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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

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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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ARCHIPELAGO, the eBook on Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08GBVH59F

Coming Soon in Paperback

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Quoted in The Grove:   center
The cyclone derives its powers from a calm center. So does a person.
~Norman Vincent Peale

His world looked like a storm. I was going to be its center.
~Kiera Cass

The streetlight outside my house shines on tonight and I’m watching it like it could give me a vision. James ain’t talked ever and he looks at that streetlight like it was a word and maybe like it was a verb. James wanted to streetlight me and make me bright and beautiful so all the moths and bats would circle me like I was the center of the world an held secrets.
~Sherman Alexie

EndQuote
Love is an earthquake that relocates the center of the universe.
~Mike Mason

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Exercise Prompt for 08/30:  shop

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A woman has a center, is a center. But a man isn’t, he’s a reaching out. So he reaches out and grabs things and piles them up around him and says, I’m this, I’m that, this is me, that’s me, I’ll prove that I am me! And he can wreck a lot of things, trying to prove it.
~Ursula K Le Guin

Quick, nervy and jumpy – yet to the children she was as constant as a staff, a tree that can be counted on not to pull up its root and shift in the night. She was the tree that grew in the centre of their lives and in whose shade they lived.
~Anita Desai

I am still the center sister. But I see it differently now. There has to be a middle. Without it, nothing can truly be whole. Because it is not just the space between, but also what holds everything together.
~Sarah Dessen

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Posted from the Grove

Those in the margins are always trying to get to the center, and those at the center, frequently in the name of tradition, are trying to keep the margins at a distance. Part of the identity of a place is the tension between those in the margins, and those in the center…
~Anna Deveare Smith

The knowledge traditionally associated with the center is deeply compromised by its sheer lack of knowledge with regards to the margins. On the margins one knows (and has been required to know) far more about the center than the center ever knows about the margins.
~Fernando Segovia     [ellipses deleted for continuity and clarity]

What we all dread most is a maze with no centre.
~G K Chesterton

I was a black center in the middle of all the nature. I was nothing, but I could do anything.
~James Franco

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~Giphy’s Backdrops:  Animated scenes to Zoom and room in
Cute, fun, quirky, political, beautiful, and you are at the center of it
https://giphy.com/backdrops?utm_source

(Thx to Rusty’s Electric Dreams)

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AI learning to avoid people & navigate (shopping centers, etc)
https://twitter.com/i/status/1249687014137528320
With Jessica Misener @washingtonpost.com, KimmyMonte @twitter

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When science discovers the center of the universe, a lot of people will be disappointed to find they are not it.
~Bernard Baily

Our galaxy, the Milky Way, is one of 50 or 100 billion other galaxies in the universe. And with every step, every window that modern astrophysics has opened to our mind, the person who wants to feel like they’re the center of everything ends up shrinking.
~Neil deGrasse Tyson

One thinks one’s something unique and wonderful at the center of the universe, when in fact one’s just a slight interruption in the ongoing march of entropy.
~Aldous Huxley

I am the center of the world, but the control panel seems to be somewhere else.
~Mason Cooley

In a society in which individualism is becoming rampant, people more and more believe that they are the center of the world. Such a belief system makes individual failure almost inconsolable.
~Martin Seligman

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VIDEO:

People in London think of London as the center of the world, whereas New Yorkers think the world ends three miles outside of Manhattan.
~Toby Young

New York is really the place to be; to go to New York, you’re going to the center of the world, the lion’s den.
~Zubin Mehta

Every civilization sees itself as the center of the world and writes its history as the central drama of human history.
~Samuel P Huntington

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~ManishTV23:  The Original CALL CENTER Movie, in its entirety   (12:44)   comedy?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2g0XMx1sFEA

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The Center for People That YouTube Made Infamous   (3:34)   infamous being key
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVOo6LoosgY

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~Omeleto:  From Life   (8:22)   a ghost story, not unpleasant
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEffu6CLO7Y

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Everything in my own immediate experience supports my deep belief that I am the absolute center of the universe, the realest, most vivid and important person in existence.
~David Foster Wallace

My mother was the favorite child of her parents. My father was the favorite child of his parents. The result of these two favorite children was me. And I am an only child. So I was convinced that I was the center of the universe.
~Marjane Satrapi

