 2011 at 5:51 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2216 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

Yes, though I am not always certain. It makes me wonder about reincarnation, sometimes. And if I am wandering lost worlds, or bits of them anyway, over and over again.

on Aug. 30 2011 at 8:50 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1634 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

Hmm. One with a vague idea of how to get there.

Do you ever have recurring dreams?


on Aug. 30 2011 at 5:08 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2216 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

Are you one with?

on Aug. 29 2011 at 8:23 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1634 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

Again and again and again. In an invisible, burning circle, until you are one with the substance of dreaming.

on Aug. 29 2011 at 4:39 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2216 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

There are so many dream lands and stories I am sure I've been to many times before. I will return again and again. 

on Aug. 27 2011 at 5:22 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1634 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

Dreams never cease. Sometimes we awake just when we can discern them flying above us, and we think they disappear. But they only return to our being, veiled by our consciousness. They are like the rising and setting of the sun; they never leave us, they only come out of view for a while. So return, you blue and gray; you muted, quiet, and sweet melancholy, to tell the story for a little longer!

on Aug. 27 2011 at 2:58 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2216 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

Yes, he did, but the dream never really continued beyond that. I couldn't find a coat. 

I'd like to think they are.


on Aug. 27 2011 at 1:35 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1634 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

No, (shocked), there can't be a sequel, can there? That would be wonderful, if there was. Am I a Star Person now? When I know such individuals as you and her, I can't help but become a bit of a Star Person myself. But then again, when one looks at the Moon, he or she can't help but become a bit of it. I think, more than anything, I am the witness of Star People, because I look upon them and would never forget them.

I have dreamt the same dream, dear; and sometimes that rainy evening is more real than all else. This friend of yours, did he accept your proposal to walk in the rain? To walk into that time which was almost to be born in the coming morning?

Those colors, that blue and gray; that muted, quiet, and sweet melancholy, perhaps they are a premonition?


on Aug. 26 2011 at 7:38 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2216 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

I shall have to write more, then. But I will always write them in trilogies in some way or another, they just seem like they belong in groups of three, no more, no less. 

The best way to read Stargirl, though I have not personally done it before, I'm afraid. The last time I read Stargirl, and Love, Stargirl one after the other I cried the whole way through the first and laughed through the second. Are you a Star Person too, now? :) 

Would it even be relevant now? Ah well, I shall tell you regardless. 

I dreamed of a rainy afternoon turning to evening, peaceful, tranquil, and expectant. I dreamed in blue and gray, muted, quiet, and a sweet sort of melancholy. I dreamed that a certain person came to visit me from far away. I dreamed of a hug, joyful and surreal, and a sort of cautious awkwardness afterwards. And then I dreamed of proposing a walk in the rain. 

I woke up later that morning in the rain, the same colors as the ones in the dream, in the time between dawn and day. In a time which hadn't existed until the moment I woke up, a time that didn't exist until it rained. 


on Aug. 26 2011 at 6:51 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1634 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

I have grown to live for the Ta Dida Da. :) So pleasant (even when it's of a Somewhat Depressed Day) and so versatile.

You inspired me to read Stargirl. I stayed up all night to read it by candlelight, which I really felt like doing at the time. And it was quite rewarding. I certainly see why you name yourself in her honour. "Every once in a while, someone comes along who is a little more primitive than the rest of us, a little closer to our beginnings, a little more in touch with the stuff we're made of." Very fitting, you twinkling Star Person. ;)

Now... (sitting up straighter and leaning forward, pressing my ear against the air, whispering) I believe there's something you wished to tell me and which I wished to hear. About dreaming?



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