FeaturedKeep Going: Post-O-Graph #14

Keep Going: Post-O-Graph #14

Keep Going

 

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Keep Going. Post-O-Graph #15. @IntrvrtdPyrld

 

Trying…

Hard
Breathing
Fast. Lights
Slowing scenes
Fading.
Hues.

Hazy
Sight, seeing
clouds above
murky skies
blue
shades.

Hide
Perfect
View. YOUR
Voice calling
Waking
hours.

Healed
Scars
froze. Time
rest; breathe
slowly
Rise.

Hold
on. Tears
Every step
Matters. clearer
closer
Live.

Keep Going…

 

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Silver Linings: Post-O-Graph#1

FeaturedSilver Linings: Post-O-Graph#1

Hi this is IntrovertedPyraLid, where stories are real, they can be yours.

Hoping to have various pieces from different lives of people, this collection will be titled “Post-O-Graph”. Found on the Art & Poetry section of this blog, different forms of artistic expressions would be featured.

We all have stories. Though not everything is told, some may come in pictures and fragments of thoughts. In any way we all have something to share. Hoping to connect with many of you amazing individuals in the coming seasons! For now, I dedicate this to all those who are going through depression and anxiety. We do not give up no matter what!

This is a glimpse of my story. A short piece of how the art of photography could help me cope when depression and anxiety trigger.

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3:00. “On a night when that ugly anxiety would attack, there’s something beautiful that captured my eye. I just need to look up and take a shot! (Baguio City. Philippines) Photo by @IntrvrtdPyrld

Often, when the clouds at the day would break

and behind would reveal silver linings…

The hope we found underneath the dark moments,

that streak of light we call our blessing in disguise.

But I found mine not even when the sun dawns.

A moment only me and God knows.

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So I took a shot to capture a beauty which exits

only when a night persists.

When evening comes and everyone dim all their lights,

and why darkness is called the “Night”.

Many choose to sleep. But when I find myself against

noises only I create, I wont fight the moment I’m awake.

I won’t mind if I miss on dreaming,

cause at these moments that I choose the reality I am living

and not just pressed down and barely breathing…

Because the night has taught me

the purpose of the dark is to give way for the light

And that is when I see one Life remains shining on me,

where my weary eyes would keep on looking

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A Colloquy over Coffee with the “Maker”

FeaturedA Colloquy over Coffee with the “Maker”

“The coffee I had always been drinking was too bitter.

But just until now, I did not realize that.

For a long time, I had not really noticed that the coffee I’ve been drinking
tasted really good.

I was paying too much attention on how bad and bitter the day could be without really thanking and appreciating the good the coffee could bring.

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The coffee that You have brought me.

But what makes the coffee really good is, I am not paying attention anymore to how bad
and bitter this day could be. More than the coffee, I am now able to notice that while drinking my cup, I am with You!

Thank you for this really nice conversation with You! The coffee is not bitter anymore.
Now the coffee is better!”

Getting the right mix of your cup of coffee in the morning is like trying to get the right start of your day, either you will hate or love how it taste. Are you after a perfect mix of it or a bitter taste?

What kind of mix do you pour on your cup everyday? This could be the concerns we fill our thoughts daily.These thoughts can easily take our attention away from the good things. We prepare and try to make the “perfect” taste. We tend to take the coffee for granted and then forget about its Maker.

Have you ever prayed over coffee? Have you thanked God for the little things ?
Have you had a real conversation with the Maker?

No matter how we feel towards the day, and no matter how we ignore the Maker, His presence, knowing He is with us is better than a perfectly mixed coffee.

Starting a day with a right attitude makes a big difference. We can decide if we want the coffee bitter… or make it better.

1 Peter 5:7 says, “Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you!” (New Living Translation)

Prayer is a real conversation with God. It is the truest conversation we have with God more than those times when we feel like God is talking to us through a great preacher’s sermon.Nor listening to the compelling words from famous pastors’ YouTube videos.