Not many people care what you do. They care about what you do as much as you care about what they do. Think about it. Just exactly that much. You are not the center of the universe.
~Laurie Anderson

People want to be at the center of the Universe…and they’re going to flock to anybody who tells them that.
~Victor J Stenger

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MUSIC:

Elena had always felt like the center of her own world – who doesn’t? The world arranged itself around her like petals around the stem of a flower. … She could never come up with the edge of a world, because it always kept going on beyond. She moved the center of the world as she walked. The world was balanced on her head.
~Gregory Maguire

Robinson did not merely play at center stage. He was center stage; and wherever he walked, center stage moved with him.
~Roger Kahn

Everywhere is the center of the world. Everything is sacred.
~Black Elk

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~Peter Frampton:  Show Me the Way   (5:55)   non-political, but could be

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~Naa B C Center’lu   (4:16)   brilliant colors, choreography

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~John Fogerty:  Centerfield   (3:51)   vintage clips, baseball at its best

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~Suzanne Vega:  Left of Center   (3:32)   location finder

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J Geils Band:  Centerfold   (3:43)   private, gone public

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~Rocky Wallace:  Center of Gravity   (3:08)   centered elsewhere

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I don’t judge people.
It blurs out the center of my attention,
my focus,
myself.
~Toba Beta

Elena had always felt like the center of her own world – who doesn’t? The world arranged itself around her like petals around the stem of a flower. … She could never come up with the edge of a world, because it always kept going on beyond. She moved the center of the world as she walked. The world was balanced on her head.
~Gregory Maguire

Robinson did not merely play at center stage. He was center stage; and wherever he walked, center stage moved with him.
~Roger Kahn

Everywhere is the center of the world. Everything is sacred.
~Black Elk

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I’ve been a young man. Boobs are near the center of the universe, until you turn twenty-five or so. Which is also when young men’s auto insurance rates go down. This is not a coincidence.
~Jim Butcher

When I was a kid, if you didn’t speak Irish, you really wanted to. And you played Gaelic games and you didn’t pay any attention to what was happening in the outside world, because really, the – Ireland was the center of the universe. And I don’t think that’s the case anymore, although, admittedly, it is the center of the universe.
~Roddy Doyle

One of my teachers says the sound you hear in the center of the universe is laughter. I don’t know if it’s true, but if you do something and 30 years later it still produces laughter, that’s a fantasy you can’t make up.
~Joyce DeWitt

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Enter the Center

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For me the breakthrough was the realization that I wasn’t the center of the universe or even the centre of my own world. That you and your work, your living, are not the only reason you’re here. Your role is to shepherd your children through to adulthood. That’s the point of life. Your own little sessions and needs and passions are just there to flavour you and help you do that job for your children.
~Shaun Micallef

Realizing that my children are the center of the universe and not me is probably one of the greatest ways to acclimatize.
~Andrew Lincoln

To preserve yourself as the center of the world, to stay your own best authority on everything, your own expert on all topics, infallible, omniscient. Always, every time of the month, forever: Use birth control.
~Chuck Palahniuk

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@Writers Platform

For the perfect idler, for the passionate observer it becomes an immense source of enjoyment to establish his dwelling in the throng, in the ebb and flow, the bustle, the fleeting and the infinite. To be away from home and yet to feel at home anywhere; to see the world, to be at the very centre of the world, and yet to be unseen of the world, such are some of the minor pleasures of those independent, intense and impartial spirits, who do not lend themselves easily to linguistic definitions. The observer is a prince enjoying his incognito wherever he goes.
~Charles Baudelaire

I am of the opinion that there are artists and non-artists. I think that this is the way it always was and always will be. I do not believe that we are in the center of the world. It is possible that there are gods who do not relate to human. As an artist, I believe that it is possible to depict these forces.
~Anselm Kiefer

I am the center of the world, but the control panel seems to be somewhere else.
~Mason Cooley

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Exercise Prompt:  center

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~BarTalk:

Bound to Bond

One life to live, a sacred gift
Afloat alone, at sea, adrift
Between love’s need and world a rift

Imprisoned Spartan in his garden
Walled up heart, protected, hardened
Love’s pilot beacon long forgotten

In darkest night, found garden center
A planted Rose, someOne sent her
Love is blind, but need could scent her

