COLLECTIVE BREATH – Episode: 37
Week of Sunday, March 21st, 2021
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“It’s spring again. I can hear the birds sing again. See the flowers start to bud. See young people fall in love.”
— Lou Rawls
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.
“Spring won’t let me stay in this house any longer! I must get out and breathe the air deeply again.”
— Gustav Mahler
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.
“Tess knows that the only thing that can fix the listless vines, the crackling dry path, the broiling alleyway and her sagging mama, is a good, soaking rainstorm. “Come on, rain!” she whispers into the endless summer heat. When it finally comes, there is shouting and dancing as everyone and everything spring to life.”
— Description of the 2003 Children’s Book ‘Come on, rain!’ including the voice of Leila Ali
from the GooglePlay Store
This Weeks Writing Prompt:
This week’s Prompt : Write in response to the singular word ‘Spring’
When I say the word ‘spring’ you may picture a metal coil in a mattress frame, a green meadow glowing with a sunrise, a calendar open to March or April or May, a Slinky, blooming flowers, rainfall, a clock being adjusted, or the Easter Bunny. Join us in the group portion, via Zoom, immediately following in order to share and discuss your thoughts on the matter.
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:(5)
“Flowers don’t worry about how they’re going to bloom. They just open up and turn toward the light and that makes them beautiful.”
— Jim Carrey
“A little flower that blooms in May. A lovely sunset at the end of a day. Someone helping a stranger along the way. That’s heaven to me.”
— Sam Cooke
“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming.”
— Pablo Neruda
“If people did not love one another, I really don’t see what use there would be in having any spring.”
— Victor Hugo
“The deep roots never doubt spring will come.”
— Marty Rubin
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: (1)
For further personal reading
Favorite Spring Quotes
Next Week’s Writing Prompt:
Thank you to my friend and professional colleague Griffin, next week’s writing prompt,
which will also be posted across Collective Breath and Bruka Theatre’s social media platforms: Write about a formative experience from your childhood.
Closing Sentiments and an Invitation
“Spring will come and so will happiness. Hold on. Life will get warmer.”
— Anita Krizzan
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’ (my frictionless benediction)
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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