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USS Hartford attack nuclear submarine, breaking the ice, arctic ocean, US navy, Arctic military footage, ice & icebergs, military arctic diving

I was a submarine.
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2018/05/27/806-i-breathe-submarine-internal-violet-that-this/

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“This is love:

to fly toward a secret sky,

to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment.
First to let go of life.
Finally,

to take a step without feet.”

– Rumi

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IMPROVISATIONS

OPEN

#10/ #11/ #12 /#13 /#14 

This set of OPEN is dedicated to the LIGHT of my BELOVED Uncle Bob
2018

CATHERINE L. JOHNSON

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PLEASE CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO ENLARGE + FOR DETAIL.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW:
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2018/06/14/808-open-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-2018-catherine-l-johnson-violet-light-submarines-this-is-love-to-fly-to-a-secret-sky-rumi-that-this-anthony-cox/
http://www.mnartists.org/artwork/open-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2012/01/07/sonic-artists-create-music-not-music-boxes/

 

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OPEN X                                                                                                  Catherine L. Johnson  2018

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OPEN XI                                                                                                         Catherine L. Johnson  2018

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OPEN I2                                                                                                   Catherine L. Johnson  2018

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OPEN XIII                                                                                                   Catherine L. Johnson  2018

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OPEN XIV                                                                                                  Catherine L. Johnson  2018

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OPEN #10/ #11/ #12 /#13 /#14 

 is dedicated to the

LIGHT

of my

BELOVED

Uncle Bob.

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He is looking at me, SEEING me – as he always could.

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My Uncle Bob at 74 in October 2006.

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The sound of his voice is the sound of the OPEN blue sky to me.
His gaze towards me emboldened me to take the FIRST steps.
He calls OUT my adventure by the  creative template + integrity of his life.

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Bob at 21 years old on the St.Croix River on his boat!

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Dr. Robert Cottor

https://www.taosinstitute.net/bob-cottor

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My work is an exploration,
a dive for pearls and sacred listening – call and response.
IMPROVISATIONAL COURAGE
My internal constellation is a luminous vast sky and sea that sings, whispers and dances.
I follow, discover and explore its sonicenergy with my divining rod.
I am a faithful  and clear vehicle of listening – a sensitive + keen stringed instrument.
Sacred listening.
TRUST  
FAITH  
RADICAL HOPE
The OPEN compositions are
dialectical revelations of  
the capacity to RISE,
sustain radical HOPE,
be STILL in ambiguity,
and
BELIEVE in what your blood and bone already KNOW to be true
like a farmer, a detectivepriest, and an improvisational musician.
STILLNESS.
SACRED LISTENING.
OPEN.
Being OPENED.
Willing to be OPEN.
Willing to be OPENED.
Being BREATH.
Being A/LIVE.

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The sonicPEARLS

to my OPEN series
was/is the
sonicDARKsTarGENIUS of the profound + VALIANT improviser

Anthony Cox + his THAT & THIS.

Yes, absolutely.

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A MASTERWORK. A MASTER’S WERK.  A MASTERPIECE.
Please click on link below to listen, listen, listen to samplings of
Anthony Cox’s original compositions:
https://ateliersawano.com/products/ske333029

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http://www.deedeebridgewater.com/

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DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER’S

“Try A Little Tenderness”

is a 

RELEVANT

SEXY SENSUAL

HERHYMN

 – a

LUSH ATTENTIVE

SALUTATION

of/ for/ to

WOMEN!

 

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“…Take my advice
it’s so nice
when you hold her,
love her,
kiss her,
squeeze her,
don’t tease her
Baby c’mon,
C’mon
Try some tenderness,
tenderness, oh yes…”

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Above: the closing verses adaption by:  Dee Dee Bridgewater

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Oh, she may be weary
Young girls they do get weary
Wearing that same old shaggy dress, yeah yeah
But when she gets weary
Try, try a little tenderness, yeah 
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You know she’s waiting
Just anticipating
For things that she’ll never, never, never, never possess, no no
But while she’s there waiting, without them
Try a little tenderness (that’s all you gotta do)
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You know it’s not just sentimental, no, no, no
She has her grief and care, 
But the soft words, they are spoke so gentle, yeah
It makes it easier, easier, easier to bear, oh
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You won’t regret it
Young girls they don’t forget it
Love is their whole happiness, yes
But it’s all so easy
All you gotta do is try a little tenderness, oh yeah
All you gotta do man oh oh is hold her where you want her
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And squeeze her, don’t tease her, never leave her
Oh just try a little tenderness, oh oh
try it, try it, try it
You got to hold her, know how to love her,
and baby take this advice..”

