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National Poetry Month 2020: April 30 — the end is not in sight

April 30, 2020









It’s not joy that makes us grateful; it’s gratitude that makes us joyful.

Art is disruptive: it solves a problem in a new creative way.

Godin: You’re your own client — build yourself a better body of work!

April 2020 lasted a lifetime or maybe more: COVID.

Today’s the final day of April.

May May last half as long.

As April was National Poetry Month, each day I wrote and posted one or more American Sentences… except for one or more days when I did not.

I may continue this practice for as long as we #SIP — Shelter in Place or Slurp in Place or Sigh in Place…

While I have been posting here, I have also posted 10 or so articles about wine on Wine Predator this month.

And I’ve been fostering kittens.

It’s been quite a month.

A month like no other.

It’s almost like GOD put us all on restriction.

Art by Leslie Rinchen-Wongmo, one of the few westerners trained in this rare Buddhist art of silk applique. His Holiness the Dalai Lama gave his blessings to Leslie’s work and encouraged her to make images that speak to the spiritual aspirations of people across religions and cultures. Leslie’s story is the subject of the acclaimed documentary film, Creating Buddhas: the Making and Meaning of Fabric Thangkas. Leslie mentors a select group of students around the world through her Stitching Buddhas Virtual Apprentice Program, and her Weekly Wake-ups like this one above provide a thread of inspiration to set the  week on the path to awakening.

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  1. May 22, 2020 7:52 am

    This quote reminded me of the idea behind Buddhism that says “The root of all pain is desire.” . Let go of your desires, be content with what you have – feel gratitude – and be happy!

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