FIM NOIR

To tell you about myself would be spoiling the surprise of my unfolding. I’m not just one thing or the other. I’m not even the same person I was yestserday. I’m not static, and unyielding. I’m at once, like a river flowing to meet it’s ocean, and at the same time, a ‘leaf driven by the wind,’ upon that river. Your own journey becomes part of mine as mine becomes part of yours.

However, since this is my ‘about’ page, the best way for me to convey to anyone is through words and music.

It’s my considered opinion that there is a song for everyone. I’m not talking about the one a person loves because it makes them melt as the very notes flow through them, or about burning it to the ground, or dancing the night away, which are singular events. The songΒ  of which I speak is one that when we hear it, we know it defines us, is about the very fabric of our being; about our journey in this lifetime.

Mine began with being “Lost and alone on some forgotten highway,” because that is how my early years must have been as I began to learn about the basics of life. It’s a road “Traveled by many, remembered by few.”

The details of my first words, first steps are selfless gifts to those who watched me learn how to walk, how to speak, but is lost in obscurity for me. As the years went by, I was just “Looking for something that I can believe in.” but more importantly, “Looking for something that I’d like to do, with my life.”

Finally, eons later, I can honestly say, “There’s nothing behind me, and nothing that ties me to something that might have been true yesterday.”Β  I have, in fact, spent my time dwelling in and toiling for this very time where I can believe, “Tomorrow is open. Right now it seems to be more than enough to just be here today.”

When I think back over the days of my life, spent believing I did know, the simple truth is, “And I don’t know what the future is holding in store. I don’t know where I’m going, I’m not sure where I’ve been.” This I can say with greater certainty: “There’s a spirit that guides me, a light that shines for me. My life is worth the living, I don’t need to see the end.”

What it all boils down to is, “Sweet, sweet surrender. Live, live without care, like the fish in the water, like a bird in the air…”

words and music by John Denver

59 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. trablog
    Jan 18, 2015 @ 05:18:44

    Good to see that you made it. Happy blogging

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    • Fimnora Westcaw
      Feb 28, 2015 @ 19:48:48

      You honor me, Sir. And I’m really happy that you like your bad-ass logo!!! Any time you need help, let me know. I don’t know photoshop, but you may be able to use an even older, more antiquated photo program, which comes free these days. I’ll let you know more about it if you’re game. Truth be told, I like doing the art thing… I’m actually in an art challenge over in another forum. So I’m always messing around with photo editing.

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  3. authorsbmazing
    Mar 04, 2015 @ 22:46:27

    Very well said. Nice to virtually meet you.

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  4. platosgroove
    Mar 04, 2015 @ 22:50:05

    “The song of which I speak is one that when we hear it, we know it defines us, is about the very fabric of our being; about our journey in this lifetime.” Yes. I think our purpose is finding out groove (not a rut) but groove with a deep pocket. Nice to meet you. Look forward to learning about you!

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  5. Darcy Alexander Shillingford
    Mar 11, 2015 @ 13:13:01

    Good stuff, interested to see how you continue to “unfold”. I’m a guy taken in by scenery and your header image makes me want to explore.

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  6. calensariel
    Mar 19, 2015 @ 16:28:38

    Hey Fimnora!

    I’m inviting you to join in the Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge. It’s just another way to get some needed exposure for our blogs.

    You are my day one person. I know you’re in the middle of the Songs Challenge, but when you’re done you might give this a go.

    You can read the instructions here: https://promptlings.wordpress.com/2015/03/19/park-city-utah-olympic-giant-slalom-five-photos-five-stories-day-one/

    I’ll understand if you’ve got too much on your plate, but wanted to invite you anyway.

    Blessings,
    Calen~
    Impromptu Promptlings…

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  7. Shannon McArthur
    Mar 20, 2015 @ 19:58:38

    Thank you for giving us such a lovely image of the entirety of the now-you along with all the past-yous but I wonder why you didn’t give me the song (unless it was playing while I was reading and didn’t have my speakers on?) or a link to it… I love the way you write! More please!!!

