Denial – Shame – Persecution – Victim – a poem

Best Sandwich Ever

Shame & Denial, Tempt Persecution.

Search and destroy

Search and rescue

Formidable confusion…

 

Kindness mistaken, True Love forsaken

Quickens to twisted and dark conversation

With Perception askew, direction untrue

The path that once was, is covered from view.

 

Behold the giver, in now different light

ill received, misconceived, aggressive to fight.

Anger and rage, control binds the victim

motivates the wicked, to ruin gods kingdom.

 

Decayed palace walls, now cracked and bare

draw anyone with knowledge of how to repair

to their own morbid demise and utter despair

crying “life isn’t fair” “Oh Life isn’t fair.”

 

Craving instant relief, for all who partake

Reprisal, en repose, a well deserved break

Lets the body feel happiness, While the heart starts to ache

accelerating faster the bodies’ decay.

 

Crashing to an end, a hopeful chapter can begin

yet midway through writing, realization sets in.

This its just the same story and nobody wins.

again and again and again and again….

I PRAY THEE, BREAK THE CYCLE

GET OUT WHILE YOU CAN

FOR A LIFE OF DENIAL

AINT WORTH A DAMN!

News Radio Broadcast for East Stroudsburg University Homecoming Race

Esu Logo

Here is a news style radio broadcast of the homecoming race 2013 at East Stroudsburg University. The interviewer is myself, Jeremiah Williams, the interviewed is Allison White a candidate in the race for homecoming queen 2013. I was asked to write a 5:00 news radio ad by my professor and instructed to make it sound like a National Public Radio broadcast.

I would like to do some more radio broadcasts and will have an opportunity at East Stroudsburg University to do this. My Major is titled Digital Media Technologies. If you or anyone you know would like to broadcast a great story, like this one, please feel free to contact me by clicking the connect link at the top of the page.

This, made for radio production, was written by me, Jeremiah Williams. The music was created and recorded by me as well with Logic Pro 9, some midi instruments, and the sequencing and editing functions. The vocals were recorded with an iPhone and a Shure condenser microphone at Meak Studio.

JUST CLICK PLAY TO LISTEN!!

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Faces of the Pentadroid – Op Art – Illustration by Jeremiah Williams

Illustration by Jeremiah Williams
Illustration based on a pentagon, a five sided equilateral shape, using adobe illustrator by Jeremiah Williams

Here is a piece I just finished. It is called “Faces of the Pentadroid” because the entire piece of work is based on one singular shape being reflected and rotated over and over again. It has some fractal characteristics and can be considered a tessellation. It could as well be classified as Op Art due to its mesmerizing effect in which your brain is constantly changing the artwork and morphing it into different grouped shapes which vary from flat to 3D. Sometimes the art seems to form a surprise of a 3D face every once and a while. I am also considering using this as an album cover art for a 3 song avant garde’ electronica project I have in the works.

My process: I used adobe illustrator to create this piece of work. I began with a single pentagon, turned it into a symbol and kept on reflecting it until it filled the page. This created both a 3D illusion and a unified repetition. Although I did not begin this project with a defined idea of what it would appear to like when it was done, I am very satisfied with the finished product.

50 Free ways to improve joy and lower stress – by Jeremiah Williams

Photo of Jeremiah Williams Smilling
Taken march 20th, 2013 while at Northampton Community College Photography Class led by Ryan Hulvat

Here you will find 50 ways to increase joy in your life and lower stress. If you read just one you will begin to notice an immediate difference. It may not be easy to get through all of these in one sitting so feel free to check back as many times as you need. This list will be up here until the end of the internet and will far surpass my lifetimes and span many generations until their is no longer a desire of the human race to want to feel better. When we have evolved into stress free lives and all have found peace, I only ask that this list is destroyed. This should not be read by anyone under 13 years of age.

