“COURAGE ISN’T HAVING THE STRENGTH TO GO ON – IT IS GOING ON WHEN YOU DON’T HAVE STRENGTH.”
– Napoleon Bonaparte
Each and every Sunday, we share a poem to lighten our soul. Comment your thoughts, short story or any poem you will love to see in a future post. Don’t forget to follow us like and share.
They were never handsome and often came
with a hormone imbalance manifested by corpulence,
a yodel of a voice or ears big as kidneys.
But each was brave. More than once a sidekick
has thrown himself in front of our hero in order
to receive the bullet or blow meant for that
perfect face and body.
Thankfully, heroes never die in movies and leave
the sidekick alone. He would not stand for it.
Gabby or Pat, Pancho or Andy remind us of a part
the dependent part that can never grow up,
the part that is painfully eager to please,
always wants a hug and never gets enough.
Who could sit in a darkened theatre, listen
to the organ music and watch the best
of ourselves lowered into the ground while
the rest stood up there, tears pouring off
that enormous nose.
— Ronald Koertge
Rest in Peace
Jean Michel Basquiat, thank you for all your wisdom and your great artwork. Comment below any quotes we may have miss that you love. Don’t forget to follow us like and share.
“I don’t think about art when I’m working. I try to think about life.”
“I am not a black artist, I am an artist.”
“I wanted to build up a name for myself.”
“I want to make paintings that look as if they were made by a child.”
“ The most tremendous thing granted to humanity is choice, freedom.” – Soren Kierkegaard
Ultimately who we really are is the True Self. When we take a moment to really analysis the Image above. Here at the HQ we see a person imprisoned by society expectation to stay in the social norm. We have to hide our true self most of the time. ( We took a guesstimation here at the HQ and believe that 15% of our time is what the average person stays in there True self form.)
Some of the ways one can be truly a full time True Self is by self love and maintain a childlike curiosity. Love yourself one of the most important habits to develop. True unconditional love for one is hard work. Discovering oneself by experimenting, experience life, active learning and having a childlike curiosity. Your gift is the ability to choose between the social norm and your true self.
“ Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth” – Oscar Wilde
To satisfy social norm we tend to use mask. The mask covers our Authentic self. Who are you? The Authentic self the person wearing the mask. Wearing a mask is a form of protection. To protect ourself we procrastinate and self sabotage thing. So lose that mask and be yourself.
“ We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful who we pretend to be.” – Kurt Vonnegut
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Each and every Sunday, we share a poem to lighten our soul. Comment your thoughts, short story or any poems you will love to see in a future post. Don’t forget to follow us like and share.
Introduction to Poetry
BY BILLY COLLINS
and hold it up to the light
like a color slide
or press an ear against its hive.
I say drop a mouse into a poem
and watch him probe his way out,
or walk inside the poem’s room
and feel the walls for a light switch.
I want them to waterski
across the surface of a poem
waving at the author’s name on the shore.
But all they want to do
is tie the poem to a chair with rope
and torture a confession out of it.
They begin beating it with a hose
to find out what it really means.