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JASPAR, MY DOG, FRENZIED.

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Christmas Day:
MY SISTER LYNNE
WENT
OTT
WITH GIFTS
FOR
JASPAR,
MY
DOG.
“WE”
OPENED
TWO WAIST HIGH BOXES
OVER THE PHONE
THIS  CHRISTMAS MORNING.
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REINDEER STATUARY.
CUSTOM PURPLE VELVET CAPE
(PRINCE WOULD APPROVE- THEN MAYBE NOT-
HE WOULD SEND  HIS CANINE ATTORNEY
TO CHECK ON COPYRIGHT
COLOR CORRECTION: THE  COLOR
OF THE CUSTOM CAPE IS CLOSER
TO A  BLUE VIOLET.
SO CALL OFF THE DOGS KNOWN AS DOGS.)
TOYS
TOYS
TOYS
TOYS
TOYS
TREATS
AND MORE
TOYS.
THE TOYS ALL SQUEAK IN VARIOUS SOUNDS AND FREQUENCIES.
I “PLAYED” THE TOYS TO MY SISTER OVER THE PHONE-
A STUFFED SQUEAKY TOY SONIC IMPROVISATION.
NICE.
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I AM THE SISTER ACUTELY AWARE OF POVERTY
AND  THE DISENFRANCHISED,
IMPOVERISHED PEOPLE, WHO CANNOT AFFORD FOOD/SHELTER.
PEOPLE/FAMILIES SHACKLED- WHO CANNOT IMAGINE
OPTIONS AND CHOICES.
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MY BEST CHRISTMAS WAS SERVING CHRISTMAS DAY
DINNER AT A HOMELESS SHELTER.
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MY SISTER’S GIVING TO MY DOG, JASPAR WAS GENEROUS.
YET, I WAS HORRIFIED IN THE RECEIVING.
WE LIVE TWO SEPARATE REALITIES- EXPERIENCING
INTERACTING AND SEEING THE WORLD WITH
TWO WIDELY POLARIZED  ACTIONS AND LENSES.

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BRUNCH AND BIKE RIDE (43 DEGREES AND CLEAR BLUE SKIES- NO SNOW!)
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BAD PLUS AT THE DAKOTA.
WITH______
@ MY FAVORITE TABLE, HIGH TOP #129-
BEST SIGHT LIGHTS,  CLEAN ACOUSTICS + CANNOT HEAR  THE DISRESPECTFUL
CHATTER OF THE AUDIENCE.
WE STAYED FOR BOTH SETS.
THE HOUSE WAS PACKED.
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THE BAD PLUS IS DEFINITELY MINNESOTA ROOTS-
LUTHERAN  MIND/BODY/SOUL LOGIC- IN THE HEAD AND NO FUNK.
INTELLECTUAL AND HYBRID FUSIONS OF A PLETHORA OF SONICS
WITH SILK TRANSITIONAL PHASES.
THE BEST COMPOSITION PRESENTED TONIGHT: REID ANDERSON’S “IN STITCHES”
A NEW COMPOSITION THAT IS IN STITCHES WITH POIGNANT LAMENT AND LOL,
BUT, MOREOVER, THE COMPOSITION IS A  PASSIONATE SONIC ADVENTURE
  “IN STITCHES” WILL BE ON NEXT ALBUM.
DAVE KING’S JOY,
RANGE, SENSITIVITY AND  DYNAMIC PROWESS
CHANNELS THE BEAUTIFUL
AND THE LATE BILLY HIGGINS.
OF COURSE, ETHAN WAS SHARP, CLEAN AND
SKATED OVER THE KEYS.
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OWELL(NO L) GAVE THEM THE DAKOTA STAGE YEARS, YEARS, YEARS AGO.
THEY  RESPECT THEIR ROOTS AND THEIR CHAMPIONS AND
COME BACK  EVERY YEAR AT THIS TIME.
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SO IT IS  MERRY JESUS, BAD PLUS,
 MY BIRTHDAY AND HAPPY NEW YEAR
IN ONE WHOOSH! WEEK.
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LIVE LIFE FUSION.
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I HOPE YOUR DAY OFFERED AND YOU RECEIVED
BEAUTY, LIGHT, HOPE AND LOVE.