Our praying to God is the evidence of our utmost belief that our God is real, that He is alive. He is with us.

He is God, and that does not make Him unrelateable.And that He cares for us is His way of telling us that He can feel our human emotions. He can come down to our position and meet us where we are. It does not bother Him that He is an all-knowing God and He has to listen to people’s complains and worries.

Prayer is not superficial. It is a time and place where we see God as very personal. We come face to face and heart to heart with a genuinely caring Father. In prayer we experience God’s sincere love. He is telling us…

“I AM here, I AM waiting for you to talk with me.Tell me anything that disappoints you, frustrates you. I’ll listen…I won’t judge you. I would not condemn. In your anxiety do not sin, cast that burden to me, and I will give you peace.”

He is here. He just wants a simple and honest talk.
He looks forward to hearing our voices. He delights in spending time savoring the moment with His creations. He wants to hear how He made us react, respond to our surroundings, how He made us speak and express ourselves. We can be ourselves before God, in Him we are free. We can come and talk to Him.

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Autumn Prelude

Autumn Prelude

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Autumn Prelude. Post-O-Graph #15. Photo by “Dan” an anonymous friend. 2016
Post-O-Graph#15: Autumn Prelude by “Dan” an anonymous friend
Prelude to Autumn
by IntrvrtdPyrld

Chisels of obscure reflections

pierced through cloudy eyes

Parting nimbus satin sky

utters the dawn of autumn.


A subtle chill strokes harmony

playing late-afternoon sonatas

Red and yellow shading the aquas

conspire the scents of maples and pine-trees.


Vermilion ripples strummed a symphony

plucking the ears of climbing baby turtles

Out of the pond, a renaissance piano fondles

that summoned children playing archery.


Lift me up through green paper airplanes

I’ll paint a photograph above the fall

Stir me down all your pigments

and mix vermilion paints on my pulse.


Catch me as a comb wraps around the honey

warm these veins with colors of the autumn

Hear Your voice behind all the symphonies

and I’ll be alright at the dusk of every season.

Hi! This is IntrovertedPyralid! Where stories are real; they can be yours!

We dedicate our Post-o-Graph #15 to our friend “Dan” who shared and sent us this hauntingly beautiful photograph of the fall.

We like to keep “Dan’s” real identity anonymous. He is a friend from an online support for Anxiety & Depression. If you know someone who needs help, reach out and contact your local support groups or hotlines for Mental Health awareness/concerns. Find resources here via FB : ADFS online suport group; Betterhelp; The Mighty.

IntrvrtdPyrld supports awareness for Depression and Anxiety and other Mental Health related illnesses and conditions. Post-O-Graph is our cause created to spread inspiration and help by sharing pieces of art, literary and other forms of expression from anyone, artists, writers and many others.
Each and everyone of us have our own story to tell. A single post can give others a story to relate, to inspire, to remind that we are not alone in the journey; An encouragement sought for a moment. We all have stories. If not told then to live; a story to give.

Collab with us. A single post has stories to tell. Your story matters.

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Busking his way to his dreams: A busker’s story

Busking his way to his dreams: A busker’s story

Busking his way to his dreams

Guest Post by Sci-Lense

(Note from us! – IntrvrtdPyrld works with other amazing individuals who likes to reach out to their friends, to help and support them through connecting with their stories.)

Meet Kieran, a busker! He is a rising indie artist in the Philippines. Follow his story to follow his journey.

From busking, discover how he found his way in making it to the scene in his local community full of creative individuals, all wanting to fulfill their dreams. Here is Kieran’s story hoping to inspire and radiate positive message to anyone in the same journey. – @IntrvrtdPyrld

Post-O-Graph Story Teller:

by Sci-Lense

These are photos we took years ago during Kieran’s early days in his journey…

Just like many, who were often hustling their way along Session Road, the popular street in Baguio City, street performances and gimmicks of many kind would just cross your path or gaze in a flash. Until one time passers-by just couldn’t keep going.  That made them stopped, then looked at the sunflower worn on the wrist of a cool dude strumming his guitar, and listened to his music.

