Gems 3.78

I hope you’re having a beautiful day. ♡
Here’s another light-filled ¤ Gem ¤

Gems 378 Niki Flow Freedom Bobby McGee

Me and Bobby McGee by Kris Kristofferson | Photo “SciFi Sky” by Niki Flow

 

ME AND BOBBY MCGEE
Busted flat in Baton Rouge, waitin’ for a train
And I’s feelin’ near as faded as my jeans
Bobby thumbed a diesel down, just before it rained
It rode us all the way to New Orleans
I pulled my harpoon out of my dirty red bandanna
I was playin’ soft while Bobby sang the blues, yeah
Windshield wipers slappin’ time, I was holdin’ Bobby’s hand in mine
We sang every song that driver knew
Freedom’s just another word for nothin’ left to lose
Nothin’, don’t mean nothin’ hon’ if it ain’t free, no no
And, feelin’ good was easy, Lord, when he sang the blues
You know, feelin’ good was good enough for me
Good enough for me and my Bobby McGhee
From the Kentucky coal mine to the California sun
There Bobby shared the secrets of my soul
Through all kinds of weather, through everything we done
Yeah, Bobby baby kept me from the cold
One day up near Salinas, Lord, I let him slip away
He’s lookin’ for that home, and I hope he finds it
But, I’d trade all of my tomorrows, for a single yesterday
To be holdin’ Bobby’s body next to mine
Freedom’s just another word for nothin’ left to lose
Nothin’, that’s all that Bobby left me, yeah
But, feelin’ good was easy, Lord, when he sang the blues
Hey, feelin’ good was good enough for me, mm-hmm
Good enough for me and my Bobby McGhee
La da da
La da da da
La da da da da da da da
La da da da da da da da
Bobby McGhee, yeah
La da da da da da da
La da da da da da da
La da da da da da da
Bobby McGhee, yeah
La da La la da da la da da la da da
La da da da da da da da da
Hey, my Bobby
Oh, my Bobby McGhee, yeah
La la la la la la la la
La la la la la la la la la la la la la la la
Hey, my Bobby
Oh, my Bobby McGhee, yeah
Well, I call him my lover, call him my man
I said, I call him my lover did the best I can, c’mon
Hey now, Bobby now
Hey now, Bobby McGhee, yeah
Woo
La da, la da, la da, la da, la da, la da, la da, la la
Hey, hey, hey Bobby McGhee, yeah
La da, la da, la da, la da, la da, la da, la da, la
Hey, hey, hey, Bobby McGhee, yeah
Songwriters: Fred Foster / Fred L Foster / Kris Kristofferson
Me and Bobby McGee lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Journey Notes

The suggested theme for July is “freedom,”  but if you have a favorite quote about any other uplifting subject, please let us know.  We’re always accepting favorite quotes.

Your Creativity

As always, we would love to feature your creative visions too! If you would like to contribute photos, art work, short poems/stories, quotes, time, etc., please see our “About Us” page for details.  When we show each other what we find beautiful, we get a glimpse into each others’ hearts.

 

May you find joy every day of your journey through life,

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Gems 3.77

I hope you’re having a beautiful day. ♡
Here’s another light-filled ¤ Gem ¤

To Althea from Prison Richard Lovelace Gems 377

Photo “Stonewashed Sunset” by Niki Flow

Journey Notes

The suggested theme for July is “freedom,”  but if you have a favorite quote about any other uplifting subject, please let us know.  We’re always accepting favorite quotes.

Your Creativity

As always, we would love to feature your creative visions too! If you would like to contribute photos, art work, short poems/stories, quotes, time, etc., please see our “About Us” page for details.  When we show each other what we find beautiful, we get a glimpse into each others’ hearts.

 

May you find joy every day of your journey through life,

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We are photographers,
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serving and connecting
homeless creatives.

