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Quoted in The Grove:

A woman can laugh and cry in three seconds and it’s not weird. But if a man does it, it’s very disturbing. The way I’d describe it is like this: I have been allowed inside the house of womanhood, but I feel that they wouldn’t let me in any of the interesting rooms.
~Rob Schneider

There are eight girls in the house in which I am living, and practically all of them are good looking. You can realize that I am kept busy.
~Franz Schubert

For my writing, and because I love talking to young women about life, I often asked them which would they rather have – a father in the house with them while growing up or a big butt? I tell you 86 percent of the time, girls say a big butt because it gets them further.
~Jill Scott

EndQuote:
The world may be known
Without leaving the house.
~Laozi

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Exercise Prompt for 02/14:   heart

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He is the happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.
~Goethe

Any home can be a castle when the king and the queen are in love.
~Author Unknown

I had rather be on my farm than be emperor of the world.
~George Washington

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Very sorry can’t come. Lie follows by post.
~Charles Beresford, telegram reply to a dinner invitation

When I turned 40, I invited Johnny Cash to my party, even though I knew there was gonna be 200 people roasting a pig and wild as can be. He didn’t come, but the next day, I got a bowl of chili he’d made and a note that said, ‘John, I’d love to come to your party, but that would mean I would have to leave my house.’
~John Prine

My house is a place I have spent many years improving to the point where I have no desire to leave it.
~Paul Theroux

There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.
~Jane Austen

It’s not the traveling that takes courage Tally. I’ve done much longer trips on my own. It’s leaving home.
~Scott Westerfeld

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Posted from the Grove

This mess is a place!
~Author Unknown

God made rainy days so gardeners could get the housework done.
~Author Unknown

When it comes to housework the one thing no book of household management can ever tell you is how to begin. Or maybe I mean why.
~Katharine Whitehorn

Cleaning anything involves making something else dirty, but anything can get dirty without something else getting clean.
~Laurence J Peter

Law of Window Cleaning: It’s on the other side.
~Author Unknown

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Houses are full of things that gather dust
~Jack Kerouac

DUST Mud with the juice squeezed out.
~Charles Wayland Towne

I dusted once. It came back. I’m not falling for that again.
~Internet meme

Dust is just a country accent.
~Author Unknown

This house is protected by killer dust bunnies.
~Author Unknown

Please don’t feed the dust bunnies.
~Author unknown

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You sometimes see a woman who would have made a Joan of Arc in another century and climate, threshing herself to pieces over all the mean worry of housekeeping.
~Rudyard Kipling

Housework is what a woman does that nobody notices unless she hasn’t done it.
~Evan Esar

There is no daily chore so trivial that it cannot be made important by skipping it two days running.
~Robert Brault

I think housework is the reason most women go to the office.
~Heloise Cruse

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Always keep your home presentable, assuming you keep a home for purposes of presentation.
~Robert Brault

Dull women have immaculate homes.
~Author Unknown

A clean house is the sign of a boring person.
~Author Unknown

We labor to make a house a home, then every time we’re expecting visitors, we rush to turn it back into a house.
~Robert Brault

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~CINZA:  KOREA   (4:55)   in the house of another country
https://vimeo.com/channels/staffpicks/463167819

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~Collector’s Weekly:  Bottled Up: Scenes and Fantasies Bottled in Glass
https://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/whimsey-within-walls-of-glass/?utm_source

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Sometimes, you have to leave home. And you’ve been there for so long, you don’t know who or what you’ll be outside of it.
~Edward Kitsis

We cannot nurture our lost self unless we leave home.
~John Bradshaw

Leaving home in a sense involves a kind of second birth in which we give birth to ourselves.
~Robert Neelly Bellah

Husbands often leave home. Pets never do. There must be a reason.
~Richard Morris

A man who leaves home to mend himself and others is a philosopher; but he who goes from country to country, guided by the blind impulse of curiosity, is a vagabond.
~Oliver Goldsmith

Adventure must start with running away from home.
~William Bolitho

Leaving home’s a cinch. It’s the staying, once you’ve found it, that takes courage.
~Catherine Watson

Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.
~Twyla Tharp

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Knowing how to enjoy going solo outside the home is just as important as living well inside of it.
~Eric Klinenberg

If you love your son, make him leave home.
~Japanese Proverb

This is what happens when you leave home. You meet… people.
~Jules Verne

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I want a big house with a moat and dragons and a fort to keep people out.
~Victoria Beckham

Haughtiness lives under the same roof with solitude.
~Plato

Exile is more than a geographical concept. You can be an exile in your homeland, in your own house, in a room.
~Mahmoud Darwish

A lonely person is at home everywhere.
~Shashikant Nishant Sharma

A beautiful plant is like having a friend around the house.
~Beth Ditto

If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him… the people who give you their food give you their heart.
~Cesar Chavez

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VIDEO:

You could start an argument in an empty house.
~Jill Shalvis

To dispute with a drunkard is to debate with an empty house.
~Publilius Syrus

The whole house seemed to exhale a melancholy breath of emptiness
~Michael Chabon

I don’t like being in houses alone.
~Martin Scorsese

Spring won’t let me stay in this house any longer! I must get out and breathe the air deeply again.
~Gustav Mahler

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‘Oh, this coming back to an empty house,’ Rupert thought, when he had seen her safely up to her door. ‘People – though perhaps it was only women – seemed to make so much of it. As if life itself were not as empty as the house one was coming back to.’
~Barbara Pym

There’s no beauty without poignancy and there’s no poignancy without the feeling that it’s going, men, names, books, houses – bound for dust – mortal
~F Scott Fitzgerald

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Sometimes people think that because you have money and position you are immune from the human experience. But I can feel as lonesome and lost as the next man when I turn the key in the door and go into an empty house that is usually full of kids and dogs.
~Robert Kennedy

The rooms of his apartment were full with the dog home again, convalescing. He was satisfied to know, even when she was out of sight, that somewhere in the apartment she was sleeping or eating or sitting watchfully. It was family, he guessed, more or less. Did most people want a house of living things at night, to know that in the dark around them other warm bodies slept? Such a house could even be the whole world.
~Lydia Millet

One small cat changes coming home to an empty house to coming home.
~Pam Brown

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~Dust:  Tree House Time Machine   (12:41)   kids on a quest
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yu9t8QBpCg4

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~Omeleto: Baldwin Beauty (11:14) beauty home delivered, good-natured
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UA986N8WErw

