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Quoted in The Grove:   simple

For the simplicity on this side of complexity, I wouldn’t give you a fig. But for the simplicity on the other side of complexity, for that I would give you anything I have.
~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr

Simplicity does not precede complexity, but follows it.
~Alan Perlis

Simplicity and complexity need each other.
~John Maeda

EndQuote:
The beauty of simplicity is the complexity it attracts.
~Tom Robbins

 

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Exercise Prompt for 09/20:   fire

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If you can’t explain it to a six year old, you don’t understand it yourself.
~Albert Einstein

The average teacher explains complexity; the gifted teacher reveals simplicity.
~Robert Breault

Wise is the one who learns to dumb it down.
~Curtis Tyrone Jones

One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.
~Jack Kerouac

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Posted from the Grove

Life is as simple as these three questions: What do I want? Why do I want it? And, how will I achieve it?
~Shannon L Alder

I have three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
~Lao Tzu

These possessions of a simpleton being the three I choose and cherish: to care, to be fair, to be humble.
~Lao Tzu

Escape from complicated life! Take refuge in simple life! You will find three treasures there: Healthy body, a peaceful mind and a life away from ambitious fools!
~Mehmet Murat ildan

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~Psych2go:  The 4 Types of Introvert   (4:51)   not as simple as imagined
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNKQYjsxgPU

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~Joanna Castle Miller:  I Am Liesl Von Trapp and I Owe the Resistance an Apology  a short imagined monologue
https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/i-am-liesl-von-trapp-and-i-owe-the-resistance-an-apology

 

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Complexity serves nothing but our ego. Be able to say what you do in a way that people can understand.
~Chris Brogan

It is simplicity that makes the uneducated more effective than the educated when addressing popular audiences.
~Aristotle

Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful.
~John Maeda

To say more while saying less is the secret of being simple.
~Dejan Stojanovic

Seek simplicity but distrust it.
~Alfred North Whitehead

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There is no confusion like the confusion of a simple mind.
~F Scott Fitzgerald

Any simpleton can speak with confidence. Sometimes the greatest fools have the most bravado.
~Brandon Mull

A coxcomb is one whom simpletons believe to be a man of merit.
~Jean de la Bruyere

The reasoning man who scorns the prejudices of simpletons necessarily becomes the enemy of simpletons; he must expect as much, and laugh at the inevitable.
~Marquis de Sade

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VIDEO:

Simplicity, the art of maximizing the amount of work not done, is essential.
~Principles Behind The Agile Manifesto

Simplicity is the soul of efficiency.
~Austin Freeman

Complexity is the enemy of execution.
~Tony Robbins

Complexity is the main enemy of security.
~Niels Ferguson

Complexity is not a cause of confusion. It is a result of it.
~Jeff Hawkins

Complexity is the enemy of clarity.
~Andy Stanley

Simplicity is prerequisite for reliability.
~Edsger W Dijkstra

Complexity creates a maze between you and success. Simplicity ensures a clear line of sight.
~Lee J Colan

Simplicity is the shortest path to a solution.
~Ward Cunningham

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Simplicity takes time, patience & practice. Complexity offers too many excuses for failure.
~Dean Cavanagh

There is a point of complexity beyond which a business is no longer manageable.
~Peter Drucker

Fools ignore complexity. Pragmatists suffer it. Some can avoid it. Geniuses remove it.
~Alan Perlis

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~Even/Odd:  The Slows   (22:08)   the simple life reconsidered
https://vimeo.com/396730547

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~Omeleto:  Our kind of love   (15:48)   simple tradition https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3H6w–lVHlQ

 

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Insecure managers create complexity. Frightened, nervous managers use thick convoluted planning books and busy slides filled with everything they’ve known since childhood…. They worry that if they’re simple, people will think they’re simple minded. In reality, of course, it’s just the reverse. Clear, tough minded people are the most simple.
~Jack Welch

It’s really a trade-off: you’re always having to decide whether you’re going to say the more ambitious thing, and lose a little clarity – or are you going to say something really clearly, and sacrifice a little nuance? Get too obscure, and you sound like a pretentious asshole; go overboard with the clarity, and you sound like you’re talking down to your audience, or like you yourself are a reductive simpleton.
~Elif Batuman

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MUSIC:

A life without love is of no account. Don’t ask yourself what kind of love you should seek, spiritual or material, divine or mundane, Eastern or Western. Divisions only lead to more divisions. Love has no labels, no definitions. It is what it is, pure and simple. “Love is the water of life. And a lover is a soul of fire!” The universe turns differently when fire loves water.
~Elif Safak

Marriage is not a simple love affair, it’s an ordeal, and the ordeal is the sacrifice of ego to a relationship in which two have become one.
~Joseph Campbell

An honorable human relationship — that is, one in which two people have the right to use the word “love” — is a process, delicate, violent, often terrifying to both persons involved, a process of refining the truths they can tell each other.
It is important to do this because it breaks down human self-delusion and isolation.
It is important to do this because in doing so we do justice to our own complexity.
It is important to do this because we can count on so few people to go that hard way with us.
~Adrienne Rich

The complexity of human relationships is never simple to follow; it is like intricate lacework, but lacework made of steel.
~Mignon G Eberhart

Unfortunately, little darlings, there is no such thing as a simple love story. The most transitory puppy crush is complex to the extent of lying beyond the far reaches of the brain’s understanding.
~Tom Robbins

But the answer is simple. Love is a mix tape.
~Rob Sheffield

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~Lynyrd Skynyrd cover — Shinedown:  Simple Man   (6:45)   working hard for his money
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKiXmBbVN8Y

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~Robert Palmer:  Simply Irresistible   (4:18)   movie mashup instead of the sexy-in-sync video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2juxzBczBhY

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~Iyeoka:  Simply Falling   (3:57)   surprise win for love
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Pes54J8PVw

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~Simply Red:  Holding Back the Years   (4:20)   shillelagh nostalgia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yG07WSu7Q9w

 

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Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.
~William Morris

One can furnish a room very luxuriously by taking out furniture rather than putting it in.
~Francis Jourdain

Sometimes simplicity and elegance are indistinguishable from each other.
~Amit Kalantri

…complexity is often a device for claiming sophistication, or for evading simple truths.
~John Kenneth Galbraith

The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.
~Hans Hofmann

The sculptor produces the beautiful statue by chipping away such parts of the marble block as are not needed — it is a process of elimination.
~Elbert Hubbard

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Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.
~Albert Schweitzer

I’m a simple man without a lot of complicated twists and turns. Look down my throat and you can see out my ass.
~Liu Cixin

Life’s so much simpler when you’re dead!
~Stewart Stafford

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I go about looking at horses and cattle. They eat grass, make love, work when they have to, bear their young. I am sick with envy of them.
~Sherwood Anderson

Everything that truly makes us happy is quite simple – love, sex and food!
~Meryl Streep

She was wild and free with a dab of logic in between, chasing her dreams and following her heartbeat.
~Nikki Rowe

Simplicity is an exact medium between too little and too much.
~Sir Joshua Reynolds

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Sun Patch
© David Lorenz Winston

 

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Truth is always stranger than fiction. We craft fiction to match our sense of how things ought to be, but truth cannot be crafted. Truth is, and truth has a way of astonishing us to our knees. Reminding us, that the universe does not exist to fulfill our expectations. Because we are imperfect beings who are self-blinded to the truth of the world’s stunning complexity, we shave reality to paper thin theories and ideologies that we can easily grasp – and we call them truths. But the truth of a sea in all it’s immensity cannot be embodied in one tide-washed pebble.
~Dean Koontz

Religion leaves no room for human complexity.
~Daniel Radcliffe

There is a new science of complexity which says that the link between cause and effect is increasingly difficult to trace; that change (planned or otherwise) unfolds in non-linear ways; that paradoxes and contradictions abound; and that creative solutions arise out of diversity, uncertainty and chaos.
~Andy Hargreaves

We live in a rainbow of chaos.
~Paul Cezanne

Don’t let complexity stop you.
~Bill Gates

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@Writers Platform

The truth is rarely pure and never simple.
~Oscar Wilde

The point of philosophy is to start with something so simple as not to seem worth stating, and to end with something so paradoxical that no one will believe it.
~Bertrand Russell

I have a simple philosophy: Fill what’s empty. Empty what’s full. Scratch where it itches.
~Alice Roosevelt Longworth

My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can.
~Cary Grant

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Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.
~Albert Einstein

Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.
~Dr Seuss

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
~Dalai Lama

When the solution is simple, God is answering.
~Albert Einstein

 

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Exercise Prompt:  simple

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The purpose of narrative is to present us with complexity and ambiguity.
~Scott Turow

I despise simplicity. It is the negation of all that is beautiful.
~Norman Hartnell

Without complexity, there’s no intensity.
~Alexandra Adornetto

A taste for simplicity cannot last for long.
~Eugene Delacroix

The more complex the network is, the more complex its pattern of interconnections, the more resilient it will be.
~Fritjof Capra

If there is anything the artist or a true work of art teaches us, it is that variety and complexity really increase the unity, and that to achieve unity within a great variety of complexity is a greater achievement and more satisfying piece of art than to achieve unity with just a few elements, which is relatively easily achieved.
~David Steindl-Rast

What is the alternative to understanding the complexity of the world?
~Atul Gawande

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The Exercise:

~BarTalk:

Request

The sewage and sludge of politics complexity
The sameness and drudge of mundane simplicity

The lying and fudging of strayed love’s duplicity
The dredging for scandals caught naughtily, nastily
Happily judging another while engaged in complicity
I don’t ask for much, no lodging, no money, no pity
But a hedged in garden far away from the city

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Dear God Amazon

Dear god, Amazon
Answer please a simple supplicant’s prayer
Sideline Baal’s archangel Algo Rithm the player
Grant passage past hindrance, your Tower of Babel
Past the incessant babble of a towering Bezos
Confined by confusion and a confounding unfitness
Saddened by ineptness your followers must witness
Consigned by condign muddling to drown in distress

In your mainframe mire, your Slough of Despondency
Your computerized legions of digitized demons
May your blind metal monster of mechanized minds
Founder in your Oceans of Acid Based Incompetency

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Cycle

Sweet dimpled cheeks to catch the eye of a new love
Simple heavy sighing, signature sign of a true love
Skipped irregular beats mark the heart of a first love
First token tears the start of a burst and a broken love
Married for years in a confusing and abused love
Failing love fraying, a defused and unused love

 

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Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.
~Lin Yutang

The waste of life occasioned by trying to do too many things at once is appalling.
~Orison Marden

Beware the barrenness of a busy life.
~Socrates

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It is desirable that a man live in all respects so simply and preparedly that if an enemy take the town, he can walk out the gate empty-handed and without anxiety.
~Henry David Thoreau

What a unique treasure are the things we have learned to live without, for no thief can take them from us.
~Robert Brault

We don’t need to increase our goods nearly as much as we need to scale down our wants. Not wanting something is as good as possessing it.
~Donald Horban

Reduce the complexity of life by eliminating the needless wants of life, and the labors of life reduce themselves.
~Edwin Way Teale

Simplicity is not the opposite of wealth. It is the door to the riches you already own.
~Alan Cohen

Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough.
~Charles Warner

When you discard arrogance, complexity, and a few other things that get in the way, sooner or later you will discover that simple, childlike, and mysterious secret known to those of the Uncarved Block: Life is Fun.
~Benjamin Hoff

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Quoted in The Grove:   room

You are a mansion with infinite rooms, yet you’ve convinced yourself you have to live in the basement.
~Nitya Prakash

It is a mistake for anyone to think he has lived too long in his old, unsatisfactory ways to make the great change. If you switch on the light in a dark room, it makes no difference how long it was dark because the light will still shine. Be teachable. That is the whole secret.
~Vernon Howard

Of all the facts I daily live with, there’s none more comforting than this; If I have two rooms, one dark, the other light, and I open the door between them, the dark room becomes lighter without the light one becoming darker. I know this is no headline, but it’s a marvelous footnote; and comforts me in that.
~Gerhard E Frost

EndQuote:
In a full heart there is room for everything, and in an empty heart there is room for nothing.
~Antonio Porchia

 

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Exercise Prompt for 09/13:   simple

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A few yellow chrysanthemums will make a small room look twice its size, and when the sun comes out upon a yellow wall-paper the whole room seems suddenly to expand, to open like a flower. When it falls upon the pot of yellow chrysanthemums and sets them ablaze, it seems as though one had an angel in the room.
~The Yellow Room

Happiness is a small house, with a big kitchen.
~Alfred Hitchcock

The kitchen is the most important place in any house. Visit your family, and that’s where you’ll end up. Go to a party, that’s where everyone congregates.
~Michelle Dockery

