Ancient Tree

Haven’t done a stop motion for awhile. Recently I realized that stop-motion out of all the arts I’m interested in pursuing is the one I want to try and do my regularly. So at 11:40pm last night I decided to make this. It already was late when I started making it but I managed to get it finished in an hour, which made me feel pretty proud of myself. And yes that’s me singing and making the music. I’ve been wanting to make a video where every aspect including the music was completely original. I’m finally stepping one foot forward toward this goal! It is very rough in terms of the lighting, the focus, the smoothness between each shot, the abrupt endong, and number of other things I could name but the emotion and atmosphere between what is seen and heard was consistent. The graphics were simple and economical and the mood and pacing was engaging. I look forward to making more of these! Maybe even making a musical stop-motion sometime! 😀

You Built Me

 
I’ve been busy
I’m so sorry
It’s still the same
I’m glad you came
Did you know
There’s something new
Had to grow
I thought of you

You built me
You built me
Things have changed
But you built me

Will they be
Close to me
Will I be who
I was with you
You changed me
I do what you do
Will they see
The person I knew

You built me
You built me
Things have changed
But you built me

Holding onto time
The sweetness of our prime
I feel a bit of shame
Like I’m the one to blame
For all the passing years
But let’s enjoy this day
And laugh ourselves to tears

You built me
You built me
Things have changed
But you built me

The Daily Prompt – Friend

On The School Bus Of Life

 
Seeing all the tired people
On their small smartphones
Never feeling that they are
Alone in their bones
Crowded morning looking sunny
Light is moving sweet and bright
Hoping that their Tuesday workday
Will treat them good and right

On the school bus of life
We are learning twice
On the school bus of life
We are learning twice
Hoping to make the most
Of our precious joyride
On the school bus of life
We are learning twice

Learning to understand
Every human emotion
Making mistakes and
Learning who we are
Each lesson making our
Hearts a little swollen
Our memories good and bad
Left in every scar

Every day we wonder
What our futures have to offer
One step at a time
To get a little stronger
We feel we miss the moment
To make it all feel worth it
But our pervasive faith
Never lets us quit

On the school bus of life
We are learning twice
On the school bus of life
We are learning twice
Hoping to make the most
Of our precious joyride
On the school bus of life
We are learning twice