Ted Talk: Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin

Video Published: Dec 21, 2015
Legendary duo Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin have been friends for decades. In a raw, tender and wide-ranging conversation hosted by Pat Mitchell, the three discuss longevity, feminism, the differences between male and female friendship, what it means to live well and women’s role in future of our planet. “I don’t even know what I would do without my women friends,” Fonda says. “I exist because I have my women friends.”


Ted Talk: Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin: A hilarious celebration of lifelong female friendship

Live The Art of Your Life {Part 3 of 4}

Leave A Masterpiece – Part Three

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So the question now leads to the idea of cultivating this pure human connection to all that is, was, and ever will be. Indeed, all information can be accessed from here. It is where the wellspring of creativity thrives. Of course, no one individual can see it all. Yet each, if open, will get what they need and want from such connection. The act of defining it would be to cheapen it. For example, how does one define love? There are the descriptions of the physical reactions such as increased heart rate, body temperature and respiration. Yet these would not compare in the slightest, or be able to describe to the unexperienced, what is truly happening since these are only attributes of increased physical activity. To truly connect, one first needs to have a knowing that shakes them loose from their current, purposely-limited belief system. Such a system is set upon dis-empowering individualism in the name of the collective. In its truest sense, the collective is important but, in this day and age, that idea has been hijacked and co-opted. Dr. Eric Pearl says it best in his book The Reconnection when he states that “we have difficulty understanding the concept that we are all one. If we were the true embodiment of that concept, there wouldn’t be any lessons to be experienced. The ego gives us the identity to experience the lesson in terms of a very specific viewpoint – ours.”

“You have to be a light to yourself in a world that is utterly becoming dark.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti

Excerpt from an article from the Waking Times March 24, 2014 | By Jefferey Jaxen, Staff Writer

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Weekly Writing Prompt #17

Weekly Writing Prompt #17
Week of 28th December 2015

DOOR Template Instructions=====================

(5) Words: | PART | STONE | FLAW | STRICT | NOTE |

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Poetry Suggestions
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Haiku (5 – 7 – 5)
Tanka (5 – 7 – 5 – 7 – 7)
Shadorma (3 – 5 – 3 – 3 – 7 – 5)
six lines – no rhymes – multiple stanzas [your choice] – just follow meter
Nonet (9 – 8 – 7 – 6 – 5 – 4 – 3 – 2 – 1) progression downward of syllables
Cinquain (2 – 4 – 6 – 8 – 2) five line poem on any theme with the earlier mentioned syllable pattern
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Fictional Suggestions
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Flash Fiction (500 – 300 words)
Any Genre: Mystery – Sci-Fi – Fantasy – Horror – Literary
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SUGGESTIONS FOR FLASH FICTION
***You have room for one main character
***You have room for one scene
***Get to main conflict of scene in first sentence
***You have room for a single plot
***You have room for a single, simple theme
***SHOW anything related to the main conflict
***TELL the backstory; don’t “show” it
***Save the twist until the end
***Eliminate all but essential words

These are not set in gold
Use your best judgement
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Remembrance: Marcel Proust #25

Remembrance: Marcel Proust
“Remembrance of Things Past”

Marcel-Proust

“The only true voyage,
the only bath
in the Fountain of Youth,
would be not to visit
strange lands
but to possess other eyes,
to see the universe
through the eyes of another,
of a hundred others,
to see the hundred universes
that each of them sees,
that each of them is;
and this we do
[with great artists];
with artists like these
we do really fly
from star to star. ”
― Marcel Proust
The Prisoner [and] The Fugitive:
In search of lost time, vol. 5

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