Karima Comes Back @ The Orchid Club Friday The13th

Karima @ The Orchid

Karima @ The Orchid…Tomorrow!

I know it has been a long time..(It’s been a Year!) since I have invited you to one of my live readings on stream. RL sort of carried me off -stage with a big hook..but I am back!

I want to invite you to this come-back tomorrow night,
Friday the 13th (what could go wrong?:)

Where: The Orchid Club
Time: 6pmslt for Jazz and Blues/6:45slt for my reading
 I invite you to come a little earlier than my showtime at 7pm
and enjoy the DJ’s mix of Jazz and Blues.

I will be doing a sensual reading..some poetry and some prose..and this too is a bit of a first for me.. Please join me at the Orchid Club tomorrow.

Here is your taxi directly to this very cool underground venue:
The Orchid Club- Second Life

I hope to see you all there!!

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The Avi Choice Awards-The Arts 2015

Seems amazing that a year has gone by since I wrote this little post on last year’s Avi Choice Awards, “A Word on the Avi Choice Awards” I didn’t mean to sound ungrateful last year, and I certainly do not want to leave that impression this year either. I want to thank the people who nominated me and tell them that it does mean a lot to me to have been chosen, but I also want to add that no one would have even heard my voice, or my poetry, if it had not been in a machinima directed and edited by my film partner Natascha Randt. Nat is the reason, anyone has even heard me recently, as I have not been doing many readings, or even been very active on the spoken word stage. So many could have been on this list with me, but for just the simple reason of omission, they were not added. I will put the link below here… and if you would like to cast a vote for me, well that would be wonderful. I am just not the type of person who likes to actively campaign for herself, and I have no social media team who can start lighting up twitter, Instagram, and fb in my name. I want to thank you for all the support you have shown me on this blog, reading my posts, seeing every machinima that Randt and Hoisan has produced, and supporting us in the good times and the bad. Your vote will be like a hug for me, and no pressure if you don’t get to it either. Many times these contests don’t reflect quality as much as popularity and social adeptness. If it were about quality, I would see many other names in each category, especially in the categories of machinima production, SL Videographer, Art, and yes the Spoken Word. Here is where you go to vote for your favorites, and you need to scroll way down to find the category I am nominated for (Favorite Spoken Word / Performer / Actor Female) Thank you for considering me for this award:Vote Here for The Avi Choice Awards Your continual support of what I do and what Nat and I do together means much more than any official recognition. That’s just how it is.

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At The Exit

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“Exit_Darkness”_by Janorien  http://www.deviantart.com

The thirteenth hour strikes a chord
bells and gongs tears and memories..
tragedy and loss.
It comes like a traffic accident,
the loss of a loved one, a senseless premeditated crime,
no one is ever prepared for that hour to chime.

In my darkest days at the end of humanity,
I sometimes fail to lift the curtain,
to see behind those most human eyes to find the divine.
All looks like murder, decay and calamity, rotting flesh,
madness creeps in tendrils spreading out in vines.
It feels like a final sprint on the last bend,
and Monday begins where
Friday tried to end.
Time is stuck in the fast lane
speeding away with us… with all of it.

It seems so hard to touch the gift, hear the lesson calling,
embrace the trial by fire, picture it as just another baby step,
while we crawl down the road to wisdom.
Even though I don’t see it much, I have compassion.
It was squeezed out of me like paste from Time’s tube,
daily, inviting me to be a witness to so much misery,
mixed into a symphony, with laughter, humor, children’s glee and death.

Too much drama and short on selflessness,
with violence and Nature’s sweet curds all rising to the top,
the bi- product of mixing it up and shaking it roughly.
We are like a rag in a dog’s jaw at the end of time,
and it’s hard to drink this chaotic potion of confusion.

The painfully sweet, the returning loss, the cocktail of humanity,
the sweet ‘n bitter order of mayhem….
The box of chocolates, light and dark, poisoned, and nutritious;
we really are allowed to choose which ones we ingest, you know.
No one stands over us, making us eat Everything!
Some get it right today, then get it wrong tomorrow.

Hard to say which day is better for learning,
or what will be useful to take with us,
as we stand in line at the exit.

Karima Hoisan
January 10, 2015
Costa Rica

 

 

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First Post of the New Year is Not Mine……

Stephen sums it up...

Stephen sums it up…

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Happy Holidays Everyone!

 

Love and Hugs from  Nat & Kari

Love and Hugs from
Nat & Kari

and for a little laugh I bring you (once again) our upbeat Christmas video from last year:)
“A Winter’s Trek”
Enjoy!

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The University of Western Australia (UWA) in Second Life

Nat and I are thrilled to have received 4th place,shared with our fellow machinimatographer and good friend, Spiral Silverstar, for our entry.” The Connection.”
I echo Nat’s comments in the article..so many to thank and so many more that we could not fit in a few lines.. Thank you for enjoying what we do and believing in us.. Here’s to another year .. May the connection grow stronger and stronger.
My sincerest thanks to all who organized this important Art and Machinima Challenge  with this great theme of … Transcending Borders…
Gives a big big hug to Nat and “The Team”
Here is the full article on the Final Event and winners below:

The University of Western Australia (UWA) in Second Life.

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Thanks – The Day After and The Day After

The Eye of The Universe by Selanada

The Eye of The Universe by Selenada at deviantArt.com

I’m so thankful for everything…the food that came and went,
your hand upon my head, the crowds, that new car smell or new baby breath.
Even if we prove some day this is just a Matrix play; the parts we play are pre-ordained,
I’m thankful I got to play mine, sometimes over and over until I almost got it right.

Any day is good; is good to remember that nothing should be taken for granted.
All is a gift, whether you think it dropped in like a meteorite
or had your name penciled on the wrapping.

With a plan or without, we make our small outlines that turn into a life.
We make people smile and cry and they lie to us and we to them, and the big if :
If we’ve learned some compassion, we both comfort each other.

If we didn’t interact or intersect could we say we had a life?
Nothing is not in movement..nothing..and we move forward remembering the past.

If as they say this is a great multi – player computer game,
I hope the controller falls in love
with all of us..and plays incessantly
day and night… night and day.

What seems impossible to bear is made bearable
because we’ve learned to love and
forgive, been loved and forgiven.

I’m so thankful that I travel light, no heavy resentments,
no oldie – moldy suitcase full of bitterness and envy.

Even with the bad – luck times, scraping the bottom, gasping for breath,
with all my mistakes, 10 degrees of pain, and the ones crying I left in my wake…
Giving thanks, I would do it all over again.

Karima Hoisan
November 28th 2014
Costa Ric
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