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Posted from the Grove

Real intimacy depends on truth – lovingly told – especially in the bedroom.
~Joyce Brothers

Honesty is a virtue, but not the only one. If you’re in a courtroom you need the whole truth and nothing but the truth; in the living room, sometimes you need anything but. Often.
~Judith Martin

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It takes a long time to learn that a courtroom is the last place in the world for learning the truth.
~Alice Koller

In representing criminal defendants – especially guilty ones – it is often necessary to take the offensive against the government: to put the government on trial for its misconduct. In law, as in sports, the best defense is often a good offense. The courtroom oath – to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth – is applicable only to witnesses… because the American justice system is built on a foundation of not telling the whole entire truth.
~Alan Dershowitz

I love being in a courtroom.
~Kamala Harris

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*~Julianne Chung: To be creative … abandon ‘originality’
https://psyche.co/ideas/to-be-creative-chinese-philosophy-teaches-us-to-abandon-originality

Thanks to:  DailyPnut.com

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~Nigel Warbrick:  Strictly Courtroom   (2:24)   Hollywood and the courtroom
https://vimeo.com/116879142

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~Top Trending:  10 Most Expensive Hotel Rooms In The World   (12:29)   ’nuff said
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Viwfx0DtjHE

 

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I will dine nowhere without your consent although with my present feelings I might be trusted with fifty virgins naked in a dark room.
~Horatio Nelson

Absence is the dark-room in which lovers develop negatives.
~H L Mencken

Fear is the dark room where the Devil develops his negatives.
~Gary Busey

The beginning of every war is like opening the door into a dark room. One never knows what is hidden in the darkness.
~Adolf Hitler

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A mathematician is a blind man in a dark room looking for a black cat which isn’t there.
~Charles Darwin

I feel like I am involved in an obscure and complex version of poker in a pitch-dark room, with blank cards, for infinite stakes, with a dealer who won’t tell me the rules, and who smiles all the time.
~Neil Gaiman

A philosopher is a blind man in a dark room looking for a black cat that isn’t there. A theologian is the man who finds it.
Laurence J Peter

A light turned on in a dark room is like receiving a message from God quickly, completely, and all at once.
~David A Bednar

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VIDEO:

How peaceful a bedroom is without a man in it.
~Dorothy Eden

It is the personality of the mistress that the house expresses. Men are forever guests in our homes, no matter how much happiness they may find there.
~Elsie de Wolfe

A husband and wife who have separate bedrooms have either drifted apart or found happiness.
~Honoré de Balzac

The spirit of the marriage left the bedroom and took to living in the parlor.
~Zora Neale Hurston

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*~Simeon Pratt:  The Darkroom   (10:01)   landscape and story married
https://vimeo.com/300310529

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*~William Armstrong:  Unspoken   (6:58)   ravishing farewell, in dance
https://vimeo.com/channels/staffpicks/452864223

*For a friend and fellow creative suffering a recent loss

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~Hugo Goudswaard:  Room 11   (4:45)   birth of a band, an introduction  
https://vimeo.com/4733587

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~Justin Lutsky:  Federal Affair   (3:30)   hijinks
https://vimeo.com/2392939

 

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You remember some bedrooms you have slept in. There are bedrooms you like to remember and others you would like to forget.
~Carl Sandburg

A bedroom is just as nice as whoever sleeps in it with you.
~Tennessee Williams

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You need to have a home to go back to, whether it’s a hotel room or a barn. It’s only home when he’s there.
~Genevieve Gorder

Of all the deprivations which afflict humankind, none is more dreadful than loneliness. A corrosive, it eats the heart out. People were meant to live by twos, with someone close with whom to share good and bad, to hear breathing in the dark room at night. Being alone is the one unnatural act.
~Zelda Popkin

Where the bedroom is wrong the whole house is wrong.
~Margaret Kennedy

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MUSIC:

She left me the way people leave a hotel room. A hotel room is a place to be when you are doing something else. Of itself it is of no consequence to one’s major scheme. A hotel room is convenient. But its convenience is limited to the time you need it while you are in that particular town on that particular business; you hope it is comfortable, but prefer, rather, that it be anonymous. It is not, after all, where you live.
~Toni Morrison

