The cat is Goobi, Alex’s cat, who has returned here after about three weeks lost.
Alex has introduced me to the Amazon Original show called The Expanse. I enjoy watching it with him. He chose to stay a few more days, which I love.
There were several hours spent in copy editing today.
Prompt: Take a photo, or write a scene that under some circumstances is common, but in an instant, is very special.
Gratitude Today Proofing the magazine. Seeing my poem on one of the pages. Having Alex here. Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream. Rotisserie Chicken.
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Nothing lasts forever But the things we do with love, Those are never erased And they are reason enough To stay in the fight for life Until the very end.
What we never guess, What we always hope to be, Is reality In a space and time believed – Breathed by creativity.
Heart, mind, soul, spirit, Joined within us together With the greatest love, We are the dauntless elements – Whom God created for good.
Walking the sunshine Feeling all that is clear, fair, Like Heaven compares.
Prompt: Above there are tanka and a haiku. You know what to do. Write some for yourself and to share.
Gratitude Today: I had an adequate amount of sleep. I drank less soda. Alex and I had SeaBreeze for lunch. My phone came back after resetting itself a few times. Life is, and I thank Jesus for it.
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Positive interaction is a significant boost to the confidence and well-being of those around us. Kind words and gestures help prevent depression and despair.
As we communicate through creative means, we are gifting with elements of our hearts. When there is trouble, the most effective remedy is love. Comfort is conveyed by hugs, generosity, extending help, confirming personal value, and many other kindnesses.
While contact is severely limited for our safety, we should still be close to those we consider our tribe. Family and friends we trust to take adequate precautions should be our continuing connections to some normalcy.
We can never express our love too often. Saying, “I love you” becomes essential because life is a limited engagement without firm guarantees. We are sturdy but also fragile.
We need one another and require emotional support in our relationships. Doubt and fear are widespread. We combat these by investing ourselves in others in any way possible. Creative expression is an excellent outlet we use to encourage, inspire, and lift the spirits of people we value. Being considerate and providing uplifting communication is fundamental to acting out our creativity and making the world a better place.
Creating is like Diving deep in icy water. It wakes us up Revives our will to love, Give everything to our efforts, Stake a claim for the life we live, Encourage, inspire, aspire, To lives that possess joy, Reach for happiness. Let us come out of the depths, To bear witness to a present, Future pursuing continual progress.
Prompt: Consider how creativity can make the situation all of us are facing with masks, distancing, quarantine, fear, into a better experience. Create something that brings that to the surface.
Gratitude Today Alex and I went out for lunch. I got new brushes since mine was misplaced. Alex’s cat, who had been missing since before Christmas, appeared today and is now inside as she should be. I am using a copy stand that dates back to 1981. Even when I think there is nothing in the well, the well bubbles up with unexpected gifts.
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A child grows beyond The imagination of A parent, success.
Don’t blame the rain For the renewed tears and pain, It is the season.
The song is a balm Making this life bearable, Keep the music on.
If I held your heart Would you let my love remain Despite everything, I am beset with fears, failures, But my heart is true to you.
Prompt: Create something or a series of things that are short but complete. There are no rules, except anything is acceptable. Do not try to be perfect; it is impossible; be talent on display.
Gratitude Today: My package came, not where they claimed. Journals YouTube Radical creative imagination Devices and books
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