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Quoted in The Grove:

You are born into your family and your family is born into you. No returns. No exchanges.
~Elizabeth Berg

Family is just accident…. They don’t mean to get on your nerves. They don’t even mean to be your family, they just are.
~Marsha Norman

The great gift of family life is to be intimately acquainted with people you might never even introduce yourself to, had life not done it for you.
~Kendall Hailey

EndQuote:
You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.
~Desmond Tutu

 

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Exercise Prompt for 08/02:  mask

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

I think the family is the place where the most ridiculous and least respectable things in the world go on.
~Ugo Betti

If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.
~George Bernard Shaw

The informality of family life is a blessed condition that allows us to become our best while looking our worst.
~Marge Kennedy

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Posted from the Grove

A dysfunctional family is any family with more than one person in it.
~Mary Karr

All parents damage their children. It cannot be helped. Youth, like pristine glass, absorbs the prints of its handlers. Some parents smudge, others crack, a few shatter childhoods completely into jagged little pieces, beyond repair.
~Mitch Albom

All happy families are alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
~Leo Tolstoy

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~NY Times:  The Ambivalent Marriage Takes a Toll on Health
https://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/10/26/the-ambivalent-marriage-takes-a-toll-on-health/?action

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~Family Focus Blog:  10 Benefits of Family Time
https://familyfocusblog.com/6-benefits-of-spending-time-together-as-a-family

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~Operation Meditation:  5 Life-changing Benefits of Solitude
https://operationmeditation.com/discover/5-life-changing-benefits-of-solitude/#:~:text

 

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Family love is messy, clinging, and of an annoying and repetitive pattern, like bad wallpaper.
~Friedrich Nietzsche

Families are messy. Immortal families are eternally messy. Sometimes the best we can do is to remind each other that we’re related for better or for worse and try to keep the maiming and killing to a minimum.
~Rick Riordan

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VIDEO:

Families are like branches on a tree. We grow in different directions, yet our roots remain as one.
~unknown

Are we not like two volumes of one book?
~Marceline Desbordes-Valmore

To tell the story of one family is to tell what is essential in the story of all…. All families are equally ancient.
~Moncure D Conway

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~Helen Takkin:  Descent   (3:35)   because, family
https://vimeo.com/channels/staffpicks/438379368

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~Universal Everything:  Transfiguration   (6:24)   family  ̶  personalities on parade
https://vimeo.com/channels/staffpicks/429924982

 

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Family quarrels are bitter things. They don’t go by any rules. They’re not like aches or wounds; they’re more like splits in the skin that won’t heal because there’s not enough material.
~F Scott Fitzgerald

This was the trouble with families. Like invidious doctors, they knew just where it hurt.
~Arundhati Roy

Family quarrels have a total bitterness unmatched by others. Yet it sometimes happens that they also have a kind of tang, a pleasantness beneath the unpleasantness, based on the tacit understanding that this is not for keeps; that any limb you climb out on will still be there later for you to climb back.
~Mignon McLaughlin

In some families, please is described as the magic word. In our house, however, it was sorry.
~Margaret Laurence

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MUSIC:

There is no cure for laziness but a large family helps.
~Herbert Prochnov

The great advantage of living in a large family is that early lesson of life’s essential unfairness.
~Nancy Mitford

The advantage of growing up with siblings is that you become very good at fractions.
~Robert Brault

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.
~George Burns

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~Various Artists:  We Are Family   (4:13)

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~Various Artists:  We Are The World 25 For Haiti    (8:32 – music @1:05)

̶ or ̶

~Spanish Artists:  Somos El Mundo  (We Are The World – 6:45)   in Spanish

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~Playing For Change: What’s Going On  ̶  Feat. Sara Bareilles   (3:39)

 

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Treat your family like friends and your friends like family.
~unknown

A brother may not be a friend, but a friend will always be a brother.
~Benjamin Franklin

It’s nice to have friends, but it’s better when your friends are family.
~various unknowns

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A family is a bunch of people who keep confusing you with someone you were as a kid.
~Robert Brault