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Above: original opening verses and their adaption by  Dee Dee Bridgewater

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EDIT:
Each and every
 child, man and woman
deserves and needs
tenderness.
Our America needs to offer tenderness to be GR8 again. 

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From alternative facts to tender age sheltershow euphemisms become political weapons of mass distraction

“Try a Little Tenderness”
Songwriters: Jimmy Campbell / Reg Connelly / Harry M. Woods
Try a Little Tenderness lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Other cover versions: https://secondhandsongs.com/performance/602520/versions

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Image result for dee dee bridgewater memphis albumDee Dee Bridgewater at 3 years old -when her family moved from Memphis to Flint, MI

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The story of

DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER’S

MEMPHIS… YES, I’M READY:

https://www.okeh-records.com/2017/07/28/release-dee-dee-bridgewaters-album-inspired-by-her-memphis-roots
https://jazztimes.com/departments/interview/dee-dee-bridgewater-memphis-roots-showing/
https://www.npr.org/2017/07/12/536501794/dee-dee-bridgewater-explores-her-memphis-roots-with-hound-dog

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Dee Dee Bridgewater and I!
When/Where: 23 June @ The Twin Cities Jazz Fest 2018!

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Dee and I met at the FIRST Dakota Jazz Club in Bandana Square 20 years ago!
 I was with my beloved friend, the late yet THE FOREVER PRESENT + ETERNAL Jane Matteson.
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Me, Catherine L. Johnson, at 3 years old.

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HERHYMN: BE BRAVE                                                                  Catherine L. Johnson  2013

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For further information on
Catherine L. Johnson’s HERHYMN: BE BRAVE,  please click on links below: 
http://www.mnartists.org/artwork/herhymns-be-brave-2013
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2018/06/21/809-the-longest-day-summer-solstice-until-the-story-of-the-hunt-is-told-by-the-lion-the-tale-of-the-hunt-will-always-glorify-the-hunter-african-proverb/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2016/01/04/the-writings-herhymns-be-brave-lullaby-i-thou-poem-a-lullaby-for-a-lover-catherine-l-johnson-interdisciplinary-artist-humanly-possible-the-empathy-exhibition-instinct-art/

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SACRED/LISTEN

For Charles Lloyd + Dorothy Darr

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SACRED/LISTEN #1   ICON (9″H x 4″W)   For Charles + Dorothy   9 March 2018

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BLES/SINGS

to
THE BDaY EIGHT OH! SHAMANMAHN,

CHARLES LLOYD!

YOUR SONICS are the DIVINING ROD,

the water + the brilliance,

of  

riSING SUBLIME LOVE

an epiphanic CATHEDRAL shining,

FLOWing,

with irreplaceable

SACRED JOY + SOLEMN LIGHT!

 

with
 OCEANICLOVEAFFECTION
to
CHARLES + DOROTHY,
XX oo CATHERINE

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http://www.mnartists.org/artwork/sacredlisten-1-2-3-4
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2017/03/15/721-15-march-ides-of-march-charles-lloyds-sevennine-birthday/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2016/02/08/charles-lloyd-mpls-snow-blizzard-to-charles-divine-fire-charles-sacred-sonics-with-the-collective-genius-of-bill-frisell-reuben-rogers-eric-harland-2-february-2016-the-dakota-aka-low/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/08/02/charles-lloyd-dorothy-darr-catherine-l-johnson-30-june-2015-lowell-picketts-living-room-aka-the-dakota/X
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/03/22/charles-lloyd-charles-lloyd-new-quartet-jason-moranreuben-rogerseric-harland-village-vanguard-15-march-2015-radical-empathy-nyt-nate-chinen-charles-lloyd-nea-jazz-master-charle/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2014/03/15/ides-of-march-charles-lloyd-76-nephew-will-15-031514hb-15-march-2014/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2013/10/03/catherine-l-johnson-joy-sacred-birds-charles-lloydbilly-higgins-free-birds-free/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2013/03/14/charles-lloyd-75th-birthday15-march-the-ides-of-march-2013-music-is-a-healing-force-temple-of-dendur-the-met-jason-moraneric-harlandreuben-rogers-gr8-joy/

