Thursday, January 8, 2009

for gaza

Instant Karma's gonna get you
Gonna look you right in the face
Better get yourself together darlin'
Join the human race
How in the world you gonna see
Laughin' at fools like me
Who on earth d'you think you are
A super star
Well, right you are

Well we all shine on
Like the moon and the stars and the sun
Well we all shine on
Ev'ryone come on

Instant Karma's gonna get you
Gonna knock you off your feet
Better recognize your brothers
Ev'ryone you meet
Why in the world are we here
Surely not to live in pain and fear
Why on earth are you there
When you're ev'rywhere
Come and get your share

Well we all shine on
Like the moon and the stars and the sun
Yeah we all shine on
On and on and on on and on

~ John Lennon
Instant Karma

'the messenger', 1/07/09



  1. I just love the colors in your bird.So lovely.......

  2. Amen.
    No pun intended.

  3. peace peace peace

    all of my journal pages in the past 11 days have been about what is going on there...

    Beautiful peace, Lynne. I wish art could change the world...

  4. oh, my. the real deal.

    these are beautiful.

    it's incredible what's going on. absolutely unbelievable that this is okay with the powers that be. It's all about dehumanization. how many times?

    thank you for reminding me of this lyric, too.

  5. okay, so I'm like all thinking, yes, wouldn't peace be such a novel idea and loving that you are speaking your heart and then I scroll down and there is 'messenger bird' - Lynne, I just couldn't stop smiling - that bird is just the best thing! brava!

  6. uhm..

    yeah.. like what everybody else said..
    damn, am going to have to get up earlier to post...

  7. perfection - you've got the whole shebang here girl. The hope, the humor, the dark, the light.... ah life.

  8. Hi Lynne, this is an important post!
    Your work once again 'wonderful' :) Love the messenger bird...

  9. hey tony and lisa! been thinking about you -- wondering where you'd got to. sending you love and wishes for a beautiful new year... xo

    yep, cynjon... amen

    thank you kelly... i love the pages you've been doing lately. i say every little bit helps...

    hey chris, well, we can thank michelle (3rdeyemuse) for reminding us of these lyrics. i read the words 'shrine on' on her blog last night and immediately went to 'instant karma' in my mind... which led to the words being here with these two pages. i know that peace is your word for the year, so i was thinking about you when i was painting the gaza page...

    thank you, jeane! i painted him first and couldn't figure out what his name/role was. after i painted the heart i said 'ooohhhhhhh'.

    grrl, 'uhm' is good and much appreciated!

    hey karin, yeah, ah life... and thank you!

    thank you, jo! i'm thinking these days of how this blog can be not only a place to share my work, but also a place to 'speak' about what i feel is important...

  10. Jeane's Right!

    That Messenger Bird is so amazing... made me stop, wanted to share my crumby muffin with it! I want to get to know him, where is he going, what will he do next... ahh, i mean She! Maybe you should do a story.

    A great post!
    Chris is right about Dehuminization: like colonizing Africa, too; just re learned a bit about that this year.

    The way change happens i think is one person at a time, and you are that one! I love your heart (all of them) (maybe some of us have more hearts).
    A burden and a gift! ! !!

    Shine on beautiful.

  11. Wow. The best post ever in its truth and simplicity.

    Really really beautiful.

    Love Renee

  12. Duran Duran did an awesome cover of this it every time.

    BEAUTIFUL art, much hope.

  13. Your heart was in the creation...thank you for sharing. I love the messenger bird!

  14. thank you about the messenger bird, mansuetude... and here we are with our hearts -- changing the world! shine on too, articulate one...

    thank you so very much, renee... xxoo

    hey julie -- i'll check out duran duran's cover... and thank you!

    michelle... see, i told ya. ; )

    thank *you* for stopping by and commenting mary ann! and thank you for your compliment about the messenger bird...

  15. i saw a demonstration in northampton, ma last weekend about what is going on in gaza - i am grateful for people who bring to the surface, what we tend to sometimes put in the back of our minds - thank you for this reminder and john lennon so totally rules!

  16. Lynne, this is a relevant input.
    Your painterly commentary is perfect.

  17. What a nice thought for the people of Gaza and JL is always a favorite of mine. Love your heart piece and little birdie too!

    Happy New Year!


  18. Beautiful and thoughtful post, Lynne. I'm with Kelly, I wish art could really change the world. We can try.

  19. if only everyone was as thoughtful and gentle as you - there would be no wars. You OOOOZE peace and tranquility

  20. That bird is so appealing! The gaza heart has made us all stop and it goes to show one person can make a difference. How many people will focus on the situation even if it's for a few seconds or minutes because you decided to blog about it.
    "If you think you're too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room". - Anita Roddick

  21. hey jennifer, yes, i appreciate those who are stepping up, speaking up... sometimes it seems overwhelming, but here we are, doing what we've come to do. and yeah, jl rules. his words have more meaning to me now than ever... xo

    thank you, b & w... i have john lennon to thank for the perfect words...

    hi leslie! thank you! gaza has been on my mind and in my heart. this image came to me when i was meditating... happy new year to you, too!

    thank you, karen. onward, i say...

    wow, kate, thank you... well, i'm making an effort...

    robyn... that quote is perfect -- thank you! yeah, here we are speaking and listening to many people in the blog world. why not speak our truths?

  22. yes, Lynne, yes...we must keep Gaza in our prayers. I love this beautiful image. Peace, please. Really loving all your journal work - Dali Lama - beautiful - crystals and inspiration. xo frannie

  23. What a beautiful heart for gaza, and I ALSO love your messenger bird. This is another thought provoking post Lynne. I so look forward to seeing you soon! Roxanne

  24. I am so happy to see your last post!!!this is wonderful!the heart for Gaza is so great!!!
    Million thanks Lynne!

  25. You have a beautiful soul!
    The things that happens i Gaza is so crazy

  26. hey frannie! so nice to see you here! and thank you for your nice words... yes, we will keep sending gaza Love...

    thank you, roxanne... ditto... xxoo

    parisa, i've been thinking about you a lot. a million thanks to *you* sweet woman...

    hello charlotte, thank you very much, and you too...

  27. I love that song. I love your pages. And I love that photo. As Lennon once said...all you need is love!


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