Family: A social unit where the father is concerned with parking space, the children with outer space, and the mother with closet space.
~Evan Esar

If minutes were kept of a family gathering, they would show that “Members not Present” and “Subjects Discussed” were one and the same.
~Robert Brault

The thing about family disasters is that you never have to wait long before the next one puts the previous one into perspective.
~Robert Brault

I don’t have to look up my family tree, because I know that I’m the sap.
~Fred Allen

Being part of a family means smiling for photos.
~Harry Morgan

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Bryce Canyon – Family of Spires
© 2020 Hans Stroo

 

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Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.
~Napoleon Bonaparte

Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.
~Charles R Swindoll

You have a lifetime to work, but children are only young once.
~Polish Proverb

While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.
~Angela Schwindt

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@Writers Platform

Having children makes you no more a parent than having a piano makes you a pianist.
~Michael Levinve

Having a child makes you a parent; having two, you are a referee.
~David Frost

The advantage of having only one child is that you always know who did it.
~Erma Bombeck

In a houseful of toddlers and pets, you can start out having a bad day, but you keep getting detoured.
~Robert Brault

 

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Exercise Prompt:  family

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Family life is a bit like a runny peach pie  ̶  not perfect but who’s complaining?
~Robert Brault

Families are like fudge  ̶  mostly sweet with a few nuts.
~Author unknown

If the family were a fruit, it would be an orange, a circle of sections, held together but separable  ̶  each segment distinct.
~Letty Cottin Pogrebin

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~BarTalk

family of US

anarchists & fascists
Reps & Dems
male & female
scientists & religionists
young & old
the timid & bold
slavers & abolitionists
peaceniks & adventurists
twixt the Atlantic & Pacific
mindful north & fertile south
pale skins & exotics
creatives & destroyers
hard luck & the heart-felt
sports & the arts
the Haves & the not-so-much
we comprise the family of US

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Family Outing

Annual picnic in the park
Bottled wine, beer concealed
Fears confirmed, hidden sparks
Forbidden love and lust revealed

Cousin Ned and best friend Ted
Beat us all at volleyball
Proposed a toast, they plan to wed
Sometime soon this coming fall

Aunt Irene who tends to lean
A bit too far left of center
Announced that she and sweet Lily
Are newlyweds, now co-renters

Brother Bob met Brother Todd
Studied hard at seminary
Broke the rules all thru school
Banns are planned, getting married

Sedition, seduction, love’s transmission
I smile to see their love’s completion
While I, still captive to love’s tradition
Forge on alone, out of commission

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5-7-5-7-7 x 4

slug bugs, back seat farts
I spy with my little eye
car sick, sloping curves
country roads long Sunday drives
memories of family

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odyssey

left home for the world
right when honor headed south
not worth scouting north
branching roads too much to see
need-to-roam’s cost, family

long spare voyage out
turned to passage looking in
find love’s not the route
not family or safety
but the grave’s finality

death rides a white horse
in the night I hear hoofbeats
muffled, drawing near
journey circles back around
To family after all

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5-7-5 x 2

siblings as saplings
family roots branching out
begun in tandem
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abandoned orphan
cast-off, slave, used, raped, kept down
hist’ry, my fam’ly

 

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Without a family, man, alone in the world, trembles with the cold.
~Andre Maurois

Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.
~Jane Howard

Having a place to go  ̶  is a home. Having someone to love  ̶  is a family. Having both  ̶  is a blessing.
~Donna Hedges

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When you educate a man you educate an individual. When you educate a woman you educate a whole family.
~Robert M Maciver

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
~Theodore Hesburgh

What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.
~Mother Teresa

Rich or poor, we will keep together and be happy in one another.
~Louisa May Alcott

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Quoted in The Grove:

I decided there’s two types of people in the world — people who are meant to live their life to the fullest, and people who are meant to read about those people. I’m the latter.
~Tim Hobert

A good book should leave you… slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading it.
~William Styron

People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.
~Pearsall Smith

EndQuote:
Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book.
~Author unknown

 

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Exercise Prompt for 07/26:  family

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Books are good enough in their own way, but they are a mighty bloodless substitute for life.
~Robert Louis Stevenson

