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Quoted in The Grove

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
~William Arthur Ward

It is impossible to feel grateful and depressed in the same moment.
~Naomi Williams

When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.
~Willie Nelson

EndQuote:
This is a wonderful day. I’ve never seen this one before.
~Maya Angelou

 

Harvested from:  inc.com
Curated by: Wordgrove

 

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Prewritten Theme:  the lush life

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Posted from the Grove

Being Thankful by Not Giving Up

On Dreams
Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.
~Buddha

~Aerosmith, with Southern California Children’s Chorus:  Dream On    (5:04)

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On Love
If a fellow isn’t thankful for what he’s got, he isn’t likely to be thankful for what he’s going to get.
~Frank A Clark

~Morgan James:  If You Don’t Know Me By Now    (3:50)

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On Life
They both seemed to understand that describing it was beyond their powers, the gratitude that spreads through your body when a burden gets lifted, and the sense of homecoming that follows, when you suddenly remember what it feels like to be yourself.
~Tom Perrotta

~LeAnn Rimes, with Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angles:  The Rose    (6:21)

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David Lorenz Winston

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@Writers Platform

Prewritten:  signal, chorus

~BarTalk:
Hourglass

Pastel flowers peacock glorious
Early sunset’s embarrassed blush
Adds new voice to a swelling chorus
Heralds the evening’s welcome hush

A strand of sand from night’s impend
Sails directly south from Future Town
From Coming Soon to That Was Then
Down time’s passage Narrows of Now

A rustling wind signals the going-away
Grateful answer to a pinwheel day

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B Flat Ballad #24

The moment said be still
The music said to dance
Dewy eyed glances drill
Signal wanting love’s advance

Promise on-point harmony
Flatter true love’s melody
But then the contrapuntal chorus
Spreads the truth entire before us

Spoke of Mister Rabbit’s habit
Couldn’t help it gotta have it
Thus the death of true romance
Upending hope love’s last chance

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Quoted in The Grove

They say the world is round,
and yet it must be square,
so many little hurts we get
from corners here and there.
We flatter those we scarcely know,
and please the fleeting guest,
and deal full many a thoughtless blow,
to those we love the best.
~Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Home is where you are loved the most and act the worst.
~Marjorie Pay Hinckley

Love has no place in a lawyer’s office.
~Elizabeth Aston

EndQuote:
The art of love … is largely the art of persistence.
~Albert Ellis

 

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Prewritten Exercise:  signal, chorus

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Posted from the Grove

PMJ Playlist:  On Brats and Cads in Love

~MAGIC’s  Rude   Featuring:  Von Smith   (4:16)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9yMXzARTZE

~Bruno Mars’  Grenade    Featuring:  Brielle Von Hugel   (3:28)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwsEdFkdjYA

~Justin Bieber’s  Love Yourself    Featuring:  Sara Niemietz   (4:28)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1QNhIAlP8M

 

~Tower of Power’s  Break Free   Featuring:  Morgan James   (3:53)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d85tijy0pBs

 

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Restroom and Old Graveyard
©2019 Greg Thweatt

 

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@Writers Platform

Prewritten:  wry, break

~BarTalk
Receptionist

Smile she’s on her cell
Words alone wouldn’t tell
Make it wry wait why not
Coffee break wants it hot
Time to waste s’all I got

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he-did ditty #17

wry the smile
and the bread
paid to break
their sexless fast
that nature knew
wouldn’t last
he for she
and eating out
who called for more
of love’s repast

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the difference

pastrami on rye
his breakfast heart brake
ham on wry
her staged heartbreak

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Politics

Wry story thrice told
Versus bald lie oversold
Bold try is growing old
Truth burns hot as hell
Fired urn it once held

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5-7-5 x 2

wry bitter laughter
defrays the pain of heartbreak
learned leave love alone
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pol’ tics all awry
dinner plates from legal brakes
toss the forkers out

 

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Quoted in The Grove

Culture is the habit of being pleased with the best and knowing why.
~Henry Van Dyke

Every work of art is the child of its age and, in many cases, the mother of our emotions. It follows that each period of culture produces an art of its own which can never be repeated.
~Wassily Kandinsky

Culture: the cry of men in face of their destiny.
~Albert Camus

EndQuote:
I don’t think culture is something you can describe.
~Bill Gates

 

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Prewritten Exercise for 11.14:  wry, break

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Posted from the Grove

All Colors of the Rainbow: A Color Thesaurus (name w/ color swatch)
http://mentalfloss.com/article/75713/name-every-shade-rainbow-color-thesaurus

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The Law of Raspberry Jam: the wider any culture is spread, the thinner it gets.
~Alvin Toffler

 

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Monkey Saves Dying Friend, India  (1:05)
https://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2014/dec/22/monkey-saves-dying-friend-train-station-india-video

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It is not part of a true culture to tame tigers, any more than it is to make sheep ferocious.
~Henry David Thoreau

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Law is downstream from culture. By the time you make a law about something, you’re reacting, not acting. I’d rather shape the culture.
~Rick Warren

 

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©2019 Eric Groetzinger

 

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@Writers Platform

You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.
~Ray Bradbury

The moment you give up your principles, and your values, you are dead, your culture is dead, your civilization is dead. Period.
~Oriana Fallaci

Always, some great culture is dying to enrich the soil of new harvests, some civilization is crumbling to rubbish to be the hill of a more beautiful city, some race is spending itself that a lower and more barbarous world may inherit its stored treasure house.
~George Edward Woodberry

 

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Prewritten Theme:  culture

~BarTalk:
Morning Minstrels, Boyaca

Midnight music prior
5 AM firecrackers
Sky rockets announce
Traveling minstrels
One drum rat-a-tat-tat
Unsnared rhythm
Unrhymed
Two guitars
One trumpet
A saxophone
Serenade balconies
Windows fly open
Then doors
Neighbors pour out
A gusher in pajamas
A particolored conga line
Winding cobblestone lanes
Vibrant neighborhoods
Flamboyant
Plaza spread with open arms
Welcomes drinking dancers singing
Bottles of aguardiente
Fiery water and tequila
Spill and pour freely
Rounds of permission
To sing words everyone knows
To every song
Yet one sings alone
Lips echo in silence
Drunk with nostalgia
Eyes to the sunrise
It’s Sunday morning

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Pueblito

Emerald tree-lines edge cerulean skylines
Where raucous roosters presage the dawn
Walls vibrate lemon yellow
Pink painted lizards plastered on
Vivid sheets with sleep o’er spread
Rainbow dreams pillowed under head
Music wrought of roots ‘n blues
Billow songs wrung of human hues
Skins born of the same dark night
Bindings forged against the fading light
Black and white need red wants brown
These the color of Colomb’an town

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United Stated

One nation
Same declaration
Under one constitution
Inclusive

Rich culture
Shared future
One union to nurture
Exclusive

 

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I’m a culture vulture, and I just want to experience it all.
~Debbie Harry

 

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