2 Years of YES!

July 17, 2016

Two years ago this week, YES! was released to the world! And did you know: two years ago this week, Christina, my darling wife, said YES to marrying me! YES! She did.

We chose to keep our engagement quiet, sharing the news with only our families and a few friends. During the release of the album, my team did an amazing job spreading YES!, earning us the #2 spot on the Billboard chart. I didn’t want to publicize my engagement, even if it aligned with the album’s title, message, or any hype around its release. Hearts are fragile. Relationships are special. The media can be exhausting. This moment was for us.

While the world was listening to “Love Someone” and “Long Drive” for the first time, my beloved and I were listening to the swallows and tree leaves and crickets of a typical afternoon in July. I proposed to her at home, after a nice dinner we made together. She’s a practical and pragmatic kind of girl and has always told me she wants for nothing, except 3 things: a good cup of coffee, some dental floss, and her stud (meaning me :) ). And so, after dinner, I made her a delicious cup of coffee and gifted her a special box of dental floss, which is not unusual as I typically bring home dental flosses from around the world. This floss, however, was different and labeled with text & iconography she would be able to link to our relationship. Inside was a ring.

We married more than a year later, long after the YES! world tour was complete. Then we took much needed time off to build our nest and pursue other interests and new projects.

My wife is a fabulous chef. She catered just about every writing and recording session with Raining Jane during the making of YES!. Her love and light is embedded deeply in the album. Which lyrics she inspired, I’ll never tell. That remains our little secret.

COMMENTS (38)
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    PaigeK122 said ...

    I listen to “Quiet” about 3 times a day to rezone. Your song Love for a Child was my breakthrough. You’ve changed my life, so kudos to you for publishing it in your life.

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    rodica said ...

    Thank you, Vicki! :)
    I’ll try it !

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    vicki.kaswen said ...

    The Nag Hammadi Library

    The Gospel of Truth (excerpt)

    Translated by Robert M. Grant

    The gospel of truth is joy to those who have received from the Father of truth the gift of knowing him by the power of the Logos, who has come from the Pleroma and who is in the thought and the mind of the Father; he it is who is called “the Savior,” since that is the name of the work which he must do for the redemption of those who have not known the Father. For the name of the gospel is the manifestation of hope, since that is the discovery of those who seek him, because the All sought him from whom it had come forth. You see, the All had been inside of him, that illimitable, inconceivable one, who is better than every thought.

    This ignorance of the Father brought about terror and fear. And terror became dense like a fog, that no one was able to see. Because of this, error became strong. But it worked on its hylic substance vainly, because it did not know the truth. It was in a fashioned form while it was preparing, in power and in beauty, the equivalent of truth. This then, was not a humiliation for him, that illimitable, inconceivable one. For they were as nothing, this terror and this forgetfulness and this figure of falsehood, whereas this established truth is unchanging, unperturbed and completely beautiful.

    For this reason, do not take error too seriously. Thus, since it had no root, it was in a fog as regards the Father, engaged in preparing works and forgetfulnesses and fears in order, by these means, to beguile those of the middle and to make them captive. The forgetfulness of error was not revealed. It did not become light beside the Father. Forgetfulness did not exist with the Father, although it existed because of him. What exists in him is knowledge, which was revealed so that forgetfulness might be destroyed and that they might know the Father, Since forgetfulness existed because they did not know the Father, if they then come to know the Father, from that moment on forgetfulness will cease to exist.

    That is the gospel of him whom they seek, which he has revealed to the perfect through the mercies of the Father as the hidden mystery, Jesus the Christ. Through him he enlightened those who were in darkness because of forgetfulness. He enlightened them and gave them a path. And that path is the truth which he taught them. For this reason error was angry with him, so it persecuted him. It was distressed by him, so it made him powerless. He was nailed to a cross. He became a fruit of the knowledge of the Father. He did not, however, destroy them because they ate of it. He rather caused those who ate of it to be joyful because of this discovery.

    And as for him, them he found in himself, and him they found in themselves, that illimitable, inconceivable one, that perfect Father who made the all, in whom the All is, and whom the All lacks, since he retained in himself their perfection, which he had not given to the all. The Father was not jealous. What jealousy, indeed, is there between him and his members? For, even if the Aeon had received their perfection, they would not have been able to approach the perfection of the Father, because he retained their perfection in himself, giving it to them as a way to return to him and as a knowledge unique in perfection. He is the one who set the All in order and in whom the All existed and whom the All lacked. As one of whom some have no knowledge, he desires that they know him and that they love him. For what is it that the All lacked, if not the knowledge of the Father?

    He became a guide, quiet and in leisure. In the middle of a school he came and spoke the Word, as a teacher. Those who were wise in their own estimation came to put him to the test. But he discredited them as empty-headed people. They hated him because they really were not wise men. After all these came also the little children, those who possess the knowledge of the Father. When they became strong they were taught the aspects of the Father’s face. They came to know and they were known. They were glorified and they gave glory. In their heart, the living book of the Living was manifest, the book which was written in the thought and in the mind of the Father and, from before the foundation of the All, is in that incomprehensible part of him.

