Thursday, April 22, 2010

"Say Yes." - A practice in descriptive writing

Personal challenge to write a piece from a single person perspective. Here goes... =]

Overhead lights cast their highlighted beams across the rock patio where only a few remaining couples continued to dance. The DJ and his crew created light murmuring in the background as they began to pack away their music stand and system. In the meantime however, the last song of the night continued to grace the couple pairs still listening. They swayed lightly to the music, minds having become numb to the fascinating architecture of the panda exhibit they were dancing in. The Chinese dragon statues watched them with blank eyes, as still as the school administrators who also held vigilance, leaning against various structures around the complex. Ornate lanterns hanging from the high archways cast counter rays, giving off a warm orange glow that softened the dance floor into a slightly lit, bathed floor of gently moving bodies. Words washed across the dancers, "...see the lights, see the party, the ball gowns," and they moved in time, heads resting on shoulders, arms wrapped around each other, "see you make your way through the crowd to say hello." I stand here, observing all of this before taking a deep breathe and realizing that I am here. Here, with my arms wrapped around a girl, dancing to one of our favorite songs. I could have been like many of the other guys that night, escorting a pretty girl in a pretty dress. "That you were Romeo, you were throwing pebbles...."But instead I not only escorted, but had my arms around the most beautiful girl of the whole night. We rocked, lightly, from one foot to another, her voice mingling with mine as we sang along with the lyrics. "You'll be the prince and I'll be the princess..." For the first time, in four years of knowing each other, we truly held each other close. Her head leaned lightly against mine as we rocked in slow circles, oblivious to the teachers cleaning up the empty soda cans from nearby benches. Benches we'd sat on and just talked for a good while that evening. Just having her presence close can send my head into flutters. But not now, as we slow dance to a song we never want to end. Now, I'm at peace. "...So close your eyes, escape this town for a little while." I held her close with such vulnerability, each of us opening up to let the other become such an integral part of the others lives. We had talked, almost daily, for the past several years, but had only met once. Now, the world disappears as both our minds and our hearts are compassed by the one holding them. "This love is difficult, but it's real." Like a lock that lacks a purpose without a key, I'd walked lightly through the world; my world back home. But now I've found my key, my missing puzzle piece, my happiness in human form. While just a look can make my mind become fuzzy with a rush of emotions, her personality and love for life makes me pray all the more the evening will not end. "I got tired of waiting, wondering if you were ever coming around." We part as I gently spin her out to face me and see the bliss that has claimed hold. Hand in hand, I bring her back close and then step back once more, a simple dance move I taught her earlier. Repeated again, and I pause as she steps into a direct beam of light, stunning me senseless. Even as a writer with whole languages commanded by my will, I have no words to describe her immense beauty. "Is this in my head? I don't know what to think." I spin her back close, embracing with one pair of hands while the others fingers remained interlaced. We return to the simple sway, voices creating a soft lullaby of the song as it surrounds us in our own, shared world. "You'll never have to be alone..." I try not to tear up, eyes burning slightly as I realize just how much this girl means to me. The world may see her as just another girl, but to me, when it comes to life outside of simply school, she means the world. An hour time zone difference, a state away, six hundred miles apart, and yet I feel sometimes we are about as close as this moment. Hands let go to completely embrace the other. Her face is buried in my shoulder, mine in her hair. One hand supports her around her back, the other gently strokes her incredible hair. We remain like this for the ending of the song. "I love you and that's all I really know." As the last coords drift off into the night, we squeeze each other a moment tighter, knowing that it will be a long time, if ever, before this moment is repeated. Neither would ever let the night end if we could, but time continues its trek forward and we must following along or get left behind. The other couples have parted and are slowly making their way to the entrance. I guide her to our stuff as we prepare to leave, making sure none of our belongings are missing. Placing my tux jacket around her shoulders, I guide her out the entrance with minimal speaking, both lost in our own but same world of thought. God has a plan, and He executed it with perfection that night. Now we both wait for His next blessing. But until then, we know one thing for sure. "This love is difficult, but it's real. Don't be afraid, we'll make it out of this mess. It's a love story, baby, just say yes."