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[N]o man but feels more of a man in the world if he have a bit of ground that he can call his own. However small it is on the surface, it is four thousand miles deep; and that is a very handsome property.
~Charles Dudley Warner

House, n. A hollow edifice erected for the habitation of man, rat, mouse, beetle, cockroach, fly, mosquito, flea, bacillus, and microbe.
~Ambrose Bierce

A man builds a fine house; and now he has a master, and a task for life: he is to furnish, watch, show it, and keep it in repair, the rest of his days.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Old houses mended,
Cost little less than new before they’re ended.
~Colley Cibber

The most expensive hobby a rich man could have is a boat, and the second most expensive hobby he could have is a very old house.
~Barbara Corcoran

Other than the fact that I like a country house, I can’t think of anything I’d want to spend my money on.
~Guy Ritchie

The fellow that owns his own home is always just coming out of a hardware store.
~Frank McKinney Hubbard

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A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken.
~James Dent

There’s nothing to match curling up with a good book when there’s a repair job to be done around the house.
~Joe Ryan

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People are living longer than ever before, a phenomenon undoubtedly made necessary by the 30-year mortgage.
~Doug Larson

The universe is merely a fleeting idea in God’s mind – a pretty uncomfortable thought, particularly if you’ve just made a down payment on a house.
~Woody Allen

It’s really the cat’s house – we just pay the mortgage.
~Author Unknown

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No house should ever be on a hill or on anything. It should be of the hill. Belonging to it. Hill and house should live together each the happier for the other.
~Frank Lloyd Wright

The house has to please everyone, contrary to the work of art which does not. The work is a private matter for the artist. The house is not.
~Adolf Loos

The ultimate goal of the architect…is to create a paradise. Every house, every product of architecture… should be a fruit of our endeavour to build an earthly paradise for people.
~Alvar Aalto

The rules of navigation never navigated a ship. The rules of architecture never built a house.
~Thomas Reid

There are elements of intrinsic beauty in the simplification of a house built on the log cabin idea.
~Gustav Stickley

My house is my refuge, an emotional piece of architecture, not a cold piece of convenience.
~Luis Barragan

A house that does not have one worn, comfy chair in it is soulless.
~May Sarton

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MUSIC:

People are far more sincere and good-humored at speeding their parting guests than on meeting them.
~Anton Chekhov

Visits always give pleasure — if not the arrival, the departure.
~Portuguese Proverb

Beauty is all very well at first sight; but who ever looks at it when it has been in the house three days?
~George Bernard Shaw

Fish and visitors stink after three days.
~Benjamin Franklin

Santa Claus has the right idea: Visit people once a year.
~Victor Borge

Hospitality is making your guests feel at home, even if you wish they were.
~Author Unknown

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Keeping one’s guests supplied with liquor is the first law of hospitality.
~Margaret Way

When hospitality becomes an art, it loses its very soul.
~Max Beerbohm

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~C/S/N/Y: Choir! — Our House   (3:20)   a feast of faces
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYKctWcxNDg

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~Madness:  Our House   (3:46)   the other one, energetic
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXuvdeEC5y8

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~Flo Rida:  My House   (3:16)   sybaritic
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uo35R9zQsAI

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~P!nk:  Funhouse   (3:06)   clown infested
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jdjtqu3XK4U

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~Athens Creek:  House of the Rising Home/Amazing Grace   (7:54)   interwoven, fused
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iw6vMpbppUg

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More is not better. Better is better. You don’t need a bigger house; you need a different floor plan. You don’t need more stuff; you need stuff you’ll actually use.
~Alex Steffen

We always want more. Whether it is better clothes, a bigger house, faster cars, or the latest gadgets, satisfaction in these days of consumerism is difficult to find.
~Tulsi Tanti

Love is always a stranger in the house of avarice.
~Andreas Capellanus

We dream of the perfect wave, the perfect job, the perfect house, the perfect love, and when we get there, we dream of something else, and the journey goes on.
~Rob Machado

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You, Beloved, who are all the gardens I have ever gazed at, longing. An open window in a country house, and you almost stepped out, pensive, to meet me. Streets that I chanced upon, – you had just walked down them and vanished. And sometimes, in a shop, the mirrors were still dizzy with your presence and, startled, gave back my too-sudden image. Who knows? Perhaps the same bird echoed through both of us yesterday, separate, in the evening.
~Rainer Maria Rilke

The body is a house of many windows: there we all sit, showing ourselves and crying on the passers-by to come and love us.
~Robert Louis Stevenson

I believe in love at first sight for houses – but not for people.
~Danielle Steel

Love is like a brick. You can build a house, or you can sink a dead body.
~Lady Gaga

Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell.
~Joan Crawford

There is nothing nobler or more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends.
~Homer

I am thankful for a lawn that needs mowing, windows that need cleaning and gutters that need fixing because it means I have a home…. I am thankful for the piles of laundry and ironing because it means my loved ones are nearby.
~Nancie J Carmody

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My idea of housework is to sweep the room with a glance.
~Erma Bombeck

My theory on housework is, if the item doesn’t multiply, smell, catch fire, or block the refrigerator door, let it be. No one else cares. Why should you?
~Erma Bombeck

The only advantage of not being too good a housekeeper is that your guests are so pleased to feel how very much better they are.
~Eleanor Roosevelt

There was no need to do any housework at all. After the first four years the dirt doesn’t get any worse.
~Quentin Crisp

My second favorite household chore is ironing. My first being hitting my head on the top bunk bed until I faint.
~Erma Bombeck

Nature abhors a vacuum. And so do I.
~Anne Gibbons

Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing.
~Phyllis Diller

Our house is clean enough to be healthy, and dirty enough to be happy.
~Author Unknown

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In my house I’m the boss, my wife is just the decision maker.
~Woody Allen

I told my mother-in-law that my house was her house, and she said, ‘Get the hell off my property.’
~Joan Rivers

My mother-in-law has come round to our house at Christmas seven years running. This year we’re having a change. We’re going to let her in.
~Les Dawson

Do you know what it means to come home at night to a woman who’ll give you a little love, a little affection, a little tenderness? It means you’re in the wrong house, that’s what it means.
~Henny Youngman

We flatter those we scarcely know,
We please the fleeting guest,
And deal full many a thoughtless blow
To those who love us best.
~Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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I put tape on the mirrors in my house so I don’t accidentally walk through into another dimension.
~Steven Wright

