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rosE: FIRE

I /II / III / IV/ V/ VI/ VII

Catherine L. Johnson
April 2018

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rosE: FIRE I                                                                                               Catherine L. Johnson 2018

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rosE: FIRE II                                                                                               Catherine L. Johnson 2018

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rosE: FIRE III                                                                                          Catherine L. Johnson 2018

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rosE: FIRE IV                                                                                           Catherine L. Johnson 2018

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rosE: FIRE V                                                                                           Catherine L. Johnson 2018

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rosE: FIRE VI                                                                                      Catherine L. Johnson 2018

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rosE: FIRE VII                                                                                     Catherine L. Johnson 2018

 

 

 

 

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rosE: FIRE

I /II / III / IV/ V/ VI/ VII

Catherine L. Johnson
April 2018

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Number 7 resonates with the vibrations and energies of the ‘Collective Consciousness’, faith and spirituality, spiritual awakening and awareness, spiritual enlightenment, spiritual development, mysticism, intuition and inner-knowing, inner wisdom, psychic abilities, the esoteric, inner-selves, deep contemplation, introspection, eccentric, religion, thoughtfulness, understanding of others, natural healer and healing, secrets, myth, ritual, peace, poise, emotions and feelings, inner-strength, endurance and perseverance, persistence of purpose, the ability to bear hardships, quick-wit, the loner, solitary, isolation, long-sighted, the non-conformist, independence and individualism, intentions, manifesting and manifestation in time and space and good fortune.

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Number 7 also relates to the attributes of mental analysis, philosophy and philosophical, technicality, scientific research, science, alchemy, genius, a keen mind, specializing and the specialist, the inventor, determination, the written word, logic, understanding, knowledge, discernment and discerning, knowledge seeking, study, education and learning, writing and the writer, evolution, stability, the ability to set limits, completion, refinement, stoicism, silence, perfection, chastity, dignity, ascetic, rigor, ahead of the times.

 

 

 

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Rumi 
Rumi’s Little Book of Life: The Garden of the Soul, the Heart, and the Spirit 
by Rumi (Author),‎ Maryam Mafi (Translator),‎ Azima Melita Kolin (Translator)

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“In fact,
my soul and yours
are the same,
You appear in me, I in you,
We hide in each other.”
Rumi

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YESWEKNOWWONDERAWCWEKNOWTRUTHNOW

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Emily Dickinson Quote

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23 APRIL 2018!  SPRING KISSED ME BANG IN THE FACE!

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PAINTMANJEANS>rosE: FIRE 2018
rosE: FIRE II                                                                                              Catherine L. Johnson 2018

 

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rosE: FIRE 2018
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2018/04/10/796-rose-fire-i-ii-iii-iv-april-2018-appear-hide

 

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7 MN DAZE AGO! 16 APRIL 2018

YES, THAT IS ME + WONDERZING JASPAR OBI

 

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HERHYMNS: BE BRAVE                                                               Catherine L. Johnson  2013

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RESPECT

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A

REBUKE

to

TRUMP,

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CENTURY

in the

MAKING

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By The  New York Times Editorial Board

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The editorial board represents the opinions of the board, its editor and the publisher. It is separate from the newsroom and the Op-Ed section.

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Credit Ping Zhu

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Having a sexist in the Oval Office who curries favor with conservative religious groups is having dire consequences. Health workers in developing nations are preparing for a rise in unsafe abortions due to President Trump’s reinstatement of the global gag rule that prohibits federal funding of groups that provide abortion services or referrals. Here at home, his administration has been hostile not only to abortion access, but even to birth control.
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But Mr. Trump’s presidency is also having some effects he probably doesn’t intend. Rage at the election of a man who boasted about grabbing women’s genitals helped set off the #MeToo movement’s reckoning with sexual misconduct. A record number of women are running for office around the country, many of them announcing their candidacies after participating in women’s marches the day after Mr. Trump’s inauguration.
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And now, on Mr. Trump’s watch, feminists could reach a goal nearly a century in the making, and that many assumed would never come to pass — ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution. It states: “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.”
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The fight centers on Illinois, where the State Senate recently passed a bill to ratify the E.R.A. If the State House of Representatives also passes the legislation — supporters hope to see a vote next month, and are cautiously optimistic about the outcome — then Illinois will become the 37th state to ratify the amendment.
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Approval by just one more state would bring the measure to the three-quarters threshold required for constitutional amendments. There are a handful of good possibilities, including Florida, Virginia and Utah.