  1. Expect to be lied to, people are out for themselves. They don’t give a crap about your desires. However; if you expose your true desires to anyone they may use that information to control you to further their own fantasies.
  2. Expect to be cheated on, perhaps then you won’t trust somebody with your girlfriend /boyfriend / husband / wife.
  3. Expect to be wronged and don’t take it personal, you will intentionally and unintentionally wrong many people throughout your own life.
  4. Expect challenges, don’t take offense to things done harmfully to you. They are actually people trying to help you become better people than they could ever be. Expect to be wrong often. After all, who’s wrong and who’s right is merely up to the individual and they are subject to gusts of wind and rain just like you
  5. Expect to become physically ill, we are not offered healthy food in our grocery stores, nor are our doctors expected to heal us. They are expected to make money.
  6. The more you have, the more you have to lose. The less you have, the less you have to lose.
  7. Expect life to be unfair, but open up your mouth when your indubitably wronged.
  8. Expect to be betrayed, even after you have learned your lesson..
  9. Expect to be stolen from, unless you have 1000 pairs of eyes, go ahead try to steal something from a fly, its impossible
  10. Expect to keep moving, if you become stagnant you will soon become ill
  11. Expect to be corrected, there are many among us who pride themselves in fault finding. It makes them feel better about the shit life that they have
  12. Expect to be unfulfilled because once you get what you want you no longer want it, and will immediately want something different
  13. Have many acquaintances, but few friends. DO NOT CONFUSE THE TWO!
  14. Expect to be a follower, before anybody even considers letting you lead
  15. Expect to be directed, controlled, and abused by people who have more than you. You will one day have more then someone else, and you can then find balance again.
  16. Expect to be lost much and found rarely. This is why when the words lost and found are connected together, it seems like some stranger or organization has your needs in their best interest, creating a sense of trust that is misguided.
  17. Expect great confusion, and know that everyone is also just as confused as you are. The only difference between you and them is that they have learned how to speak in a low confident tone which only makes them seem like they are not confuse.
  18. Let go of all thats past, this way we approach our future with a clean slate.
  19. Don’t hold too many grudges, they will poison your tongue
  20. Learn a creative outlet. It will lower your stress level.
  21. Allow people to become who they want to be, even its unbefitting in your eyes.
  22. Don’t believe anything people say. They are just trying to act out their own fantasies. After all aren’t we all.
  23. Expect everything to be taken from you, when you die you take nothing.
  24. Expect the sun will come up, everyday. Don’t worry yourself about impossibilities. Worry about possibilities. If that is impossible then tell people just that after they suggest you don’t worry.
  25. Expect tomorrow will be a completely different day. A mind that thinks things are always the same is looking inward, not outward.
  26. Some things Never change, but some things ALWAYS do.
  27. Stop comparing everything to your own past, therefore you can face your future with a positive attitude. It’s the only shot we have at minimizing stress.
  28. Nothing will ever make any real sense. There is a disconnect between what we decide, think, do, and endure which prevents us from ever knowing the whole truth.
  29. Math will always add up to one correct answer, even if that answer is that there is no answer.
  30. Never be creative with numbers or you will soon be out of a job.
  31. Expect to be alone, even the moments when it seems our lives seem full of love, those around you are temporarily hiding their ever growing conditions on that love.
  32. Accept gifts from no one, the only gift you get for nothing is a hidden expectation that can never be fulfilled, which leads to unfounded guilt.
  33. Always be kind and over-produce what people ask of you, this way, even the most evil of humans will never have a good reason to hurt you or your family.
  34. When embarrassed say these magic words out loud : “ I am embarrassed”
  35. When you are sad say these magic words out loud : “I am sad”
  36. When you are angry at somebody as you will eventually become, say these magic words “That’s too bad” then go for a walk. They will get it.
  37. Never lay your hands on anyone out of anger, it will leave a permanent scar on that persons life. It never fully heals.
  38. When you are lonely : do absolutely nothing. Simply wait and your situation will change quickly. If you choose to end your loneliness yourself, it will just prolong it.
  39. When in new situations, err on the side of caution. Even though the situation seems similar to the past, it isn’t.
  40. Never be the loudest person in the room because if you make a faux pas you will instantly lose many relationships you have worked hard and long to obtain.
  41. Own as little things as possible, so it’s easy when you want to move.
  42. Moving is NEVER fun.
  43. When you want to do something: first complete your task at hand, then, Just Do It!
  44. Wait twice as lone for only those that would wait at least half as long for you.
  45. Accept that we are not free. We are all bound to each other in unimaginable ways.
  46. Accept that life is long, but time is short.
  47. Have fun while your young: until 30 the latest.
  48. When your 40, do whatever you want because it’s your turn, and nobody actually expected you to live that long, especially you.
  49. If you have lived until you’re fifties there is little you can learn or do differently, since by now, life is mostly habitual. Don’t bother trying to change or grow up, the name of the game now is your health and thats that.
  50. This list incomplete and requires that YOU finish it.

 

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I hope that you get the most enjoyment out of your life, everyone

This is all I have learned so far. By now means is this a comprehensive or complete list. There are as many ways to be happy as their are people alive. This is just an attempt to save anyone from trouble that has already been researched so you may make new mistakes that we can all learn from, and as a race improve our overall quality of life, in the entire world.