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SACRED/LISTEN #2              (19″H x 12.75″W)                               Catherine L. Johnson   2018

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SACRED/LISTEN #3                   (19″H x 12.75″W)                          Catherine L. Johnson   2018

 

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SACRED/LISTEN #4            (19″H x 12.75″W)                                    Catherine L. Johnson   2018

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9 March/GREEN Line>DAKOTA/meet Michele Jansen/FlyAnnoint in Charles’s SUBLIME sonics

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9 + 11 March 2018 @ Lowell’s “LIVING ROOM” aka DAKOTA          SACRED/LISTEN

 

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Yes, Charles, I was

THERE...

ALWAYS. ALL WAYS.
Thank you. Yes, absolutely. Forever.
Of course, Master Billy Higgins was DANCING!!!!!

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DARK

sTar

2018

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FORAWCUMESEELUMINOUSBEAUTIFULRADIANTLIGHTTHATISCLEARLYTANGIBLE

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TO ENLARGE + FOR DETAIL, PLEASE CLICK ON THE IMAGE

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For further information, please click on link:
http://www.mnartists.org/artwork/dark-star-1-2-3-4-5-6

 

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DARK sTar #1                                                                                               Catherine L. Johnson 2018

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DARK sTar #2                                                                                                Catherine L. Johnson 2018

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DARK sTar #3                                                                                               Catherine L. Johnson 2018

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DARK sTar #4                                                                                                  Catherine L. Johnson 2018

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DARK sTar #5                                                                                                  Catherine L. Johnson 2018

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DARK sTar #6                                                                                                  Catherine L. Johnson 2018

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Title: “Helen Keller”
Langston Hughes:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Langston_Hughes
Definition of dowera natural gift
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SEeSEaSHIP #11                                                                                     Catherine L. Johnson  2018

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SEeSEaSHIP #12                                                                                     Catherine L. Johnson  2018

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ANTHONY COX + BILLY HIGGINS

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RAREOFFERINGSOFTHERADIANTEXPERIENCEOFPUREBEAUTYTHESUBLIMELUMINOUSTRANSCENDENCE. THANK YOU, AWC, FOR YOUR SONIC GENIUS + THE EVENT WITH THE LATE/BELOVED MASTER BILLY HIGGINS.

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SEeSEaSHIP series
2017 – 2018
For further information, please click on images + link below:
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2017/11/16/763-seeseaship-1-2-3-4-catherine-l-johnson-2017-wild-nights-wild-nights-269-emily-dickinson/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2017/12/15/766-seeseaship-5-6-2017-catherine-l-johnson-song-of-singing-corea-holland-altschul-ancient-egyptian-ships/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2017/12/20/767-seeseaship-7-8-9-2017-catherine-l-johnson-da-vincis-glider-song-dynasty-960-1279-dave-holland-4tetconference-of-the-birds/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2017/12/21/768-seeseaship-10-2017-catherine-l-johnson-e-conference-of-the-birds-or-speech-of-the-birds-persian-%d9%85%d9%86%d8%b7%d9%82-%d8%a7%d9%84%d8%b7%db%8c%d8%b1%e2%80%8e-dave-holland-4tet/
http://www.mnartists.org/artwork/seeseaship-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12

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OwN2018

COMPLACENCY is EXTINGUISHED.
COMPLICITY is DOUSED.
CUBES are IDENTIFIED.

LIGHT Y/OUR FIRE.

BE Y/OUR FIRE.

riSING Y/OUR soaRING SONGS!

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/01/movies/times-up-hollywood-women-sexual-harassment.html

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 The clock has RUN OUT on
sexual assault, harassment and inequality
in the workplace.
It’s time to do something about it.
Click on link, please:
https://www.timesupnow.com/

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OUR MINNESOTA hurricane lamp “SPRING”!!!!!
OUR MAYOR MELVIN CARTER!!!!!

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2017/11/08/762-radical-hope-action-definition-of-a-luminous-grace-fire-in-a-hurricane-lamp-melvin-carter-wins-st-pauls-our-mayor-tony-soprano/
https://www.stpaul.gov/departments/office-mayor-elect/inauguration-events

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YES!

YES!

YES!

NEW YEAR!

Call OUT

RADICAL HOPE

 riSING soaRING SONGS!

