Collective Breath – 8/16/20

COLLECTIVE BREATH – Week of Sunday, August 16th, 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 : Redemption

Cambridge Dictionary defines redemption as…

1. an occasion when someone is saved from evil, suffering, etc.

2. the act of exchanging bonds, shares, etc. for money

3. the state of being kept from evil or of improving morally

4. the act of paying back a loan

What is the value of redemption? If you’re an aluminum can, and a Californian, it’s a nickel. If you’re down on your luck but hungry in your soul it’s priceless.

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)

“The trouble with being the savior though, is that people don’t usually think you need saving, they don’t think you need gentleness, to the women I say know that I vow to be more gentle with you, know that you are worthy of someone who helps you with the work” — Ashlee Haze ‘Hymn (redemption song)’

“Emancipate yourself from mental slavery

None but our self can free our minds

Have no fear for atomic energy

‘Cause none of them can stop the time

How long shall they kill our prophets

While we stand aside and look?

Some say it’s just a part of it

We’ve got to fulfill di book”

Bob Marley – ‘Redemption Songs’

“Redemption comes

To those who wait

Forgiveness is the key

And I wish you love

And I wish you hope

Please believe in me”

Tom Petty – ‘Lonesome Sundown’

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: (3)

For every honest comment

Splinter

Follow

Next Week’s Writing Prompt:

Which will also be posted across Collective Breath and Bruka Theatre’s social media platforms: What is the best way to build community?

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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Being heard, stirred, and perhaps cured by life's many hidden images and the written-spoken word.
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