Stories

February 22, 2017 - Uprising

Matilda is like a life size Army of Ink trooper.  Watch all the clip or forward to half way through and see the little girl with the books (words below).   Musical currently touring Australia.  Pass it on  …

Just because you find that life’s not fair, it
Doesn’t mean that you just have to grin and bear it.
If you always take it on the chin and wear it, nothing will change.
Just because I find myself in this story,
It doesn’t mean that everything is written for me.
If I think the ending is fixed already,
I might as well be saying I think that it’s OK,
And that’s not right!

You have to put it right!

 

In the slip of a bolt, there’s a tiny revolt.
The seeds of a war in the creak of a floorboard.
A storm can begin, with the flap of a wing.
The tiniest mite packs the mightiest sting!
Every day, starts with the tick of a clock.
All escapes, starts with the click of a lock!
If you’re stuck in your story and want to get out
You don’t have to cry, you don’t have to shout!

‘Cause if you’re little you can do a lot, you
Mustn’t let a little thing like, ‘little’ stop you
If you sit around and let them get on top, you
Won’t change a thing!

Just because you find that life’s not fair, it
Doesn’t mean that you just have to grin and bear it!
If you always take it on the chin and wear it
You might as well be saying
You think that it’s ok
And that’s not right!
And if it’s not right!
You have to put it right!

But nobody else it gonna put it right for me!
Nobody but me is going to change my story!
Sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty!

 

army of ink girl hanging monkey bars

army of ink once upon a dark time

call to arms

February 7, 2017 - When I Grow Up

Written for the musical ‘Matilda’.

“I am not what happened to me,                                                                                                                                                            I am what I choose to become.”  Carl Jung.

And imagine if teachers wrote school reports that rang with the positivity of Rose’s stories.  Another:  ‘Growing Down’.

November 19, 2016 - Army of Ink Because She Mattered

army-of-ink-mattered

Because she mattered.

Leave her with you to ponder some meaning….

And on a similar note, this is a good read:

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September 21, 2015 - Beautiful Tears

Join Joni In The Moon for a free concert in the front garden of Fremantle Art Centre, Sunday 4th October, 2-4pm.  See also,  ‘Boy Pretending‘.  ‘The New Brave‘.  ‘Rose on the origin of sadness’.

 

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And ‘PG – Porn Guaranteed’.

August 26, 2015 - Girl Disappearing

“My self destructive side, had grown a mile wide.”

Saw this movie (documentary) recently about Amy Winehouse.  The heart could not help sink as you watch this brilliant, sure footed, upright, gutsy young women disintegrate.  I was left with one question—where were all the good men?  Where were all the ‘good men’ within her management who said ‘No’ to her exploitation.  ‘No’ to the fans who wanted more when she had all but a thread of Amy left.  Said ‘No’ to the touring she was physically and mentally unfit to do.  Where were the good men in her band and in the audience who said ‘No, this is not right’ and saved her from the humiliation of being plopped on stage only to crumble, unable to perform before adoring fans who perhaps also should have said ‘No’.  Where were the good men among the paparazzi who said, ‘No. We can’t continue to hunt her down like a pack of wild animals.’  Where were the good men (and women) who refused to buy the magazines that kept the paparazzi feeding on her.  If we don’t learn something from this, and it doesn’t inspire us to question and challenge popular culture and our part in it, then we’ll continue to lose more Amy’s.  If only she could have been given the space, time and encouragement by those around her to find peace in life – and mend from all that fuelled her self destructive side.

See previous article, ‘On The Mend’.  Army of Ink, ‘Stitch In Time’. ‘Free Yourself‘, the Birdman movie, another examination of pop culture.   ‘No Idea’ about womens magazines.

June 9, 2015 - Thumbs Up To Nice Guys

It must be tough being a sensitive, nice guy in a macho, sexed up, muscled up, revved up, mucked up, violent world.  Thumbs up to all the ‘nice guys’ (and girls for that matter) who choose a different path.  That takes balls – and brains.  Check out The Black Dog Story about difference.  And think about this and this.  Pass it on to all the nice you know  ….