remembeing amy winehouse

remembering amy winehouse
by jennifer kiley

amy winehouse

still resting in peace. amy winehouse died one year ago today on july 23, 2011 on my birthday. i knew who she was but i never realized how profoundly her death would effect me. on that day a year ago, i rediscovered amy winehouse. her music entered into my life and they made me feel emotions only her songs and the way she sang them could make me feel. she led me, with her voice, through some extremely difficult times. i thank you, amy winehouse, for being so tremendousy talented and leaving the world such moving music to remember you. i am saddened each time i feel how sad you must have been, all alone in your final hours of life. you are hopefully with some really talented people who appreciate your gifts and you have the best jamming sessions. i’m thinking of you today in a special way but you are always in my heart and your music is listened to by me and millons of other fans all the time. you are greatly missed for all of who you were. your soul lives on. your music lives on. you are amongst the immortals. i am putting together a few of my favorites to listen to and share with others. maybe someone new will discover you that has never heard you before, thank you for sharing your time on earth by creating such amazing music. i love you. you are loved by many. i know i will never forget you. maybe someday we will meet. that would be so beyond cool. sorry you felt so much pain while you were here. hopefully the pain has been released and you are able to be joyful and also to sing whenever you want to and with whomever you want to. say hi to john and george and janis and if you see river or james or natasha, send my love to all of them. there are so many you can hang with that are older or about the same age as you. don’t forget to say hi to whitney. tell her we miss her. be happy. that’s what i wish for you all. love and peace and namaste. jen

Amy Winehouse – I’m No Good

Amy Winehouse-Back to Black

Amy Winehouse-Rehab

Amy Winehouse-Love is a Losing Game

Amy Winehouse-Valarie

love that transcends

love that transcends
by jennifer kiley

spiritual lotus

“Spiritual self-confidence fills one’s heart with a love that is not dependent on external circumstances for its fullness. It’s a love that is unshakable, unmoving, and indestructible. Such love — a love that transcends yet simultaneously embraces the world — is what compels human beings to evolve, from their own deepest depths, and to become better citizens of our world and our cosmos. Knowing the mysterious source of that love is knowing before thought that life is good. That inherent goodness is who we really are.” Andrew Cohen

Love is looking at someone, and not having to say a word, not having to hide, not being in control and not being afraid.~anon~

Piglet: “How do you spell LOVE?” Winnie The Pooh: “You don’t spell it. You, feel it.” -A.A. Milne

“The woman of my dreams has almost faded now. The one I have created in my mind. The sort of woman each woman dreams of, in the deepest and most secret reaches of her heart. I can almost see her now before me. What would I say to her if she were really here? “Forgive me. I have never known this feeling. I have lived without it all my life. Is it any wonder, then, I failed to recognise you? You, who brought it to me for the first time. Is there any way that I can tell you how my life has changed? Any way at all to let you know what sweetness you have given me? There is so much to say. I cannot find the words. Except for these: I love you”. Such would I say to her if she were really here.”
“Somewhere In Time” my adapted version…favorite romantic time travelling film of all time.

Love is…
by jennifer kiley

butterfly bee and purple flowers

Love is…mysterious.

Love is…unconditional.

Love is…something that can take your breath away.

Love is…expected to be given to a baby when s/he is born.

Love is…spiritually powerful.

Love is…nurturing.

Love is…good.

Love is…a feeling.

Love is…falling into a pleasant state of ecstasy.

Love is…pure.

Love is…passionate.

Love is…spoken in poetic words that have no limit in the ways they are expressed.

Love is…what you feel for a friend one cares about in a gentle way.

Love is…gentle.

Love is…written about by all poets and writers.

Love is…the best part of most plays written by Shakespeare.

Love is…the most misunderstood communication between people.

Love is…an incredibly powerful word.

Love is…a feeling of intense devotion and heartfelt emotion for someone.

Love is…an intense word used when there are emotional feelings for someone special.

Love is…not something that can be easily explained. and you don’t truly know what it is until it happens to you.

Love is…a strong feeling of affection towards another.

Love is…talking on Skype and not wanting to end chat.

Love is…the happiest feeling in the world…it is better to have loved then to never loved at all.

Love is…a force of nature which, like any other natural phenomenon, cannot be civilized, contained or contended…a force which cannot be controlled, avoided, destroyed or escaped.

Love is…an emotion usually described as ‘indescribable’ because you cannot find the right word to match your feeling of being completely and utterly captivated by someone.

Love is…something too complicated to define according to The Encyclopedia Britannica.

Love is…an amazing feeling that almost makes your heart burst with this overwhelming passion for someone.

Love is… passion, romance. a deep, tender, ineffable feeling of affection and solicitude toward a person.

Love is…a feeling of intense desire and attraction toward a person.

Love is…a zero score in tennis.

Love is…what drives you.

Love is…a great victory of human imagination over intelligence.

Love is… a rare psychological malfunction caused by an undetermined amount of interaction with another person.

Love is…. someone making your heart smile, and making it sing with such exuberance that it will skip a beat from time to time.

Love is… healing.

Love is…comforting.

Love is…something that has made people insanely, foolishly, abnormally euphoric.

Love is…the ability to send one on an indescribable high, and make everything and anything so much better.

Love is…something that makes the world around you much more colourful, the people, much nicer, the conversations more insightful.

Love is…something with a shocking contrast, brought out by the darker side in us all, where people have murdered for love, stolen, hurt, and abused but I am not sure this really speaks for love but is a distortion and delusional interpretation of what love is and I felt it needed to be mentioned.

Love is…something that has sparked wars, and ended feuds, love has hurt, and love has healed, love has driven humankind to dizzying extremes, only to abruptly bring one back around.

Love is…an incredibly powerful word and emotion.

Love is…painful.

Love is…losing someone you love to the hands of death.

Love is…holding a warm, fluffy, purring kitty in your arms and they look up into your eyes, reflecting back the love you feel for them.

Love is…when you can feel comfortable being around that person you are with, no matter how you look, what you are wearing or if you are naked.

Love is…unconditional affection with no limits or conditions: completely loving someone.

Love is… an unconditional feeling that is felt, simply by being around her.

Love is… the absolute devotion you feel towards someone.

Love is…fierce.

Love is…when you realize you want to be with someone forever.

Love is…when you find something that you cannot live without or ever wish to be without.

Love is…something we think about, sing about, dream about, lose sleep worrying about it.

Love is…something when we don’t have it; we search for it; when we discover it; we don’t know what to do with it; when we have it; we fear losing it.

Love is…a constant source of pleasure and pain, but we can’t predict which it will be from one moment to the next.

Love is…a short word, easy to spell, difficult to define, impossible to live without.

Love is… to give all of yourself to a person-s-cause and to expect nothing back.

Love is… a mental-physical-spiritual thing beyond human comprehension.

Love is…something that surpasses all understanding.

Love is…patient.

Love is…kind and envies no one.

Love is…never boastful, nor conceited, nor rude; never selfish, nor quick to take offence.

Love is…a feeling that delights in the truth.

Love is…something that can face anything.

Love is…limitless in its faith, its hope, and its endurance.

Love is…something that lasts forever.

Love is…saying that you care deeply about another person.

Love is…giving someone the power to destroy you, and trusting them not to.

Love is…the desire to blend with their soul.

Love is…something that will make you do anything.

Love is…intense and passionate.

Love is…something that makes everything seem brighter, happier and more wonderful.

Love is…caring deeply about another person.

Love is…when every time you see this person you get butterflies in your stomach.