    This is the book which no one found possible to take, since it was reserved for him who will take it and be slain. No one was able to be manifest from those who believed in salvation as long as that book had not appeared. For this reason, the compassionate, faithful Jesus was patient in his sufferings until he took that book, since he knew that his death meant life for many. Just as in the case of a will which has not yet been opened, for the fortune of the deceased master of the house is hidden, so also in the case of the All which had been hidden as long as the Father of the All was invisible and unique in himself, in whom every space has its source. For this reason Jesus appeared. He took that book as his own. He was nailed to a cross. He affixed the edict of the Father to the cross.

    Oh, such great teaching! He abases himself even unto death, though he is clothed in eternal life. Having divested himself of these perishable rags, he clothed himself in incorruptibility, which no one could possibly take from him. Having entered into the empty territory of fears, he passed before those who were stripped by forgetfulness, being both knowledge and perfection, proclaiming the things that are in the heart of the Father, so that he became the wisdom of those who have received instruction. But those who are to be taught, the living who are inscribed in the book of the living, learn for themselves, receiving instructions from the Father, turning to him again.

    Since the perfection of the All is in the Father, it is necessary for the All to ascend to him. Therefore, if one has knowledge, he gets what belongs to him and draws it to himself. For he who is ignorant, is deficient, and it is a great deficiency, since he lacks that which will make him perfect. Since the perfection of the All is in the Father, it is necessary for the All to ascend to him and for each one to get the things which are his. He registered them first, having prepared them to be given to those who came from him.

    Those whose name he knew first were called last, so that the one who has knowledge is he whose name the Father has pronounced. For he whose name has not been spoken is ignorant. Indeed, how shall one hear if his name has not been uttered? For he who remains ignorant until the end is a creature of forgetfulness and will perish with it. If this is not so, why have these wretches no name, why do they have no sound? Hence, if one has knowledge, he is from above. If he is called, he hears, he replies, and he turns toward him who called him and he ascends to him and he knows what he is called. Since he has knowledge, he does the will of him who called him. He desires to please him and he finds rest. He receives a certain name. He who thus is going to have knowledge knows whence he came and whither he is going. He knows it as a person who, having become intoxicated, has turned from his drunkenness and having come to himself, has restored what is his own.

    He has turned many from error. He went before them to their own places, from which they departed when they erred because of the depth of him who surrounds every place, whereas there is nothing which surrounds him. It was a great wonder that they were in the Father without knowing him and that they were able to leave on their own, since they were not able to contain him and know him in whom they were, for indeed his will had not come forth from him. For he revealed it as a knowledge with which all its emanations agree, namely, the knowledge of the living book which he revealed to the Aeons at last as his letters, displaying to them that these are not merely vowels nor consonants, so that one may read them and think of something void of meaning; on the contrary, they are letters which convey the truth. They are pronounced only when they are known. Each letter is a perfect truth like a perfect book, for they are letters written by the hand of the unity, since the Father wrote them for the Aeons, so that they by means of his letters might come to know the Father.

    While his wisdom mediates on the logos, and since his teaching expresses it, his knowledge has been revealed. His honor is a crown upon it. Since his joy agrees with it, his glory exalted it. It has revealed his image. It has obtained his rest. His love took bodily form around it. His trust embraced it. Thus the logos of the Father goes forth into the All, being the fruit of his heart and expression of his will. It supports the All. It chooses and also takes the form of the All, purifying it, and causing it to return to the Father and to the Mother, Jesus of the utmost sweetness. The Father opens his bosom, but his bosom is the Holy Spirit. He reveals his hidden self which is his son, so that through the compassion of the Father the Aeons may know him, end their wearying search for the Father and rest themselves in him, knowing that this is rest. After he had filled what was incomplete, he did away with form. The form of it is the world, that which it served. For where there is envy and strife, there is an incompleteness; but where there is unity, there is completeness. Since this incompleteness came about because they did not know the Father, so when they know the Father, incompleteness, from that moment on, will cease to exist. As one’s ignorance disappears when he gains knowledge, and as darkness disappears when light appears, so also incompleteness is eliminated by completeness. Certainly, from that moment on, form is no longer manifest, but will be dissolved in fusion with unity. For now their works lie scattered. In time unity will make the spaces complete. By means of unity each one will understand itself. By means of knowledge it will purify itself of diversity with a view towards unity, devouring matter within itself like fire and darkness by light, death by life.