I suspected that what happens in hotel rooms rarely lasts outside of them. I suspected that when something was a beginning and an ending at the same time, that meant it could only exist in the present.
~David Levithan

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~Death Cab for Cutie:  Brothers on a Hotel Bed   (4:32)   selves

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~Smith & Thell:  Hotel Walls   (3:34)   questions of mortality

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~Clum Scott:  Hotel Room   (3:58)   one mic, one take

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~Passenger:  Hotel California   (4:16)   the voice, a surprisingly human finish

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~Rixton:  Hotel Ceiling   (4:40)   when love goes missing

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~Double Echo:  Darkroom   (4:38)   eerie

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~Fifth Harmony:  I’m In Love With a Monster   (3:35)   campy

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~Delaney Jane:  Hotel Room   (3:43)   when it hurts

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~Oliver Abbott:  Room   (1:32)   minimalist animation, soothing

 

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I only really understand myself, what I’m really thinking and feeling, when I’ve talked it over with my circle of female friends. When days go by without that connection, I feel like a radio playing in an empty room.
~Anna Quindlen

There is nothing more mysterious than a TV set left on in an empty room. It is even stranger than a man talking to himself or a woman standing dreaming at her stove. It is as if another planet is communicating with you.
~Jean Baudrillard

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I’m so fast that last night I turned off the light switch in my hotel room and was in bed before the room was dark.
~Muhammad Ali

At my hotel room, my friend came over and asked to use the phone. I said Certainly. He said Do I need to dial 9 I say Yeah. Especially if it’s in the number. You can try four and five back to back real quick.
~Mitch Hedberg

This is an elegant hotel! Room service has an unlisted number.
~Henny Youngman

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Just following orders’ is no excuse unless you’re in the bedroom.
~Donna Lynn Hope

It’s okay to laugh in the bedroom so long as you don’t point
~Will Durst

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Hotel rooms inhabit a separate moral universe.
~Tom Stoppard

A story a friend told me about being in New York and meeting this Latin-lover kind of guy. They went up to her hotel room, and the guy kind of pounced on her and told her to spread her legs, shouting, “Surrender the pink! Surrender the pink!” That’s where it’s from.
~Carrie Fisher

Nothing to me is so erotic as a hotel room, and therefore so penetrated with life and death.
~Paul Theroux

Folks think a lifetime is a thing stretched out over years. It ain’t. It can happen quick as a match in a dark room.
~Esi Edugyan

I knew it. I knew it. Born in a hotel room – and God damn it – died in a hotel room.
~Eugene O’Neill

Sitting in a hotel room just makes you sit and think about things.
~Nathan Sykes

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@Writers Platform

…Things!
Burn them, burn them! Make a beautiful
fire! More room in your heart for love,
for the trees! For the birds who own
nothing — the reason they can fly.
~Mary Oliver

But dreams come through stone walls, light up dark rooms, or darken light ones, and their persons make their exits and their entrances as they please, and laugh at locksmiths.
~Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
~Henry David Thoreau

 

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Exercise Prompt:  room

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Of all the rooms in the house your bedroom is yours.
~Dorothy Draper

If you’re gonna fall apart, do it in your own bedroom.
~Margot Kidder

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~BarTalk:

Eve’s Degree

Eyes on the horizon
She’s pedaling fast
To escape her past
No time for the treasure
No room for the pleasure
God’s gift to the orphan
Her present? The present
The future her fortune

Today, the present is prison
But ‘now’ is the reason
Expelled from the Garden
The wounds from our wars
Our sins form the scars
Not to be judged at the bar
But our school for the stars

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Goodbye

Green hills gone brown
Groom fields for a future
Make room for a new love
Like weeding the garden
Shedding old skin for new

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When someone

When someone flaunts and flagrantly disregards the laws of a land he has sworn to uphold
When someone places himself above truth in favor of his own needy ego
When someone places profits and greed above a Sermon’s Beatitudes
When someone disdains the centuries-old traditions of his own military
When someone finds no room in his agenda for more than a third of his people by color
When someone seeks to divide a country already ravaged by one civil war
When someone boasting intelligence hides that information
When someone makes decisions from the pocket of an adversarial power
If not a traitor by law, that someone is a traitor at heart

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Bequest: noun

When that someone dies
to make room for the next
leaves a legacy of woe
a roomful of debts
for those who followed him
to pay and pay

