Lesson 1

Julie Hill Alger At least I’ve learned this much: Life doesn’t have to be all poetry and roses. Life can be bus rides, gritty sidewalks, electric bills, dishwashing, chapped lips, dull stubby pencils with the erasers chewed off, cheap radios played too loud, the rank smell of stale coffee yet still glow with the inner …

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Claude Monet Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love. –Claude Monet

White Elephants, Orange Plastic Cats

Mary Witzl     She was almost past our house when she suddenly stopped and stared. Her eyes widened, her mouth dropped open, and as she moved towards our table of rejects, I could see the longing in her eyes.     My mother had a keen wit, a love of good books, reading, languages, …

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Healing Quote of the Day

We have focused only on the negatives, and not enough on incredible stories of the human spirit and of rebirth and rebuilding. That’s equally important as the tragedy. –Steve Perry (singer, songwriter, musician)

Bridge to Terabithia

Katherine Paterson Now it occurred to him that perhaps Terabithia was like a castle where you came to be knighted. After you stayed for a while and grew strong you had to move on. For hadn’t Leslie, even in Terabithia, tried to push back the walls of his mind and make him see beyond to …

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Give It Up

Hothouse Flowers It doesn’t really matter if you’re all Jumbled up inside As long as you know love is Endless and the world is wide Give it up share it out Help who you can Talk about it More music by Hothouse Flowers Youtube Post by cathalb4

If There Was No Poetry

Tess Norton If there was no poetry then what would become of my fledgling thoughts unbaked as they are raw this mish-mash of words words words words I’ve barely stirred i have made them presentable readied them to be penned they all wait proudly showing their finest how versatile they can be wanting to be …

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Joy of Life

John Kennedy I seek to capture the warmth and tender closeness, as well as the joyfulness and whimsicality of human relationships.  This is why I use the body as a point of departure, simplifying the figure to a lyrical composition. –John Kennedy Learn more about sculptor John Kennedy at johnkennedystudio.com Find works by John Kennedy …

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I Have No Reasons to Despair

Sabine     And another thing: Stop turning to face and talk to each other when one of you is driving. Keep your eyes on the road.     I have no reasons to despair. I don’t even have any problems, at least no serious ones. I am presently not afraid of death despite the …

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Healing Quote of the Day

It Doesn’t matter how many people tell you no. — Seattle Seahawks quarterback, Russell Wilson