Last night I stayed up late playing poker with Tarot cards. I got a full house and four people died.
~Steven Wright

Instead of getting married again, I’m going to find a woman I don’t like and just give her a house.
~Rod Stewart

Here. All of you. And you, doorkeeper. No one is to be let out of the house today. And anyone I catch talking about this young lady will be first beaten to death and then burned alive and after that be kept on bread and water for six weeks. There.
~C S Lewis

A good laugh is sunshine in the house.
~William Makepeace Thackeray

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Photographer unknown

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A new political-entertainment class has moved into the noisy void once occupied by the sage pontiffs of yore, a class just as polarized as our partisan divide: one side holding up a fun-house mirror to folly, the other side reveling in its own warped reflection.
~James Wolcott

As citizens of this great nation, it is kindness, love, and compassion for each other that will bring us together – and keep us together. These are the values Donald and I will bring to the White House. ~Melania Trump

On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.
~H L Mencken

Maggie, we’re through with lies and liars in this house. Lock the door.
~Tennessee Williams

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At the White House, everybody works for the same person. They’re all part of the same company. But on Capitol Hill, they’re all independent contractors. They all work for themselves. That’s a formula for getting news.
~Bob Schieffer

Your performance depends on your people. Select the best, train them and back them. When errors occur, give sharper guidance. If errors persist or if the fit feels wrong, help them move on. The country cannot afford amateur hour in the White House.
~Donald Rumsfeld

Once a president gets to the White House, the only audience that is left that really matters is history.
~Doris Kearns Goodwin

We will win an election when all the seats in the House and Senate and the chair behind the desk in the Oval Office and the whole bench of the Supreme Court are filled with people who wish they weren’t there.
~P J O’Rourke

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After having dispatched a meal, I went ashore, and found no habitation save a single house, and that without an occupant; we had no doubt that the people had fled in terror at our approach, as the house was completely furnished.
~Christopher Columbus

I celebrated Thanksgiving in an old-fashioned way. I invited everyone in my neighborhood to my house, we had an enormous feast, and then I killed them and took their land.
~Jon Stewart

Albanians are right in knowing that far worse than to kill the criminal or the enemy is to burn his house.
~Rose Wilder Lane

Israel, the Israelis, and the rest of the world have been brainwashed. They don’t think of pre-1948, they have no idea Palestinians were in Israel, who we were before ’48. As if we were born in 1948 according to them. They have no notion that we had a country, houses, rebelled against the Ottomans and the British. They think history in that region started in that moment.
~Elia Suleiman

We could all take a lesson from crayons: some are sharp, some are beautiful, some have weird names, and all are different colors, but they still learn to live in the same box.
~Unknown author

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@Writers Platform

The secret of poetry is never explained — is always new. …’Tis like this gravity, which holds the Universe together, and none knows what it is.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

I’ve been writing on my own. It’s like Roger Miller used to say, every now and then, like a dog having puppies, you have to crawl under the house and do it yourself.
~Travis Tritt

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The best time for planning a book is while you’re doing the dishes.
~Agatha Christie

The trouble with living alone is that it’s always your turn to do the dishes.
~Author Unknown

The poet is at the disposal of the night. His role is humble, he must clean house and await its due visitation.
~Jean Cocteau

When all else fails, cleaning house is the perfect antidote to most of life’s ills.
~Sue Grafton

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Where is it written that houses must be beige? Any dun colored house would look better if painted pineapple, cream, ochre, or even a smart sage.
~Frances Mayes

Try to forget what objects you have before you – a tree, a house, a field, or whatever. Merely think, ‘Here is a little square of blue, here an oblong of pink, here a streak of yellow,’ and paint it just as it looks to you, the exact color and shape, until it gives you your own impression of the scene before you.
~Claude Monet

What I wanted to do was to paint sunlight on the side of a house.
~Edward Hopper

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A house without books is like a room without windows. No man has a right to bring up his children without surrounding them with books, if he has the means to buy them.
~Horace Mann

My working-class Italian-American parents didn’t go to school, there were no books in the house.
~Martin Scorsese

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

What kind of life can you have in a house without books?
~Sherman Alexie

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Books, lighthouses erected in the great sea of time…
~Edwin P Whipple

Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining.
~Anne Lamott

Inside my empty bottle
I was constructing a lighthouse
While all the others
Were making ships.
~Charles Simic

When I did ‘Bumble-ardy,’ I was so intensely aware of death. Eugene, my friend and partner, was dying here in the house when I did ‘Bumble-ardy’. I did ‘Bumble-ardy’ to save myself. I did not want to die with him. I wanted to live, as any human being does.
~Maurice Sendak

Lighthouses are more helpful than churches.
~Benjamin Franklin

At the foot of the lighthouse it is dark.
~Japanese proverb

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NOTE:

This week’s edition contains several quotes called out of retirement and reused, a number somewhat larger than usual. The editor does not apologize for this. Good quotes, like words, are versatile. Perfectly encapsulated thoughts, they slot comfortably into different surroundings much as would any good, multifaceted word.

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The wise man and the tortoise travel but never leave their home.
~Chinese Proverb

Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.
~Matsuo Basho

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When you’re safe at home you wish you were having an adventure; when you’re having an adventure you wish you were safe at home.
~Thornton Wilder

A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.
~George Moore

Stay, stay at home, my heart, and rest;
Home-keeping hearts are happiest.
~Henry W Longfellow

It’s just as hard to go back to a place you once left, as it is to leave it again.
~Charlotte Eriksson

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It is always sad when someone leaves home, unless they are simply going around the corner and will return in a few minutes with ice-cream sandwiches.
~Lemony Snicket

We dare not trust our wit for making our house pleasant to our friend, so we buy ice cream.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

The ornaments of your house will be the guests who frequent it.
~Author Unknown

If it were not for guests all houses would be graves.
~Khalil Gibran

May your home always be too small to hold all of your friends.
~Author Unknown

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Exercise Prompt:   house

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We’re always thinking of eternity as an idea that cannot be understood, something immense. But why must it be? What if, instead of all this, you suddenly find just a little room there, something like a village bath-house, grimy, and spiders in every corner, and that’s all eternity is. Sometimes, you know, I can’t help feeling that that’s what it is.
~Fyodor Dostoevsky

Whoever you are, go out into the evening, leaving your room, of which you know every bit; your house is the last before the infinite, whoever you are.
~Rainer Maria Rilke

