Advice on the Creative Way of Being from a Good Friend

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Advice on the Creative Way of Being from a Good Friend

anna solo.jpgBe kind to yourself.

It’s a crazy and recently very sick world but you are of great value and uniqueness in it and are well loved so relax and play your part with dignity and show yourself the kindness you show to me and only ONLY follow your bliss, not your duty.

I will be there one day soon.

I think success is difficult, by the way.

It is Shakespeare’s bubble of fortune and though it’s great, it is ego led and driven so on one level false so we are dependent on others for approval and less able to fall in love with ourselves.

It can leave us bewildered and alienated when we think we should be on cloud nine.

You have great wisdom in you.

You need never be afraid.

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A reply from a friend

Well said!!

It’s so easy to feel a failure to have low self-esteem in this world of, seemingly, successful, people, but true happiness comes from loving yourself for what you are and for what you can give in the way of kindness to others.

It took many years but I got there in the end

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Equality, Consideration, Hope; it burns, it burns, in your heart, in your heart

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It burnscandle

For all the ordinary normal people

Who just simply are

Who accept others

Whoever they are

You

I have a command to you

‘Go live your life’

Hurtful people no longer be allowed

This is the light and the candle which says so

It was sent to me

Let it burn

For the sake of love

There is a path ahead

For the sake of love

We will impress upon all this message

For the sake of love

The candle burns

Look into the flame

And hate not

Hate not

Simply remember this to be human

Hate not

We,

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My Gift To You

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My Gift To You

(Repeat it to yourself whenever you feel the need and you will be totally invulnerable)

 

I have a badge in my heart

I wear it with pride

My friend bound together

A metaphorical diploma

A rosette which is crafted

Of all of my goodness

My qualities and quirkiness

And my heap of wonderfulness

When I asked if I deserved it

My friend answered, “Yes!” x

 

Your Friend

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I am Celebrating – three thousand views since I started blogging – here are some highlights

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I am Celebrating – three thousand views since I started blogging – here are some highlights

The wonderful wonderful experience of my Viking Comics Inc. first publication – The Hammer Fliespic 031b redone

Strange Jobs

I released my first singleam

cloud worldI previewed my Greek Myths CD

I was very pleased to see my pal Georg has started a blogEvening Trail

Viking Comics Inc. Two – The Horned God and the Wild Huntseeress toni

Viking Comics Inc Volume Threeoski light

Model-making Done for the DAyA new regular feature – Grumble Monthly

I declared a Kingsea king

I tried artwild creature

wizardTen years a storyteller

A plan to conquer the Viking worldsnapped zena and meI am going to Gudvangen

I play with toys

Toys

I did poems

I was things

I planned a fishing trip and saw mooseelk 03

(You gotta look at that one, it’s my fave)

I cut out dollies

ade silouhetteI met ghosts

Medieval Historybig hat smiles

best tellerI got wistful

I ranted

I cookedme n amanda

12049342_495805563939884_3566201213765577221_nI got spooky

I opened a festival (on TV)

I discovered whole worlds

News of Faeries (btw I am about to prove that little people exist)

Stay close

There is so much more x

Trial Introduction for our forthcoming Greek Myth download

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Trial Introduction for our forthcoming Greek Myth download

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I promise, when you listen to our recording as a whole you will be inspired and empowered, but

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Here for now, is the terrible truth of the Ancient image of humanity…

(sound track below)

Within the bleak dark of hopelessness you may find the strength to become a hero. Once, Twice, Thrice you must rise above the world-ending curse of Zeus’ rage, for here only is your chance; will you again raise above the natural pre-ordained order of total despair which is the lot of the mortal to become ever-remembered, ever-vibrant through your inspiring deeds or will you too be stretched from the sky for your audacity to care. When the very sinuous are ripped from you there will be just your true heart-felt determination remaining, and the sound of the Goat God Pan’s freezing scream – will you rise again and yet again, or shall you twitter near-dead forever like a lost bird searching for the drip of the blood of another’s suffering to echo down your parched hopeless throat. I ask only once more; could you be a hero?

See there is hope

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Poem Pics II – The Jacobs Well Project with Mary Passeri

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Poem Pics II – The Jacobs Well Project with Mary Passeriefforts

As we have plans afoot to build a forthcoming exhibition (or two) I thought it would be a good time to share the poems and artwork created during our projects with older people.

Artist Mary Passeri especially invited those who endure dementia problems and their loved ones to meet with us; initially at Space 109 and then a whole series of gatherings at the beautiful old Jacob’s Well, both in York.

Here are some of the pieces created and some of the people involved.

Poems and art from this project were published and distributed around relevant centres within York and Leeds.

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Mary’s art with my words

gift flower

Poem by Adrian

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Barbara being thoughtful

barbara poem

For Barbara by Adrian

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crafted gift

bickie pic poem

crowns n coppers lightened

blessing

Thank you Carol (background by Adrian)

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tales upon arrival

Tales Upon Arrival

gloves lady

Image creation by Adrian

gloves lightened poem

Words by Adrian

mother

Her son’s words upon his return

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Stephies Flowers

pledgerespite conversationstorms

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The Team: Stephie Jessop & Ilaria Passeri

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was

mellow tomorrows

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Words Adrian – all art by Mary unless said otherwise

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Word and image by Mary

nightie

Wordf and image by Mary

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Thank you Mary

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Artwork by Mary Passeri

Mary Passeri

(If I have used the work of others without crediting you in error do please let me know.)

With thanks to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation for making these wonderful experiences possible. https://www.jrf.org.uk/

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Or you might just want a recipe for a change

Poem Pics Part I