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Room With a View

Not courtroom, boardroom, cloakroom or clubroom
Not dining room, living room, bath or a bedroom
Not chat room or class room or internet newsroom
Not mudroom, not darkroom, mail room or ballroom
Not mushroom, a bridegroom, hotel or a sound room
Not legroom or headroom, nor music in a multiroom
Not introvert Daniel Boone needing more elbow room
But History’s the house that every human calls home

 

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When you’re sitting in a dark room, you can either sit and curse the darkness — or you can light a candle.
~Leonard Ravenhill

An artist is someone with the gift to light up a dark room.
~Eric Cantona

If there is any reason to single out artists as being more necessary to our lives than any others, it is because they provide us with light that cannot be extinguished. They go into dark rooms and poke at their souls until the contours of our own are familiar to us.
~Phyllis Grissim-Theroux

When there’s an elephant in the room introduce him.
~Randy Pausch

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Quoted in The Grove:   shop

I bought two items to get a third free, and then I returned the two. I should be Shopper of the Year.
~Jarod Kintz

If you attempt to beat a man down and to get his goods for less than a fair price, you are attempting to commit burglary, as much as though you broke into his shop to take the things without paying for them.
~Henry Ward Beecher

For some, shopping is an art; for others, it’s a sport. It can be a vice and it can be a cause. Some love it. Some hate it. Rarely is someone indifferent.
~Pamela Klaffke

EndQuote:
A consumer is a shopper who is sore about something.
~Harold Coffin

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Exercise Prompt for 09/06:  room

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Sydney sighed and stood up, smoothing her rumpled clothes with dismay. “I need a coffee shop or something.” “I think I saw one in a cave down the road,” I said. That almost got a smile from her
~Richelle Mead

When you’re stuck on something creatively, you can’t solve a problem, you go to a coffee shop.
~Eric Weiner

I sat, a solitary man,
In a crowded London shop,
An open book and empty cup
On the marble table-top.
While on the shop and street I gazed
My body of a sudden blazed;
And twenty minutes more or less
It seemed, so great my happiness,
That I was blessed and could bless.
~William Butler Yeats

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Posted from the Grove

It was one of those puzzling facts of life that women either celebrated a happy event or solved their problems with a shopping spree.
~E A Bucchianeri

Win or lose, we go shopping after the election.
~Imelda Marcos

I don’t smoke, I don’t drink, I don’t do drugs. I shop, okay?
~Danielle Fishel

I always say shopping is cheaper than a psychiatrist.
~Tammy Faye Bakker

I shop, therefore I am.
~Heather Chandler

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~Jakob Ryce:  The Delicate Craft of Writing Poetry
https://blog.usejournal.com/the-delicate-craft-of-writing-poetry-1e0d6020ded0

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~Great Big Story:  5 Deliciously Unique Coffees Around the World   (6:17)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVh6yN36M0A

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Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.
~Oscar Wilde

People will buy anything that is one to a customer.
~Sinclair Lewis

Shopping: The fine art of acquiring things you don’t need with money you don’t have.
~Author Unknown

A bargain is something you can’t use at a price you can’t resist.
~Franklin P Jones

Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like.
~Will Rogers

Buy, buy, says the sign in the shop window; Why, why, says the junk in the yard.
~Paul McCartney

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VIDEO:

One of the best places for a shy person to meet people is in a coffee shop. If you are a reader, bring a book and read it there — that gives a guy something to ask you about. Same goes for sketching, writing, or any hobby you can take with you.
~Laurie Helgoe

Seattle has unleashed this weird phenomenon on the world called the coffee shop. And the coffee shop, thanks to Starbucks, is the place where socially isolated, lonely, needy people gather together to ignore one another.
~Mark Driscoll

I love going to coffee shops and just sitting and listening.
~Julie Roberts

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~Hanging Charlie Productions:  Coffee Shop Conversations   (1:58)   eavesdropping — 4 vignettes

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~Hughes William Thompson:  A New Man  (8:50)   refurbished life

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~ThinkModo/TV Boy:  Telekinetic Coffee Shop Surprise   (2:23)   messin’ with some minds

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I shop like a bull — I charge everything!
~Author Unknown