Planted late, out of date and season
Why then, why there, no rhyme no reason
Yet not to tend it would treat of treason

Hesitation meant starvation equals demon
‘Tis wrong to reckon when love beckons
The moment pleads, please heed the sermon

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Destiny

Fated love at the shopping center
Parking lot where his car dent hers
Car body shop fixed their fenders
Married now, co-signed co-renters
Where fervid ardor daily ent-hers

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Love Story #23

Love’s truly blind unlike the movies
Life’s unkind, just check with newsies
Tragedy, comedy, both leave bruises

Who wrote the script and who directed
The gory line of a land infected
Defective plot renounced, rejected

Themed intrigue, new scheme, new category
Change of scene from hatred’s laboratory
Now a search for love, a detective story

New plot, new leads, new set of clues
New storyline plays to rave reviews
When central casting gave me you

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Challenge Central    (5-7-5, 7-5-7-5-7)

Volkswagen Beetle
Under-powered people’s car
Defies the Andes

Painted, polished, pampered car
Surmounts these mountains
Curved, steep, brutal mile-high roads
Beauty versus Beast
Souped up, throttled Beetle roars

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5-7-5

3:00 in the morning
my world, center of the night
the day dawns asleep

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The doctrine that the earth is neither the center of the universe nor immovable, but moves even with a daily rotation, is absurd, and both philosophically and theologically false, and at the least an error of faith.
~Galileo Galilei

Finally we shall place the Sun himself at the center of the Universe.
~Nicolaus Copernicus

A lot of people have this ego need that makes them want to believe that Earth is the center of the universe and humans are the most important species, the supreme expression of creation.
~Ann Druyan

Every time we start thinking we’re the center of the universe, the universe turns around and says with a slightly distracted air, “I’m sorry. What’d you say your name was again?”
~Margaret Maron

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The world, as we know it, is coming to an end. The world as the center of the universe, the world divided from the heavens, the world bound by horizons in which love is reserved for members of the in-group: that is the world that is passing away. Apocalypse does not point to a fiery Armageddon but to the fact that our ignorance and complacency are coming to an end.
~Joseph Campbell

When I talk to audiences about the size and age of the cosmos, people often say, “It makes me feel so insignificant.” I answer, “The bigger and more impersonal the universe is, the more meaningful you are, because this vast, impersonal place needs something significant to fill it up.” We’ve abandoned the old belief that humanity is at the physical center of the universe but more come back to believing we are at the center of meaning.
~Alan Dressler

Simply see that you are at the center of the universe, and accept all things and beings as parts of your infinite body. When you perceive that an act done to another is done to yourself, you have understood the great truth.
~Laozi

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Check for expanded History Quote Page, Monday, 08/17

 

 

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Quoted in The Grove:   Prompt — history

It is a great pity that every human being does not, at an early stage of his life, have to write a historical work. He would then realize that the human race is in quite a jam about truth.
~Rebecca West

It might be a good idea if the various countries of the world would occasionally swap history books, just to see what other people are doing with the same set of facts.
~Bill Vaughan

We used to root for the Indians against the cavalry, because we didn’t think it was fair in the history books that when the cavalry won it was a great victory, and when the Indians won it was a massacre.
~Dick Gregory

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Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunters.
~African Proverb

 

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Exercise Prompt for 08/23:  center

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It is pleasant to be transferred from an office where one is afraid of a sergeant-major into an office where one can intimidate generals, and perhaps this is why history is so attractive to the more timid among us. We can recover self-confidence by snubbing the dead.
~E M Forster

How these curiosities would be quite forgot, did not such idle fellows as I am put them down!
~John Aubrey

The memories of men are too frail a thread to hang history from.
~John Still

The past actually happened but history is only what someone wrote down.
~A Whitney Brown

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God cannot alter the past, though historians can.
~Samuel Butler

Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.
~George Orwell

Perhaps nobody has changed the course of history as much as the historians.
~Franklin P Jones

The lovers of romance can go elsewhere for satisfaction but where can the lovers of truth turn if not to history?
~Katharine Anthony

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Posted from the Grove

A society in stable equilibrium is-by definition-one that has no history and wants no historians.
~Henry Adams

