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a flustered tango of Gypsy moths drumming the porchlight; chalk artists; the endemic disappearance of farms—silos lost in unkempt fields; space stations; the sunlit-scent of lemon oil on cherry wood; birth; the chasm between cultural appropriation & cultural appreciation; the history in our dust; loneliness & heartbreak; trivia; funky funerals; climate change, hurricanes, earthquakes & neglected victims; heirloom charm bracelets, homemade wind chimes & the homing sound made by a singing bowl; masquerade balls; cityscapes hidden in ant hills; fly fishing; serendipitous skinny dipping; missing children, teddy bear memorials, forensic identification, monsters never found in sleepy towns; the horrors of zoos— elephants gone mad, lions robbed of their pride; book reviews; civil unrest, bad cops & good cops & young men gunned down; brand new fire stations; cancer survivors who wear baldness so beautifully; my favourite pair of jeans; river rocks found by dearest hands; a letter that can never be received; joyful celebrations; incandescent dragonfly dreams; twenty million at risk of starving to death; wildflowers shaking pretty little heads; misogyny disguised as religion; forgotten veterans who die a bit more inside every day; the rainforest, shrinking; saintly stoners & postulant prostitutes; toxic smog; madmen with warheads; cheese cake & ice wine; every personalized Kama sutra move & the God-given ecstasy of body on body language; holding hands; why one giggle can change everything; Thanksgiving prayers; abandoned minefields, boy soldiers & devastating amputations; the songs of the working poor; lightning over the lake; his timely phone calls; brotherhood & sisterhood; love in its every form; old maps; twenty-one gun salutes; the extinction of the Galapagos Giant Tortoise; being five, being twenty five, being ninety-five; kites; dogs chawing on ragged rawhide; church-like museums on a Sunday afternoon; make-shift picnics; deja vu; thrift store wedding dresses; long drives with comfortable silences; fading freedoms; censorship; seamless moonlight; introspective dalliances with self-acceptance; the power of purpose; how to be the bigger person; how to go in a new direction; how to rise above . . .

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




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Date: 9/2/2017 6:59:00 PM
to bad i aint as smart as you ... i bet i could write something as cool as this ... dropping pen here ... thanks ...
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Date: 7/8/2017 2:35:00 PM
Always love your mind, even the socialist one, because I know you're not a hypocrite like most. Writes like this are intriguing and much more difficult to make cohesive than most would think because it takes skill to mix reality, idealism and dreams and hold the readers attention. Brings to mind an Antonio Carlos Jobim lyric called "The Waters of March"--special stuff!
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Date: 6/4/2017 1:51:00 PM
I think you forgot pizza :-) burp! My fave is "saintly stoners & postulant prostitutes." hugganootskies ~ john
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Date: 6/4/2017 11:55:00 AM
What does equality mean, the sanity behind madness, lost boys, lost girls, tomboys, acceptance of things that change, the paralysis of sleep, veils, who wears the pants, food glorious food,! Yummy, self awareness, when a neckhold isnt a stranglehold, arms too short to reach, three- legged races, nature's interlocked systems, cycles, flying off the handle, a mole has rights too...( lol)mothers and sons, fathers and daughters, affections, shifting shapes, fractals, origami, kirigami vibes, perfect
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Cyndi MacMillan
Date: 6/4/2017 12:46:00 PM
:D LOVE IT! Neckhold isn't a stranglehold (inspired!) and cycles are fascinating. We could all write a long list, couldn't we? Happy Sunday, Happy writing!