My Secret Santa gift for the lovely MindAtPeace!
MindAtPeace wrote a lovely text about how we should appreciate the beauty of the crescent moon; she is not half as beautiful, just because she is half a moon!
It inspired me to write a song using Matthew Lister's beautiful acoustic piece; it tells the story of the sad crescent moon and when she discovers her worth and beauty :)
I also tried to incorporate some Turkish into it...I used the word "ay" for moon in the bridge, is that right?!
Happy Christmas MindAtPeace, I hope you like your present <3
Half of the moon came shining throughSilent like a passing thought
She slipped into my room
And held me close she said
What is a moon to do?
Look at the stars they shine so bright,
So whole, what am I?
But a fleeting glance
Of a mirrored sun
The cold face of the sky
I said moon look at you!
What a face of hope!
You are the lovers' only light
In your crescent eyes they see their hearts returned
Though parted by oceans wide
(Ay, ay, ay) // (Moon, moon, moon)
Now half of the moon peers through my room,
Shining like the brightest star,
Whole or half, she knows her place
A beacon the lovers' sky
A beacon for the lovers' sky
Returning from my travels to town I came across this graffiti on a big old abandoned building in Norwich. I'm not sure if it's the most romantic proposal i've ever seen, but at least it's a gesture. Originally I was going to add a photo of some terrible graffiti from a subway near where I live to represent lines (it's mainly just awful tags, if you're gonna put your name somewhere at least do it properly, have some pride), but I much prefer what the lines of this graffiti mean.
I love it when the RLP coincides with college photo assignments! I made this as kind of a sequel to this photo using an old radiogram my dad recently picked up. We shot this outside and it was so windy, but then I liked the thought of music blasting her hair into movement.