Lavender infused weekend… and poem…

August 4, 2018

Lavender
Don’t we all dream about seeing a certain place or experiencing something for no real reason? Well, walking through lavender fields was definitely something I’d dreamt about for several years before making it there this July. If I had to describe it in one word, I’d call it… magical… or perhaps, breathtaking… unforgettable… one of a kind… You see what I mean :)

The whole weekend was simply sublime and blissful and I couldn’t recommend it strongly enough. When I got back home, the smell and the purple were still present all around me. I could see it, hear it, smell it. And a couple of days later, I wrote a poem clearly inspired by it all. It’s a true pleasure to share it with you. May it bring you some peace and joy.

Your purple smile is fascinating
Back at home, I am still longing for it
You looked at me once but I shall never forget it
You caressed my soul, opened my heart.

I’ll be dreaming about you
For as long as I’m dreaming
Hoping to see you again
For as long as I can.

I’m inhaling your sweetness
Embracing your shadows
You are walking within me
Building streets in my soul.

I am longing to see you
I can feel you within me
What a beautiful earth
When the grass is all purple.

What is life but some moments
When you are transported
Far above what is normal
To a place that’s all purple…

Young Lions Film Festival 2018

June 27, 2018

As you might already know, I’ve been doing quite a bit of theatre this year in addition to music. What sprang up in my mind out of nowhere came proved to be extremely enjoyable, inspiring and enriching.

And now I’m delighted to share with you that I got cast in my first commercial:-) I saw the casting call for it on Facebook and submitted my resume and pics.

The commercial was filmed for the Young Lions Film Competition by the amazingly talented team from Japan. This Competition is actually pretty cool! The challenge that the competitors face is having only 24 hours to film and edit a 60-second commercial. Every year the theme changes and this year’s theme was Women’s Rights (surprise surprise)…

Being part of this project was a blast and an amazing opportunity to learn and hone my skills! I was very curious what it was going to be like but the experience has exceeded all my expectations. I was portraying a bride and it was all filmed at a beautiful cathedral in France. IMG_1314 IMG_1322

This story is yet another reminder that we should follow our instincts and let things unfold naturally.

I’d love to hear your stories about your first acting gigs and the lessons you’ve learnt since.

In the meantime, good luck with all your projects, stay positive and grateful no matter what, and love yourself! xxx

Music For Picture

May 16, 2017

What a year it has been so far! The recording of my first album is going from strength to strength and in addition to that, I’ve started writing music for picture. It happened almost by accident but has now become part of my journey… Here is the first advert I’ve had the privilege to write the music for. Hope you approve;)

I’ll share a couple of other projects that I’ve worked on soon! May you have a blissful end of Spring X

What Is The Most Important Thing?

September 22, 2016

What is the most important thing?

It sits within, and waits for answer

While we are busy doing things…

We have to run, to buy, to master.

 

At times we may decide to pause

And take a breath without a timer

The peace we feel is not long-lasting

As there are things we need to master.

 

So we get up and off we go

We can’t be late, can’t loose control

Can’t take things lightly, or let go

We run away, with each step faster.

 

By Lea Van Sky

 

 

 

The World of Shadows

April 17, 2016

Bonsoir everyone! Hope you had a blissful weekend full of joy, inspiration, beauty and love.

Here goes one of the poems I wrote recently, entitled The World Of Shadows. Hope you like it…

 

Break your chains, stand up straight

The real life is more than that

We all feel pain, we all feel lost

Yet our job is to evolve…

 

Break your chains, confront your pain

The shadows feared are not but fake

There’s more than this to real life

Open your heart, it will open your eyes!

 

Break your chains, and venture out

Your compass is that voice inside

One’s time is wasted in the past

The only place that counts is now!

 

By Lea Van Sky

 

Live at the Galerie Depardieu with Jef Sicard

March 24, 2016

Hello dear friends, I’m beyond delighted to share with you that I’ll be playing with the amazing and talented Jef Sicard at the beautiful Galerie Depardieu in Nice on Friday, April 29th. Jef Sicard is based in Paris and so it is an extra treat to be able to play with this virtuoso saxophonist, clarinettist and flutist. If you are based in or around Nice, join us for an evening of music, joy, and connection!

May the rest of your week be serene, peaceful and inspiring xxx

affiche ok.qxp

 

Nothing To Fear

March 1, 2016

People keep saying I’m very courageous. And to be honest, it’s not something I can comment on. All I’m trying to do is listen to and follow my heart, and accept myself fully and lovingly… There are things that appear very scary and next to impossible… but if I feel that doing it is what’s right and true for me, I conquer my fear and go for it. I guess what helps one conquer the fear is faith, passion, determination, and humility.

As I was having breakfast on Sunday, a phrase popped up in my mind. I kept hearing “nothing to fear, nothing to fear, nothing to fear”…. As I finished my breakfast, I went to play the piano and the phrase kept repeating itself.

And so this poem was born:) You might have guessed its title…. Nothing To Fear…. I really hope it has some positive effect on you…

 

Nothing to fear

Got nothing to fear in this life,

When things are not clear

Breathe in and breathe out through your heart.

 

Nothing to fear

We all are so free we could fly,

But we cling to earth

Because we think sky is too far.

 

Nothing to fear

We really have nothing to fear,

What we fear the most will happen for all

We have no control but we have a choice.

 

To squander the life or give it the most,

To look for the fault or love and rejoice,

To make the mistakes or drown in regret,

To be ourselves or please those who vet,

To give and inspire or only to take,

To let yourself dream or limit yourself,

To learn and evolve or think that you know,

To see life as miracle or as a chore…

 

Nothing to fear

We really have nothing to fear,

So why not just live every moment so vast

As if it could be our last?

 

Nothing To Fear, by Lea Van Sky

A poem inspired by a quote by Mencius

February 15, 2016

“Truth uttered before its time is always dangerous”. This quote by Mencius, a Chinese philosopher who is the most famous Confucian after Confucius himself, touched me deeply and instantly, and inspired this poem…

Premature Truth

Sometimes it’s what you say

Sometimes it’s when you say it

The truth is precious essence

But not when poured too soon

 

Away it’s chasing streams

Of tenderness, of magic

And leaving those consumed

Perplexed, and as naive

 

The mind of someone else-

A labyrinth of feelings

You want to play the game

But know that you can’t win

 

You just have to accept

Discern the way of wisdom

The pain you feel inside

Will leave you more divine

 

By Lea Van Sky

Modern Temples

February 10, 2016

 

When the shopping malls are temples

When we can’t cease to consume

When the war is killing millions

We have lost the sight of you

 

When we scream instead of smiling

When we can’t cease to control

When we drift without a purpose

All we rob is our soul

 

When we stop to see the beauty

When we loose the sense of smell

When the joy is rare to visit

We’ve abandoned ourselves

 

When we don’t see we are worthy

When we don’t dare to be great

When we run in mental circles

We have traded faith for hell

 

By Lea Van Sky

Light-Ness

January 30, 2016

Light-Ness

Your cracked-open heart is leaking no light
I might be naive but I’m no blind
The eyes are portrayal of miracles sought
I might be frustrated but love can’t be fought

The darkness of promises twisting my arms
The peace is escaping as fast as your love
I’m down on my knees, crying out loud
Begging one day the dark becomes light 

How could one know what’s right and what’s wrong?
How could love last longer than just one night long?
I’m searching inside, perhaps that’s the key
No person on earth could feel better than me

By Lea Van Sky

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