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There’s such a gulf between yourself and who you were then, but people speak to that other person and it answers; it’s like having a stranger as a house guest in your skin.
~Barbara Kingsolver

He turns his back to the far shore and rows toward it. He can in this way travel away from, yet still see, his house….he feels he is riding a floating skeleton…Some birds in the almost-dark are flying as close to their reflections as possible.
~Michael Ondaatje

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The Exercise:

~BarTalk:

inhabitant

windows, doors and rooms
and space
with room for me
roots for me
house or hovel
home for me
alone for me
mates would vouch
and all agree…
yeah, it’s better that way

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full Disclosure

a Nation in Tatters and Shards
from Boondoggle to Industry town
the Great white House of Cards

new King, new Queen, new Underlings
old Joker removed, Ruled out Discard pile
new Deck new Choir new Chance new Ring

Competence and Honor stamped Overdue
Arrive for Installation, full Integration
The creed we confess with the things we do

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dual doggerels dueling  #7

early 2021

bitch and moan,
complain and grouse
bless this mess
this untidy house
party hardy
getting soused
wet t-shirt contest
unbuttoned blouse

lonely forlorn
fantasy
porn’s a bust
same ol’ stale old
their house afire
mine foul cursed
corroding time
pernicious dust
damned by age
to wilt and rust

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early 2021  #2

election fever
covid grieving
nearly over
when options open
free to browse
vaccine lots
to tequila shots
this house advice:
throw up a prayer
game’s not over
not worth the risk
be safe, beware

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5s & 7s

written in the genes
scrolled in the house of ages
inevitable

honor the promise
surrender the gift of life
full world, unhoused host
grey ones go invisible
gen house, next invincible

with self-effacing
self-erasing suicide
trade my house for sleep

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A house is a machine for living in.
~Le Corbusier

Imagine yourself as a living house.
~C S Lewis

Your house is your larger body.
~Khalil Gibran

If I were asked to name the chief benefit of the house, I should say: the house shelters day-dreaming, the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace.
~Gaston Bachelard

I cannot sleep for dreaming; I cannot dream but I wake and walk about the house as though I’d find you coming through some door.
~Arthur Miller

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Home is not where you live but where they understand you.
~Christian Morgenstern

Home is the one place in all this world where hearts are sure of each other.
~Frederick W Robertson

Home is where the heart can laugh without shyness. Home is where the heart’s tears can dry at their own pace.
~Vernon Baker

Home is a place not only of strong affections, but of entire unreserve; it is life’s undress rehearsal, its backroom, its dressing room.
~Harriet Beecher Stowe

They say that ‘home is where the heart is.’ I think it is where the house is, and the adjacent buildings.
~Emily Dickinson

It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.
~Author Unknown

Home is any four walls that enclose the right person.
~Helen Rowland

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Home is a name, a word, it is a strong one; stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit ever answered to, in the strongest conjuration.
~Charles Dickens

Home is a place you grow up wanting to leave, and grow old wanting to get back to.
~John Ed Pearce

Everything is restless until it comes home.
~John Bate

Home is where the wifi connects automatically.
~Internet meme

Welcome home my dear, you are arrived.
~Elton John

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Quoted in The Grove:

Being the best is great, I’m number one. But being unique is greater, I’m the only one.
~Unknown

If you are wasting time and energy trying to be as much like everyone else as you can, you are throwing away something precious: your individuality. When you embrace your difference, your DNA, your look or heritage or religion or your unusual name, that’s when you start to shine.
~Bethenny Frankel

Each creature has a universally unique name, a sacred identity. If you know and call them by that name, they will definitely reply.
~Toba Beta

EndQuote:
As you awaken, may your dreams greet you by name, and may you answer, “Yes!”
~Mary Anne Radmacher

 

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Exercise Prompt for 02.07.21:   house

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The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their proper name.
~Confucius

If I’m gonna tell a real story, I’m gonna start with my name.
~Kendrick Lamar

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Call him Voldemort, Harry. Always use the proper name for things. Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.
~J K Rowling

You have but to know an object by its proper name for it to lose its dangerous magic.
~Elias Canetti

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Posted from the Grove

I hate American simplicity. I glory in the piling up of complications of every sort. If I could pronounce the name James in any different or more elaborate way I should be in favor of doing it.
~Henry James

I don’t like your miserable lonely single front name. It is so limited, so meager; it has no versatility; it is weighted down with the sense of responsibility; it is worn threadbare with much use; it is as bad as having only one jacket and one hat; it is like having only one relation, one blood relation, in the world. Never set a child afloat on the flat sea of life with only one sail to catch the wind.
~D H Lawrence

In the black culture, certain kids are given nicknames that they roll with forever; the nicknames outweigh their real names. I’m one of those scenarios.
~Snoop Dogg

Does a name stick because it suits a man or does the man, unconsciously, evolve into his name?
~Robert Harris

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Good evening, ladies and gentleman. My name is Orson Welles. I am an actor. I am a writer. I am a producer. I am a director. I am a magician. I appear onstage and on the radio. Why are there so many of me and so few of you?
~Orson Welles

I have known a German Prince with more titles than subjects, and a Spanish nobleman with more names than shirts.
~Oliver Goldsmith

I have fallen in love with American names, the sharp, gaunt names that never get fat.
~Stephen Vincent Benet

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~Karen Nimmo:  No Costume, 7 Clues to Who You Are
https://medium.com/on-the-couch/these-7-tiny-clues-reveal-who-you-are-487ef907b18b

~

~Roman De Giuli:  Satellike   (2:56)   flowing dreamscape, an escape
https://vimeo.com/channels/staffpicks/504369243

 

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Women have had the power of naming stolen from us.
~Mary Daly

A wife should no more take her husband’s name than he should hers. My name is my identity and must not be lost.
~Lucy Stone

When I eventually met Mr. Right I had no idea that his first name was Always.
~Rita Rudner

~

I do not think you can name many great inventions that have been made by married men.
~Nikola Tesla

If you leave without a fight, you will get the name of a coward.
~Rajinikanth

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VIDEO:

Nicknames stick to people, and the most ridiculous are the most adhesive.
~Thomas C Haliburton

I love nicknames. It makes me feel loved. It makes me feel less alone in this world.
~Ellen Page

Nicknames are fond names. We do not give them to people we dislike.
~Edna Ferber

~

People’s fates are simplified by their names.
~Elias Canetti

His name tasted of fire and wings, of curling smoke, of subtlety and strength and the rasping whisper of scales.
~Naomi Novik

~

Tigers die and leave their skins; people die and leave their names.
~Japanese proverb

In honest truth, a name given to a man is no better than a skin given to him; what is not natively his own falls off and comes to nothing.
~Walter Savage Landor

~

Titles are but nicknames, and every nickname is a title.
~Thomas Paine

If you can’t answer a man’s arguments, all is not lost; you can still call him vile names.
~Elbert Hubbard

No orator can top the one who can give good nicknames.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

~

When I go out with the ladies, I don’t force them to pronounce my name. I tell them I like to go by the nickname of Kitten.
~Joaquin Phoenix

You’re not allowed to give yourself a nickname. This holds true in life as well as in poker.
~Richard Roeper

A nickname may be the best record of a success. That’s what I call putting the face of a joke upon the body of a truth.

