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Taurek
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"Is it possible that existence is our exile and nothingness our home?"

- Emil Cioran

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Dying is an art, like everything else. I do it exceptionally well. I do it so it feels like hell. I do it so it feels real. I guess you could say I've a call.

~Sylvia plath

Umm
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"We have not touched the stars,
nor are we forgiven, which brings us back
to the hero’s shoulders and the
gentleness that comes,
not from the absence of violence,
but despite the abundance of it."

- Richard Siken  

zinnzinn
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Drugs are bad Mkay.



Mr. Mackey

BobbyJames
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Whether the pitcher strikes the stone or the stone the pitcher, it's bad for the pitcher.

Miguel de Cervantes

cold_fusion
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there is no such a thing as anyone not being a poet ... only a skilled and an unskilled one.

skills help you deliver your expressions more effectively
but again you can give a robot the skills too. But the art, the originality comes, from the core..perhaps the soul...each with it's own unique signature.

cold_fusion@DU

Taurek
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“If you sacrifice your art because
of some woman, or some man,
or for some color, or for some
wealth, you can’t be trusted.”

- Miles Davis

David_Macleod
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David Macleod
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my all time favourite

Ahavati
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Someone just asked me where I got the strength to handle a toxic person.  I told them it doesn't take strength - only emotional intelligence.

Emotionally intelligent people are quick to forgive, but that doesn’t mean that they forget. Forgiveness requires letting go of what’s happened so that you can move on. It doesn’t mean you’ll give a wrongdoer another chance. Successful people are unwilling to be bogged down unnecessarily by others’ mistakes, so they let them go quickly and are assertive in protecting themselves from future harm.
~ Dr. Travis Bradberry, How Smart People Handle Toxic People

Jade-Pandora
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— Anonymous

_boybrains
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Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard.
                        -Anne Sexton

Ahavati
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Jade-Pandora said:— Anonymous

^ The oldest love poem discovered is 4000 years old, 'Istanbul #2461', but then I read the term originated in Ancient Hebrew & Greece, e.g. - Agape, Eros, Philios, etc.    

“When Penny left a banana on her desk as an offering, Jude rejected it. She refused it by putting it on Penny's work chair, so when Penny went to write, she sat on it. As tiny passive-aggressive revenges went, it was adorable, and it killed Penny that they couldn't laugh about it.”

― Mary H.K. Choi, Emergency Contact



_boybrains said:Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard.
                        -Anne Sexton


Love that.  She was so connected. . .

Jade-Pandora
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Rumi —
to quietly meditate on.

( from Mole 11. )

Ahavati
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( Lord I don't know how I feel about that one, Jade.  I enjoy yours, but when I think of Rumi I don't think of a brain-buster puzzle; I think of a simple read without effort.  I hope you copyrighted and are planning a book of these. )

One of my favs:

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I'll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.  ~ Rumi

Jade-Pandora
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Thank you.  And if you’d gone to see, 11 isn’t the usual treatment as I mentioned on this thread.  You would see a simple tribute to Rumi meant for this forum, and could have left a comment there.

Everyone who has been posting here are sharing with fellow members, to enlighten in their own way.

🙏🏻

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