Credit buying is much like being drunk. The buzz happens immediately and gives you a lift…. The hangover comes the day after.
~Joyce Brothers

When I shop, the world gets better, and the world is better, but then it’s not, and I need to do it again.
~Sophie Kinsella

Not the brightest gem in the jewelry shop, but you’ve got to admire his single-minded dedication to drug abuse.
~John Green

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In most betting shops you will see three windows marked ‘Bet Here’, but only one window with the legend ‘Pay Out’.
~Jeffrey Bernard

Recreational shopping is the shortest distance between two points: you and broke.
~Victoria Moran

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MUSIC:

I didn’t study anything really. I didn’t learn out of the books because I couldn’t read music very well, so it is what they say it is – you learn from other people. And my cohorts and I would sneak around the coffee shops and hear stuff we wanted to learn, and then you ask whoever was playing it to teach you.
~Joan Baez

I was homeless and I was in San Diego and I started singing in a local coffee shop and people started coming to hear me sing.
~Jewel

Nothing’s going to keep me from making music. If I were in the want-ads in the back of the paper or playing to six people at a coffee shop, I’d still love to make music.
~Dave Grohl

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~Grey Zone:  Small Coffee Shop   (3:54)   Korean, no translation needed

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~inxskim:  Canon in D   (3:17)   Korean hip hop w/ breakdance duo

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~Peusoshi:  180624   (3:20)   Chinese orchestral mash-up; snarky comment section

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~I Love Lucy:  Silvery Moon   (8:00)   comedy, music, Bing Crosby

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The other line moves faster.
~Etorre’s Observation

If you change lines, the one you just left will start to move faster than the one you are now in.
~O’Brian’s Law

Anyone who believes the competitive spirit in America is dead has never been in a supermarket when the cashier opens another checkout line.
~Ann Landers

The woman just ahead of you at the supermarket checkout has all the delectable groceries you didn’t even know they carried.
~Mignon McLaughlin

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We always hold hands. If I let go, she shops.
~Henny Youngman

I rationalize shopping. I buy a dress because I need change for gum.
~Rita Rudner

She was at the beauty shop for two hours. That was only for the estimate.
~Henny Youngman

Buying something on sale is a very special feeling. In fact, the less I pay for something, the more it is worth to me. I have a dress that I paid so little for that I am afraid to wear it. I could spill something on it, and then how would I replace it for that amount of money?
~Rita Rudner

I haven’t reported my missing credit card to the police because whoever stole it is spending less than my wife.
~Ilie Nastase

[On living in New York City:] I’m oblivious to everything. I just don’t notice anything. I sat in a coffee shop, drank half a cup of coffee before I noticed there was lipstick on the cup. There was wadded-up gum and lipstick on the napkin. I must have been sitting on that woman’s lap for an hour.
~Laura Kightlinger

My longing to improve my looks via The Body Shop is being replaced by my longing to improve my looks via Photoshop.
~Gina Barreca

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I like my money right where I can see it — hanging in my closet.
~Sex and the City

Women usually love what they buy, yet hate two-thirds of what is in their closets.
~Mignon McLaughlin

I’ve been shopping all my life and still have nothing to wear.
~Sally Poplin

They came, they saw, they did a little shopping.
~Jeff Klooger

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When women are depressed, they eat or go shopping. Men invade another country. It’s a whole different way of thinking.
~Elayne Boosler

Most men hate to shop. That’s why the men’s department is usually on the first floor of a department store, two inches from the door.
~John Wayne

If men liked shopping, they’d call it research.
~Cynthia Nelms

Men go shopping just as men go out fishing or hunting, to see how large a fish may be caught with the smallest hook.
~Henry Ward Beecher

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@Writers Platform

I’m partial to coffee shops, brain work, and poems on the page. I write after midnight. Sometimes, twisty syntax happens, and I surrender.
~Marvin Bell

A wine shop was open and I went in for some coffee. It smelled of early morning, of swept dust, spoons in coffee-glasses and the wet circles left by wine glasses.
~Ernest Hemingway

I am no longer the left behind. I am the living. And I want everything this life has to offer. I stop for a second and look around at all the shops and stores and stalls. At all the people, going about their days, at all the moments they’re living. This is what I want. I want to live every moment. I want to feel everything.
~Daisy Whitney