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OH, MORE PERSONAL
(UNDER THE MASK- sharing):
Day of Christmas Eve and Christmas Eve:
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1.) I WAS THE SPEAKER AT AL-ANON’S BEGINNERS’ MEETING
(123, 123, 123, 123, 123).
MY PRESENTATION WAS ON THE sECOND sTEP:
 Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity
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THE MEETING WAS PACKED- AS EXPECTED.
THE FAMILY SYTEM WOUNDED/DAMAGED /TWISTED
BY ALCOHOLISM/SUBSTANCE ABUSE
IS MAGNIFIED AT HOLIDAY TIME.
 AFTER THE INTRODUCTORY PROGRAM WITH MY PRESENTATION,
WE BREAK INTO SMALL GROUPS
AND I WAS THE LAST TO SPEAK.
THE STORIES/EXPRESSIONS OF ANTICIPATORY PANIC/FEAR
AND GRIEF
WAS VISCERAL.
I ASKED EVERYONE IF THEY WOULD BE WILLING TO
CREATE A “NEST” WITH THEIR HANDS-
 INTERTWINING THEIR FINGERS.
CREATING A NEST OF SILENCE AND STILLNESS.
AND, THEN TO BRING THIS “NEST” UP TO THEIR MOUTH
AND INHALE/EXHALE.
FEELING THE WARMTH OF THE EXHALE.
LIKE A CANDLE IN A HURRICANE LAMP-
CREATING A “NEST  AND A HURRICANE LAMP”
PROTECTING, CARING FOR THE LIGHT.
CREATING  A LUMINARIA/NEST/HURRICANE LAMP.