 

A mistake shared is one less mistake you have made today.

 

By the Water – A duet of photography and writing.

photography by Jeremiah Williams of the Hurricane Wall in New Bedford MA.
Photo taken by Jeremiah Williams. In New Bedford, MA. On May 30th 2013.

What would it be like to live by the sea? Near water, it seems thoughts are clearer, and have a slower pace. Perhaps, there is a profound physiological reaction that caused from the nearness of water. It relaxes, it soothes, it even surrenders us. Water can create and destroy life. There are many robust and yet subtle properties that water contains.

The sea affects all the senses. Inside the ears, it presents a down-tempo rhythmic swish and swash. It is the heartbeat of mother nature herself. Through the eyes it provides a clear reflection of what is above it, or a beautifully textured, glistening, distortion of light. It keeps it from becoming dry and cracked and maintains the body’s natural balance of moisture. In a word, salty, tastes the sea.

Water can give life to all things that are near. People, plants and animals, will die without it. Although the rains spread it out, it only delivers a small fraction of the whole. To lift up all that massive weight would take an act of unbridled strength. We are all born in water. Water is necessary for all things to grow. Water quenches natures thirst to thrive and grow.

Water can take the lives of many. When a tornado, hurricane, twister or strong winds blow large bodies of water, it can eradicate life on huge areas of land. An earthquake may cause water to rise up hundreds of feet above sea level. A Tsunami has killed almost one-third of a million people in Indonesia in 2004. It is among the deadliest of forces which mother nature wields. Water will drown things that need air to survive.

When water is frozen is creates land masses that have made walkways. This is called an ice-bridge and supposedly enabled humans access to other continents, during the ice-age. Frozen water makes refreshing desserts. Some people like to skate over the frozen water. There exists a wonderful treat for children made mainly of frozen water. It is called a popsicle. Some believe it to travel from two continents over an ice-bridge. When water boils it removes bacteria and dirt. Water is used to make stew and soup and so many other meals too. Hot water can also scald the skin, making the skin sting for days on end.

Water gives life and takes it away. Water always coats everything it touches without ever missing a piece. With it’s unimaginable size and weight, is hard to imagine a force that can tame it. Water is beautiful and still terrifying. Yet ,there it sits. Perfectly adjusted to its surroundings and behaving like an obedient child, at least for right now.

The End.

Written by Jeremiah Williams to accompany a photograph taken by Jeremiah Williams. This photograph was taken by a hurricane bridge in New Bedford, MA. On the last day in May in 2013. While he was up to visit his Aunt and cousins in a home that was an integral piece of history within his family, and is now being sold due to economical reasons.

A Poem on Death and Dying – by Jeremiah Williams

Where would I be, if I wasn’t me,

Maybe a pirate, who conquers the seas,
Or maybe a sailor who has a disease,
I might be a warrior, so thin and strong,
I might be a genius who’d never be wrong,

I might be a dancer, as light as the air,
I might drive a taxi, and life would be fare,
Or maybe a pilot, soaring the skies,
or perhaps a prophet, who hides behind lies,

I would have had different parents,
One’s who raised me with grace,
I would have been wealthier,
And had exquisite taste,

If I’d been more loved,
And given more attention,
I’d probably be president,
And create the best inventions,

If I’d been more kind,
And knew what I know,
Life would’ve been easy,
Not a treacherous road,

If I’d been more forgiving,
I would surely have found,
That once it is done,
It comes back around,

If I hadn’t been shy,
I’d have many more tries,
At laughing and loving,
And touching the skies

There’d be more happy endings
When all seemed so lost,
I would have done less pretending
Whatever the cost.

I’d definitely be happier
At least half of the time,
And I’d throw the best parties,
And drink the best wine,

I would give the best hugs,
And I’d take the best drugs,
And I’d have many women,
Exotic, not thugs

I’d have many more friends,
That would be obvious,
It’s easy to imagine
A much larger audience.

I’d be a noble prince
It’s not such a far leap,
It’s clear to me now,
As I sit here and weep.