Sin writes histories, goodness is silent.
~Goethe

Happy the people whose annals are blank in history-books.
~Thomas Carlyle

Civilization is a stream with banks. The stream is sometimes filled with blood from people killing, stealing, shouting and doing the things historians usually record, while on the banks, unnoticed, people build homes, make love, raise children, sing songs, write poetry and even whittle statues. The story of civilization is the story of what happened on the banks. Historians are pessimists because they ignore the banks for the river.
~Will Durant

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~New Acropolis Charlotte:  Clio – Muse of History   (0:30)   quick introduction
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_skcSXPmWYhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_skcSXPmWY

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~Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell:  What Happened Before History? Human Origins   (10:05) Curious? A short history
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGiQaabX3_o

 

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A new future requires a new past.
~Eric Foner

He wrote victories with the national pen.
~Terri Guillemets

History is the propaganda of the victors.
~Ernst Toller

The victor will never be asked if he told the truth.
~Adolf Hitler

No modern idea has affected history more than the passion of nationalism.
~Charles R Poinsatte

Wars usually have the effect of speeding up the process of history.
~Pieter Geyl

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VIDEO:

History is past politics, and politics present history.
~John Robert Seeley

There certainly is no useful or entertaining history but the history of the day.
~Voltaire

The obscurest epoch is today.
~Robert Louis Stevenson

Truly great history is not subtle. It smacks you in the face. You know it at the time you’re watching it — you’re seeing something that’s for the ages.
~Tom Verducci

I don’t know much about history, and I wouldn’t give a nickel for all the history in the world. History is more or less bunk. It is a tradition. We want to live in the present, and the only history that is worth a tinker’s damn is the history we make today.
~Henry Ford

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~Thirty Seconds to Mars:  From Yesterday   (13:29)   short fantasy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JCl0O0oWlA

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~Ben and Garry:  Yesterday’s Light   (4:37)   dreamy dawn
https://vimeo.com/260231285

 

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All ancient histories, as one of our wits has observed, are only fables that men have agreed to admit as true; and with regard to modern history, it is a chaos out of which it is impossible to make anything…
~Voltaire

That is the triumph of history – truth absolute is not at hand; the original with which to match the copy does not exist.
~Jacques Barzun

History being the record of human action is a richly variegated material, and it is not easy to give a true impression of the stuff by snipping off an inch or two for a pattern.
~Cicely Veronica Wedgwood

The notion that any one person can describe ‘what really happened’ is an absurdity. If ten – or a hundred – people witness an event, there will be ten – or a hundred – different versions of what took place.
~David and Leigh Eddings

History is a jangle of accidents, blunders, surprises and absurdities, and so is our knowledge of it, but if we are to report it at all we must impose some order upon it.
~Henry Steele Commanger

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MUSIC:

The past is really almost as much a work of the imagination as the future.
~Jessamyn West

Historians have powerful imaginations, which are essential and dangerous.
~Robert Stinson

The historian has before him a jigsaw puzzle from which many pieces have disappeared. These gaps can be filled only by his imagination.
~Gaetano Salvemini

History knows that it can wait for more evidence and review its older verdicts; it offers an endless series of courts of appeal, and is ever ready to reopen closed cases.
~William Stubbs

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~Yesterday (movie – Beatles cover):  Yesterday   (4:17)   old, new again

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~Billie Eilish:  Yesterday   (Beatles cove – 3:51)   In Memoriam

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~Boyz II Men:  It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday   (3:04)   farewell, in song

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~Tame Impala:  Lost in Yesterday   (4:19)   love in retrograde

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~Biffy Clyro:  Instant History   (3:45)   deliberative rock

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Guns N’ Roses:  Yesterdays   (3:19)   rocker’s no regrets

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~Cari Cari:  Nothing’s Older Than Yesterday   (3:46)   touring Tokyo to music

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~Charles Aznavour:  Yesterday When I Was Young – Glen Campbell cover  (3:31)
expressive, elegant with age and presence – recommended

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~Kristina Koropecki/Mark Berube:  Yesterday’s Halo   (5:40)   pleasantly different

 

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The future is dark, the present burdensome. Only the past, dead and buried, bears contemplation.
~G R Elton

Every true history must force us to remember that the past was once as real as the present and as uncertain as the future.
~George Macaulay Trevelyan