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  8. Alison and Don
    Mar 28, 2015 @ 06:33:30

    I love this song! Thank you for reminding me of it. I haven’t thought of it for years but I played it over and over in the past and never got tired of it. I always felt it was one of the truest things he ever wrote.
    Alison

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    • Fimnora Westcaw
      Mar 28, 2015 @ 13:36:13

      You’re welcome, Alison! I have always felt that we all have a song which when we hear it, we know it defines us, on an inner level. This was my song. Of course, there probably have been other songs which defined me, at different times, and will be others, ahead, as the future becomes the present, something like that πŸ™‚

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  9. lightwalker1
    Apr 06, 2015 @ 21:21:58

    Thanks for the follow. I look forward to reading and learning more about the songs of life and of you. In love and light Cheryle

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    • Fimnora Westcaw
      Apr 06, 2015 @ 23:00:55

      You’re welcome. There is a sense of kindred.
      I just got through (one more post to go) 25 songs, 25 days, over the last month. I’m about to make my last post for it within a day or so. Still working on it. Music is the Medicine in my Soul! πŸ™‚

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  10. StaceAlive
    Apr 17, 2015 @ 21:06:07

    I resonate with the sentiments you express and the header image is so appropriate to your words. Look forward to sharing your journey through your words

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    • Fimnora Westcaw
      Apr 17, 2015 @ 23:18:27

      I fell in love with that picture the first time I saw it. It was the perfect photograph to capture where I am in my journey… communing with The Green Ones! πŸ™‚ I’m happy to have you along for the journey.

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  11. belindacrane
    Jun 16, 2015 @ 02:00:32

    Hello there! I have just nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Congratulations and thank you for all of your wonderful and thoughtful comments you have placed on my stories. Your own written words are what have captivated my interest and I look forward to finding out more about you through this award. Congratulations my little blogging friend! πŸ™‚

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    • Fimnora Westcaw
      Jun 16, 2015 @ 09:32:38

      Greetings Belinda! This is such an honor! I thank you for thinking of me and including my blog. You’ve always inspired me, with your posts. I will look for the how-to on the award at your site! It may take me a bit to get organized but I happy to accept the presentation of the Versatile Blogger Award!

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      • belindacrane
        Jun 16, 2015 @ 10:08:09

        Thank you so much for saying that Fim. That is such a lovely thing to say πŸ™‚ Take your time doing it … your stories are the most important thing because they are brilliant! … πŸ™‚

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  12. Ady
    Jun 22, 2015 @ 22:02:09

    Hello Fimnora πŸ™‚ You remind me of a wandering traveler. Music is the best companion when one is in a lone journey to find himself/herself. Would love to see more of what you discover from life πŸ™‚

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    • Fimnora Westcaw
      Jun 22, 2015 @ 22:40:03

      Greetings Ady! It brought a smile to my heart to read that I could remind someone of a wandering traveler, sort of a minstrel πŸ™‚ How true it is about music being not only a great companion, but such an inspiration. I’ve only had this blog since January, this year. It was happenstance I found my way here. But that is, I suppose, what happens when one is a happy wanderer. Within, you’ll find layers of my journey, many aspects of myself drifting in and out. Welcome to my world, and I’m always happy to chat about it all. And now I have a new door which has opened where I can explore as well!

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  13. Ka Malana@Fiestaestrellas.com
    Jun 27, 2015 @ 18:22:42

    What a beautiful and creative way to honor thyself. I definitely related to your words in a way that I never expected to see written before, just as you have here. Boy, that makes me feel lucky πŸ™‚ So glad that energy is meeting energy!

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  14. calensariel
    Jul 12, 2015 @ 00:03:03

    Hey you. Gmail has locked my account up. I think it’s cause I deleted nearly 1500 emails today. I have your letter half typed. Hopefully by tomorrow I’ll be able to get in there and finish it. What a pain in the arse… {{{Fim}}}

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  15. Retirement Lifestyle / Nomadic Adventurer
    Jul 20, 2015 @ 13:07:42

    You site provides words of inspiration and happiness and a great site to follow. Great about posting.

