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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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Quoted in The Grove
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
~Bob Marley

I’ll read my books and I’ll drink coffee and I’ll listen to music, and I’ll bolt the door.
~J D Salinger

Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.
~Stella Adler

EndQuote:
Muses leave no tracks, no fingerprint, no trace, no hint of their signature anywhere. They leave naught but damaged lives, ageless art, and a soul that Man can call his own.
~anon

 

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Prewritten Theme for Thurs 11.07:  Culture

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Posted from the Grove

Frisson: What Getting Chills from Music Says About Your Brain
https://curiosity.com/topics/this-is-what-getting-chills-from-music-says-about-your-brain-curiosity?utm_campaign

 

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Friends At Play

 

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@Writers Platform

Prewritten:   bridge, cure

~BarTalk
5-7-5 x 8

smoked salmon curing
stretched o’er a green willow bridge
hot to trot taste buds
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writer’s block brain farts
caffeinated pot head cure
bridge to eloquence
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cured of innocence
comes a day to reconcile
bridge o’er right and wrong
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tumbled people paint
black bridge red sunset skyline
colors of a cure
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broken promises
short bridge over turbulence
Song Of Waters cure
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worlds at war again
words that cross divides can cure
a bridge built of books
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language builds the wall
desperate need finds a bridge
kindness proves the cure
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High Road left to chance
Right Road pockmarked and abridged
Buy Way path secure

 

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