    Certainly, if these things have happened to each one of us, it is fitting for us, surely, to think about the All so that the house may be holy and silent for unity. Like people who have moved from a neighborhood, if they have some dishes around which are not good, they usually break them. Nevertheless the householder does not suffer a loss, but rejoices, for in the place of these defective dishes there are those which are completely perfect. For this is the judgement which has come from above and which has judged every person, a drawn two-edged sword cutting on this side and that. When it appeared, I mean, the Logos, who is in the heart of those who pronounce it – it was not merely a sound but it has become a body – a great disturbance occurred among the dishes, for some were emptied, others filled: some were provided for, others were removed; some were purified, still others were broken. All the spaces were shaken and disturbed for they had no composure nor stability. Error was disturbed not knowing what it should do. It was troubled; it lamented, it was beside itself because it did not know anything. When knowledge, which is its abolishment, approached it with all its emanations, error is empty, since there is nothing in it. Truth appeared; all its emanations recognized it. They actually greeted the Father with a power which is complete and which joins them with the Father. For each one loves truth because truth is the mouth of the Father. His tongue is the Holy Spirit, who joins him to truth attaching him to the mouth of the Father by his tongue at the time he shall receive the Holy Spirit.

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    vicki.kaswen said ...

    sneeze+fart=snart

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    rodica said ...

    Dear Vicki,
    You are so good with words. I came across this word, “snarting” on the net. I don’t know what it means. But somehow it makes me laugh. Any idea?
    Thank you!
    :)

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    vicki.kaswen said ...

    ~Resorting to pot~
    re sort sorting rose Eros sore store storing ores gist gets ETs set nets nest nigs sign resign sent sing string singe rings tings tongs on no not OT toes tones tore notes toners one son sin Sion eons o go egos song gone goners girts grits grins in gens gores ogres groins orgies into it got sot snot snore rise risen sire sir stir snort ort tits tots rotten gotten trots tortes torts tigers tinges trines sine siren Erin reins reigns rets stint tints poor poorest pest prone prints prose poets reports reporting ropes roping pigs sprig sting stinger prigs pries potters spottier sportier porters pigeons gripes grips trips troops to too toots poo goo roots rooting rest resting rents strong prongs priest resort ties tries tires test testing torn porno person porting ping pong gents post poster nose noise nosier strip stripe tripe roost roosting goose toons soon spoon sporting spin spine penis sitter negro Niger Orion orgone Oregon ESP spire spit rotting snottier inset ingest points pointers posit resin rosin orison OG gotten potting i.e. Re rips ripe ripens nips pins opens pens prions spite tooting tooters soot snoot snootier sept. strep proteins sprint spore pose totes toting goop singer stringer stop step spot spotting senior en EN rinse portent portion option tents sprite rites otters repots repotting potting stone stoner stonier sooner rooster trite errs prior priors tiers piers signer signet reposing presort presorting erring opt opting pintos ROI ions irons insert inert inters potent intros spring Spring spin pints pines ignore ignores ringers prison poison poisoner prisoner stein stint torsion sprinter printers positron piston nope OP PO Op Po op po so SO os Os OS or roe Norse springer rigs trig sip IP EP totters spottier rotting tottering spotting gropes riser roster restoring rep pre per ER ire noir O.O. noose tropes ten pent spent repos trios riots rioters tenors rosier retorts retorting riposte ripest

    ❣ Just LOVE it ❣

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    vicki.kaswen said ...

    vet…is referring back to “whatever”

    transitive verb to subject somebody or something to a careful examination or scrutiny, especially when this involves determining suitability for something

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    vicki.kaswen said ...

    vet

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    vicki.kaswen said ...

    hmm, kinda figured this in:

    retold tarot

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    vicki.kaswen said ...

    OMG…we really need to stop meeting like this

    Feeling like:
    ~Whatever~
    what ever hat he hate hater we were weave weaver wheat wet water rave heave eave Eve ever he her hew taw TA ta Ta tear tare ear era are eat ate tea at ET et ret hear heart earth three there here rat tar art rate Rhea Hera eh ah ha the threw thaw hart hewer have wee tee tree awe raw war wart wave eater heater avert wear ware hare haw rah heaver aw
    ~Weed and water~
    wed we were rate rated awe awed dread dead deaden dad dare dart darted dared art rat tar taw tree treed tee teed tread wand ran Ra Re eat ate tea tare tear eater eaten trend end den rend wane wean weaned waned weaner wander wet red read dear drew drawn draw wart weeded trade traded date dater dated ad add tad warn warned dawn dawned aw need nerd nard ward warded tan teen darn darned net ET ret et ten tend tender ER ere ed. de deader redden earn earned wee tweed neat neater endear war raw ware wear new anew newer renew renewed ewe wade waded needed newt went drat dent Eden wandered ended tended at deet deed reed deer watered ante anted ant rant ranted adder warden dew award awarded aware awardee [wren
    a small songbird with a slender down-turned beak, usually brown feathers, and a short upright tail. Native to: Europe, Asia, North and South America. Family
    Troglodytidae
    lady lad aid aide go ego glad egad gad grade lay layer laid trade try lye lie lied led lead deal GOD good goody godly God gore ogre gored gray day dairy diary grey at it tide tidal trial trail rail ail ailed railed riled dial dole dote rot rote riot rioted goodly got god gay gaiety diet did dad drag dog OG get ET ret real great grate grated girl girly gal lag large to too toad tidy lid glide glider rig trig age aged leg log loot looted looter root rood ready led gate giddy grid girt grit lit alit lyre dire do ditto I adore yid rid ride retail tail tailed tale total totaled title titled riddle griddle girdle girdled dig dodge dodger lodge lodger lodged trod tried tied tie tired delay relay rely dry gated irate orate orated orgy gory Tory lord lordy glory glare early earl role old older gold goal goaled goalie logo tear tare ear era are eat ate tea gilt toot tooted odd oddly odder godlier goodlier tile tiled lotto grotto idea ideal gear dear read tread tool tooled role dare dared date dater dated dieted alder alto rialto tiger toy dietary dearly dirge O.O. oat oar oared lore attire attired teat treat treaty trite oil oily toil royal ago tad oral gator ado trailed regal El Ra rag rage raged ratty rye tote toted goat goad goaded girded gayer ladder ridge ridged edgy ray tray toddy teddy eddy gloat gale grail rodeo editor edit dirt dirty del idol idle idled rattle rattled yea ye year add ad grad trot rotted lair liar otter let gat gear aloe Troy tardy load loaded lard larded yard yarded YA yo roe doe greatly dodgy ogle ogled ort torte tort tart oddity ditty gritty tray toga yoga alert ire detail derail die died dead it rite air aired o glided gladder idler redo dildo radio radioed odor tooted rooted reality realty late later lite relit yeti eta goaded reload ode lode road raid raided gild gilded]

