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Poetry Roundup #2: A Blue Dancer and a Walk in the Rain

Poem: "Blue…Blue will dance anew / a long, slow ballet/so awkward to view. / Blue…Blue will dance. It’s true, / spinning through life / one day to renew.

“The Blue Dance”

This poetry roundup features two original artworks. The first one is a poem inspired by the 70’s song “Love is Blue” by Paul Mauriat (the words of the poem actually can go in time with part of the chorus). The art is a charcoal and soft pastel piece.



Haiku: "Walking, right here, right now. / Rain falls in the moment then. / Where does the time go?" (by Brenna Vancheyson)

“Walking Right Here” (a Haiku)

This haiku is paired with an acrylic painting on canvas. It can be about a simple walk in the rain to pass time or about the swift passage of time on a more philosophical level, if the rain is “the moment” that disappears once it hits the ground.


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In Fiction and in Life: The Character That’s “Too Nice”

We all have read stories with the character that’s “so nice” and have known people like that in real life.

However, don’t forget that looks can be deceiving…both in fiction and reality.

The character who’s too nice can turn out to be the evil menace that no one would have ever suspected. There were, for example, apparently elaborate suspicions that Jar-Jar Binks in Star Wars: Episodes I-III may have been some type of evil Sith in disguise.

In real life, these personalities are likely not as bad as a Sith. However, why treat someone with disrespect just because he or she is “nice,” and you can get away with it? Does a pleasant personality do you any wrong?

If that’s not enough to make you respect “nice” people, remember that the “nice ones” might have a little of a dark side, too. But don’t worry — maybe the least they’ll do is go home, piece together a voodoo doll of you and begin reciting incantations.

Do we really believe that anyone is too nice to get mad? Keep in mind that they just might be adept in making you believe that.

In fiction and in life…Respect this character.