Sitting in silence, I searched for the voice of reason. Stagnate in my position I waited for movement, or signs of its arrival. Then that voice I had been looking for spoke.
My blockage had been the fact that I was waiting. Although, I strongly believe there’s a time to wait & stay still, there’s also a time to move. Wait when you’ve done all you can & the control has escaped your hands. Our dreams should tire us in our reality. Our goals are to create something we don’t see in the life given to us.
We are the plugs to this infinite source of power, but we have become so comfortable with using a surge protector to stop us from tapping all the way in, so we wait. We wait on someone else, we wait on contrived media, technology, or elitist to make a move so we can follow. Everyone wants to jump in a moving vehicle but no one wants to work the assembly line.
We are time stained walking memories. What’s your legacy? I use writings & digital creativity to express what I do and don’t see. Life is greater than us, and in all honesty we’re all in a line moving toward death, but that’s not morbid…that is truth.
So in this line you can build monuments on your way to the end so others behind can learn, enjoy, grow, study, & be inspired to do the same making life a better existence or we can just wait until our number is called and leave purposelessly. Tomorrow is an illusion of yesterday, but today is only a temporary reality. Go create.
Happy 43rd, Queen.
Kiarah & Denise “Set Fire To The Rain” by Adele (by agreggofsociety)
Wish this kind of stuff would go “viral.”
This was so amazing I had to post it. Their voices…chilling.
Back when Hip-Hop Queens had a better understanding of their position, and purpose in the game. #BlackHistoryMonth
Queen Latifah, Yo Yo, Lisa Left Eye Lopes, MC Lyte, Patra, Meshell Ndegeocello, Salt-N-Pepa, Nefertiti - Freedom (Rap Version)
We, the human, with all our intelligence find a consistent way to dumb ourselves down. When we strategize for the gain of our own selfish satisfactions, we find ourselves humbled by our own destruction.
This mirror won’t lie, and neither will that rebellious voice of reason that we try our best to tune out, rationalize, and moralize. In a room of silence we still hear echoes of truth.
I humbly accept my disappointments that I personally built. I take away the depressing power of them, by growing from them. I admit my faults, and accept them. We, the human, in all our rationalizations still can’t beat the inevitable. Although we can prevent the unnecessary.
Yours truly, Free The Vision.
Shot by: Free The Vision.
Cover to my new Song…
“Labels” by Check (myself). Listen Here
This is my 3rd studio single and it addresses the stereotypes and labels of African American men (such as myself) & it touches on hip hop’s influence on stereotypes.
many of you will scroll over this..so to those of you who didnt, if you listen to the song,leave your thoughts and opinion in my ask box and ill follow you..
Dope Music. Real art, true lyrics. Check it out.
© Michael Magers Photography
Make-up/Styling: Carmela Argueta
This video is really inspiring. When you have some time to devote a few minutes of attention, which I know is hard in today’s society, check this out. It’s an honest look at how influence & social culture develops.
Belinda is the very first model to be photographed by my new favorite toy; the Nikon F-100! (Camera Review HERE)
Model - Belinda
Photographed by Q. Oliver
Camera - Nikon F-100 + Nikon 50mm f/1.8 D
Photo 1 - Kodak Portra 800
Photos 2, 3 & 4 - Kodak 400tx @ asa 1600
Photo 5 - Ilford Delta 3200