Collective Breath – 8/9/20

COLLECTIVE BREATH – Week of Sunday, August 9th, 2020

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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 : If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen

What’s the meaning of the phrase? ‘If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen’?

Don’t persist with a task if the pressure of it is too much for you. The implication being that, if you can’t cope, you should leave the work to someone who can.

What’s the origin of the phrase ‘If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen’?

This is widely reported as being coined by US President Harry S. Truman. That’s almost correct, but in fact Truman was known to have used it at least as early as 1942 – before becoming president.

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)

Neil McCauley: Don’t let yourself get attached to anything you are not willing to walk out on in 30 seconds flat if you feel the heat around the corner. Dec 15, 1995 (Heat)

“The ends you serve that are selfish will take you no further than yourself but the ends you serve that are for all, in common, will take you into eternity.”

― Marcus Garvey

“Colorful demonstrations and weekend marches are vital but alone are not powerful enough to stop wars. Wars will be stopped only when soldiers refuse to fight, when workers refuse to load weapons onto ships and aircraft, when people boycott the economic outposts of Empire that are strung across the globe. ”

― Arundhati Roy, Public Power in the Age of Empire

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: (4)

Darker Than Mine (pressure in attempting to be an ally)

Deafening Preparation (pressure from internal conviction)

Above the Oven (physical heat surrounding the dwelling place)

Image (pressure to seem or act a particular way)

Next Week’s Writing Prompt:

Which will also be posted across Collective Breath and Bruka Theatre’s social media platforms: Provide your response to, abstraction of, or definition of the singular word : REDEMPTION

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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