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Green Book…movie

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GREEN BOOK, is a FANTASTIC film.  It was so good, it went by in a flash.  My daughter and I loved it.  It’s very funny (especially if you’re Italian), and it’s a horrific profile of racism.

Racism is so ugly, I had to look away.  It’s not that the film is physically brutal, it’s the BLOODY ATTITUDE of people that’s horrifying and shocking.  People so full of their own arrogance, and whiteness, that they’re completely blind.  It’s even more horrifying when you aren’t FROM the south and don’t understand that whole twisted nightmare.  I wanted to erase all the bad people, especially the southern cops.  The cops were so stressful I wanted to tear down the screen and jump on their faces for about an hour, but I digress.  The film takes takes place in the 60’s.  I’ve been home for hours but I still want to jump on their faces.  A lot.  Really.  I do.

Viggo Mortensen should get an oscar.  He was phenomenal.  I mean he’s one of our best actors but he really outdid himself in this film.  He’s the perfect person to pay this role.

Mahershala Ali was fantastic.  So dignified, elegant, and downplayed, with all his rage coming out through his finger tips.  Wonderful.

I like action movies.  Fast and wild but GREEN BOOK was a 5 start film in my opinion.  And it’s really is funny.  People were laughing out loud.

A guy from the streets and an intelligent, and well connected, artist go on a road trip.  What could possibly go wrong?

LOVED it.

A different way…a poem

Fantasy, Animal, Deer, Forest, Children

in a land
far different
from our own
animals are in charge

they are fair
and just

killing only those
who would
prey upon others

it’s a good place to live

there’s a lot of laughter
dancing and love

those things can grow
where there’s no brutality
or fear
to stop them

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I left the door open for Emmie, which cooled off my house immediately, but she only stayed for a few minutes and then went back outside.

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The icicles are beginning to form…huge hunks of snow/ice were falling from buildings (off the sides of them as well) Entrances were closed in some stores because of it. Really loud when they fall but kind of cool too. :)

Blue flutterbys…a poem

Butterfly, Blue, Forest, Fantasy, Woods

deep
in
the
winter
forest
blue
butterflies
gather
to
celebrate
the
beauty
of
the
season

they
flutter
among
tiny
mushrooms
that
bloom
only
for
them

because
their
joy
simply
cannot
be
contained

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The Propaganda System ~ Noam Chomsky — A Pondering Mind

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BOOK SCULPTURE — Moda-Creative thinking (be sure to open this wonderful post)

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Okay, so…

Another thing about poetry books.  Some, that are written by men, reduce women to body parts.  They talk about us as if we are things.  Things to be used, laughed at and treated like garbage.  They call us names and are, to me at least, disgusting.

I’ve yet to see women write poetry books about men in such derogatory ways.  Different conditioning/brainwashing.  Women stick up for men and excuse their behavior far too often.  They protect them, as if they were little boys to be excused for the terrible things they do just because they’re “boys.”

I read a book or two by a guy who seemed to be okay, even appreciative of women.  Then I read his next book and he trashed them so much I recycled the book.  He talked about us in the worst and ugliest way, which is how he actually felt all along.  I’d like to set his books on fire but that would pollute the air.  I just threw them away, and him along with them, to be turned into something else.

Don’t get me wrong, there are a lot of male poets who love women and write beautifully about them. But for many, they really do think of us as garbage to be thrown away after being used.

Gag!

I think every poetry book written, where women are treated like trash, should come with a gun and the author’s address.  But maybe that’s just me.

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Art makes life beautiful…

Light, Lamps, Evening, Shining, Lighting

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Quote: Margaret Sanger

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