No doubt, a dose of positive vibes shot everybody’s senses with a good mood and authentic heartfelt singing radiated among the people on this busy street.

This is Kieran or Kieran Salidummay, or now more popular as Kieran Il Mago.

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Photo courtesy by Sci-Lense
…(watch Kieran performs Drive by Incubus)… 

Kieran has been embraced in Baguio City as one of the buskers who never gave up despite the challenges of busking business in the country.

Around this same time of last year our friends had the chance to catch him in one of his performances. We were so glad to catch up with him and be able to speak with him.

Get to know Kieran as he shares his story…

Busking is not that easy. There are times buskers or street performers like me get treated like beggars. Some would like what you do, but there will always be those who would throw frowns at you,” shared Kieran.

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He travels around nearby cities around Baguio in Philippines, like La Union and in Manila to busk, share music and “radiate positive vibes!”

I love singing, music is what I have always wanted to do,” he said. Kieran also performs in cafes and restos in the famous city! “Busking had already brought me to different places and offered me a lot of opportunities, I met friends who supported me all through out and friends who I just met and connected with them immediately“, Kieran introspected during his early days chasing his dreams.

 

A lot of challenges intersect anyone who wants to pursue his dreams. Kieran is no different.

Shedding his vulnerabilities he opened-up, “I’ve been through doubts and depression , thinking that I have nowhere to go. I lived in streets for a while, I almost gave up. But eventually I found hope. I thank the people who believed in me, my friends who I met along the way helped me.” Kieran was the lead singer of the band “Leafy Eye” an indie music band rising in the Manila music scene. He experienced performing with famous local musicians in the Philippines. As time tests young and growing artists in this scene, disappointments teaches any individual to find his/her own identity in the pursuit of making authentic music. The band eventually went on their separate ways.

This is where Kieran discovered the adventure-full life of busking.

 

I’m glad I did not give up. When nothing seems to be happening I almost gave up. One time while in the streets, I was desperate for help. Then help happened. I realized that there is Someone out there who sees us in our darkest times, even if we really don’t search for Him.” Good people and individuals who believe in Kieran’s talent reached out to him and supported him back on his feet, and once again on the move around the streets to busk and make music.

Hold on to your dreams, do it for those who cared and loved you.” – Kieran

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Featured @ Post-O-Graph

 

 

Follow Kieran’s story featured on Post-O-Graph collection . Catch him busking in the streets of Baguio, Philippines. Also, Kieran’s first album is out now!

Check out his original songs via Soundcloud: His first indie album: Acoustica Hermitica

Acoustica Hermitica is available @ Bookends in Baguio City, Philippines. Contact Kieran on his FB Page for more about his album.
#supportlocalartists
#KieranIlMago
All photos by Sci-Lense. 2017. Sci-Lense is a community page for promoting local Filipino and other indigenous art, knowledge, innovations and stories from the Philippines. #supportlocal use this hashtag to promote and support local artists in your community.
Rainless Night

Rainless Night

5…4…

The hand motioned two dots closer before it hits number “12”. On its opposite end, the shorter hand hangs motionless.

3…2…1… I counted. It says “6” on the clock by the wall inside the house. Outside, rippling silhouettes of leaves and twigs drew on the bluish-black, almost gray sky, but with streaks of indigo.

It was getting dark. It has been in a very long time since I saw these patterns outlined the horizons. The sky has been pouring for weeks; morning ’til evening. It was non-stop. But tonight, it’s a rain-less night.

The evening closed in and then suddenly, the neighborhood’s power got cut. Before I could complain that I’ll be spending time with the dark, it’s the rain-less night that got my attention.