For what’s a tale of love to love itself?
What song of love can e’er be half so sweet
As happiness of lovers when they meet?
I think that Shakespeare would have given thrice his glory
To have been sole hero of one woman’s story.
Been more than willing with poet-crown to part
To reign throned monarch in one woman’s heart.
~C Allen Clarke

The multitude of books is making us ignorant.
~Voltaire

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Posted from the Grove

Do not read good books–life is too short for that–read only the best.
~Ernest Dimnet

Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.
~Henry David Thoreau

We are too civil to books. For a few golden sentences we will turn over and actually read a volume of four or five hundred pages.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

There comes a time when you have to choose between turning the page and closing the book.
~Josh Jameson

There is no thief worse than a bad book.
~Italian Proverb

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~David Paul Kirkpatrick:  Writers – Take a Drive, Unlock the Magic
https://writingcooperative.com/take-a-drive-to-unlock-some-powerful-magic-8bff24800e47

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~Christina M Ward:  12 Point Checklist for Poetry Editing
https://medium.com/fiddleheads-floss/the-12-point-checklist-for-poetry-editing-29b902bbc74b

 

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Books had instant replay long before televised sports.
~Bern Williams

Books: a beautifully browsable invention that needs no electricity and exists in a readable form no matter what happens.
~Nicholson Baker

Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. What I wonder is why everybody doesn’t carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots in life.
~Stephen King

Here’s to books, the cheapest vacation you can buy.
~Charlaine Harris

Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
~Mark Twain

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VIDEO:

Perdu reflected that it was a common misconception that booksellers looked after books. They look after people.
~Nina George

I love all bookstores. Chains, independents, big, small. Once you walk into a bookstore, time stands still.
~Alec Baldwin

I’m a bookaholic on the road to recovery. Ha, not really. I’m on the road to the bookstore.
~Author unknown

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~Reg Clarkinia:  Book Zoo   (3:59)   neighborhood bookstore realized
https://vimeo.com/12326391

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~Tejal Gala:  The Egyptian Book of the Dead   (4:32)   short, lucid, animated course
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yv_MXNYbAo

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~The Book of Eli:  fight scene   (4:20)   violent
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yke3ur99P2g

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~Suggest Me A Book:  Memes for bookworms   (9:54)   finger on pause button
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUY8I5dIwho

 

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Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.
~Lemony Snicket

We need to make books cool again. If you go home with somebody and they don’t have books, don’t fuck them. Don’t sleep with people who don’t read!
~John Waters

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Romance novels: All of the passion, none of the herpes.
~Internet meme

Books were safer than other people anyway.
~Neil Gaiman

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MUSIC:

The title of a book fills the place of the face in a human being.
~Gustav Boehm

Titles of Books: Decoys to catch purchasers.
~Paul Chatfield

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~Cover Story:  The Book of Love   (2:09)   parkside doo wop

-same title, something else-

~Will Champlin:  The Book of Love   (3:49)   prosaic love poetically, tunefully

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~Booker T & the MG’s:  Green Onions   (2:54)   instrumental, surreal dance

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~Dax:  Book Of Relevations   (3:55)   a rap on rELIgion

 

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Do not read good books–life is too short for that–read only the best.
~Ernest Dimnet

Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.
~Henry David Thoreau

We are too civil to books. For a few golden sentences we will turn over and actually read a volume of four or five hundred pages.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

There comes a time when you have to choose between turning the page and closing the book.
~Josh Jameson

There is no thief worse than a bad book.
~Italian Proverb

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Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.
~Henry Ward Beecher

No other decoration is needed in a room lined with books… Their varied colors make a design as rich as an Oriental rug.
~Althea Warren

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.
~Anna Quindlen

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You get a little moody sometimes but I think that’s because you like to read. People that like to read are always a little fucked up.
~Pat Conroy

Take no heed of her… She reads a lot of books.
~Jasper Horde

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And then sometimes a sudden chill doth strike
My heart with very horror, and I shrink
Away from their dull touch, shudd’ring to think
How much of human life that, vampire-like,
These books have sucked beneath their leathern wings,
How brains have broken and frail bodies bent
To feed with human blood these bloodless things…
~Charles Washington Coleman

