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Quote of the Day – September 27 2012

“We were the people who were not in the papers. We lived in the blank white spaces at the edges of print. It gave us more freedom.
We lived in the gaps between the stories.”
― Margaret Atwood


Verse spins from the quote :


Crawling out from the edges
of the stories you told
You were the star
I was merely the extra or at most
the friend, the lover
there to understand
but not to act
but then once your staged moved on
I found freedom
I could act in any way I chose
I chose…not to act
but to be..
Living and alive
able to see in with insight
and out again
your story moved on but then you came back
only to find I no longer fit your script
but that’s ok
I’ve been too busy living my own


Blessings, G


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A Prayer For Peace by G A Rosenberg


Masqued Mandala by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – September 7 2012

“Everything is held together with stories. That is all that is holding us together, stories and compassion.”
–Barry Lopez

Tell my story now
and restore my life’ meaning.
You carved me
marbled marvelled beauty
then breathed life
by reciting a tale
of passion restored
and love awakened
love threatened
and all but lost
and lovers trapped
in stone doomed to crack and fade.
Restore me now with words
tell my tale again
so cracks become renewed
and I shall be reborn


Blessings, G


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Chiseled But Not Faded by G A Rosenberg


Blue Violet Rays by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – August 13 2012 (2)

“Stories you read when you’re the right age never quite leave you. You may forget who wrote them or what the story was called. Sometimes you’ll forget precisely what happened, but if a story touches you it will stay with you, haunting the places in your mind that you rarely ever visit.”
― Neil Gaiman

Not just the stories we read but all the stories we were exposed to when we were younger whether they were television, movie, comic books or I guess more and more often video games. We carry those memes inside of us. That can become pretty scary when you realize how much the media is controlled and how many people blindly use the television as an electronic baby sitter.  But I digress which means it might be another blog topic somewhere down the line. I know it freaks me out when I discover I’ve been whistling the theme song to the Monkees or Scooby-Doo or Mr. Ed and then I realize I can remember every word despite the intervening 30-40 (sometimes very) odd years. I was lucky. My parents put up with and indulged my reading habits so I became exposed to anything and everything but mostly things that involved myths and legends from different countries, comics and other heroic legends and on television the ouvre of Sid and Marty Crofts (H R Puffnstuff, the Bugaloos, Lidsville, wow they had some serious psychedelics there) In a way so much of who I am now was generated by those stories. I’ve tried to expose my son to as wide a range of influences as possible with the result that even tho he is at the age of ultimate conformity, he still very singular and very individualistic.
What stories did you grow up with and how did it shape your life?
Blessings, G


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Guardians by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – August 9 2012

‎”Biographies bore me. I don’t care how insightful a biographer is, no one knows what’s going on inside someone else’s head. Autobiographies bore me, too, because we lie to ourselves even more than a biographer does. Here’s what I think the bottom line is: if you’re looking for truth, try fiction…. I’ve always believed that the lies we use to make our fictions reveal the truth with far more honesty than any history or herstory or life story. ”
— Charles deLint

Tell me a story.

What kind of story?

How about one where we can believe that heroism exists and that love survives and thrives. How about a story about life in a kingdom who’s rulers are just and care about the land and the people. One where in the end people grow and change and noone goes to bed hungry and alone and no one has to worry that their neighbours will hurt them because they can and they take everything. How about a story where happiness exists and can be realized, recognized and honoured?

Oh I see. You want fiction, a fairy tale

No I want a real story about the life that I live in my heart…

Blessings, G

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Opal Infinitude by G A Rosenberg/h5>

Quote of the Day – August 2 2012

“Our lives are stories, and the stories we have to give to each other are the most important. No one has a story too small and all are of equal stature. We each tell them in different ways, through different mediums—and if we care about each other, we’ll take the time to listen.”