With the absence of  lights gleaming at the stark community, darkness blanketed my view. There’s only the stillness and silence, which gave clarity of a rain-less night; And the finally clear evening is a night to thank for.

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Weeks earlier, I have been praying for the stealth winds to subside and the pouring to stop. I missed the sun.

I missed the warmth and working under the sun. With no worrying on how to stay dry and continue the task needs to be done for the day.I counted not only seconds, hours, but days. It was raining for almost a month.

Though I know I have no total control, I prayed for a little sun…

Still, not a streak nor a dot peaked through the pouring clouds. I missed the moments when it was a walk in a sunshine and it seemed God answers every prayer; even those which are trivial like cancelling the rain when you need to get out or when you forget to bring an umbrella.

Then God answered this silly prayer, but in a rather twisted way. His way.

God did not give me the sun, but He sure stopped the rain. With that I knew the One who hears is teaching me something. The rain-less night, is a night for a lesson learned.

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Have you ever had those times when you get prayers unanswered. Questions remained and your view of a situation is just cloudy. Disappointments were unavoidable; frustrations after frustrations. Troubles seemed non-stop. We doubted if God really hears. We doubted if we had the right kind of faith too.

We expect God to answer in a certain, more bearable way: our way. We ask, “God, just a little sun,”…”Lord just a little help… if not make this problem go away,”…”I’m not asking for a miracle, God, just a small dot of hope…” We ask, “Why?”… “Lord, why not?”

When the rains in life are relentless, it is the best season our prayers be restless. “Pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ. (1 Thes. 5 17-18).” Faith and obedience in God is not by how fast we get answers, or be blessed by how we want to experience blessings. God is never dependent on people’s choices. He still and does answer prayers, it is just not in a way we understand.

For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
    neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord.
 For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
    so are my ways higher than your ways
    and my thoughts than your thoughts

Isaiah 55:8-9 (ESV)

God may not always stop the rain during the day when we need it. Sometimes He needs us to wait for the night, to wait and hope in the night.

Pray.Trust. Wait.
Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. – Psalm 27:14

It is dark. But it is in darkness where He wants to show certain patterns revealing His

ways, which He can not make us see during the day, when there’s too much light blocking our sight.

When things seems to go our way, and prayers get answered immediately we tend to rely on our own efforts in knowing God. Thinking we must have been doing what is right. It would be impossible for God to punish ’cause we read the Bible, we serve, we had finally achieved being perfect servants. We think, “God can not withhold me His blessings, I’m giving glory to Him.” We only see things our way, in our own limited understanding of what God seeks in a person’s character and faith.

In the night, when we cannot see, we learn to depend on a single source of light. We can’t trust on our own capacity anymore. When we cannot see troubles in life end, and we cannot get answers clearly anymore, the night teaches us to wait, to expect for day to come.

We rest in the night and hope in the Lord. He is teaching us patience in times we are uncertain.

We can only trust in the One in control when we feel frustrated and nothing we see happening swerves our troubles and pain. We tried to drive our own way, or even please God just to receive what we know we deserve. We manipulate faith by following “christianized” self-help strategies from books, wisdom from famous authors-pastors, trainings, workshops, etc. We do good and we create a walk-in-a-sunshine lifestyle. But self-efforts in trying to be right in the Lord’s sight leads us to meeting our own desires and not His. The night teaches us to open our eyes and see things wider; deeper if not clear as the day.

Trust and confidence in God is alone dependent on Him, on His character and wisdom.

He is an all-knowing parent, He patiently reminds us in times of uncertainty that we can not do things our own, but He is here with us. He is gently guiding us instructions (the  Bible), not only for us to follow but also to know what He promises. Prayer is our basic strategy God taught us to face life’s storms and aftermaths. Prayer is God’s way not only for us to seek answers but also seek the One who gives answers. We search God’s heart, His voice, His character, His help.

