I don’t know if it is

I don’t know if it is
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Reaching Within

Happiness may always seem just out of reach, but peace can never be taken away…
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Less Comfortable

Less comfortable
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The Newest Babies

My beloved got me a bonsai tree starter kit, with seeds of four distinct trees. I was able to soak the seeds starting yesterday, so that the sew date would be today, 8/4/20. Tuesday (for the memory bank).
1. We decided to name our ‘royal poinciana’ “Jada” as this beautiful flowering tree is native to Madagascar, and Jada Pinkett Smith played the role of Gloria in the aninated film ‘Madagascar’
2. We decided to name our ‘Norway Spruce’ “Kristofer” after the Norwegian actor Kristofer Hivju from G.O.T.
3. We decided to name our ‘Rocky Mountain Pine’ “AVA” (Short for ‘Avalanche’) held by Denver as their NHL team
4. We decided to name our ‘Blue Jacaranda’ “Billie Jean” as they have the same initials, and Billie Jean King was one of the most influential human beings in the history of sport.
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Many Clips

Many Clips
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The same river twice

They say you can never step in the same river twice. I think I stood in this particular bend long enough for the original to come back around.
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COLLECTIVE BREATH – Week of Sunday, August 2nd, 2020

COLLECTIVE BREATH – Week of Sunday, August 2nd, 2020

Number of people attending Facebook (personal portion):

Number of people attending Zoom Meet (group portion):

Introduction:

A transcript of this segment and each subsequent session will be posted (for anyone interested) at http://www.sidewayseight.co which is my main outlet for personal poetry and photography: Sideways Eight Projects.

Hello fantastic people! My name is Jesse James Ziegler. I am the current Poet in Residence for the Bruka Theatre of the Sierra in Reno, Nevada. I am an active poet, special event MC, principle photographer, special event series host, and now weekly wellness writing workshop host in collaboration with Spoken Views Collective of which I am also a Board Member.

This Weeks Writing Prompt:

This week’s Prompt comes by asking for your response to a statement. Wil Gibson has been a touring performance poet and published author. He currently works with the Redwood Poetry Project (see Facebook for details). I had the opportunity to attend his workshop while he was touring through Reno. One of the writing prompts he posed was to write a letter to the monster from your childhood. That is what we’re chasing after this week. Write a letter to the monster from your childhood.

I want for this podcast style personal portion to contain information about famous writers and their quotes as well as, futuristically speaking, local guests to this program who help everyone involved gain a diversity of perspective and positively impact our individual process.

Quote(s) of the Week: (3)

Brief excerpts from a book, a movie, and a song, all called ‘Monster’

“The dream took place in the courtroom. I was trying to ask questions and nobody could hear me. I was shouting and shouting but everyone went about their business as if I wasn’t there.”

Steve

Monster is a young adult drama novel by American author Walter Dean Myers and was published by HarperCollins in 1999. It was nominated for the 1999 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, won the Michael L. Printz Award in 2000, and was named a Coretta Scott King Award Honor the same year. Wikipedia

“If you can’t be a good example, At least be a horrible warning.” – Aileen Wuornos

Aileen was the serial killer played by Charlize Theron in the fictionalized account of her life entitled ‘Monster’ a 2003 film also starring Christina Ricci

“I’m friends with the monster that’s under my bed

Get along with the voices inside of my head

You’re trying to save me, stop holding your breath

And you think I’m crazy, yeah, you think I’m crazy”

Eminem (chorus sung by Rihanna) from ‘The Marshall Mathers LP 2’ released in 2013

I’m hoping this sharing and vulnerability I’m demonstrating will encourage others who love creative writing as well to open up, by sharing from their innermost, related to the topic provided. I’m hoping we all gain perspective, compassion, hope, and discipline through such organized sharing.

Piece or Pieces of the Week: (5)

Monsters

To the fuzzy chested fellow

As far back

Many clips

I don’t know if it is

Next Week’s Writing Prompt:

Which will also be posted across Collective Breath and Bruka Theatre’s social media platforms: ‘If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.’

Closing Sentiments and an Invitation

That’s it for my personal portion. If this is where you get off this train of thought, because you checked in to listen, thank you for tuning in and absorbing. I appreciate your time and consideration. If you are here for the Weekly Wellness Writing Workshop group portion via Zoom Meeting, please transition to that application now using the link provided in the ‘Collective Breath’ Bruka Theatre Facebook Event Page.