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Congress sent the measure to the states in 1972 with a seven-year deadline that was later extended to 1982. Thirty-five states signed on by 1977, then extensive conservative opposition arose, preventing further ratification. Nevada’s ratification last year was the first since then.
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This recent progress counts as dizzying, considering how long supporters have been at it. So long that one of the original writers of the amendment, Crystal Eastman, died in 1928 — she was only 47, granted, but her co-writer, Alice Paul, has also been dead for decades.
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An entire generation of feminists has come of age largely knowing the E.R.A. as their mothers’ and grandmothers’ fight. That’s if they know about the amendment at all — a 2016 poll conducted by E.R.A. supporters found that 80 percent of respondents thought the Constitution already explicitly guaranteed equal rights for women and men.

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There are some questions about what will happen if a 38th state ratifies the amendment, given that it would miss the deadline Congress set by at least 36 years, and five states have even voted to rescind their ratifications. But E.R.A. supporters and some legal experts make a plausible case that the amendment should still be recognized, pointing to, among other things, the 27th Amendment, on congressional pay, which was ratified more than 200 years after its passage by Congress, although no deadline had been set.

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Then there’s the question of what the E.R.A. would do. Even the most die-hard proponents of the amendment acknowledge that it’s unlikely to radically advance women’s rights, at least in the short term. That’s because, for decades, many courts have applied the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment to sex discrimination, creating a body of case law that’s functioned as a sort of de facto E.R.A. As to whether the amendment could actually undo some programs that are beneficial to women, like sex-based affirmative action efforts, legal experts point to the fact that though the Constitution already protects the rights of people regardless of race, race-based affirmative action continues to exist. They also point to parts of the country that have state-level E.R.A.s and have not had such outcomes.
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The fight against the E.R.A. is being led by groups on the religious right like the Illinois Family Institute, using arguments that are the ideological heirs of those so vociferously expressed by Phyllis Schlafly, whose group Stop E.R.A. — the first word standing for “Stop Taking Our Privileges” — which became the Eagle Forum, prevented the E.R.A.’s ratification at the time.

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Those arguments include fearmongering about how coed locker rooms could become standard and alimony for women outlawed — arguments that are hard to take seriously but that nonetheless helped Mrs. Schlafly to very effectively convince Americans, including many women, that the E.R.A. was bad news. (Mrs. Schlafly, who died in 2016, would no doubt be appalled that her home state, Illinois, could now play such a pivotal role in ratification.)

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Another conservative talking point is that the E.R.A. would lead to abortion restrictions being struck down. That outcome is not at all certain, but it would help many women. (For obvious reasons, the anti-E.R.A. crowd already had to slink away from an argument that the amendment would lead to legalizing same-sex marriage.)

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Looking at everything the E.R.A. would not do raises the question of why it’s still needed. Here’s why it is: The court decisions that make up the “de facto E.R.A.” can be undone in a way a constitutional amendment cannot. The E.R.A. would add an extra layer of legal protection for women — and men — against discrimination. This could become especially important if Mr. Trump gets to pick additional conservative Supreme Court justices.

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There’s also a symbolic and emotional element to this fight that’s not to be discounted. Ruth Bader Ginsburg — who, before becoming a Supreme Court justice, fought many legal battles over gender discrimination and is a longtime supporter of the E.R.A. — summed up this argument in 2014.

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“I would like my granddaughters, when they pick up the Constitution, to see that notion — that women and men are persons of equal stature,she said. “I’d like them to see that is a basic principle of our society.”

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Enshrining women’s rights in the Constitution matters. Doing so now, during this presidency, would be particularly fitting.

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ROAR

 

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HERHYMNS: BE BRAVE                                                               Catherine L. Johnson  2013

 

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16 APRIL 2018     VENTO NATURE SANCTUARY   WITNESSED

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16 APRIL 2018     VENTO NATURE SANCTUARY   WITNESSED

 

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DAVE HOLLAND 

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https://jazztimes.com/departments/songpreviews/dave-holland-qa/

Dave Holland’s “Q&A”

Inspired reinvention of “Conference of the Birds” cut
also features Evan Parker, Craig Taborn and Ches Smith

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..a preview of Uncharted with the Holland composition “Q&A,” a quartet track on which Smith plays vibraphone instead of drums.
Says Holland: “‘Q&A’ was written in 1971 and first performed by the group Circle with Anthony Braxton, Barry Altschul and Chick Corea. This was a very important project for me that explored many different approaches to open-form (free) improvisation, and the piece was recorded for my first [album] as a leader, [1973’s] Conference of the Birds.
I wanted to create a creative link between the way we approached interpreting the composition then and how this new ensemble would play it.”

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“I enjoy playing in many

improvisational settings

and looking at the music from different perspectives,”

Holland replied
when asked about the artistic rewards of
free improvisation.

“Open-form improvisation

relies on

a very intense and focused

communication

between the musicians

to create cohesive structures

spontaneously.

The musicians I invited

to take part in this project

—Evan, Craig and Ches

are masters

at doing that.”