    Yeah…golden is good

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    vicki.kaswen said ...

    Just me

    A Thought to Ponder from The Urantia Book

    ” ‘Be of good courage, for I will sometime return. In the meantime, my Spirit of the Truth of a universe shall comfort and guide you.’ ”

    Jesus, 176:2.3 (1914.4)

    ~Spirit if the Truth~
    spit stir strut rust first Tut trust their heirs he her she is sit sure tiers true truest sue fits sift sifter fitter fries tries tires ties site fires purse use us user furs firs hurts up trips rips ripe ripest tripe strip stripe pits tips sup sire sir putters puts thirst hires shire this his fish fifth turf suit fruits fruit ruts thrift thrifts rifts hips ship shit shite pert hitters shitter sputter thrush rush push pusher usher frets ret ETs set et thru rest pets pest thrust hist. fisher EU truer rues ruse purser fritters fest fresh utters shutter huts Perth thus ER Re i.e. re hither shirt pith super heist piers purest pure purer surer erupts pre rep per Ute EP IP pie pi spite ship stutter shutter hues errs rusher rites fie fuse sip thruster thriftier sitter thirstier stirrup ESP furthest pithier pitter thief surf serf firer firers ire test hush surfer furies furriest thriftiest rifer rife strife

    & so it is…

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    vicki.kaswen said ...

    denies denied

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    vicki.kaswen said ...

    ~Hidden passageway~
    (edit)
    Hides passage pass pa ways sad days gad egad gays sways swayed Sweden weeds weds dews new anew wins swine dines why we widen dies did dad died dined dis piss pissed passing dash ash gash gnash wash wigs wags wages waged wise wised designs designed deep peens pines pins pans spans Spain sane sages ages aged whips wipes pies peas sheep spies spied speed sped ped phi shy shades Hades Swedes ads adds adding aids aides AIDS say pays spays spayed paid naps Pan see seen seeds sides asides digs wings winged wines whines wined whined when hens en EN ends dens ended Eden ideas gains again gens genes gins genies sweeps sweeping weeps weeping swipes nips snips snaps spines penises seeps snipes pages paged was sawn saw away hags Ag swags nags yes ayes nays he she paying saying ESP seeing needs needy deeds deeding seeding hi daisy weddings dings dang sing sang hangs his washing weans wanes sheens has had paws spa wades wading wishes wished deans Danes sews sewn sis ha aha eh shapes shaped ships hips sip sap eddy eddies dingy gas sag sinews ashes dashing dyes dying in gained heads ahead heady weedy passé ashy wishy washy gypsies asps gasps gees wee aspens Aspen shins shines shined shiny hinds hands handed dins pigs IG GI Ig ig swings aw awes heaps hap hypes hyped indeed handy sand sandy send winds windy signs assign assigned ass gassy swingy pings pangs spends EP IP pends weighs sighs sighed hews hewed sheds gaps gapes giddy pinged heaps heaped shady sewing I why padding wads shaping shedding heading dead deadens saddens spews spewed dawns sins haws nigh weaned waned waded aided gassed snags dips swish swishy edges edgy wedges wedged edged ed. de hays hey eyes eyed yessed ye espy singes singed dewy wands swans spawns pawns hinge hinged Eng. weeding sided Wednesdays Wednesday signed sine news depends pied speedy seedy pews spades Spanish saps sips dense sense sensed pandas apes aped snaps wedges wedged gayness pines pined edginess Genesis spiny shy shying yid despised despise Swedish pansy pansies wisps wasps wispy any Dan DNA AND and shags

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    Joy2Wrld said ...

