Collective Breath – Episode 27 – 1/10/21 – Transcript

COLLECTIVE BREATH – Episode: 27

Week of Sunday, January 10th, 2021

Number of people attending Facebook (personal portion):

Number of people attending Zoom Meet (group portion):

Introduction:

“Some men die under the mountain just looking for gold,

Some die looking for a hand to hold…”

— ‘At the Bottom’ a song by Brand New

“Brand New was an American rock band from Long Island, New York. Formed in 2000, the band consists of Jesse Lacey, Vincent Accardi, Garrett Tierney, and Brian Lane; they were joined by Benjamin Homola for their live performances. From 2005 to 2013, the band also included Derrick Sherman.” Wikipedia

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.

We are now in a brand new year, already seasoned veterans at this point, wanting to see clear, what was murky and disjoint.

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 : Write in response to the two word phrase ‘Brand New’

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)

“Guns are like cars: you can trust a good used one better than one that’s brand new.”

— Haruki Murakami, 1Q84

“The wise find pleasure in using a product until it is no longer usable; the foolish, in replacing an old but still usable product with a brand new one.”

— Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“The earth provides us a brand new beginning every twenty-four hours. It is a repeated invitation to breathe in the cool morning air and start afresh; to mimic the sunrise and brighten up while reaching once more for the sky; to carry a glad song in our heart like the early birds; and, as faithfully as the morning dew, to wash off the dust from yesterday.”

— Richelle E. Goodrich, Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

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)

Theophany

New Look

Token Check

Bucolic

For A Reason

For further personal reading

I encourage you to read an essay on something that is brand new to you which you’ve always wanted to learn about, and do something brand new to you which you’ve always wanted to try. Life is short. We’re picking up the pieces as we go, trying to see if we can complete the puzzle, and see the big picture.

Next Week’s Writing Prompt:

We’re coming up on a major transition of power in our nation’s capital. As such, next week’s prompt…

Which will also be posted across Collective Breath and Bruka Theatre’s social media platforms: Write on the topic of ‘Transition’

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 details/description section of the ‘Collective Breath’ Bruka Theatre Facebook Event Page. The link is also in the bio section of the Collective Breath Instagram page @biggestlittlecollectivebreath

Keep writing. Keep your heart open and your mind aware. Keep coming back for more. Keep going. Keep giving. Keep doing. Keep daring to believe in a better way of living. 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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