~~

 

~Dust:  This Time Away   (13:23)   Max
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIKaRigsL44

~

~Nora Kirkpatrick:  Best Seller   (14:06)   zany
https://vimeo.com/channels/staffpicks/504642018

~

~Karishma Dev Dube:  Bittu   (16:56)   unexpected
https://vimeo.com/channels/staffpicks/505266010

 

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Words have meaning and names have power.
~Author unknown

Once you label me you negate me.
~Soren Kierkegaard

Nicknames are potent ways of cutting people down to size.
~Doris Lessing

This is an age of strange names…
~W J & G A Audsley

A nickname is the hardest stone that the devil can throw at a man.
~William Hazlitt

The name of a man is a numbing blow from which he never recovers.
~Marshall McLuhan

I never understood why when you died, you didn’t just vanish, everything could just keep going on the way it was only you just wouldn’t be there. I always thought I’d like my own tombstone to be blank. No epitaph, and no name. Well, actually, I’d like it to say ‘figment.’
~Andy Warhol

Name is a fence and within it you are nameless.
~Samuli Paronen

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MUSIC:

Inside us there is something that has no name, that something is what we are.
~Jose Saramago

The Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them: there ought to be as many for love.
~Margaret Atwood

Because it is my name! Because I cannot have another in my life! Because I lie and sign myself to lies! Because I am not worth the dust on the feet of them that hang! How may I live without my name? I have given you my soul; leave me my name!
~Arthur Miller

~

We call that person who has lost his father, an orphan; and a widower that man who has lost his wife. But that man who has known the immense unhappiness of losing a friend, by what name do we call him? Here every language is silent and holds its peace in impotence.
~Joseph Roux

It is a sad truth, but we have lost the faculty of giving lovely names to things.
~Oscar Wilde

Whisper to the flashing water your real name, write your signature in the sand, and shout your identity to the sky until it answers to you in thunder.
~Christopher John Farley

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~Michael Fragstein:  My Name,  w/Marie Louise   (3:40)   pretty song without airs
https://vimeo.com/49077836

~

~Martin Garrix & Bebe Rexha:  In The Name of Love   (3:25)   glitzy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnBT9uUYb1w

~

~Abba:  Name Of The Game   (4:56)   shitz ‘n giggles ‘n board games
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJ90ZqH0PWI

~

~The Weeknd:  Call Out My Name   (3:58)   journey of a song
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4ZoCHID9GI

~

~U2 and Africa:  Where The Streets Have No Name   (6:42)   people of a place
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mvaO2BcTKY

 

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To name oneself is the first act of both the poet and the revolutionary.
~Erica Jong

A poet’s work is to name the unnamable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it going to sleep.
~Salman Rushdie

I have little shame, no dignity – all in the name of a better cause.
~A J Jacobs

We do what we must, and call it by the best names.
~Ralph Waldo

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
~John F Kennedy

Names are changed more readily than doctrines, and doctrines more readily than ceremonies.
~Thomas Love Peacock

History is not another name for the past, as many people imply. It is the name for stories about the past.
~A J P Taylor

~

I’m very influenced by landscapes, not so much the way places look as the way the names sound. In this country we’ve got so many cultures, and the place names – the Spanish names and the Indian names, which are so incredibly musical.
~Emmylou Harris

Music can name the unnamable and communicate the unknowable.
~Leonard Bernstein

Names are the sweetest and most important sound in any language.
~Dale Carnegie

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My mind is vacant on names, but I know him as well as anything. When I need names they drop out of my head; when I don’t need them they drop back.
~Imogen Cunningham

I am a quick study – I can memorize a script in an hour – but I can’t remember a name three seconds. I’ve even forgotten my wife’s name on occasion.
~Don Adams

I don’t remember anybody’s name. How do you think the “dahling” thing got started?
~Zsa Zsa Gabor

~

Till I was 13, I thought my name was ‘Shut Up.’
~Joe Namath

The sole purpose of a child’s middle name, is so he can tell when he is really in trouble.
~Author unknown

Always end the name of your child with a vowel, so that when you yell the name will carry.
~Bill Cosby

I wake up every morning at nine and grab for the morning paper. Then I look at the obituary page. If my name is not on it, I get up.
~Benjamin Franklin

It is to be observed that ‘angling’ is the name given to fishing by people who can’t fish.
~Stephen Leacock

Someone once asked, ‘What’s your best pickup line?’ I said, ‘My best pickup line is, ‘Hi, my name is Hugh Hefner.’
~Hugh Hefner

It’s not how big your pencil is; it’s how you write your name.
~Dave Mustaine

After all these years I had the privilege of naming my private part, ’cause we have nicknames. So I named my private part, pride… it’s not much but at least I have my pride.
~Jay London

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Palm Springs – Winter
© Greg Thweatt

 

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Brand is much more than a name or a logo. Brand is everything and everything is brand
~Dan Pallotta

In terms of an identity, an identity reflects an individuality, by definition. And, if there is a quality present, it is recognizable and it can be named. If you can’t name it, it means you don’t recognize it.
~Robert Fripp

Integrity: A name is the blueprint of the thing we call character. You ask, What’s in a name? I answer, Just about everything you do.
~Morris Mandel

My name became a brand, and I’d love to say that was the plan from the start. But the only plan was to keep writing books. And I’ve stuck to that ever since.
~John Grisham

Action without a name, a who attached to it, is meaningless.
~Hannah Arendt

~

Pick up a camera. Shoot something. No matter how small, no matter how cheesy, no matter whether your friends and your sister star in it. Put your name on it as director. Now you’re a director. Everything after that you’re just negotiating your budget and your fee.
~James Cameron

