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“Scars have the strange power to remind us that our past is real.”
― Cormac McCarthy


On my shoulder there is a mark
A statue broken against it
It drew blood
as the feelings of jealousy washed over me.
My foot, I cut that as a child
playing games of innocence and laughter
Some scars make you smile.
That line under my lip
I ran into a fence hitchhiking
long roads and many songs brought back
by reflection.
The gash through my heart tho
that came from you
bittersweet memories
and a hopeless dream of being marked again.
— G A Rosenberg


Blessings, G


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Waiting for Alice or Someone Like HerWaiting For Alice or Someone Like Her by G A Rosenberg


A Distant CallingA Distant Calling by G A Rosenberg

Madness Spark


“You’re only given one little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.”
–Robin Williams


Sad clown
infused with divine madness
when did your journey start?
You gave the gift of laughter
and then it vanished
When pain came
you held my heart
and helped smile it away
Funny men understand pain
they feel so deeply
Now you’ve journeyed beyond
to other lives and hearts
leaving remembered laughs in your wake
and gratitude.
— G A Rosenberg


I will hold on to my spark of madness and share it for that is where my art comes from and I will seize each day in the best way I can


RIP Robin Williams. Thank you for performances that generally touched me. Dead Poets Society and The Fisher King remain two of my favourite movies of all time. You had a genuine understanding of how laughter and tears intertwine. That knowledge comes at a price. May your journey forward be a joyous one.
Blessings, G


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Surveying the WreckageSurveying the Wreckage by G A Rosenberg


Another Unbidden LandscapeAnother Unbidden Landscape by G A Rosenberg


Laughter and Tears


“Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning do to do afterward.”
― Kurt Vonnegut


I’ve learned to laugh at my pain
the exquisite agony
of healing echoes of the past
I save my tears for beauty
naked bodies
of water, forest and human
the kindness done just because
service accepted and given
without a balance
Your eyes in firelight and your skin in moonlight
any of these can make me weep
out of joy, out of love and out of gratitude
tears heal the laughter
laughter the tears
we find balance in life’s stream.
–G A Rosenberg


blessings, G


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StillnessStillness by G A Rosenberg


Burning SpirosBurning Spiros by G A Rosenberg


Dealing With Frustration

“Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning do to do afterward.”
― Kurt Vonnegut


Of course another reaction to frustration may be to throw things around and yell and scream but ultimately that can lead to even more cleaning up than crying. I have known frustration. That of trying to learn something or do it perfectly and falling short time and time again. I have also known the frustration of falling short of my expectations of myself tho more often than not that came from a point of believing better of myself than I actually was at the time. I know the frustration of computer crashes. Even moreI have known the frustration of seeing how much hurt there is in the world and not being able to help enough. Sometimes I have even been aware of another’s pain and I did not know how or whether to give solace and that is a frustration in its own right. Lately I have been able to see the element in myself that is the sad clown and find amusement in that image. May our frustrations never give into despair no matter how many times we try and don’t succeed. The only true failure comes from not making the attempt.
Blessings, G


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Heart Opening Like a LotusHeart Opening Like a Lotus by G A Rosenberg


Dance Routine on an Alien PlanetDance Routine on an Alien Planet by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day — October 21 2012

“Laughter is poison to fear.”
― George R.R. Martin

Cleansing my soul with laughter
rough feeling before much better after
humour cleansing my mind
causing rewind
hearing it up to the rafters

Felt those clouds surrounding my head
my heart weighed down; felt like lead
now looking for the funny
more precious than money
that makes silver out of anger’s red

Now a new day’s found it’s start
sunshine opening the heart
I’ve found the happy
may seem a bit sappy
but crying’s never felt smart..


lymrical sappiness perhaps, but wow there are days that only humour can get me through and I love word play and merriment. Tho on an evening where i’m talking about laughter, I can’t come up with anything funny to say. So I’ll use other people’s :


“When I’m not in my right mind, my left mind gets pretty crowded.” — Steven Wright
“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read ” — Groucho Marx
“A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.” — Emo Philips


Blessings, G

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The Child’s Offering by G A Rosenberg

Pulled Towards the Centre by G A Rosenberg