YES!

YES!

YES!

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SEE

ships

on

dark

seas

that

become

on

the

wing

birds

SOARING

through

darkness

to

LIGHT

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SEeSEaSHIP #10                                                                                     Catherine L. Johnson  2017

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For further information on the

SEeSEaSHIP series,

 please click on images + link below:
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2017/12/21/768-seeseaship-10-2017-catherine-l-johnson-e-conference-of-the-birds-or-speech-of-the-birds-persian-%d9%85%d9%86%d8%b7%d9%82-%d8%a7%d9%84%d8%b7%db%8c%d8%b1%e2%80%8e-dave-holland-4tet/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2017/11/16/763-seeseaship-1-2-3-4-catherine-l-johnson-2017-wild-nights-wild-nights-269-emily-dickinson/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2017/12/15/766-seeseaship-5-6-2017-catherine-l-johnson-song-of-singing-corea-holland-altschul-ancient-egyptian-ships/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2017/12/20/767-seeseaship-7-8-9-2017-catherine-l-johnson-da-vincis-glider-song-dynasty-960-1279-dave-holland-4tetconference-of-the-birds/
http://www.mnartists.org/artwork/seeseaship-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10

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Life is LIVING LIFE.
 
LIVING LIFE is LIVING LIFE not “WHAT IF”!

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Call OUT

YOUR

RADICAL HOPE

 riSING 

soaRING

SONGS!

YES!

YES!

YES!

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LIGHTCOMFORTJOYLOVEHOPE is PEACE

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AWCLIGHTYOUMYRADICALHOPELIFEYESDOIWILLTOOFORYOU

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The Lydians were an ancient people who lived in what is now Turkey
during the Iron Age.
The Lydians developed a way to determine the quality of gold
with what is called a Lydian Stone
–flat pieces of basanite.

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A piece of gold would be dragged across the stone
so that it leaves a scratch mark.
The color of the mark was the objective determinate.
If it looked red, or coppery, the gold was not pure
and
was an alloy.
If the mark was bright yellow, the gold was pure.
The Lydians would make charts for color comparison.

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The purity of the gold became visible to those
who knew what to look for
and
who had the capacity to discern
what was pure gold.

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Note images above:
middle – an ancient Lydian Stone showing the mark of pure gold
top + bottom – showing the marks of gold and gold alloys on a touchstone

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RESURRECTION/EXODUS                                                          Catherine L. Johnson  1996

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TOUCHSTONE

The Lydian Stone has become known by another name:
touchstone.
You touch the gold to the stone,
and
then the value becomes apparent by its mark.

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A

touchstone

is used by contemporaneous jewelers to determine
if a gold metal is pure gold or an “illusion of purity”
which is an alloy masterfully blended
with just enough “truth” of gold
mixed with copper and other alloys
to make it appear to look like pure gold.

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The lesser qualities of gold
are mixed with copper and other alloys
to make it look like gold, without being pure gold –
that is the difference between 14 karat and 24 karat.  

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The word,

touchstone,

has evolved over the centuries,

but still

“suggests a simple test of the authenticity

or

value of something intangible.”

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The word/construct of

touchstone

is a

beautiful metaphor

to discern/align/sense intuitively/analyze
what is

truly authentic,

rare,

a sincere gold standard

in other areas of life other than gold metal:
the mark of genius in diverse fields of creative exploration;
the mark of personal character;
the mark of inspiring leadership;
the mark of an anam cara in one’s life;
the mark of a revolutionary paradigm shift;
the mark of courage
and
so forth.

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The fabricated/commercial platforms
of social media
is an alloy
and
a substitute of true intimacy.
Social media platforms
provide a stage/a theatre
to perform
“an illusion of truth” without a touchstone
to test the authenticity of its”truth-telling”

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The SONICS of TRUE GENIUS is SENSED.

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It is critical that those

anointed

with

GENIUS

step UP

and

educate/demonstrate

WHAT the sound of pure crystal IS

and

WHAT the look of pure gold IS 

and

WHAT the touch of pure love IS 

and

WHAT the taste of authenticity IS.

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INTEGRITY
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Ha!

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Above:
example of Walter Benjamin’s essay
on the

POWER

of the

ORIGINAL

and  
its craven various,
deconstructed,
decontextualized 
copies.
“ART IN THE AGE OF MECHANICAL REPRODUCTION”

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