Creativity is merely a plus name for regular activity. Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or better.
~John Updike

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@Writers Platform

…though it is a sneaking piece of cowardice for Authors to put feigned names to their works, as if like Bastards of their Brain they were afraid to own them.
~Desiderius Erasmus

An anonymous pen is a coward’s weapon, which stabs in the dark.
~James Lendall Basford

I mean, this is a guy who changes his name to climb out of his family tree.
~Kelly Wheeler

I have not… concealed my real name beneath a fiction.
~James G Percival

~

Pen names are masks that allow us to unmask ourselves.
~Terri Guillemets

Pseudonym: writing under a false name so that one may write more truly.
~Terri Guillemets

 

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Exercise Prompt:   name

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I sometimes think I was born to live up to my name. How could I be anything else but what I am having been named Madonna? I would either have ended up a nun or this.
~Madonna Ciccone

Fame is a series of misunderstandings surrounding a name.
~Joni Mitchell

Name, and not fame is the exact yardstick because fame is transitory, and in our times, fame is vulgar because it can actually be bought.
~Sandeep Balakrishna

~

What a heavy burden is a name that has too soon become famous.
~Voltaire

If I’m such a legend, why am I so lonely?
~Judy Garland

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The Exercise:

~BarTalk:

existential itch

vague emptiness
a toothless hunger
palpable uneasiness
a sense of something
missing
nameless
a living vacancy
life as lacuna
the gnawing
before knowing

then suddenly you
three words later
I loved you
and all the fissures
filled in

~

Questions Before Sleep

The space between she-might-be-the-one
and the-next-one-maybe
What’s the name for that

The time between finally deciding
and finding out it’s too late
What’s that called

The yearning for touch and connection
and fending off offers of love
What’s the word for that insanity

The interval between bad news arriving
and the worse news that follows
What’s the prognosis, Doc

~

Same Difference

The difference between
What’s this thing called love?
and
What’s this thing called, Love?

Same-same different name

A big red pen is good!
and
A big red penis, good!

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image

a branding game
to fix the name
sand down the snags
buff polish varnish
posture to a shine
soft lights
hide the lines
carved and etched
the very signs
of seasoned beauty
can only be earned
just lately arrived
a full life lived
photo brushed

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5s & 7s

mistake in the game
needs a name, someone to blame
no skin off his nose
raised a hand, said it’s my fault
sighs of collective relief

search for the perp ends
others, absolved of their guilt
return to the game

~

stained, publicly shamed
again forgot someone’s name
five social points lost

 

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Proper names are poetry in the raw. Like all poetry they are untranslatable.
~W H Auden

Fate tried to conceal him by naming him Smith.
~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr

Vickie Lynn Hogan is my birth certificate’s name.
~Anna Nicole Smith

Bee to the blossom, moth to the flame; Each to his passion; what’s in a name?
~Helen Hunt Jackson

 

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Quoted in The Grove:

He was like some wild, untamed creature that you could keep and feed for a time, but in the end you knew you’d have to let it go for its own sake as well as yours.
~Sherrilyn Kenyon

Old love, middle love, the kind of love that knows itself and knows that nothing lasts, is a desperate shared wildness.
~Louise Erdrich

That’s the trouble with loving a wild thing: You’re always left watching the door.
~Edith Pattou

EndQuote:
Never love a wild thing … the more you do, the stronger they get. Until they’re strong enough to run into the woods. Or fly into a tree. Then a taller tree. Then the sky. That’s how you’ll end up Mr. Bell. If you let yourself love a wild thing. You’ll end up looking at the sky.
~Truman Capote

~~

Guest Quotes:   Hans Stroo

Man is the most insane species. He worships an invisible God and destroys a visible Nature. Unaware that this Nature he’s destroying is this God he’s worshiping.
~Hubert Reeves

Here I stand, atoms with consciousness, matter with curiosity. A universe of atoms, an atom in the universe.
~Richard Feynman

 

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Exercise Prompt for 01.31:   name

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Drive Nature forth by force, she’ll turn and rout
The false refinements that would keep her out.
~Horace

Human destiny is bound to remain a gamble, because at some unpredictable time and in some unforeseeable manner nature will strike back.
~Rene Dubos

You think you can fix everything, change everything. But there will come a day when things cannot be fixed. And, you know what, it will be a day just like today.
~American Indian elder

The earth we abuse and the living things we kill will, in the end, take their revenge
~Marya Mannes

We cannot command Nature except by obeying her.
~Francis Bacon

~

Like winds and sunsets, wild things were taken for granted until progress began to do away with them
~Aldo Leopold

Nature’s laws affirm instead of prohibit. If you violate her laws you are your own prosecuting attorney, judge, jury, and hangman.
~Luther Burbank

We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.
~Thomas Fuller

We have met the enemy and he is us.
~Walt Kelly

~~

 

Posted from the Grove

Drive Nature forth by force, she’ll turn and rout
The false refinements that would keep her out.
~Horace

Human destiny is bound to remain a gamble, because at some unpredictable time and in some unforeseeable manner nature will strike back.
~Rene Dubos

You think you can fix everything, change everything. But there will come a day when things cannot be fixed. And, you know what, it will be a day just like today.
~American Indian elder

The earth we abuse and the living things we kill will, in the end, take their revenge
~Marya Mannes

We cannot command Nature except by obeying her.
~Francis Bacon

~

Like winds and sunsets, wild things were taken for granted until progress began to do away with them
~Aldo Leopold

Nature’s laws affirm instead of prohibit. If you violate her laws you are your own prosecuting attorney, judge, jury, and hangman.
~Luther Burbank

We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.
~Thomas Fuller

We have met the enemy and he is us.
~Walt Kelly

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~Andrea Mauro: girls gone wild   (6:45)   overnight campout music festival, two songs, friends – get to know them, pleasant escape

~

~Justin Griffiths:  Wild West   (2:20)   high fashion set to music in a white sands desert

 

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The sun, the moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago… had they happened to be within the reach of predatory human hands.   ~Havelock Ellis

My objective was to hurt the other fighters. I wanted to hurt them. I wanted to be merciless. Man, I was a wild thing. It’s kind of a drug, a rush.
~Mike Tyson

“Denna is a wild thing,” I explained. “Like a hind or a summer storm. If a storm blows down your house, or breaks a tree, you don’t say the storm was mean. It was cruel. It acted according to its nature and something unfortunately was hurt. The same is true of Denna.”
~Patrick Rothfuss

