A preacher, a musician, a poet, an actor, an athlete all have the power to command your attention and to influence you. You see them on a stage and you find yourself looking up to them. They have charisma and character that moves you. How you react to their message is totally up to you. Some you pay to see others you view for free. You give them your time and treasure to see what they will do. You follow them and wait to see what they do and say next.
They are in your hearts and on your minds all the time. They have your attention. Every move they make you will know it from your social feed. These people become part of you.
Personality is a powerful thing and you find yourself wanting to copy them. Being in their presence is a religious experience bordering on obsession. If they offer merch you wear it, own it and it becomes a uniform that you wear in solidarity with others who are doing the exact same thing.
How do you break free or why would you want to?
Becoming newness different.
A process of reformation.
In a world of corporation, conglomeration, chains
There is a spirit of being Indie
Indie films on a screen
Indie bands with new, exciting music in your ear
Indie food with a different taste
Indie artists who paint outside the lines sometimes
Indie writers and poets with something radical to say
Indie wrestlers wanting their time in the ring
Indie people seeking freedom to do their own thing without consequence
There is something refreshing about being Indie
You can find a new spirit tied to creativity
There’s a risk of being Indie but the reward is eternal
Indie means being Independent and Interdependent simultaneously
The thing about being Indie is that you take a chance
That is worth it all
Most of us have dreams of being famous or having some sort of celebrity. I do as well. Whether it be on a reality TV or on a TV show I have had that fantasy. I suppose it’s a part of my people pleasing nature and desire to be recognized and liked. They say fame can be a bitch and can bite too and from what I have seen I believe that thought. Famous people may have some advantages but they also have to contend with false news being spread about them or rumors and paparazzi. So I contend to do my part on the planet and hope its enough. An attaboy would be nice, maybe a plaque or trophy every now and then. But being famous, that’s something all together different. Maybe being blog famous would do!
Via today’s Daily Prompt: Famous
Leaks can damage a building
All it takes is drop after drop
Leaks can ruin a career
Loose lips sink ships
Leaks can ruin a surprise
A slip of the tongue
Leaks can destroy partnerships
An affair of the heart caught on tape for all to see
Leaks seem to be the thing these days
Better put a plug in them or else
We live in fantasy
We die in reality
People are wanting a new life
Away from the strife that surrounds them
What do we do with situations that seem helpless
Hoping for one day where we can control our situation
Can’t we just live in a safe space
A land where there is a smile on every face
Is this too much to ask
Maybe there is a spot between fantasy and reality where we all can go.