inspiration, Motivation, Nature, Poetry

Beautiful Breathtaking Sunset And A Poem

Out of the Sunset’s Red

by William Stanley Braithwaite

Out of the sunset’s red
Into the blushing sea,

The winds of day drop dead
And dreams come home to me. —
The sea is still,— and apart

Is a stillness in my heart.

The night comes up the beach,
The dark steals over all,
Though silence has no speech
I hear the sea-dreams call
To my heart; — and in reply
It answers with a sigh.

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Free Thinking, inspiration, Motivation, Religion

Saturday Night For The Freethinker Lorraine Hansberry

Lorraine Hansberry was born in Chicago in 1930, the daughter of civil rights activists and intellectuals. Her play, “A Raisin in the Sun” (1959), the first drama by a black woman to be produced on Broadway and winner of the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award, was loosely based on her own experiences. When she was 8, her parents bought a house in a white neighborhood, where Lorraine witnessed a racist mob and her parents’ resulting civil rights case.

She studied at the University of Wisconsin for two years, then moved to New York to become a writer, working as an associate editor of Paul Robeson’s “Freedom.” She married Robert Nemiroff in 1953, whom she met on the picket line while protesting discrimination at New York University. Hansberry divorced her husband in 1964.

Hansberry selected the title of her play from a line in a poem by Langston Hughes: “What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun, Or does it explode?” Sidney Poitier starred in both the play and film versions. The play’s central protagonist is Beneatha, an eager young woman determined to fight social convention and go to medical school. Beneatha is a “self-avowed” atheist (who gets slapped by her mother for admitting it).

Hansberry wrote “The Drinking Gourd,” commissioned by the National Broadcasting Co., in 1959. About the American slave trade, it was considered too hot for television and was never produced. Her play, “The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window” (1964), was about a Jewish intellectual. It played on Broadway while Hansberry was hospitalized for cancer that cut her life short at age 34. “To Be Young, Gifted, and Black” was posthumously adapted from her writings and was produced off-Broadway in 1969, also appearing in book form (1970). D.1965.

Source: https://ffrf.org/news/day/19/05/freethought/…

Art, inspiration, Motivation

A Beautiful Poem Will Take Your Breath Away

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By KatieMiaFrederick

SMiLes I Remember in the Neo-Natal Unit
And the 51 Days Of Our Only Child Ryan Born
on June 4th, 1997, A Couple of Days Before

My 37th Birthday Then

His Life Only Pain
Never A Smile
An Only
Family
Portrait
That Way
At All on
Father’s Day
That Year Anyway the

Folks, the Precious Doctor’s Who
Worked At Shands Hospital in Florida

Often Said if they Had Worked in that
Neo-Natal Unit And Could See All of What
Can And Will Go Wrong with the Human Condition

At Birth, They Would Have Been Terrified to Even Try

to Sire A Child
And Of Course
That’s Just at Birth

Never The Less The Way
They Made it Through the
Day Was Often Dark Humor
Sarcastic Yes like the Dude Who
Was Insisting His Son Be Circumcised

As the Young Doctor Said Oh my God ‘it’
is the Size of A Japanese Soup Noodle As If

That Was the Worst of All that
Parent’s Worries A Child

Who Might

Live or Die
With Part of Nature
Attached or Not Then

SMiLes The Human Condition
Where What is Cherished Most
is Often True Insanity Only

Lending Recognition
Dear Doc That

This Condition is A Far
Cry And Yes Laugh From Anything Really Rational
True Once one Delves Deeper into Stories of Humans…

And that Reminds me too Yes Stumbling into a National
Geographic Documentary on YouTube About Lion’s Mating And
The Crowd Started Jeering About the Size of the ‘Lion’s Package’

Not Even Thinking About the Size of Jaws and Claws And Family

Jewels

Left Dangling
With An Entire
Environment of
Fighting Sharp as Razors
Oh All the Illusory Fears Folks
Drive to

Life

And
Death For Real..:)

Blogging, Writings

Blogging Goals Learning Inspiring Why Do You Blog?

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I am a blogger because I love writing, photographing, communicating with other people who are like-minded, exchanging ideas, teaching others what I know, and learning from others’ mental and soul wonders so we can all share, connect, inspire and grow.

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Educating myself and advancing in my blogging is what I have decided today, that is why I want to set some goals and share them with my followers, contacts, family, and friends:

  1. Blogging at least 3 times a week
  2. Interacting more often with my followers
  3. Increasing my followers count
  4. Motivating comments in my blog
  5. Commenting more often in my followers blog

Happy blogging everyone!

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inspiration, mental health, Motivation

Words of Wisdom: Mental Flexibility to Help You Thrive in Difficult Times

Contemplation by Professor Michele Lynn Pruitt

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Today we face many changes, different ways of doing our daily chores, and huge differences in the way we purchase our necessities in life.

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It was interesting to see the changes in just our phone habits in the course of a few short years: home phones to flip phones to iphones. Now our phones seem a part of us in ways never thought 20 years ago.

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We wait in line to buy food, wear masks, don’t hug or shake hands and cannot see smiles.

Our best choice is to be flexible in this situation in order to survive.

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Flexible, independent thinking will help navigate these uncertain times. Listening, learning, and making decisions that are best for ourselves is the way to make it.

Blogging, Poetry, Writings

Anything Goes On Sunday: The Devil Is A Handsome Man

This poem is dedicated to anybody who has fallen in love with a narcissistic person. Let the pain go away. The deceiver will never stop deceiving!

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This is a paradox.

-you are a bad man-

You lie like you breathe You cheat and deceive

Your smiles and your jokes Are in fact just a cloak

The sparkle in your eyes As you take pleasure in my cries

And the way you rejoice Hearing the pain in my voice

Made me understand That you ARE a bad man

Under that polished facade, You believe you’re a god

I’m tired of your neglect And of your disrespect

So I pen these words Hoping you’ve heard

That at the end of the day Those games that you play

Maybe you are fun But my dear I am done!

Leslie Bertrand ©Paradoxical Phoenix

Education, Free Thinking, inspiration, Motivation

Learning Wednesday: Science Knowledge And Wisdom

Learning science, practicing it, understanding it, loving it! I also cherish many scientists who have given us the pleasure of expanding our way of living and our mental horizons and who have worked tirelessly to better humanity. So here there are some quotes from one of the so many scientists that I deeply admire.

“The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.” — Isaac Asimov

I am not a speed reader. I am a speed understander.” — Isaac Asimov ”

“There is a single light of science, and to brighten it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere.” — Isaac Asimov

“Suppose that we are wise enough to learn and know – and yet not wise enough to control our learning and knowledge so that we use it to destroy ourselves? Even if that is so, knowledge remains better than ignorance .” — Isaac Asimov