― Charles de Lint


Create with me a new tomorrow
Let’s build our story
and don’t worry about leaving out the bad parts
Everything balances
and good and bad relative measures at best


Sometimes the most amazing stories we tell don’t come from narrative. They come from jokes made, kindnesses shown and songs remembered. Possibly not as easily put together as linear narratives but then as complex as we tend to be, how can any story be other than holographic or fractal, the whole contained in the part but oh so many parts. We carry each other’s stories inside of us and occasionally make them our own, at least in the telling. What new stories do you have to tell today? I don’t have to ask if you’ve heard any good ones. If you’ve been listening, you have
Blessings, G

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Tarot – Queen of Wands

Queen of Wands by G A Rosenberg

I’ll play you out tonight with another quote by Mr DeLint:

“The thing to remember when you’re writing is, it’s not whether or not what you put on paper is true. It’s whether it wakes a truth in your reader.”

Quote of the Day – July 1 2012

“It’s like everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head. Always. All the time. That story makes you what you are. We build ourselves out of that story.”
― Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind


I left off yesterday talking about the Canadian custom’s questions. Who are you? Where are you going? and What do you have to Declare? as being story prompts. Of these questions we build our life.
Tonight my story got hijacked in the nicest way possible. I was responsible pet owner and I was taking care of the dogs needs and I had little to declare. The moon was almost full and showing through and against the backdrop of white clouds that broke up the line of the sky. The temperature was about 23 C with a slight breeze and the dogs on good behaviour. The soundtrack provided by the universe and what I had on my iDevice playlist seemed designed to and succeeded in combination with the other things listed above to give me a blissed-out good time…
Soundtrack for an early summer’s evening bliss upliftment


Animals as Leaders – Soraya

Shpongle – Before the Big Bang




Joshn-E-Bahaara from the Indian film Jodha Akbar


Seal-Kiss From a Rose on a Hill


All in all I’d declare it a pretty amazing half hour. Each one of these songs struck my spirit in a different way. One of the small magic’s that I’ll take any day of the week. More reasons to feel grateful. =)


Blessings, G

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Flowing Plant Mandala by G A Rosenberg


Advising Flames by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – September 7 2012

“You must write every single day of your life… You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads… may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.”
― Ray Bradbury   (1920-2012)

Great Journeys Mr. Bradbury… you brought me to Mars and Dark Circuses for the first time and made me want a tattoo or several way before i could get permission to get them. Thank  you for dreams and memories and showing the heart in everything you write about…

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Guarded by G A Rosenberg

Dragonfire Mandala by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – May 28 2012

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
-Maya Angelou

Silent child stares
unable to speak what he sees
nighttime terror grows


Smile my angel
Your eyes speak the many tales
that never pass lips


Held tight within me
Magical stories hidden
Take my offered key


Just for a second imagine being locked away from your creativity. Unable to express the pain or joy that we each store up in a lifetime by word or deed.  It’s there to be expressed yet for some reason it cannot be.  How can we help another find their voice?

Blessings, G

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Mitosis by G A Rosenberg

Flame Abstract by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – May 27 2012

“To see that your life is a story while you’re in the middle of living it may be a help to living it well.”
― Ursula K. Le Guin, Gifts

When it comes down to it we all live stories. Whenever things get confusing or depressing or nuts, it always helps me to stop and think, “Who’s writing this anyway?”.   Chances are if we’re not writing our life story consciously than our subconscious is writing it playing out the the aspects of ourselves most needed to clear whatever blockages we may have.

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Star Fire Mandala by G A Rosenberg

Star Fractal by G A Rosenberg


“Your self image is your pattern!. Every thought has an activity visualized. Every activity belongs to a pattern. You identify with your pattern or thought. Your patterns leads your life.”
J. G. Gallimore

So then is Gallimore using the word pattern where we we have been seeing the word story used elsewhere? A story told round and round again falls into a pattern weaving its way outwards.

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Parrot Feathers by G A Rosenberg

Heart Mandala by G A Rosenberg