Book collecting is an obsession, an occupation, a disease, an addiction, a fascination, an absurdity, a fate. It is not a hobby. Those who do it must do it.
~Jeanette Winterson

What wild desires, what restless torments seize
The hapless man, who feels the book-disease…
~John Ferriar

A bibliomaniac might properly be called an insane or crazy bibliophile. It is, however, a harmless insanity.
~Henry H Harper

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@Writers Platform

How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a
book.
~Henry David Thoreau

Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled “This could change your life.”
~Helen Exley

To choose a good book, look in an inquisitor’s prohibited list.
~John Aikin

 

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Exercise Prompt:  book

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There are two motives for reading a book; one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it.
~Bertrand Russell

If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
~Haruki Murakami

If you resist reading what you disagree with, how will you ever acquire deeper insights into what you believe? The things most worth reading are precisely those that challenge our convictions.
~Author unknown

It often requires more courage to read some books than it does to
fight a battle.
~Sutton Elbert Griggs

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~BarTalk:

The Library

How deep the country, how wide the land
Long collated shelves collection of Books
Set goal for eternity long since planned
Browse every corner, the dark hidden nooks
Plumb the profound depths, Library of Man

I have watched from the corners back of the room
Gazed longingly on beauty, grazed on the music
Desired to know every bride and be every groom
Embracing the comic, redeeming the tragic
Knowing the magic and doom watching love bloom

Try the spurned products in every failed store
Know the real reasons of sin apparently ad-libbed
Attend the performance of lost musical scores
Retrieve every word of every burned manuscript
Wanting the full Memory of Man, Biography’s whore

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Paging Life

Life plays out as a journey traveled but once
As prince or villain, mensch, or the village dunce
Yet worlds and wonders abound to be seen
Stark realities and fantasy feed a starved curiosity
Wild lives and surprises wait other side that brook
Cross the short bridge to adventure, open a book

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Alibi

I would do no evil
Could do no wrong
Could hurt no one
Not betray someone
Not be mistook
And jailed a crook
If quarantined
Or found between
The hardbound covers
Of a book

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Perspective

Tho I will not swear but when I look
And raise my eyes from reading books
Tho not something I could ever prove
I’d vow forsooth my horizon moved

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5-7-5-7-7

elections pending
gambled on fear making book
lost the vote bad bet
last chance for the Resident
large fines hard time wait a crook

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5-7-5 x 4

did I miss a page
else she in anger tore it
tear stained book of love
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good books, too short lives
wry smile, dry eyes learning how
to say it, goodbye
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ancient words and thoughts
old bookstores smell of wisdom
dust but not mildew
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lofty lives killed off
a forest died for these books
thankless sacrifice

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Good books don’t give up all their secrets at once.
~Stephen King

I think of life as a good book. The further you get into it, the more it begins to make sense.
~Harold Kushner

Great books help you understand, and they help you feel understood.
~John Green

My test of a good novel is dreading to begin the last chapter.
~Thomas Helm

You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.
~Paul Sweeney

A good book has no ending.
~R D Cumming

 

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Quoted in The Grove:

I think on-stage nudity is disgusting, shameful and damaging to all things American. But if I were 22 with a great body, it would be artistic, tasteful, patriotic and a progressive religious experience.
~Shelley Winters

How idiotic civilization is! Why be given a body if you have to keep it shut up in a case like a rare, rare fiddle?
~Katherine Mansfield

Naked is our natural state, and I loved sharing my nakedness with the world! I think that every woman should embrace the freedom and power of capturing herself in Goddess mode. To me, a body is a divine thing, and it has been a pleasure sharing my most intimate side.
~Erica The Kiwi

EndQuote:
Woman’s nudity is wiser than the philosopher’s teachings.
~Max Ernst

 

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Exercise Prompt for 07/19:  book

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Nakedness is uncomely, as well in mind as body, and it addeth no small reverence to men’s manners and actions if they be not altogether open. Therefore set it down: That a habit of secrecy is both politic and moral.
~Francis Bacon

