Thursday, July 22, 2010

I Love...


...scones, Sade, Chicago, White Castle's double cheeseburgers, Santa Cruz, Autobiographies by women of color, dvds, The Good Wife on CBS, Track & Field, The New York Daily News, blogging, Alicia Keys, green tea, walking, long train rides, my girlfriend, art by Frida Kahlo, books, actress Judy Marte, having breakfast for dinner, going to the beach in the winter, lobster, WNBA's Cappie Pondexter, Greenwich Village in NYC, backpacks, Tracee Ellis Ross, Frontline on PBS, Salsa music, The BBC, kissing, Liya Kebede, Joan Armatrading, handbags, lip gloss, organic heirloom vegetables, Robin Roberts, being able to fall asleep for 10 minutes in the afternoon, Joan Baez, my bed, how quiet my neighborhood is, the idea of living in Canada, saving money, Jennifer Beals, Upstate New York by train, sprinter Debbie Dunn, falling in love, sunflower butter, actress Tracey Heggins, dinner with friends, the sound of my ex's voice, praying for guidance, M.I.A., The Fugees, Saab automobiles, coming home as the sun comes up, sprinter Sherone Simpson, classic Jet Magazines, Dorothy Dandridge, distance runner Sentayehu Ejigu, watching track meets, Zap Mama, decathlete Jennifer Ennis, Kamala Harris, Stephanie Mills, Washington Square Park in NYC, rainy weekends, NYC handball, WNBA's Diana Taurasi, women, Venice Beach, 80's music, 80's Elle Magazines, Fall in NYC, flea markets, Woodstock (Peanuts)...to be continued


What do you love?


This post was inspired by this post by Daij

15 comments:

Kingsmomma said...

I also share you love for most things Track and Field (especially sprinting and Hurdles)

I love love love my son, shoes, Rajan Rondo, Music by Brandy, books by James Patterson and Sidney Sheldon, writing, reading, exercising, imagining, chocolate men with deep voices, cooking, doing hair (don't tell anyone) watching the stars at night, camping, laying so close to someone that we breathe each other's breath, waking up to morning wood, John Coltrane and Yo Gabba Gabba (guilty secret)

BigmacInPittsburgh said...

Most all today I love who my God created,every inch and fabric of me.
I love that I don't have to put on anything to enhance who I am.
I love that you won't slam me for being off topic,from your question.

Val said...

@Kingsmomma

Yea track & field fans! Yep, I love sprints too. And Lolo Jones is doing great this season.

"imagining" - that's a good one. I love doing that too.

"laying so close to someone that we breathe each other's breath" - Yep, I love that too.

I had to look-up Yo Gabba Gabba. That's cute. And every now and then I watch the Electric Company, lol.

Val said...

@BigMac

You aren't off-topic at all.

"Most all today I love who my God created,every inch and fabric of me.
I love that I don't have to put on anything to enhance who I am."

That's great stuff!

Moanerplicity said...

I love that God created me to be strong and sensitive.
I love my big headed ‘neph-sons.’
I love spring rainstorms.
I love the gift of poetry.
I love(d) my grandma’s banana puddin’ .
I love classic Ingrid Bergman films.

I love that Shakespeare existed.
I love that John Coltrane existed.
I love that Syreeta Wright existed.
I love that Stevie Wonder exists.

I love being naked, physically and metaphorically.
I love the art of photography.
I love that natural buzz of being Happy!
I love the sounds of certain well-loved people’s laughter.
I love conversing with my best friend.
I love the energy Truly Good People emit.
I love most art, and that I possess the small enough gift to create it.
I love the artistry of Jimmy Scott, Annie Lennox & Nina Simone.

I love the way I feel once I’ve completed a pretty good poem.


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Jason said...

Great post Val!

I posted my own loves on my blog. Thanks for the inspiration!

Val said...

@Lin

Great list. I love Jimmy Scott too!

"I love the energy Truly Good People emit."

Me too.

Val said...

@Jason

I'll check it out.

Moanerplicity said...

Wow! Fo real, Val? You dig Jimmy, too? I've made it a part of my personal earthly mission to school as many folks about him as I can. So, I'm a just lil amazed of know of him, as most people of our generation or younger have NO idea who Jimmy Scott is! True Story: listening to him can truly MOVE & shift around the cosmos in the soul.

Wow, Val! Just WOW! You just advanced about 500 Extra Points on my 'Ultra Coolness' Scale!

(smiles)

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Val said...

@Lin

Yep, I love Jimmy Scott. My ex introduced me to his music years ago. He is a true song stylist. That's def a lost art.

His life story is very interesting, would make a great film.

Lol, thanks for the cool points!

Moanerplicity said...

Yup. His life would mos def make a fascinating film ( Director Taylor Hackford, who helmed "Ray", had been in discussions about it). Also, I read his bio (by David Ritz... which Jimmy's wife & manager Jeanie sent me) a while back. It was she who first hipped me to him & his unique artistry. Seen him live almost every time he's played in NYC in the last 5-6 years. I'm lucky enough to have become friendly w/ them both & consider myself extremely Blessed to have spent quality time off-stage in his magical presence.

BTW: those cool points are well deserved. ;-)


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uglyblackjohn said...

I used to like Saabs but they look too much like every other car now.
Joan Armatrading? I didn't know anyone else knew who she is.

Damn...
If you didn't like girls too, you'd be my dreamgirl.

Val said...

@UBJ

I only like early 90's Saabs. The 900 model. Yep, I love Joan. I discovered her by accident while browsing a music store a long time ago.

Ha!

Reggie said...

( @ )( @ )

Val said...

@Reggie

Erm...you like billiards balls?

:-)

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Soldier Of Love

I've lost the use of my heart
But I'm still alive
Still looking for the life
The endless pool on the other side
It's a wild wild west
I'm doing my best

I'm at the borderline of my faith,
I'm at the hinterland of my devotion
In the frontline of this battle of mine
But I'm still alive

I'm a soldier of love.
Every day and night
I'm soldier of love
All the days of my life

I've been torn up inside (oh!)
I've been left behind (oh!)
So I ride
I have the will to survive

In the wild wild west,
Trying my hardest
Doing my best
To stay alive

I am love's soldier!

I wait for the sound
(oooh oohhh)

I know that love will come (that love will come)
Turn it all around

I'm a soldier of love (soldier of love)
Every day and night
I'm a soldier of love
All the days of my life

I am lost
But I don't doubt (oh!)
So I ride
I have the will to survive

In the wild wild west,
Trying my hardest
Doing my best
To stay alive

I am love's soldier!

I wait for the sound

I know that love will come
I know that love will come
Turn it all around

I'm a soldier of love
I'm a soldier

Still waiting for love to come
Turn it all around
(4x)

I'm a soldier of love
I'm a soldier

Still waiting for love to come
Turn it all around
(3x)

Still waiting for love to come

Miss Keri Baby!

Tracee!

Solange!

Solange!
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un·for·get·ta·ble: Earning a permanent place in the memory; memorable: an unforgettable experience.

Alicia says...

Rest in Peace Mitrice

Rest in Peace Mitrice
Mitrice Richardson