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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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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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TO ENLARGE + FOR DETAIL, PLEASE CLICK ON EACH IMAGE
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CLICK ON LINK:
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2018/04/07/795-rose-fire-i-2018-what-you-think-feel-imagine-buddha/

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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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reNEWal

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BLOOOM #2                                                                                            Catherine L. Johnson 2017

 

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BLOOOM #3                                                                                            Catherine L. Johnson 2017

 

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resURrection

BLOOOM

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YESWELONGEDFORADVENTUREAWCWEARETHEKISSOFSPRINGTIMEYES

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THE BLOOOM SERIES
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2017/05/27/735-blooom-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-89-2017-catherine-l-johnson-pablo-neruda-i-will-only-let-you-touch-me-if-your-hands-are-so-full-of/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2017/06/01/736-my-blooom-lives-2017-catherine-l-johnson-pablo-neruda-keep-for-me-your-sweetness/

 

 

 

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PATRICIA

BARBER

GODDESS

SUBTLETY

SULTRY

SILK

SONICS

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Patricia’s encore last night: LIGHT MY FIRE

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My Pine Tree: Te Deum 2002 is installed on stair wall-the cue of transition: up/down.

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http://www.dakotacooks.com/event/patricia-barber-4/
http://www.patriciabarber.com/

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YESYOUAREAWCIAMASYOUARE

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