Nudity is undignified and an error of taste
~Adolf Hitler

I have seen three emperors in their nakedness, and the sight was not inspiring.
~Otto von Bismarck

Full frontal nudity is reserved for Adam and Eve!
~Oscar Wilde

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Posted from the Grove

The Church says: The body is a sin.
Science says: The body is a machine.
Advertising says: The body is a business.
The body says: I am a fiesta.
~Eduardo Galeano

Any major drugstore has thousands of different products shelved up, aisle after aisle, just to make people fit for each other’s company.
~David J Beard

Most guys aren’t that picky. They may have quicker reflexes around large breasts, but they need more to keep them interested. We know plenty of women whose sex appeal makes their breasts exactly the right size.
~From “The Playboy Advisor

When you get the personality, you don’t need the nudity.
~Mae West

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~NYTimes:  The Nude Selfie Is Now High Art  —  The Times, they are a’changin’
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/24/opinion/sunday/covid-nude-selfies.html?action

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~Wordgrove:  The Sin of Skin  —  two part essay
https://wordgrove.com/exiled.html

 

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Her nudity is her armor. It blinded the drooling fools. They couldn’t see anything else while they saw her body.
~Brent Weeks

Nudity is who people are at the most interesting point of the evening, when they take off their protective layer, when no one is watching.
~Bridget Fonda

Naked people are, by definition, unarmed.
~Mira Grant

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VIDEO:

I think as an actor, you’re more like a dancer, and you have to use your body. I don’t understand all these questions about nudity. It’s a nonsense. He’s an actor, an artist, so get on with it.
~Steve McQueen

There are certain people who should know what you look like naked. I just don’t think your high-school algebra teacher should be one of them.
~Julia Roberts

I wouldn’t do nudity in films. For me, personally… To act with my clothes on is a performance; to act with my clothes off is a documentary.
~Julia Roberts

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~Luis Urculo:  NUDE   (1:00)   a short, allegorical metaphor … sort of
https://vimeo.com/89732928

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~Nick Murray Willis:  Lady Godiva  —  Diane Morgan narrating   (3:28)   gleeful retelling of a classic
https://vimeo.com/120702648

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~Yan McLine:  France  —  Photo Tour   (3:58)   structural beauty: nature, architecture, human form
https://vimeo.com/382364635

 

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Being naked approaches being revolutionary; going barefoot is mere populism.
~John Updike

I never expected to see the day when girls would get sunburned in the places they now do.
~Will Rogers

A girl without freckles is like a night without stars.
~Author unknown

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MUSIC:

The ear tends to be lazy, craves the familiar, and is shocked by the unexpected: the eye, on the other hand, tends to be impatient, craves the novel and is bored by repetition.
~W H Auden

The stronger the body, the more it obeys; the weaker the body, the more it commands.
~Jean-Jacques Rousseau

The body is an instrument which only gives off music when it is used as a body.
~Anaïs Nin

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~Keb Mo:  Put a Woman in Charge   (4:04)   soon is not soon enough

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~Highwoman:  Highwomen   (4:08)  counterpoint to men’s version

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~Kolby Garrison:  Eagle When She Flies   (3:04)   one gift taken, a voice given

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~Judith Lucy Is All Woman:  I Am Woman  (3:43)   sequential choir

 

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What spirit is so empty and blind, that it cannot recognize the fact that the foot is more noble than the shoe, and skin more beautiful that the garment with which it is clothed?
~Michelangelo

An artist is one who can see divinity in nudity!
~Ramana Pemmaraju

We shift and bedeck and bedrape us, thou art noble and nude and antique.
~Algernon Charles Swinburne

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Doonesbury

 

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To me, nudity is a joke. I don’t think nude people are very attractive at all. I like my women fully clothed. I like to imagine what might be under there. It might not be the standard thing. Imagine, stripping a woman down, and she has a body like a little submarine. With periscope, propellers, torpedoes. That would be the one for me. I’d marry her right off and be faithful to the end.
~Charles Bukowski