Keep writing. Keep your heart open and your mind aware. Keep coming back for more. Keep going. Keep doing. Keep loving and creating. Keep each other safe and sound. Keep it real, and keep the faith. I love you. Goodbye for now.

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COLLECTIVE BREATH – Week of Sunday, July 26th, 2020

COLLECTIVE BREATH – Week of Sunday, July 26th, 2020

Number of people attending Facebook (personal portion):

Number of people attending Zoom Meet (group portion):

Introduction:

A transcript of this segment and each subsequent session will be posted (for anyone interested) at http://www.sidewayseight.co which is my main outlet for personal poetry and photography: Sideways Eight Projects.

Hello fantastic people! My name is Jesse James Ziegler. I am the current Poet in Residence for the Bruka Theatre of the Sierra in Reno, Nevada. I am an active poet, special event MC, principle photographer, special event series host, and now weekly wellness writing workshop host in collaboration with Spoken Views Collective of which I am also a Board Member.

This Weeks Writing Prompt:

This week’s Prompt is in the form of a question. ‘What is worth fighting for?’

It seems, to borrow a phrase from Hunter S. Thompson that you can “strike sparks anywhere” these days. Look no further than Facebook link comment sections, digital newspaper headlines, up to the minute sound bites, and live protests, and you will see a world descending into conflict, drama, and fighting. So, I posed the question, what is worth fighting for?

In thinking about the words fight or fighting, we conjure verbiage that has a harsher tone. What is behind the harshness though is a deep desire for preservation. When anger occurs, there is fear behind it. Fear of losing something. When harshness occurs, there is nurture behind it, a desire to hold on to and care for something or someone. So, asking ourselves what is worth fighting for, is digging into basic fears, traumatic loss, and our innate desires to nurture, preserve, and protect what we hold sacred.

I want for this podcast style personal portion to contain information about famous writers and their quotes as well as, futuristically speaking, local guests to this program who help everyone involved gain a diversity of perspective and positively impact our individual process.

Quote(s) of the Week:

Our singular quote of the week, due to an increased number of original poetry pieces, comes to us from Mark Twain.

“The use of the pen name of Mark Twain first occurred in Samuel Clemens‘s writing while in the Nevada Territory which he had journeyed to with his brother.[1][2] Clemens/Twain lived in Nevada from 1861 to 1864, and visited the area twice after leaving.” – Wikipedia

Our own state speaks of fighting on its flag. We are Battle Born. Statehood arising from the Civil War. What may arise from the civil war we are in now?

“It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.”

― Mark Twain

I’m hoping this sharing and vulnerability I’m demonstrating will encourage others who love creative writing as well to open up, by sharing from their innermost, related to the topic provided. I’m hoping we all gain perspective, compassion, hope, and discipline through such organized sharing.

Piece or Pieces of the Week: (5)

Our Children. (the next generation is worth fighting for)

Media. (our minds are worth fighting for)

To Attempt. (justice and equality are worth fighting for)

I hid in a place (our faith is worth fighting for)

The body carries our story. (the desired world is worth fighting for)

Next Week’s Writing Prompt:

Which will also be posted across Collective Breath and Bruka Theatre’s social media platforms. Wil Gibson has been a touring performance poet and published author. He currently works with the Redwood Poetry Project (see Facebook for details). I had the opportunity to attend his workshop while he was touring through Reno. One of the writing prompts he posed was to write a letter to the monster from your childhood. That is what we’ll tackle across the upcoming week. Write a letter to the monster from your childhood.

Closing Sentiments and an Invitation

That’s it for my personal portion. If this is where you get off this train of thought, because you checked in to listen, thank you for tuning in and absorbing. I appreciate your time and consideration. If you are here for the Weekly Wellness Writing Workshop group portion via Zoom Meeting, please transition to that application now using the link provided in the ‘Collective Breath’ Facebook Event Page.

Keep writing. Keep your heart open and your mind aware. Keep coming back for more. Keep going. Keep doing. Keep loving and creating. Keep each other safe and sound. Keep it real, and keep the faith. I love you. Goodbye for now.

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DARKER THAN MINE

Darker than Mine
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NFFL

As the virus spreads,
I don’t know why this sense of impending dread won’t leave my head regarding the future of all sports ahead. We’ll know when we get there.
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