the meadowlark

8

Over time I have found
A silence louder than sound
And everything that I heard last year
Standing alone with no one but my fear

So let me fall down with your love
Let me fall down with your love
Time to sail away, sail away, out of your arms
To sail away, sail away out of your

I tried to
Believe you
Won’t do this all again
Sail away out of your arms

Tethered hands cover part
Your little lies in the dark
I didn’t know how the end would feel
But for what it was worth it’s never felt real

So let me fall down with your love
Let me fall down with your love
Time to sail away, sail away out of your arms
To sail away, sail away out of your

I tried to
Believe you
Won’t do this all again
Sail away out of your arms

You were my home
You were my home
You were my whole world
You were my home
You were my home
You were my whole world
Time to sail away, sail away out of your arms
To sail away, sail away out of your


I tried to
Believe you
Won’t do this all again
Sail away out of your arms

Incapable of traditional flight, Western Meadowlarks maneuver through the world by leaping with powerful legs. Capable of jumping three times their body’s length completely vertically, these springy Sturnella are hardly hampered by the lack of flying ability; many casual observers have been fooled into believing they take wing due to the speed and precision of their numerous jumps. Above, a pair of meadowlarks judge the leaping form of a third.

I was absolutely floored when keialaar sent an early Christmas present to me – a portrait of my Mikkaelos by meadowlarking!

Keia!! Thank you so much! I was so excited and touched. I screamed then got misty eyed. :]

And, Meadowlarking – you did such an amazing job. Not only does the art look amazing, but you captured his essence so well! Lookatdatfaise. I couldn’t be happier with this. :3

Facts About Medda
  • She’s pansexual.
  • She loves music, clothes, and the color magenta.
  • She has a penchant for riffs and jazz.
  • She dumped Teddy Roosevelt’s racist butt and got herself a nice girlfriend from the Queens.
  • She likes kids, mainly the newsies and Jack, but she doesn’t want to have any for a long, long time.
  • She’s half Korean, half black.
  • She’s agnostic, but she was raised Baptist.
  • She drove a T-Lizzie everywhere the minute she got her hands on one.
  • A few years after the strike she started the Swedish Meadow Lark Project, which helped black girls get good careers in theater.
  • She starred in a silent film in 1907 about Leah and Rachel, the wives of Jacob in the Old Testament.
  • In 1905 she moves to Paris to join the Bohemian movement and took up abstract art.
  • She never gave birth, but she had nine children via adoption.
  • In 1917 she joined the Silent Parade in honor of her brother, who was killed by a mob for buying the theater’s mortgage way back in 1889,
  • Her hero is Ida B. Wells.
  • She was a leading suffragette and a womanist before the term was coined.
  • Jack sent her hand painted postcards during her ten year stay in Paris.
  • Medda became a star dancer in a cabaret at a nightclub, where she got the nickname the Swedish Meadowlark.
  • Medda eventually returned to America in 1915 to start her diversity projects.
  • She lived to the ripe age of 99- a very lucky number in Jack’s Chinese opinion. After she passed away in her sleep in 1969, Jack (an old man himself by then) began painting meadow larks. In every post-Medda drawing, he always included the shape, shadow, or pattern of a lark to honor her.
8

Happy 10th Anniversary to “Desecration Smile”.

I love the feeling when it falls apart.
I’m slow to finish but I’m quick to start and
Beneath the heather lies the meadowlark
And I’m… Slow to finish but I’m quick to start.

Never in the wrong time or wrong place.
Desecration is the smile on my face.
The love I made is the shape of my space,
My face, my face…”    Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Desecration Smile”. 

  • Red Hot Chili Peppers from “Desecration Smile” alternative video. - 2006.