The body is but a pair of pincers set over a bellows and a stew pan and the whole fixed upon stilts.
~Samuel Butler

If God had meant us to walk around naked, he would never have invented the wicker chair.
~Erma Bombeck

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Statue Of Woman
photo:  Stavrialena Gontzou

 

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A naked woman is less dangerous than one who spreads her skirt skillfully to cover and exhibit everything at once.
~Honore de Balzac

Pornography tells lies about women. But pornography tells the truth about men.
~John Stoltenberg

Of course, it is true that the more things are secreted the more intriguing they become, because it is always the forbidden that has the strongest appeal. Nudity is a state of fact – lewdity a state of mind.
~Paul Outerbridge

Just because you’re naked doesn’t mean you’re sexy. Just because you’re cynical doesn’t mean you’re cool.
~Tom Robbins

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@Writers Platform

A man who publishes his letters becomes a nudist–nothing shields him from the world’s gaze except his bare skin. A writer, writing away, can always fix himself up to make himself more presentable, but a man who has written a letter is stuck with it for all time.
~E B White

The trouble with having a body is that people know it’s where you hang out and you don’t get any privacy.
~Robert Brault

Writing is a socially acceptable form of getting naked in public
~Paulo Coelho

What happens when you drop all the belief, all the opinions, and all the judgment? Wouldn’t that be a form of nudity as well?
~Neeraj Agnihotri

 

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Exercise Prompt:  nude

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~BarTalk:

Peeping Thom’s Bleues

Methinks me sanity I would protect
Prithee, heed me now whilst I protest
Lady! God, I’ve a sight inside
Five feet tall, a half league wide
Thee on a horse, unclothed, astride

Onerous tax, votive nudity
As beauty must, it tempted me
Thus, etched eternal in my mind
That memory now I return to find
It pleases me, e’er now I’m blind

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untitled

naked hanging bulb
long electric cord
black and braided
faded painted porch
haunted country house
boarded doors
dead eye windows
lifeless by the shore
made a slave, lies of night
imported lives light aborted

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Sin Of Skin

War’s classy tutors
Teach Biology
Instruct cadets
At the academy
Plebes in class
Learn Anatomy
Study target hearts
Bodies of the enemy

Therein rubs the lie
That denies the truth
Shared sin of skin
Shame’s birthday suit
Adored adorned
Heaven’s kiss
God’s birthday gift
That both are born

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New Ditty  #12

Nudity?
Said it was new
did he?
Which gnu
did he
inter-view?

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interlude

skinny dipping nudes
denied that skin is lewd
way more fun than prudes
who judge that art is crude
conclude that God was rude
hapless deluded Dude, who
should have known better

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5-7-5-7-7 x 2

movie preview nudes
naked skinscape front page news
earth stripped down to ground
violin scored violence
bombed out landscapes get no views

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found sex but not love
married thrice but never wed
played chess but not sports
studied nudes but not naked
got some knowledge but not wise

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5-7-5 x 2

large picture window
new to me this nudity
neighbors don’t approve

unplanned nudes, post banned
scanned pictures most largely panned
nay-bores plan to sue

 

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I am beautiful as I am. I am the shape that was gifted. My breasts are no longer perky and upright like when I was a teenager. My hips are wider than that of a fashion model’s. For this I am glad, for these are the signs of a life lived.
~Cindy Olsen

The body is a big sagacity, a plurality with one sense, a war and a peace, a flock and a shepherd.
~Friedrich Nietzsche

Spirit and flesh would have a hard time untangling if they were put to it.
~Henry Stanley Haskins

There is an Indian proverb or axiom that says that everyone is a house with four rooms, a physical, a mental, an emotional and a spiritual. Most of us tend to live in one room most of the time but, unless we go into every room every day, even if only to keep it aired, we are not a complete person.
~Rumer Godden

We don’t stop at our skin.
~Dolores Krieger

 

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Harvested from:  https://azquotes.com , https://goodreads.com , http://www.quotegarden.com , http://www.quoteland.com ,
https://wiseoldsayings.com

Curated by: Wordgrove

 

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