Archive for December, 2007

the face of love

Posted in art, christmas, grateful, inner peace, jewel, love, making a difference, stirring of the soul on December 29, 2007 by whyvonne

as promised, here is the video of: “the face of love.” this was the only version i could find…unfortunately, {especially for a visual artist such as myself}, the graphics and even the lyrics interpretation are somewhat poor. mea culpa. try to overlook the video hideosity, if you can…i strongly recommend closing your eyes.

{nota bene: i am fairly certain it’s “a separateness of skin”,
not a “separate MESS of skin”…tiny laugh.}

what makes my stony ole’ heart swell and captivates me each time i listen to it is simple and genuine: (a) jewel wrote it, (b) her voice is astoundingly lovely, (c) the lyrics speak directly to my heart, and (d) the harmony, vocal and 2nd lead vocals are sung by none other than jewel’s mother, alto “nedra” {lenedra} carroll.
this beautiful union of mother and daughter singing together
is an unfathomable joy to me.
ok, enough gushing…enjoy.

it’s not just for christmas –  {ooops, there’s that “C” word again…} 

* i believe you will find the face of love
each and every day, if you just look.*

…this CD was released in 1999; jk was a mere 23 years old

wishing you love and peace,
yvonne elizabeth


christmas wish

Posted in grateful, greed and avarice, heartache, inner peace, love, stirring of the soul on December 16, 2007 by whyvonne

dear and holy God,
in this season of glitter
and cultural celebration
many of us torn
bewteen happy-hype without
and deep sadness within…

while outwardly
we go through all the motions
of all that the season
seems to require,
inwardly we ache
    people not with us
    dreams not realized
    goals not achieved
    wounds still open
    loneliness unacknowledged
    illness of loved ones
    alienations not resolved
    secrets long kept.

remind us, o God,
in these advent-days
that your visitation
was not without challenge.

reveal to us a sanctuary-stable
where you can come to us again
and make our hearts
your home.

for those of you unafraid of saying
the “C” word {Christmas},
please visit

{donation optional}
give your address to receive a pin stating
“it’s okay to wish me a merry christmas!”


Posted in just phucking funny on December 11, 2007 by whyvonne