    I had so much fun (and way too much to drink) at the LRO gala. You were a terrific host, and it was great to hear some of your new tunes in person instead of having the YouTube videos on repeat. I met some amazing women and we are now great friends with plans to – hopefully – attend next year. I even won a silent auction item (the Spiderman drone for my nephew’s upcoming bday). It was a great and heart opening event. Thanks for inviting a few million of your closest friends to join you for the evening!

    Today is *my* birthday and I’ve kept it low key sincw I woke up still a little tipsy (yeah, I had *that* much wine!!). Heading to Yosemite tomorrow, though, and then home at the end of the week. This was a great celebration. And, the evening did not disappoint (even though I didn’t get to meet you…I’m not a fan of crowds, but I am a big fan of you!) Keep on putting out good vibes in the world. We need an authentic, compassionate voice now more than ever!

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    vicki.kaswen said ...

    hinge hinged Eng. weeding sided

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    vicki.kaswen said ...

    Findings:
    ~Hidden passageway~
    Hides passage pass pa ways sad days gad egad gays sways swayed Sweden weeds weds dews new anew wins swine dines why we widen dies did dad died dined dis piss pissed passing dash ash gash gnash wash wigs wags wages waged wise wised designs designed deep deepens peens pines pins pans spans Spain sane sages ages aged whips wipes pies peas sheep spies spied speed sped ped phi shy shades Hades Swedes ads adds adding aids aides AIDS say pays spays spayed paid naps Pan see seen seeds sides asides digs wings winged wines whines wined whined when hens en EN ends dens ended Eden ideas gains again gens genes gins genies sweeps sweeping weeps weeping swipes nips snips snaps spines penises seeps snipes pages paged was sawn saw away hags Ag swags nags yes ayes nays he she paying saying ESP seeing needs needy deeds deeding seeding hi daisy weddings dings dang sing sang hangs his washing weans wanes sheens has had paws spa wades wading wishes wished deans Danes sews sewn sis ha aha eh shapes shaped ships hips sip sap eddy eddies dingy gas sag sinews ashes dashing dyes dying in gained heads ahead heady weedy passé ashy wishy washy gypsies asps gasps gees wee aspens Aspen shins shines shined shiny hinds hands handed dins pigs IG GI Ig ig swings aw awes heaps hap hypes hyped indeed handy sand sandy send winds windy signs assign assigned ass gassy swingy pings pangs spends EP IP pends weighs sighs sighed hews hewed sheds gaps gapes giddy pinged heaps heaped shady sewing I why padding wads shaping shedding heading dead deadens saddens spews spewed seaweeds dawns sins haws nigh weaned waned waded aided gassed snags dips swish swishy edges edgy wedges wedged edged ed. de hays hey eyes eyed yessed ye espy singes singed dewy wands swans spawns pawns

    OMG…As for ME:
    If the shoe fits…

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    vicki.kaswen said ...

    sharing

    ~GOD is the word~
    Good hoods sword does do doe roe grows grew drew roods sod Gods dis did sot rods odes rode herds he she her hoe hoed hosed hose whores whored o go egos woods soot roots rooted sort sorted gosh goo woos this his hoots hooted shoot shot host ghost ghosted worse worst worsted so SO os Os OS Od odd odds dies side wide wider third thirds hogs OG swig wigs IG GI ig Ig woe wish wished shore shored store stored ores Thor hist. stood oddest gods goodies swore wore tore I sit shit shite white whites hits two show shower how tows towers to too roost roosted girds grids rids ID IDE Eid SID SED red girts grits stir wrist shire hires heist stooge odder weird wires sired sire sir with wired wed dew ergo ergot erg ride dire dodge dodger Dodgers rose Eros sore stew hews shoe shoed rows rowed showed riots rioted diets dries rest who whose rigs trig tries ties tied tried tired tires i.e. ed. de worded rodeo ow owe owed weirdos redo redid wooded wooed dogs gores ogres hid hides west dots got gets ETs set et tiers worth ort we rot rotes writs writes rites digest O.O. or hero Re shed re ER sooth soothed soother others doth horse horsed rise ire hooded their heirs gist sew sow sowed edits editors stow stowed dose dosed growth wordiest woodiest short shorted shirt goods wets wet sootier stooged dotes doted dirges ridged ridges hosted writhes writhed dithers withers wrote gored stride strode strew woodier woodiest dirt digs dig sigh sighed girded right righted girth girthed

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    vicki.kaswen said ...
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    vicki.kaswen said ...

    ESOTERIC

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    vicki.kaswen said ...

