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PLAYERS ON A STAGE

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I PLAY A ROLE IN THE THEATER OF LIFE.
A HUNDRED THOUSAND ENCORES UPON THIS STAGE.

I’VE PORTRAYED THE PART OF A MAN:
HARD, THRUSTING, BRUTAL, AND DOMINEERING.
I’VE BEEN CAST IN THE ROLE OF WOMEN:
AESTHETIC, SOFT, SUBMISSIVE, SECRET, AND PERSEVERING.

I CHERISH DRAMA. COMIC ABSURDITY.
TRAGIC PATHOS AND MYSTERY.
I WEAR A BODY LIKE A MASK.

I KNOW WHICH ROLE I’M PLAYING WHEN I PLAY.
THE SCENERY CHANGES. THE STAGE REMAINS.
THE MASKS MAY CHANGE:
THE PLAYERS STAY THE SAME.

— LAWRENCE R. SPENCER. 2012. —

CREATING YOUR SELF

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Alex Alemany-GB Shaw

( See more Magical Paintings by the Spanish artist, Alex Alemany  on his website — http://www.alexalemany.com )

QUOTE:  George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856 – 2 November 1950) was an Irish playwright and a co-founder of the London School of Economics. Although his first profitable writing was music and literary criticism, in which capacity he wrote many highly articulate pieces of journalism, his main talent was for drama, and he wrote more than 60 plays. He was also an essayist, novelist and short story writer. Nearly all his writings address prevailing social problems with a vein of comedy which makes their stark themes more palatable. Issues which engaged Shaw’s attention included education, marriage, religion, government, health care, and class privilege.

He was most angered by what he perceived as the exploitation of the working class. An ardent socialist, Shaw wrote many brochures and speeches for the Fabian Society. He became an accomplished orator in the furtherance of its causes, which included gaining equal rights for men and women, alleviating abuses of the working class, rescinding private ownership of productive land, and promoting healthy lifestyles.  Shaw was noted for expressing his views in uncompromising language, whether on vegetarianism (branding his own pre-vegetarian self a “cannibal”), the development of the human race (his own brand of eugenics).

~ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Bernard_Shaw

 

 

RESILIENT FLOWER

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Radiant Flower

There is nothing more hopeful and blissfully ignorant than a beautiful child who has not yet realized (or remembered) the brutal realities of the physical universe.  A fresh, pristine sense of gentle joy permeates their Being….like a newly blossomed flower, flourishing in the energy of the sun, and, as yet, not scorched by it’s unrelenting heat.  What price would be pay to protect our innocent children, and ourselves, from reality?  And yet we survive.  We protect, sustain and defend.  We love, and then forget again….