 

As I ponder all the ways,
Which my life could be better,
I shudder to think,
I might share this letter,

With people who know me,
And people who see,
What a wonderful person,
I almost could be

So what I’ll do in the end,
Is make pretend I had friends,
That I led a good life,
That I had a beautiful wife,

That I was a nobleman,
Dressed to impress,
That the ladies all adored me,
And shared in my success,

As the curtains now come,
To a gradual close,
And my memory fades,
Of the new and the old,

I’ll remember more good times,
The glory old days,
And I’ll fill in the blank spots,
Masquerade escapades

I’ll makeup the past,
Without any proof,
For whom is to care,
Who remembers my youth,

But one thing’s for sure,
beyond any doubt,
I won’t give a fuck,
what I lived with or without,

I wont’ even remember
This day in september,
Nor will I care,
of my looks or my hair,

I will cease any more pride,
In my basic appearance,
I won’t even bathe,
I’ll put my soul on clearance.

I won’t ever be sad, or happy or glad,
I won’t recognize the memories of my mom of my dad,
I will completely forget about,
All that I’ve seen,

Both beautiful and haneous,
Will lose all their meaning,

Approaching the end I’ll no longer worry,
About how I appear or why I should hurry,

I’ll spend the last days in calmness and fright,
At things more important like heaven or flight,

Now awake in a hospice, arrives the angel of death,
He waits and he watches as I take my last breath,
He looms and he stares with his deep black eyes,
And draws closer to my head, neck, chest, waist, and thighs,

This marks a great triumph which fills me with relief,
That life will go on but do so without me,

I now no longer wonder,
what could have been, should have been,
what would have, and should have,
happened to me,

I will cease to exist and I’ll never see,
What life would have been, could have been,
If I wasn’t me…

written by – Jeremiah Williams – on death and dying

Self Portrait of Jeremiah Williams, Narcissism @ its finest

jeremiah williams toying with light
jeremiah williams toying with light
Here I am, Jeremiah Williams, with some playing with light.

Here I am. Where are you? Are you here with me? In my sight. On my mind. Am I on your mind? Are our minds connected right now? Is there a way to quantify narcissism? Do you think we are equals? Do you think you are equal to your environment? Can equality be measured or just experienced?

Don’t.

 

The Beauty of Great Gorge Captured by Jeremiah Williams

Great Gorge
Great Gorge Valley, Jim Thorpe, PA

This photograph captures the beauty of Great Gorge, a valley deep in the mountains in Jim Thorpe, PA. This picture was taken from the foot bridge on the walking trail. We had really lucked out that day. It was a beautiful outside and the wind seemed to warm our bones with every new attempt.

The town of Jim Thorpe, originally called Mauch Chunk, has a lot of history as well as beautiful sights to see. If you travel down Broadway, you will pass by many historic buildings of the which the architecture has been extremely well preserved. At the bottom of Broadway lies the once very active Central Railroad of New Jersey Station. This station was converted into a beautiful visitors center, and is open most of the week.

If you keep traveling up Broadway you will see the spectacular architecture of Addison Hutton, whom built the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Building sitting at the intersection of Broadway and Lehigh Avenue. If you keep climbing up Broadway you will come to one of my personal favorite places to see any musical performances, The Mauch Chunk Opera House.

Built in 1881, the Mauch Chunk Opera House is a smaller sized venue, which allows the audience to get up-close and personal with the performer of their choice. When you first walk into this ancient structure you immediately feel that you are being transported into a world that only existed one hundred and fifty years ago.

If that’s not enough for you there is also the best Whitewater Rafting and Adventure center appropriately named Jim Thorpe River Adventures. I went here a few years ago during a damn release. Looking back I would call it the most fun I had during the summer of 2010.

You can travel to Jim Thorpe very easily from the Poconos, by traveling west on Interstate 80 to the Blakeslee 115 exit, then follow that road south until you start to see beautiful landscape. Alternatively one can drive on 209 the whole way as well. Then  proceed down all the hills to the bottom most point. Then arrive at one of the most pristine and cutest towns I have seen in Pennsylvania within a reasonable distance from the Pocono mountains.

Self Portrait? Look Closely

Self - Portrait Look Closely
Self portrait taken at the High Museum in Atlanta

This image was captured at the High Museum in Atlanta, GA. This piece was on the 4th Floor among the other breathtaking modern art to see on that floor. This piece stood about 6 feet tall and is completely circular. Also, it had a concave curve that seemed perfectly symmetrical, and was about one foot or so deep. It looked like it was built with thousands of pieces of cut mirrors, affixed to the inside of the concave shape. It also wielded another surprise which cannot be described in words, because it reverberated your own sound right back into your eardrums. My breath almost sounded like a tornado.If your ever in Atlanta Georgia and enjoy modern art, it is a great place to spend an afternoon.The 4th floor is where they house the modern art exhibits. I was impressed. I enjoyed the museum. I spent about half a day there. They do have other art located on the other three floors; it was not my cup of tea.