    OMG…the revelations continue and so does this whole situation of being incorporated as “Citizens of Rome”:

    fester cities motors emotions scrim Mr. Mrs. Ms. rise risen foremen ire noir Nero fem. Infirm enforce force rectifies emetics metrics metros foo merits seem noose scorn enteric otic tons toms tomes rife reminisce ferments etc. snit nits zoos mincer since Oz ozone zero cos cons recons insert foments foci comes Morse moose sine cine site cite recite nicest fine fiercest reset onset incites citizen tines trine centers strife stonier Norsemen nose noise nosier monster mister mini fins finis fist foist froze frozen eons snort mercies Semitic mics sic

    …to be continued…expanding into “Lord of the Worlds”

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    vicki.kaswen said ...

    Well, you’re getting this now, and I’m hoping we will soon be finally out of words.

    Jason! Did you know we are categorized as:
    ~Citizens of Rome~
    en EN Zen REM me EM ere free fee fire fine finer for fore more Om mien mine firm zit rite mite item timer one tone toner note not OT toe roe m.o. mo no on rot rote zone form fritz men fit mire rife nit fin rift crime rime ten teen rice ice nice niece net ET et rent core corm corn cert. crit. If I fie foe co CO Co oft often fort feet Crete trim in it iron minor miner mentor enter entire ort mint remit omit emit nom mon oct. cone fir infer mice entice enticer nicer cent croft into icon ironic tonic inert inter rive never ever even Eve event roof coon coot root moot foot zoom room croon moon morn omen comfort confer onto toon econ fiction friction erect erection infect infector conform moor Moor cozier emir Mir trios NEO ism sim remote inform tic moron moronic teem crème refit some sore serf see seer seen sire sir tiers tires ties tries fries rise risen stem stern steer sot snot snore store soft softer soften sort sent is crest first fence fencer rinse mince Erin reins scene scent cist scone CERN consort sin sine site cite cine mist mister iris screen inset reset Scot scoot scooter roost rest escort cost son monies rose Eros score sermon ermine semen firemen nose noise nosier scorn stone stoner forest Ritz ret res siren meet met resent recent confit fierce refine cosine sect sector incest insect cries nest nets Norse trim frets storm norm o info rezone soon smite smote motes set notice miser secret trees tees tense tenser Zion eons cretins erotic cretinism ER Re i.e. re cement minister toms tomes meters

    Please check out: SANTOS BONACCI on YouTube…and you will better understand why I do the above
    WORDPLAY/WORLDPAY

    NO JOKE…and yet I LAUGH

    BTW I really want to thank you for your recent little tour and the songs you chose to sing…the songs that continue to clue this “citizen of Rome” into a much Grander Scheme designed exclusively by GOD.

    I hope you haven’t forgotten what:
    word world o draw war raw day lord lordy lard lardy yard YA yo lo plow low ay way ow pow pray ray dray lay ward do lap pal plod lad lady road opal oral ploy royal or dopa row rod wordy drop ado pay play pod prod pro alp rap rad Od ad PO OP Po Op op po pa AP PA paw law dory owl old yap
    clearly “spells” OUT

    Done…in the order ordered…GOD…I want to talk to you.

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    vicki.kaswen said ...

    I was just thinking:

    How Alone I Am
    I come before you a lonely and forgotten Soul.
    Leaving the familiar to explore the unknown.
    Searching deep within my Self to uncover my own Truth.
    Faithfully foregoing what most others continue to embrace.
    I am lonely. I am innocent. I am as Free as I can be.
    I dare to break the rules leading me into new paradigms.
    An existence based in LOVE and compassion fueled by Free Will and tolerance.
    An embrace of the unknown, unexplored territories of consciousness.
    I began this journey untold ages ago.
    I am committed to this pledge: “To BE, or not to BE”.
    That is the quest of ALL ions…ALL eons.
    Evolving Energy — Spiritual Synergy — Forever Family
    Do I have the right to leave it ALL behind?
    Can I assume a position of powerful presence and purpose?
    I strive to master this living endowment through my spiritual essence.
    I am Alone. I am Honest. I am Hearty.
    Though I struggle — I continue…Though I ache — I persevere.
    Though I pretend — I relieve.
    As Humane — I am — A GODly design.
    The GOD of me understands….The GOD of me is slowly, but surely, taking charge.
    Meet me — Greet me — Treat me
    ~ Tenderly ~
    Resolutely, I travel onward…inward.
    Nurturing my meaningful mind….Nourishing my bountiful body.
    Sanctifying my Spiritual Self.
    ? How alone am I ?

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    vicki.kaswen said ...

