the gypsies' journey...

we all are gypsies of a sort wandering traveling through this life other lives space and time here there and yon on roads less traveled - following the path of the sun and the trail of the stars to worlds known and unknown from yesterday and today into tomorrow -

this is a written and visual journal of my own travels - imagined and/or real -
imagined and/or real - a STREAMOFCONSCIOUSNESS telling of my own personal thoughts feelings experiences - interspersed with words and images of others - with things defined by most as PARAnormal which - for me - all my life - have been PERFECTLYnormal -

SO come along with me and we'll dance among the stars under the sun and over the moon - we'll share our stories around the campfire - together -


My photo
A...WOMAN IN MOTION WITH HAIR AS DARK AS NIGHT HER EYES WERE LIKE THAT OF A CAT IN THE DARK... SHE WAS A GYPSYWOMAN... she danced round and round... from the fire her face was all aglow... she was dancing... dancing... waiting for the RISING SUN... loving caring relationships are like THE RISING SUN...we are nourished by their warmth...we are energized by their strength...we grow in their light...we find shelter and solace there...they are our sanctuary... born in the sign of the sun, i am a true LEO-love the sun and its hot orange red fire-passionate in and about everything i do-i believe in instant chemistry charisma love/lust at first sight-in the magic of the eyes and the beauty of the soul-in the instant recognition familiarity in meeting someone from a past life and in the knowledge that we might meet in a future life-i believe that we are each ageless and flawless-i believe in the beauty of the moment-the whisper of yesterday-the hope of tomorrow-the power of forgiveness for even ourselves-the absolute and total beauty of love---[credit to brian hyland and curtis mayfield]

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

renegade all the way...

yesterday's post and comments on the SYNCHRONICITY blog of the macgregors, regarding "untimely" deaths finds me remembering even more than usual the very unusual and especially untimely death of an old friend of mine in shreveport louisiana -

i first met graves thomas through a dear friend of mine many moons ago - early 80's - my friend and graves were both local attorneys known as "those renegade/maverick lawyers" because they took cases that no other attorney would take - those involving civil rights violations, reputed crime figures, drug smugglers, white collar criminals - you name it and if a wrong had been done, an injustice imposed, my friend and graves were there - they lived up to their tags as renegades or mavericks - and these tags even did not do them justice - in a court room they were poetry in motion - in real life outside the court room, they were just as beautiful - both in their early 40's, their charisma and charm were surpassed only by their passion - their passion about everything around them - the law - their clients - seeking justice no matter the cost personal or financial - passion for their friends and family - for good food and drink and good times - fast cars - and then there was their renegade/mavericks good looks - both long haired - both gorgeous men - suntanned - dressed in the pin stripe suits of the day - they both partipated in all the extreme sports - when they walked into a court room or any other room, that room had been walked into like never before - they were the golden boys -

the memorial day weekend of 1987 was to be another weekend at lake bistineau - a weekend of fun and sun and boats and skiing and swimming and good food - and graves had a new ski boat to take out - so off they went - then, when the weather changed from good to not good, they brought the boat in - during that process, as talk was made of the thunderstorm overhead while they were docking, graves, being graves, stood up, threw both arms into the air and shouted to the heavens, "HERE I AM!" - and at that very moment a lightning bolt struck him in the head, killing him instantly -

to make this story even more interesting, at the time of his death on lake bistineau, graves was representing a lake bistineau man accused of recklessness in a boating accident that killed three people on that very lake that same month -

and one more tidbit in the graves story is that at the time of his death, he had also just been hired by the family of a man accused of child rape whose criminal trial had not yet taken place - ultimately this accused man was convicted of the crime and went to jail where he stayed for 22 years - until he was exonerated when the paralegal who had been working for graves at the time of his death years later persevered to have the man's dna submitted and it was found not to match any dna associated with the crime -

so there you have the many curious but not surprising facets of one man's life and legacy -


Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

Wow. This is an amazing synchronicity story!

gypsywoman said...

yes - it truly is - graves' death was posted in the washington post paper - and several others nationwide - i no longer have a photo but did at one time - my friend and graves had even just bought homes next door to each other - 19th century homes down in shreveport's "ghetto" and both had them authentically renovated and both had their offices in their homes at this time -

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

These photos you use are incredible. Are they yours - i.e. do you take them??

gypsywoman said...

oh hello macgregors - so sorry to just now be responding to your comment about the photos - seeing your neat image on your post today reminded me that i might now have answered - some of the images are mine - however, i also use photobucket and several other such sites - some free and some nominal fees - i'm in the process now of going through my own photos and getting them unpacked and organized since i've been in my present abode - there was a time when i was really really active with my camera - an old nikon f2 - which i absolutely love - but now have an expensive digital and haven't quite gotten the hang of it like i had with my nikon - again, my apologies for the delay! - have a great evening - hope rob's foot is much improved - jenean