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  17. Debbie
    Sep 11, 2015 @ 08:55:54

    FIM! How come I never read your about page before! Shame on me! I guess i was stuck on some blog in bali taking up all my blog reading time! but i have always said there is a song for every occasion, so i guess we are in agreeance again.
    i reckon just about everything life can throw at us, there is a song for it.
    trouble is these days i’m flat out thinking what the song is. they used to come effortlessly….yesterday, yesteryeah, yester…. something.
    so i very much like your about page.
    my song would be:
    “hey , sisters, can this really be the end
    to be stuck inside of ( insert town/city of residence) with those ( insert province/state of residence) blues again”.
    the original was mobile and memphis.

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    • Fimnora Westcaw
      Sep 11, 2015 @ 18:17:56

      Take my word for it… reading about Bali, when it’s told by a Badfish is way more interesting than the life and times of a Fim Fay πŸ™‚ But thank you for coming by. Yes, most definitely, there is a song for every thing. I remember when I was just a wee one, that I thought life would be so much more enjoyable if we had music piped out into the streets. I got that for a few moments when I went to the 1964 World’s Fair. But I also realized there’s too many differences between people’s taste in music that it would be impossible to please everyone. SO, MP3s are the perfect musical companion.

      I won’t say I never met a song I didn’t like, but I can say that every single song on my playlist, I love. I’m heard shouting out, “Oh I LOVE that song!” with every one that comes up. lol

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  18. chattykerry
    Oct 27, 2015 @ 16:45:03

    I love the aesthetic of your website – beautiful writing too.

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  19. Faraday's Candle
    Nov 16, 2015 @ 21:58:46

    That is weird. Though we were following you for that past year!!

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    • Fimnora Westcaw
      Nov 18, 2015 @ 13:11:38

      I think when you got your own domain, the wordpress follows didn’t follow you to your Brave New World. πŸ™‚ Always great to know you’re here. Thank you!

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      • Faraday's Candle
        Nov 18, 2015 @ 14:12:30

        Thank you so much. We finally found a way to get most of them but there is still no way to show them, but that is no big deal. The girls are having more fun than ever and more motivated. What else can you ask for?

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        • Fimnora Westcaw
          Nov 19, 2015 @ 14:25:46

          There was a quote from Jurassic Park (or maybe Lost World – second book), “Life will find a way.” In this case, I paraphrase, “bloggers will find the way.” πŸ™‚ But as you say, some will fall off, but others will discover your blog, and that’s always cool.

          You’re right, if the girls are having more fun than ever, and are more motivated, that’s the important thing, and a person doesn’t need to ask for more. They are very lucky to have at their fingertips all this great technology. It’s a great time to be where they are!

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  20. Soul Gifts
    Dec 29, 2015 @ 07:22:45

    Just came across you while browsing. Glad i found you πŸ™‚

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  22. kurtnemes
    May 01, 2016 @ 08:02:39

    “You cannot step into the same river twice.” ~Heraclitus Happy to have found your blog. My song is “Zing, zing. Zoom, zoom. My little heart goes boom! When I hear that melody playing.” By Perry Como.

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  23. Faraday's Candle
    May 02, 2016 @ 06:44:16

    I just wanted to tell you that i have really enjoyed you music mondays!!

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  24. Fimnora Westcaw
    May 02, 2016 @ 14:15:38

    Thank you! It’s one of my greatest joys to share music with others! I’m so glad you enjoy it!
    Have a great week!

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  26. Mary Lou
    Jun 12, 2016 @ 09:33:40

    ❀ Anyone who has John Denver ~ Sweet Surrender ~ included in their About page is going to get my Follow and my Likes. πŸ™‚
    https://meinthemiddlewrites.com/

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  27. Dr.Supriya
    Jun 26, 2016 @ 05:04:38

    Wonderful blog! So glad to find you.:) keep up the wonderful work.

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