    I said I would “try” …
    ~eternal survival~
    serve verse vile lives livers liars lairs real steal sale retails learns earns lest else El vales veils veins vines vents vest rules ruts rains trains trails trials aisle isle stain saint star stir strive strain lean lanes saline alien liens Nile lines levers sever ever evens Eve eaves revives revivals sin slave all tall eaters eaten stall taller travels ravels anvils virtual vets via visa verve nerves never luv rives elevates alleviates vats vain vainest sane ten turns urns earnest late later values reveals evaluates revels levels several inverts averts relevant nature alters salt saltier sate aves save saver servile villas lite alit nits snit snail lain slain slat last list lust slut nuts stun sun sine site intra air aerial aerie raise rise arise risen arisen nest nets et ETs set sent en EN rents rentals revise insert inert inters stale tales tails ails sail rails nastier tense tenser rinse arts rats tars ears eras are teas eat seat east stare stair stave starve striven arrive arrivals naïve naivest errs sear steer sneer Saturn terse averse inverse varies varietal vans satire alerts siren envies enviers striver rivers natal lent lint Easter arrest nester revalues tells tellers seller sell rest alive livens salivate areas arenas trainers turners returns listen listener silent reliant reviles ill nil still until result true truer rues rust ruse neural runes tunes tuners invest visual Ra retrains Re ER re i.e. lies lilts traverse Latin near nearest neat viva retailers sterner astern leaner leanest sue suit revs senate enslave staller Iran Erin reins all-star rants ran runs naivest natives inlets inset units unites unties ties tries tires sire sir realist realties reels stealer teals vaster leavens surreal Arians laser raiser riser astral venues relates relaters elates elaters irrelevant aural auras see seer seen sea resent lease leaser ease easier leers ere renal urinals sure surer venal neutral nutrias Sutra savant Levant Levi terra terrains stiller tillers in an ants antes anti aunts aunties lunar rulers striver Venus relearns enters entire entries artisan arterial lateral satin Satan Santa san relents variants aster salve silver sliver nasal Al vestal Vesta vernal rear rare rears servant trailers riles vise unset reset sieve IV vies lures lurers travelers revilers eviler viler I revisal reverts senile enslaver vita ravens relies earls earlier earliest snare lutes rustier lustier neuters revues eventual ensue insure ventral vital vials vails resale ravines virus viral realer antlers insult salute reversal intervals vaults vaulters rites versa austere sleet elites vista relist listener relit urines seal leas insurer vase arias lariats tules luster reinvest ventures events leaner leanest leant vainer saner natures tees trees stellar laves terser tease teaser easer leister slur ruins us use user server resell vena vivant evites seven tines trines unilateral literal strainer rinse reuse salient alias atlas alas Atlas retunes reunites rentiers tiers renters starver lees eels laurels retains retainers staler entrails entails nurse sill irate raitas retinas reties rata retia rete saunter insulate evilest vilest enlist enlister errant rivals seiner seine valiant unveils sultan insulter stein raves ravers eastern serrate avails arrant antsier Urantia urinates serine resin

    Even with whatever errors, omissions or repetitions this may contain…OMG and Holy (you know what)

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    vicki.kaswen said ...

    I’m gonna do this…and then I’ll try to leave you alone.
    I’ve got a bit to add to “wilderness”:
    denies deniers desires nil senile rinses rinsed resend sins lenders liners lined sneers welders snide snider idleness ere
    goodnight

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    vicki.kaswen said ...

    FOUND

    ~Wilderness~
    wild dress needs nerds winds swine swindles sis dis lies lied wide wider widens dire sire sired sires sirs lends ends dens less lees eels we were wrens drew sew sewn sewers lewd lewder ewes weird weirdness wilder dense denser sense sender wires wired rise risen lessen Nile lines sine sees seers seen wee lesser dew weds weeds swindlers wins new news rides IDs sides IDE Eid lids slid slides ire re Re ER i.e. wise wised wiser relies relied Swede Sweden welds El reels leers slews sliders rids red redness del idles idlers sidles wildness endless idleness diesels resides insides lewder lewdness sleds led dies dries insiders en EN wine wined dines diners I seeds deer dieses dins rends isles ed. de wireless SED SID wideness sirens Erin reins elders slender res resew resewn NEWER

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    vicki.kaswen said ...

    This is MY chance…This is my quest…This is what I have for you:
    ~Divine affection~
    vine affect effect ion of dove dive fact face faced ace aced diet vie vied video vend cone con co o no on Co CO cane caned fain fan fanned fin infinite finite define ad Od nod node done defect OT tone toned atoned noted note need nit fine fined finned in inn Odin din dine end den ed. De void avoid van advent vent vented vice device teen ten tin tine notice noticed entice enticed iced ice nice niece naïve native invade intend idea ID IDE Eid invent invented foe doe cot conned coin coined avid non anon none tend offend often edit neon eon NEO once fate feat feet fond don fat into dint dent indefinite definite etc. tide edition evident oct. Oct. India Indian dean Dane fad fade aid aide coif acid facet faction action cat act acted enact enacted infect edification ave. feed fed vein veined devein Cain can cant canted oven novice nation cation tan tin ton fiat at it anti ante ant icon cove covet cod code encode vote voted vet veto inaction vindicate vindication indicate indication diction doc one defeat defiant eat ate tea idiot idiotic otic tic invite covenant canon indent deviant oft aft daft confident confide confidant cede intone intoned vetoed NATO active inactive cine deet contain contained notified affected dance incant font foie foci fiction octave vena convent envoi infected citied cited cite canned advice via I find cad cadet evict eviction evicted contend convection infection voice voiced office off toad ode officiate officiated invoice invoiced detection faceted oat coated coat coven coveted antic tonic cadence en EN Eden Edenic identic eidetic Adonic even Vedic Veda econ. vee IV need fed feed evocative Eve event divot defecation FICA anion avionic anode evident evidence canteen Inca Inc. convene convened vat incident indicative eaten deaf deafen daft def denote defat efficient innate vend fend edict diva donate fated confine confined inefficient tee teed definition ionic icon envied ivied oaf Dan DNA AND and evade infected defiance fiancé date eave deface divination eve vinca dentine feint decent ciao CIA five evince evinced dace efface effaced convict confit fence fenced edifice incite incited nine incant decant DINO into dote coffin invitee invited vane vain detain deficit vita
    {~Hopeful~}
    hoe hope up hop lop flop hole pole help EP op OP PO Po po Op foul fuel of o lo flu elf ho oh eh
    oh…btw…congratulations