FROM THEIR OWN

SPIRIT/MIND/BODY/SOUL .
 AND, I CLOSED  MY OFFERING
THAT THE WORD FOR BREATH IN HEBREW
IS
GOD.
YAHWEH.
THE VOCAL SONIC ECHOES AN  INHALE/EXHALE.
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2.) WITH JASPAR WAITING IN THE CAR GOOGLING.
TWITTERING AND
CHECKING ON HIS FB ON HIS CANINE  SMART PHONE.
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 DASHED OFF TO MEET MY BROBILL AND HIS 4,
YES , 4  B/W ENFLISH SPRINGER SPANIELS.
THERE IS NO SNOW, IT IS A TUNDRA LANDSCAPE.
THE DOG PARK IS BY THE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT,
PLANES ASCENDING AND DESCENDING CONSTANTLY.
IT IS  60 ACRES LANDSCAPED WITH  GROVES  OF PINE TREES AND DECIDUOUS TREES.
THERE WERE OVER 100 DOGS FROLICKING- ALL OFF LEASH.
IT IS GREAT TO WITNESS:
NO LEASHES= NO TERRITORY, NO POSSESSIVENESS.
THE ENTIRE EXPERIENCE IS A STUDY IN NATURE-
BEAUTIFUL AND HILARIOUS.
THE SOCIAL  INTRODUCTIONS, INTERACTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS
CREATED, FOLLOWED AND AMENDED BY DOGS
IS MARVELOUS
TO OBSERVE!
“LET’S PLAY” AND “I DON’T THINK SO” OR” OH, YIPPEE-KI-OH!
( TAIL-O-METER AT 342 BEAT PER SECOND) LET’S RUN”!
EASY.
SIMPLE.
NO PASSIVE/AGGRESSION.
NO BS.
NO BREED PREJUDICE OR “BREEDISM”.
LET’S PLAY IS THE DEAL- NO MANIPULATION, COERCION.
OFF LEASH
 JOY AND FREEDOM.
WOOFLOVE.
PERIOD.
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NO MAZES.
SIMPLE JOY.
AND NEXT…
MOVING FORWARD.
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OF COURSE, THERE ARE AGGRESSIVE, MEAN DOGS.
DOGS WHO CHANNEL THEIR OWNER’S RAGE/FEAR/DISTRUST.
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3.) DROVE TO MY SISTER’S WHO LIVES BY THE ARBORETUM.
A 45 MINUTE TRIP- LISTENING TO KBEM
 AND MY FRIENDS ARE OVER THE AIRWAVES.
GO TO CHURCH WITH THE FAMILY.
MY DARLING AND ALL STAR  CREATIVE AND PHYSICAL ATHLETES 
NEPHEWS AND NIECES (4- RANGING FROM 15 TO 10) ALL SIT IN A ROW-
AND I AM BETWEEN TWO OF THEM. SWEET.
 TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS CAROLS. RESOUNDING ORGAN. HAND BELL CHOIR.
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THE PASTOR  IN THE SERMON TALKS ABOUT
THE KID FRIENDLY MANGER SCENE .
HOW SHE WAS THERE WHEN A 4 YEAR OLD GIRL WANTED
TO HOLD THE DOLL IN THE MANGER.
THE PASTOR SAID GLEEFULLY: “OH YES!  DO! THAT IS THE BABY JESUS!”
THE LITTLE GIRL, SAID THE PASTOR, WAS ECSTATIC!
BELLOWING IN HER TODDLER VOICE  TO HER MOTHER AND ALL WHO WERE PRESENT,
HOW SHE WAS HOLDING THE BABY JESUS!
THE PASTOR SIGHED, SMILING.
I THOUGHT :
THERAPY ABOUT  BETRAYALS AND TRUST ISSUES IN 20 YEARS.
WHEN YOU CANNOT TOUCH- IT REMAINS SYMBOLIC.
WHEN YOU TOUCH THE SYMBOL MADE OF WHITE PLASTIC
WITH  BLUE EYES THAT DO NOT CLOSE
AND LIMBS SWING FROM PLASTIC SOCKETS,
YOU ARE CREATING A DISCONNECT, A LIE.
THE STORY OF JESUS, IF FILTERED IN GEOGRAPHIC REALITY
WOULD BE DARK SKINNED, BROWN EYED, ETC.
YET, THE CHRISTMAS STORY IS NOT ABOUT SUPERFICIAL,
MATERIALISTIC SOCIAL CONVENTIONS.
IT IS A STORY OF HOPE AND FREEDOM
AND  HOW  AUTHENTIC LOVE IS AN ENERGY,
A BOUNDLESS ENERGY WITHOUT  SOCIAL PREJUDICE
OR INSTITUTIONAL, HIERARCHICAL CASTE SYSTEM.
IT IS A STORY OF REVOLUTION.
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BACK TO MY SISTER AND BROTHER-IN-LAW’S HOME.
MY SISTER AND MY ELDEST NIECE ARE CUISINE EXPERTS!
TRADITIONAL DINNER SHARED BY MY BROTHER-IN-LAW’S
 BROTHER AND HIS FAMILY AND THEIR.MOTHER.
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AMAZING FOOD.
GOOD SPIRIT.
I LOVE THE CHILDREN.
I LOVE THE FAMILY.
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I DROVE BACK
TO A QUIET
LOFT
AND TURNED ON MY STRING OF CHRISTMAS LIGHTS-
THE OLD FASHIONED COLORED BULBS  ILLUMINATING
  FROM THEIR STAR SHAPED TINS
AND
PLAYED JOHNNY MATHIS’  MERRY CHRISTMAS ALBUM
WITH
JASPAR
BY MY SIDE.
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O HOLY NIGHT!
GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN!
SILVER BELLS!
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CATHERINE L. JOHNSON

ARTIST SONIC / VISUAL COEUR POET / WRITER SEE/SEA BEAUTY DETECTIVEPRIEST / ACTIVIST/ SACRED TRUTH-TELLING INTEGRITY RADIANCE

CATHERINE L. JOHNSON

ARTIST SONIC / VISUAL COEUR POET / WRITER SEE/SEA BEAUTY DETECTIVEPRIEST / ACTIVIST/ SACRED TRUTH-TELLING INTEGRITY RADIANCE