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It takes a great deal of history to produce a little literature.
~Henry James

It takes an endless amount of history to make even a little tradition.
~Henry James

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Shortest horror story in history: Tomorrow is Monday.
~author unknown

Relationships would be easier if people came with a Clear History Button.
~author unknown

History always tells a story… That’s why you must always clear it before your dad uses the computer!
~author unknown

There’s an old saying about those who forget history. I don’t remember it, but it’s good.
~Stephen Colbert

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History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies.
~Alexis de Tocqueville

History is a kind of introduction to more interesting people than we can possibly meet in our restricted lives; let us not neglect the opportunity.
~Dexter Perkins

History is the record of an encounter between character and circumstances.
~Donald Creighton

Some people make headlines while others make history.
~Philip Elmer-DeWitt

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All history becomes subjective; in other words there is properly no history, only biography.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

History is the essence of innumerable biographies.
~Thomas Carlyle

No great man lives in vain. The history of the world is but the biography of great men.
Thomas Carlyle

Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.
~Napoleon Bonaparte

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@Writers Platform

History begins in novel and ends in essay.
~Thomas Babington Macaulay

Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.
~Plato

Hence poetry is something more philosophic and of graver import than history, since its statements are rather of the nature of universals, whereas those of history are singulars.
~Aristotle

It is part of my creed that the only poetry is history, could we tell it right.
~Thomas Carlyle

 

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Exercise Prompt:  history

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Every great writer is a writer of history, let him treat on almost any subject he may.
~Walter Savage Landor

History does not merely touch on language, but takes place in it.
~Theodor Adorno

Historical sense and poetic sense should not, in the end, be contradictory, for if poetry is the little myth we make, history is the big myth we live, and in our living, constantly remake.
~Robert Penn Warren

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~BarTalk:     Warning:  following exercises not to be confused with poetry

A-mused #16

Clio and Calliope
History versus Poetry
Clio’s research incomplete
Calliope felled by story’s need
Enter Erato, the lover’s muse
Lights up history, the poet’s fuse

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Portrait

A scratched and sketchy record
Bloated history unbecoming
Chasing voters, voters running
Future’s past next train arriving
National polls at election time
Swamped by slime, tides of crime
Votes it out, a just reward

Under clouds instead of sunning
Bowed to money as his lord
Reap moldy harvest of discord
Walked the plank at point of sword
Chose graft ‘n grift instead of duty
Dropped the ball this time this fall
Lost the game he might have won in

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Accounts Payable

Assignation was the question
Was herstory more true than history
Or his story pure desperation
Secret rendezvous, it’s true
Bottom line his boasts untrue
Character assassination his reply
Why the truth when lies will do
Tit for tat in all of that
Assassination  nothing new

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unpretty ditty #16

slave of the camera
modern day chimera
part ego gone viral
web spinning tarantula
truth eating bacteria
nightmare in replica

political opera
overblown drama
corporate utopia
fascist with formula
racist pariah
nightly insomnia

history as oracle
questions rhetorical
national brand, sour pickle
promise lame, honor fickle
tortured truth in lieu of tickle
dams the vote to a trickle

debt to poverty, token sprinkle
feed the poor, pinch a nickel
spread paranoia, useful chemical
poisoned fear made endemical
democratic problematic
repudiates his own republic

language boorish and unbearable
nasty, horrible and incorrigible
parsecs past merely terrible
unhinged rage and hysterical
profane leader born chimerical
loss numerical, ’twas historical

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5-7-5-7-7 x 2

winners and losers
history, a glass half full
half gone, some half-truths
secrets forged, half on record
life goes on, breaks daily bread

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a cripple clopped by
struggles meanly up the street
sloppy in his pain
I forlorn rue my hist’ry
only lonely, whole and fleet

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5-7-5

curiosity
delves history’s mystery
love, men and women

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The only thing new in the world is the history you don’t know.
~Harry S Truman

Legend: A lie that has attained the dignity of age.
~H L Mencken

The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.
~L P Hartley

History gives answers only to those who know how to ask questions.
~Hajo Holborn

I believe that history is not made by cynics. It is made by realists who are not afraid to dream. Let us be these people.
~Tzipi Livni

History, as long as it continues to happen, is always another chance.
~R Jackson Wilson

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