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    JamieCandlin said ...

    Jason,

    Such an amazing album. The lyrics are just amazing and you can really write a song!
    My fiance and I are inspired by your songs so much that we have decided to have Best Friend from the album as our first dance. We are getting married in August this year (24 days time)! Would love to get married in a church inspired by the amazing Mechanicsville open plan one from your wedding, however, living in England it really is not the best idea considering we can have all four seasons in one day…
    We have both been fans of yours for so long, and it only seemed right that you were a part of the day too!

    Keep up the good work, I will hopefully be writing to you with a picture of our first dance to sign for us, which I am hoping will make a nice gift for my soon wife to be! Our families are only small though so if you feel like a trip to the UK on the 17th August, I am sure we can add an extra chair!

    Keep up the amazing inspired music! Your love for your wife really comes through, and I hope it continues to inspire you if this is the music it produces!

    Thanks Jason,
    Keep living your free life and never change!

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    Ldewey62 said ...

    Jason & Christina,
    I wish you both a Very Happy Anniversary. May all you days be filled with love, joy, happiness and lots of music.
    God Speed

  • I’m so happy for you. You both look gorgeous in the photo and I wish you nothing but love, happiness and friendship. Can’t wait to hear your new music that comes from all of these new and wonderful experiences you’re having. Looking forward to seeing you live again soon…somewhere in the world (I travel the world for a living and make videos on YouTube). xoxo http://www.youtube.com/hopscotchtheglobe

  • PS. The “Love” album I mean. Have not listened to this one because I have been too drained by someone taking my energy all the time. The majority of the stalking incidents and little “gifts” have been reported to the Swedish police and the Federal authorities (a variety of agencies, take your pick) in the US. DS.

  • I guess that could explain why someone put a blue dental floss-ring in my bathroom sink in the former sublet apartment, where I also was stalked and have been with an increase since 2014. If it is because of how I “inspired” (or you took) the lyrics to your former album, I kindly ask of your fans to stop stalking me.

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    This is why I am inspired by this man. Happiness to Mr. And Mrs.Mraz. You make the world a better place.

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    Hiroko said ...

    That is so sweet YES! :)
    Happy anniversary!

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    wonder_woman said ...

    May God be with you and bless you

    May you see your children’s children

    May you be poor in misfortunes and rich in Blessings

    May you know nothing but happiness

    from this day forward

    -Irish Blessing

    Congratulations!

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    rodica said ...

    Happy Anniversary, Jason!
    All the best for you and Christina. God bless your family!
    Love,
    Rodica

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    So sweet ❤

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    zleydig said ...

    I have always believed that everything goes in cycles. I’ve said multiple times over the years that Jason Mraz’s career has mirrored my life. And right now I feel that one cycle is coming to an end. Two years ago, I was a few months out of a bad and broken relationship and recently laid off from my teaching job in a budget cut. I was in a dark place, lost. Most days, I did not know if I’d be able to get out of bed in the morning. I had always been a Jason Mraz fan and had preordered his album in forgotten shopping spree. I was driving aimlessly one night, not wanting to go home after having to move back in with my parents. That’s when “3 Things” came on my iPhone, an apparent early download with the preorder. I sobbed. Then, I listened again. And again. The song gave me strength, it gave me hope. I could have sworn it was telling me to just hang on, something good was coming. A few days later, I met a man and then shortly thereafter the rest of YES! appeared on my iPhone. It was as if the rest of the songs were narrating our relationship. I fell in love with him on long, late night drives because we had no where else. In October of 2014, for my birthday we went to see Jason in Pittsburgh. Fittingly, that night cemented the entire relationship and I knew it was safe to come back into the light. Next week, we celebrate our second anniversary. I fully believe that Jason saved me. He got me through until the love of my life came calling. I sincerely owe my life, and our life together, to him.

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    lucia-jimenez said ...

    Enhorabuena, os deseo lo mejor en esta vuestra nueva vida juntos, que el universo se alie en esta union

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