Collective Breath – Episode 52 – 7/4/21 – Transcript

COLLECTIVE BREATH – Episode: 52

Week of Sunday, July 4th, 2021

Number of people attending Facebook (personal portion):

Number of people attending Zoom Meet (group portion):

Introduction:

Retiring Grid Iron

Willis, Webster, and Lewis

Pushing on till zone’s end

Could be the frequency

running through us

and NASCAR’s Means to an end

Fifty two floors in a wreck

Fifty two weeks in a year

Fifty two cards in a deck

Fifty two ways to see clear

Happy 4th of July to everyone at home and on the road!

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.

“My TV show had been cancelled; nothing else had gone anywhere; some alliances I had made petered out and nothing came of them and I was looking at a long, long year ahead of me in which there was no work on the horizon, the phone wasn’t ringing. I had two kids, one of them a brand-new baby, and I didn’t know if I would be able to keep my house.”

— Tom Hanks

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’m a member of the Sierra Literary Cooperative and the spoken word/poetry contributor to Reno Arts News. 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 : ‘A year in the life’

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)

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.

“Everybody wants to be famous, but nobody wants to do the work. I live by that. You grind hard so you can play hard. At the end of the day, you put all the work in, and eventually it’ll pay off. It could be in a year, it could be in 30 years. Eventually, your hard work will pay off.”

— Kevin Hart

“We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person.”

— W. Somerset Maugham

“My teacher told me I’d never amount to anything. I left high school at 15, after one year. But my real teachers were all the people around me. And I was a good listener.”

— Curtis Mayfield

Piece or Pieces of the Week: (2)

A Sparrow

Lude the Dude

“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.”

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

For further personal reading

4th of July Poems

Independence Day Poems

52 Symbolism

Next Week’s Writing Prompt:

Which will also be posted across Collective Breath and Bruka Theatre’s social media platforms: respond to the phrase ‘A fresh start’

Shout Outs

The Holland Project

Spoken Views Collective

Bruka Theatre

Good Luck Macbeth Theatre

Reno Little Theatre

Sierra Arts

POTENTIALIST Workshop

Savage Mystic Gallery

KWNK Radio

UNR

Black Rock Press

Black Wall Street

Up in the Mix Podcast

Animarte’

Sierra Literary Cooperative

Reno Arts News

Closing Sentiments and an Invitation

“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something.”

— Neil Gaiman

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 Bruka Theatre Facebook Event Page for ‘Collective Breath’. The link to watch previous episodes is 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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Being heard, stirred, and perhaps cured by life's many hidden images and the written-spoken word.
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