Taking a chance posting this... *crosses fingers*

Thursday, February 4, 2010


Really been listening to a lot of music lately, especially at school. Listened at least half of the day with one ear in my iPod. Not that it has that good music on it, but it keeps me awake and interested. Dozed a tad in gov and a tad in Lit, but as usual, got the last word in Lit and came up with a new way to look at what was being discussed. =) Talked with Ms. Lacy about me being last and she said I was good at summarizing things. So, that makes me happy. So glad to have gotten to spend some time chatting with Miranda today. Really missing her. Hmph. Barely made drawing deadline and working hard to meet the next. Finally starting to pull together a concentration. I'll explain another time, not enough now.

Seriously thinking about giving this modeling thing a shot. It'll be a $150 that God will have to provide, but if it's what He wants, He will. The $150 is for a really good head and "full" photograph/shot of me to be sent in to auditions etc. Also means I need to get a $14 hair cut. *rolls eyes* In addition, I have to keep up the look which means a haircut at least once a month. More money. And gas to drive back and forth. All in all, I'm going to have to start working evenings for my Mom to make ends meet. Probably something I should have done, but really need to get on a roll with. Next Sat morning/afternoon no plans till at least 4. 10 till 4, going to paint and do stuff. Got to, got to, got to. Wish I could sell art. That stuff would be pancakes. >_<

"Why run when you can walk and enjoy the scenery?"

Instead of a poem, just want to share a quote. This writing every day thing seems to be getting a little taxing. XD

Anyways, just going to add, I won't be on for the next two/three nights so I'll have a huge update/post then!

Going up into the mountains to go snowboarding with RC for his 20th birthday and Caleb along as well. Going to be wicked fun! Plan to sketch the whole way up and most of the time there. XD Hope we get back in time for me to go with Megan to youth. So want to take her. Monday is Improv practice, which the show is next Sat. So far have quite a number of friends who are attending, friends just from school, which is seriously exciting! TONS in the "possibly" range. Anyway, super happy about that. Got a Gov test Tuesday. Math Double Quiz Monday. Interview with MT Tuesday afternoon. Then school the rest of the week. Going to be a fascinating week. ^^ Thanks God for keeping my life interesting! *huggles* Always on the move, and yet so many memories. =D

Night world! Stay warm!

-Jake Kelton

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Modeling Images Talent Agency... hmm?

So, going to try to keep it short, since I'm running over my Midnight = bedtime, time. Today was long. Long and a bit rough. Some exciting things, but the days are starting to drag into each other. Which I don't want. It's already a month into my final semester as a senior. Before I know it, I'll have blinked and be graduating. What a year this will have been. =)

On the way home, tired and sleepy, God poked me and I called a number I've had for almost a year now. Last spring, passed around Pope was a flier kind of thing that was for a Modeling/Talent group. I had no idea what it was about, but took the number down anyway just in case for some reason something came up and I wanted it. Not really sure why. Guess it was Gods prompting. A year after, today, I called it. I was extremely disappointed I had not called sooner. Had a wonderful conversation with Ms. Henry and am excited about some possibilities. Next Tuesday I'll be going in to talk with her about future options or thoughts. Until then we'll be in touch.

Also VERY excited for snowboarding! I guess I won't be able to blog for Sat and probably Sunday, but I'll figure out something to do instead. Going to be so fun!

Still have a drawing to finish, so I'm off. Thanks for reading!

"Look back and miss what has gone.
Recognize the ending of a song.
No more shall we sing along.
Was I so in the wrong?
I miss, so miss, what we had."


-Jake Kelton

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

That... is a really deep toilet...

Summarized yesterday. Here's today.
Long, very, very, very long. 0 period. Super Size me, finished. Sicking, but good story. Gov, still a B. Test coming up. Homework. Art, drew a little bit. Finding my muse. This week is my week. Going to be me by the end of the week. Got to draw tomorrow night. Lunch. Fun. Collin beat me at ERS. I blame headache. New food! ^^ Math, this stuff is easy. Doing homework, though I don't HAVE to. Musical Theater, no one has a clue what they're doing. =P Lit, wrote. Don't think I did TOO badly. >.< Drama, fun play! Cannot wait to get started. =) Improv tonight was a lot of fun. WAY better than last week. The group thing is going to be AWESOME!