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There is a sufficiency in the world for man’s need but not for man’s greed.
~Mohandas Gandhi

The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition.
~Carl Sagan

Till now man has been up against Nature; from now on he will be up against his own nature.
~Dennis Gabor

Human consciousness arose but a minute before midnight on the geological clock. Yet we mayflies try to bend an ancient world to our purposes, ignorant perhaps of the messages buried in its long history. Let us hope that we are still in the early morning of our April day.
~Stephen Jay Gould

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VIDEO:

A free spirit takes liberties even with liberty itself.
~Francis Picabia

I’m definitely still wild at heart.
~Jack Nicholson

Inside all of us is… hope. Inside all of us is… fear. Inside all of us is… adventure. Inside all of us is a wild thing.
~Maurice Sendak

This whole world is wild at heart and weird on top.
~David Lynch

~

If you try to tame her she will fly away, because pretty little spirits like her, never like to be caged.
~Nikki Rowe

I die, as I have lived, a free spirit, an Anarchist, owing no allegiance to rulers, heavenly or earthly.
~Voltairine de Cleyre

The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
~Albert Camus

One radical free spirit nonconformist is pretty much like another.
~George Will

A prayer for the wild at heart kept in cages.
~Tennessee Williams

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~Spira:  Cayenne   (10:41)    trust, or not trust
https://vimeo.com/423630087

~

~MagnetFilm:  The Gunfighter   (8:49)   mix of silliness and secrets
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWs4WA–eKU

 

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Maybe love, too, is beautiful because it has a wildness that cannot be tamed. I don’t know. All I know is that passion can take you up like a house of cards in a tornado, leaving destruction in its wake. Or it can let you alone because you’ve built a stone wall against it, set out the armed guards to keep it from touching you. The real trick is not to let it in, but to hold on. To understand that the heart is as wide and vast as the universe, but that we come to know it best from here, this place is gravity and stability, where our feet can still touch ground.
~Deb Caletti

Teach self-denial and make its practice pleasure, and you can create for the world a destiny more sublime that ever issued from the brain of the wildest dreamer.
~Sir Walter Scott

Love is an untamed force. When we try to control it, it destroys us. When we try to imprison it, it enslaves us. When we try to understand it, it leaves us feeling lost and confused.
~Paulo Coelho

Be wild and crazy and drunk with Love,
if you are too careful, Love will not find you.
~Rumi

~

Men couldn’t care less if your strands are perfectly styled and neat. In fact, he might like you more with some wildness or bedhead, since it shows you’re carefree and relaxed.
~Helen Fisher

Most orgies that you go to, I have found, most of it is sad. All that wildness, all those laughs were like the shining silver and gold paper on packages, but there was nothing inside.
~Sammy Davis, Jr

Our eyelashes brushed like they would weave together by themselves, turning us into one wild thing. I say, “I think I missed you before I met you even.”
~Francesca Lia Block

~

There is a season for wildness and a season for settledness, and this is neither. This season is about becoming.
~Shauna Niequist

In our bones we need the natural curves of hills, the scent of chaparral, the whisper of pines, the possibility of wildness.
~Richard Louv

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MUSIC:

Wild women are the only kind
That really get by,
‘Cause Wild Women don’t worry
Wild Women don’t get the blues.
~Ida Cox

With the wild nature as ally and teacher we see not through two eyes but through the many eyes of intuition. With intuition we are like the starry night, we gaze at the world through a thousand eyes. The wild woman is fluent in the language of dreams, images, passion, and poetry.
~Clarissa Pinkola Estes

We are all filled with a longing for the wild. There are few culturally sanctioned antidotes for this yearning. We were taught to feel shame for such a desire. We grew our hair long and used it to hide our feelings. But the shadow of Wild Woman still lurks behind us during our days and in our nights. No matter where we are, the shadow that trots behind us is definitely four-footed.
~Clarissa Pinkola Estes

There is no beast, no rush of fire, like woman so untamed.
She calmly goes her way where even panthers would be shamed.
~Aristophanes

Maybe some women aren’t meant to be tamed. Maybe they just need to run free until they find someone just as wild to run with them.
~Candace Bushnell

Gather yourself by the sea shore and I will love you there. Assemble yourself with wild things, with songs of the sparrow and sea-foam. Let mad beauty collect itself in your eyes and it will shine – Calling me. For I long for a man with nests of wild things in his hair. A man who will Kiss the Flame.
~Jewel

A wild thing may say wild things.
~Abigail Williams

A succulent wild woman is one of any age who feels free to fully express herself in every dimension of her life.
~Sark

I spent half my money on gambling, alcohol and wild women. The other half I wasted.
~W C Fields

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~Lou Reed’s Walk On The Wild Side

~Himself:   (4:02)   video truest to lyrics
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6h5F5WemHys

-or-

~Alice Phoebe Lou:   (3:37)   sunny day for a dark song
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVBfmOYvTiI

-or-

~Vanessa Paradis   (3:29)   brazen, impudent
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Dbx5JCqVxg

-or-

~Moby & Selah Sue   (5:10)   understated, haunting
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Nl8dlaP5bo

-or-

~Suzanne Vega:   (4:17)   sung in story mode
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEXGLRLhWls

~~

~John Legend:   Wild   (3:34)   love-tamed
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=279RNoP5UyU

~

~Alessia Cara: Wild Things   (3:56)   new gen’s declaration of independence
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=De30ET0dQpQ

 

~~

When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds. I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief. I come into the presence of still water. And I feel above me the day-blind stars waiting with their light. For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.
~Wendell Berry

Come to the woods, for here is rest. There is no repose like that of the green deep woods. Sleep in forgetfulness of all ill.
~John Muir

~

Sometimes it happens that you become one, in some rare moment. Watch the ocean, the tremendous wildness of it–and suddenly you forget your split, your schizophrenia; you relax. Or, moving in the Himalayas, seeing the virgin snow on the Himalayan peaks, suddenly a coolness surrounds you and you need not be false because there is no other human being to be false to. You fall together.
~Rajneesh

An autumn forest is such a place that once entered you never look for the exit!
~Mehmet Murat ildan

Hidden in the glorious wildness like unmined gold.
~John Muir

If I paint a wild horse, you might not see the horse… but surely you will see the wildness!
~Pablo Picasso