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Authentic genius, like love, is a DIVINE + REAL  gift, a passionate blessing.
The individual who has been anointed may choose to be a devoted detectivepriest of their gift or may choose to sabotage their blessing by not having the wisdom/courage to SHEILD their gift from ROSCOES/CUBES/Clinging CLAWS, or by neglect, yielding to laziness,  fall into “what if” fears – black night of the soul, convenience v. necessity and/or simple lack of FAITH/TRUST in God’s will. It is choice upheld by grace, courage and vision and radical hope. It is a choice to be vigilant to what takes root in oneself and be aware what one allows to grow that may either entangle/strangle the radiance out or be the blooms within the seed – glorious.
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Yes, part of the HERO/INE’s voyage is to learn how to discern, the capacity to extricate from the webs of mediocrity, frozen unwillingness to risk, convention. To KNOW what is a gift is also difficult responsibility ONLY the warriors of humanity’s compassion, beauty and truth can sustain and live it with purpose and happiness. To be a vehicle/conduit of the sublime/sacred/joy is to be a beautiful hurricane lamp of the better angels of our Nature.
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The DIVINE + REAL gift must never be sullied. The practice, the invitation, to prevail is to know authentic GENIUS / LOVE IS  the steadfastKISS of SPRINGTIME – all WAYS FRESH, ALWAYS BLOOMING and FOREVER riSING. The DIVINE gift is to listen to the intangible LIGHT of the DARK sTar and believe what your HEART/SOUL/BODY is told when no one else can SEE.
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– CLJ  16 April 2018

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DARK sTar #1             For AWCUSEEMEISEEU                     Catherine L. Johnson 2018

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DARK sTar

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2018/03/01/789-dark-star-1-2-3-4-5-6-2018-catherine-l-johnson-she-in-the-dark-found-light-langston-hughes/

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“Talent is a flame.

Genius is a fire.”

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– Bernard Williams
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_Williams

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THE IMPROVISATIONAL DIALECTICS OF WING/BREATH/FIRE – INSPIRED JOY

 

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CONGRATULATIONS TO KENDRICK LEMAR
2018 MUSIC PULITZER PRIZE WINNER 
http://www.pulitzer.org/prize-winners-by-year/2018
DAMN., by Kendrick Lamar

Recording released on April 14, 2017, a virtuosic song collection unified by its vernacular authenticity and rhythmic dynamism that offers affecting vignettes capturing the complexity of modern African-American life.

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rosE: FIRE I / II / III / IV

Catherine L. Johnson
April 2018

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rosE: FIRE I                                                                                               Catherine L. Johnson 2018

 

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rosE: FIRE II                                                                                              Catherine L. Johnson 2018

 

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rosE: FIRE III                                                                                             Catherine L. Johnson 2018

 

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rosE: FIRE IV                                                                                             Catherine L. Johnson 2018

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Rumi 
Rumi’s Little Book of Life: The Garden of the Soul, the Heart, and the Spirit 
by Rumi (Author),‎ Maryam Mafi (Translator),‎ Azima Melita Kolin (Translator)

 

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“In fact,
my soul and yours
are the same,
You appear in me, I in you,
We hide in each other.”
Rumi

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YESWEKNOWWONDERAWCWEKNOWTRUTHNOW

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rosE: FIRE I                                                                                               Catherine L. Johnson. 2018

 

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Rumi 
Rumi’s Little Book of Life: The Garden of the Soul, the Heart, and the Spirit 
by Rumi (Author),‎ Maryam Mafi (Translator),‎ Azima Melita Kolin (Translator)

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AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWEKNOWWONDERAWCWEKNOWTRUTHNOW
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HUMANITY PORTFOLIO: WHITEWASH                                          Catherine L. Johnson 2013

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HUMANITY PORTFOLIO: FRESHDRIEDBLOODIAMHUMAN Catherine L. Johnson 2013

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HUMANITY PORTFOLIO: WHATCOLOROFSKINDOYOUWEAR Catherine L. Johnson 2013

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HUMANITY PORTFOLIO: EXODUSIAIN’TGOINGBACKFREE Catherine L. Johnson 2013

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THE HUMANITY PORTFOLIO
TO ENLARGE/DETAIL, PLEASE CLICK ON IMAGES
DEDICATED TO THE REVEREND DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2013/08/29/fifteen-paintings-28-august-2013-the-humanity-portfolio-28-august-2013-the-50th-anniversary-of-the-march-on-washington-for-freedom-jobs-rev-dr-martin-luther-kings-i-have-a-dream-s/

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FIFTY YEARS!

I remember.
He was my hero,
my hurricane lamp,
my light tower,
my template…
My life aligned me with civil rights and social justice issues.
I chose to rise.
MLK created a path/template of FIERCE grace and RADICAL hope.

 

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“… BUT

WHATEVER

YOU DO

YOU HAVE TO

KEEP MOVING

FORWARD!”

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 PRECIOUS LORD

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