Two poem, thingies...

"Think, ponder, turn it around
Contemplate... without a sound."

"Black hat sitting there,
Many heads, many hairs, many people,
My stored memories."

Gotta get a good nights sleep tonight for tomorrow. Night!
And yes Diana, I'm bringing you back A foosball tomorrow night. ^^

-Jake Kelton

Monday, February 1, 2010

Oh life that thou hast livithed.

Ugh, such a long two days. I think I'm going to give it a rest tonight and just do two poems for the next two nights because my brain has been used to almost full capacity. Tired. So tired. But it was a good two days. A lot of self discovery. Super simple summary: 1/31, Church, wait, Bro's lunch/dinner, no bowling, no Miranda, youth, Melissa, talktalktalkchatchatchat, owe foosball. 2/1, Supersize Me, school, artartarthmmm, no at lunch, 80 on test, YAY FOR CHOIR in musical theater, no book in Lit, take notes, Lead, read stage directions, have amazing talk with Miranda, agree to return to being really good friends, walk home, drive to her house, share some time on the piano, walk Marley, talk to Mom, back home, out again, apply at Paradise, have amazing talk with Sis, talk with Mom, talk with Lissi, talk with Lela. And now bed. Night!

Poems tomorrow, I promise!

-Jake Kelton

Saturday, January 30, 2010


BLARGH! Today was fascinating. Started off really nice, getting to sleep in. No headache, till about 10, then it started once again. Tried to go to clinic, first was closed. Got sad. Went home. Head still hurting. Dad drove to CVS. No sinus infection, no brain tumor, just migraine. Have pills. Joy. So yeah, spent most of the afternoon between napping, reading Catch-22, and trying to ignore headache. Watched Surrogates, good good movie! Very possible reality for the future. Fascinating. Missed Miranda. She was painting so I can't wait to see painting. Drew a bit tonight while chatting with friends and skyping. Drew some pretty ok drawings of characters. Still haven't a clue what I'm doing for AP art. Yet. NEED to decide but hope God sheds some light on the subject. ^^

Tomorrow should be a lot of fun, if not necessarily busy. REMEMBER TO RECORD GOV DISCUSSION! XD

Poem.... poempoempoempoempoempoem:

"What is the meaning of life?
Seeing thine flamoth woif."

Well, more of an anagram. Or whatever it is when you change the letters around.
Kitty cat waiting for me to go to bed. Night world! Will hopefully give you a better one tomorrow. XD

-Jake Kelton

Friday, January 29, 2010

Headaches gone bad...

Fourth day of headache's. After a lot of thought this evening I've decided it's most likely to be something in the air in the Art room that's effecting me, likely one of the old (or new) chemicals being used to develop some photography in the back room of the Art room. Going to test it a little bit tomorrow and hopefully I won't have a headache. =P We'll see. ^^

Overall day was good besides the headache. PJ day, so I wore PJ's, bathrobe, and took my favoritist pillow. ^^ Everyone loved the pillow. But then I accidentally left it at school. *tear* Friend moved it and didn't move it back so I forgot about it and by the time I remembered it, the media center where it was had already closed. =( So I'll have to live without it till Monday when I'll get it back from Lost and Found and have a second day of naps. XD

Got a leading character Jafar as I said for Musical Theater, and also am the lead male for Play Production, who I think is named Tony. Don't know the play that well so I'm going to go over the script this weekend. Very funny play. Both characters will be challenging since they are serious-like characters. Well, Tony's funny, but in a serious way. Because everyone else in the play is crazy. XD So, should be a great learning experience. And I'm growing a beard... for Jafar...

Moving on, short poem... er...

"Step, step, plod, plod
Moving forward, asking God
Right? Left? Straight? Go back?
Have faith, have trust, wide and broad."

Something small... going to try and get senior pictures done tomorrow... somehow. Even if I do them myself. =P


-Jake Kelton

PS: Every night when typeing "Night!" I always type "NIght!" first and then have to change it. I think it'll just be a part of my signature now that I use capital I for no reason. XD NIght!