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The strongest oak of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It’s the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for its existence against the winds and rains and the scorching sun.
~Napoleon Hill

And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.
~John Muir

These woods are where silence has come to lick its wounds.
~Samantha Hunt

This forest eats itself and lives forever.
~Barbara Kingsolver

The clearest way into the universe is through a forest wilderness.
~John Muir

A forest is mystery but the desert is truth. Life pared to the bone.
~Keith Miller

~

An infinity of forest lies dormant within the dreams on one acorn.
~Wayne W Dyer

A true forest is not merely a storehouse full of wood, but, as it were, a factory of wood.
~Theodore Roosevelt

~

Large or small, [the garden] should be orderly and rich. It should be well fenced from the outside world. It should by no means imitate either the willfulness or the wildness of nature, but should look like a thing never to be seen except near the house. It should, in fact, look like part of the house.
~William Morris

The gardener cultivates wildness, but he does so carefully and respectfully, in full recognition of its mystery.
~Michael Pollan

~~

 

Redwoods

someone’s at the door
wild tree spiraling skyward
points a direction
answers the unasked question
the stars are knocking it said

 

~~

I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself.
~D H Lawrence

When I look into the eyes of an animal I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul.
~Anthony Douglas Williams

All conservation of wildness is self-defeating, for to cherish we must see and fondle, and when enough have seen and fondled, there is no wilderness left to cherish.
~Aldo Leopold

Those who wish to pet and baby wild animals “love” them. But those who respect their natures and wish to let them live normal lives, love them more.
~Edwin Way Teale

Managing wildlife? It’s wild! It don’t need managing, leave it alone.
~Russell Brand

~

Seeing wildlife is like seeing celebrities, only better.
~Tanja Andrews

Like winds and sunsets, wild things were taken for granted until progress began to do away with them
~Aldo Leopold

We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.
~Thomas Fuller

The animals of the planet are in desperate peril. Without free animal life I believe we will lose the spiritual equivalent of oxygen.
~Alice Walker

We can try to kill all that is native, string it up by its hind legs for all to see, but spirit howls and wildness endures.
~Terry Tempest Williams

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@Writers Platform

If you have a structure beforehand, you’re sort of stuffing your story into a pre-assembled box. You don’t want that to happen. What you want in your writing is to have a sort of wildness that occurs. And then, out of the wildness, a structure emerges.
~Colum McCann

All of my wildness is in the writing. I have discovered I have to be orderly and boring in my personal life to be wild in my work.
~Kate Zambreno

Adventure, with all its requisite danger and wildness, is a deeply spiritual longing written into the soul of man.
~John Eldredge

Reading is where the wild things are.
~Jeanette Winterson

What I sought in books was imagination. It was depth, depth of thought and feeling; some sort of extreme of subject matter; some nearness to death; some call to courage. I myself was getting wild; I wanted wildness, originality, genius, rapture, hope. … What I sought in books was a world whose surfaces, whose people and events and days lived, actually matched the exaltation of the interior life. There you could live.
~Annie Dillard

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Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.
~George Bernard Shaw

It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.
~Oscar Wilde

A wild, untamed youth learns nobility through art.
~Jacques d’Amboise

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You cannot write for children They’re much too complicated. You can only write books that are of interest to them.
~Maurice Sendak

 

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Exercise Prompt:   wild

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The word “wilderness” occurs approximately three hundred times in the Bible, and all its meanings are derogatory.
~René Dubos

One of the darkest evils of our world is surely the unteachable wildness of the Good.
~H G Wells

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I conceive that the land belongs to a vast family of which many are dead, few are living, and countless numbers are still unborn.
~Author unknown

We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.
~American Indian proverb

I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security. Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad. Otherwise what is there to defend?
~Robert Redford

The highest treason, the meanest treason, is to deny the holiness of this little blue planet on which we journey through the cold void of space.
~Edward Abbey

If wilderness is outlawed, only outlaws can save wilderness.
~Edward Abbey

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The Exercise:

~BarTalk:

graduation

free at last from the censoring walls
loose and at large in lyceum’s halls
enter the wild wood hunting the rare new-thought
wise words of poetry, rebound, echoing, caught
shun the sanity of sameness most earnestly fought
create worlds of such beauty demi-godlings have wrought
know sin as the school where eternity is taught
how else master the knowledge of ought and ought-not
star bound under star rules, vault of heaven we sought
cashed in our goodness and sins for the wisdom it bought
paid full fare for the ticket we got

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party poll

howz things – from the host
hard – said the porn star
bizaare – said the newsman
perched on the brink

wild – said the huntsman
crazy – said the shrink
cool -said the iceman
some chill for your drink?

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Saloon Town

Gone from mild to wild
Exuberance emerging
Party down in party town
Bust loose to celebrate
Surrendering to urges

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Of Thee I Sing

Born for revolution independence instruction
Dominion over Indian, conquer the continent
Mother to quarrels of bickering children
Ferment and foment instant fresh at the moment

Raw farms full barns of crisp entertainment
Sparkling new ones, novel messages to market
Flowers of the garden, fragments for segments
Specialize vocalize home on the target

Talent pool energized, fertilized by the world
Song as a sport, stage and screen using words
Voracious most appetite, news larger than life
The Wild West in Washington, not a surprise

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5-7-5

the day dawns blue skies
nothing so wild as the wind
call it politics

 

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An infinity of forest lies dormant within the dreams on one acorn.
~Wayne W Dyer

A true forest is not merely a storehouse full of wood, but, as it were, a factory of wood.
~Theodore Roosevelt

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Large or small, [the garden] should be orderly and rich. It should be well fenced from the outside world. It should by no means imitate either the willfulness or the wildness of nature, but should look like a thing never to be seen except near the house. It should, in fact, look like part of the house.
~William Morris

The gardener cultivates wildness, but he does so carefully and respectfully, in full recognition of its mystery.
~Michael Pollan

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And Max, the king of all wild things, was lonely and wanted to be where someone loved him best of all.
~Maurice Sendak

You can’t give your heart to a wild thing.
~Truman Capote

Then from far away across the world he smelled good things to eat, so he gave up being king of the wild things.
~Maurice Sendak

There are some who can live without wild things and some who cannot.
~Aldo Leopold

I cry a lot because I miss people. They die and I can’t stop them. They leave me and I love them more.
~Maurice Sendak

There are so many beautiful things in the world which I will have to leave when I die, but I’m ready, I’m ready, I’m ready.
~Maurice Sendak

 

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