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He is a friend who listens in the silence of hearts and desires a close walk with us in both still and stormy weather.

When prayers seemed unanswered, trust God, His Word through Jesus. He works with perfect understanding of seasons. His hand is always in motion, even if slow; He is making plans in His perfect time according to His relentless love for us.

Trust in Him, O people; pour out your hearts before Him. God is our refuge.

Psalm 62:8 (NIV)

We had thanked God for sunny days. Have you thanked Him for a rainless night? Look outside, tonight might just be the perfect night.

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A Rainless Night. 2018. @IntrvrtdPyrld. (For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
    neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord.
 For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
    so are my ways higher than your ways
    and my thoughts than your thoughts
Isaiah 55:8-9)

 

Radiate + Vibes: Post-O-Graph #13

Radiate + Vibes: Post-O-Graph #13

 

Post-O-Graph #13: Radiate + Vibes by “Kieran”

 

Hi! This is Introverted Pyralid, where stories are real; they can be yours.

We all have stories. Though not everything is told, some may come in pictures and fragments of thoughts. In any way we all have something to share.

We are glad to present you our first Video Post-O-Graph! Featuring  “Kieran Il Mago” or “Kieran”.

And we want to thank our friends who connected to us from Sci-Lense for this Post-O-Graph story.

 

Post-O-Graph Story Teller: Sci-Lense

“Just like many, who were often hustling their way along Session Road, the popular street in Baguio City, street performances and gimmicks of many kind would just cross your path or gaze in a flash. Until one time passers-by just couldn’t keep going.  That made them stopped, then looked at the sunflower worn on the wrist of a cool dude strumming his guitar, and listened to his music.

No doubt, a dose of positive vibes shot everybody’s senses with good mood and authentic heartfelt singing radiated among the people on this busy street.”

This is Kieran or Kieran Salidummay, or now more popular as Kieran Il Mago.

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Photo courtesy by Sci-Lense

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” Hold on to your dreams, do it for those who cared and loved you.” – Kieran

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Follow Kieran on his journey to music and chasing his dream. Catch him busking in the streets of Baguio, Philippines. Also, Kieran’s first album is out now! Check it out via Soundcloud: Acoustica Hermitica

Acoustica Hermitica is available @ Bookends in Baguio City, Philippines. Contact Kieran on his FB Page for more about his album.

#supportlocalartists

#KieranIlMago

All photos by Sci-Lense. 2017. Sci-Lense is a community page for promoting local Filipino and other indigenous art, knowledge, innovations and stories from the Philippines. #supportlocal use this hashtag to promote and support local artists in your community.

Follow Kieran’s Story here – ” A Busker’s Story

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You hem me: Post-O-Graph #12

You hem me: Post-O-Graph #12

“YOU hem me…”

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Post-O-Graph #12. “You hem me.” IntrvrtdPyrld. La Trinidad, Benguet.

“O Lord , you have searched me and you know me.
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You perceive my thoughts from a far
You discern my going out and my lying down
You are familiar with all my ways
Before a word is on my tongue
You know it completely..

You hem me in behind and before
you have laid Your hand upon me
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too lofty to attain.”

– Psalm 139:1-6

YOU hem me,
no filter needed
not edited

made perfectly
swoon like a tapestry
You hem me wonderfully
You hem my
tiny details, my every age
reflecting Your image
Tangled webs,
venomous hue
You in me,
now a perfect view
You & me, just because
I’m loved by YOU.
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Light Touch : Post-O-Graph #11

Light Touch : Post-O-Graph #11
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Gave myself a dose of photography one day, a natural therapy I learned when triggers of depression surged.

This season when rainy days are frequent, makes the afternoons in my home in Cordillera so gloomy. I noticed that this yellow allamanda peeking through the fences searching for a tiny ray of light. It never ceased to be bright!

When gray skies shroud our days, just wait, stick around, light is just behind the clouds waiting to touch down the ground.