Gems 3.76

I hope you’re having a beautiful day. ♡
Here’s another light-filled ¤ Gem ¤

Gems 376 Stephen King Shawshank Freedom

Photo edited using PicsArt #freetoedit – Photographer unknown

“Some birds are not meant to be caged, that’s all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs are too sweet and wild.  So you let them go, or when you open the cage to feed them they fly out past you. And the part of you that knows it was wrong to imprison them in the first place rejoices, but still, the place where you live is that much more drab and empty for their departure.”  Stephen King, Rita Hayworth in the Shawshank Redemption

Journey Notes

Special thanks to JP for today’s quote.  The suggested theme for July is “freedom,”  but if you have a favorite quote about any other uplifting subject, please let us know.  We’re always accepting favorite quotes.

Your Creativity

As always, we would love to feature your creative visions too! If you would like to contribute photos, art work, short poems/stories, quotes, time, etc., please see our “About Us” page for details.  When we show each other what we find beautiful, we get a glimpse into each others’ hearts.

 

May you find joy every day of your journey through life,

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A “Giftivism” Initiative
We are photographers,
writers, artists & advocates
serving and connecting
homeless creatives.

 

Gems 3.75

I hope you’re having a beautiful day. ♡
Here’s another light-filled ¤ Gem ¤

Gems 3.75 Cord X TNH Freedom

Photo by Cord X., San Antonio, Texas

About the Photographer

We’re really grateful for a new creative connection today.  Today’s beautiful photo is by Cord X.  Cord, “originally from Wisconsin, sometimes poet,” is a homeless creative living in San Antonio, Texas.  This is his first photography submission but we sincerely hope it will not be his last.

Journey Notes

Special thanks to Cord X. for today’s photo and to “cyctw” for today’s quote.  The suggested theme for July is “freedom,”  but if you have a favorite quote about any other uplifting subject, please let us know.  We’re always accepting favorite quotes.

Your Creativity

As always, we would love to feature your creative visions too! If you would like to contribute photos, art work, short poems/stories, quotes, time, etc., please see our “About Us” page for details.  When we show each other what we find beautiful, we get a glimpse into each others’ hearts.

 

May you find joy every day of your journey through life,

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We are photographers,
writers, artists & advocates
serving and connecting
homeless creatives.

Gems 3.74

I hope you’re having a beautiful day. ♡
Here’s another light-filled ¤ Gem ¤

Long Pin I Have Enough

Photos by Niki Flow.  Edited using PicMonkey “Long Pin” template.  Still learning! =)

I HAVE ENOUGH

I have enough sunshine, but I love the rain.
I have enough comfort, made sweeter by pain.
I have enough love, but I have room for more.
I have enough safety, and freedom from war.

I have enough room in my heart for more friends.
I have enough faith that our love never ends.
I have enough starlight and lovely blue skies.
I have enough wisdom to know I’m not wise.

I live in abundance,
but there is one thing, I find,
That is precious, and fleeting,
and running out: Time.

Niki Flow

Journey Notes

The suggested theme for July is “freedom,”  but if you have a favorite quote about any other uplifting subject, please let us know.  We’re always accepting favorite quotes.

Your Creativity

As always, we would love to feature your creative visions too! If you would like to contribute photos, art work, short poems/stories, quotes, time, etc., please see our “About Us” page for details.  When we show each other what we find beautiful, we get a glimpse into each others’ hearts.

May you find joy every day of your journey through life,

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A “Giftivism” Initiative
We are photographers,
writers, artists & advocates
serving and connecting
homeless creatives.

Gems 3.73

I hope you’re having a beautiful day. ♡
Here’s another light-filled ¤ Gem ¤

Blue Jay James Wright WavingatYou

Photo by WallpaperSafari.com

Journey Notes

Special thanks to WavingatYou for today’s quote.  The theme for July is “freedom.”  If you have a favorite quote about freedom, or any other uplifting subject, please let us know.

Your Creativity

As always, we would love to feature your creative visions! If you would like to contribute photos, art work, short poems/stories, quotes, time, etc., please see our “About Us” page for details.  When we show each other what we find beautiful, we get a glimpse into each others’ hearts.

May you find joy every day of your journey through life,

under1000skies logo 1
A “Giftivism” Initiative
We are photographers,
writers, artists & advocates
serving and connecting
homeless creatives.