Our good time is sitting in a coffee shop with a newspaper, writing a line on the back of a napkin. That is the most fun comedians ever have.
~Jerry Seinfeld

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Glass Table:

~Greenie:

Does

Does a Comet ever burn as bright
if there’s no one to see it soar through the night

Does the sun lose its brilliant heat
like two hearts whose love they never meet

Do the stars fade away and dim
like the passing of a frivolous whim

Do dreams burn away and end
if there’s no hope to carry them like wind

Does a lonely heart forever yearn
like solar flares that ever burn…

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@I Like The Rain

A Dream You Dream

Into my thoughts you move
Silently as you go
Tickling and teasing softly
Moving me so
Finding secrets hidden there
Even I did not see
Bringing out wings that spread
Showing mine to me
Soaring with me oh so high
Joys written on my face
Am I just a dream you dream
Pixels that dance in space

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Shopping is better than sex. If you’re not satisfied after shopping you can make an exchange for something you really like.
~Adrienne Gusoff

On the one hand, shopping is dependable: You can do it alone, if you lose your heart to something that is wrong for you, you can return it; it’s instant gratification and yet something you buy may well last for years.
~Judith Krantz

Love is for free, just expensive to shop.
~Rick Ross

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Exercise Prompt:  shop

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~BarTalk:

Show Time

Tobias the Turtle singing bass as a barber
Had a shop next a tree down by the harbor
Harry the Hare was his next tree neighbor
Stitching and sewing as the baritone tailor
Sam the Seagull plied the skies as a sailor
Filled out the trio singing tenor with ardor
Mary the Mermaid singing gorgeous soprano
A solo act joined the group playing piano
Getting tickets for the show now much harder
Their Quintet Minus One at The Arbor

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Decisions

Shopping season not far yonder
Makes me wonder why I’m not fonder
Makes me ponder, brood and ruminate
Bathroom, bedroom, kitchen, dining
Basement, pantry, living, attic
Birthday gifts or Christmas shopping
Giving, getting, the mood erratic
Must I choose, one room in eight

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Staging

Warm and cozy away from home
Readers and writers, a living room
Scones and muffins buttered hot
Another round of caffeine shots
Dorky drinker next urbane suave
Share last table, fated for love
Solo musicians and fervid poets
Brand new season, fresh young crop
Incubating talent at the coffee shop

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5-7-5   5-7-5-7-7

love’s crowded market
shopping the shelves for talent
hearts swarm as sunshine

arms that hold, don’t grasp
smiles and curls, eyes bright with worlds
quip like gods with wit
priceless gold enshrined in skin
now informed, just beauty sells

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5-7-5 x 4

clean as a whistle
floor swept, scissors, clippers clean
ship-shape barber shop
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inspiration source
beer from hops or coffee shop
caffeinated muse
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wash and dry and fold
shopping center laundromat
guilt-free Stop ’n Read
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shop until you drop
flopping fish out of water
’til you re-enter

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Some men, like modern shops, hang everything in their show windows; when one goes inside, nothing is to be found.
~Berthold Auerbach

The vain — We are like shop windows in which we are continually arranging, concealing or illuminating the supposed qualities other ascribe to us ̶ in order to deceive ourselves.
~Friedrich Nietzsche

When we are not rich enough to be able to purchase happiness, we must not approach too near and gaze on it in shop windows.
~Tristan Bernard

There would be a price… But if you were worried about the price, then why were you in the shop?
~Terry Pratchett

I shop online because I don’t like to try things on in front of an alien mirror.
~Marina Warner

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In the late 1600s the finest instruments originated from three rural families whose workshops were side by side in the Italian village of Cremona. First were the Amatis, and outside their shop hung a sign: “The best violins in all Italy.” Not to be outdone, their next-door neighbors, the family Guarnerius, hung a bolder sign proclaiming: “The Best Violins In All The World!” At the end of the street was the workshop of Anton Stradivarius, and on its front door was a simple notice which read: “The best violins on the block.”
~Freda Bright

The thing to do,’ I said as we gained the lane that leads to Beech Green and Fairacre, ‘is to get absolutely everything in the summer and lock it in a cupboard. Then order every scrap of food from a shop the week before Christmas and sit back and enjoy watching everyone else go mad. I’ve been meaning to do it for years.
~Miss Read

Only one shopping day left ’til tomorrow.
~Author Unknown

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