The clamor of the world, that is outside and inside, needs to be quelled sometimes to breathe.


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  • Post Title from: Fred D’Aguiar, “Year of Plagues: A Memoir of 2020“: “The clamor of the world, that is outside and inside, needs to be quelled sometimes for poetry to breathe.”


  1. Yes!

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  2. It’s too bad you don’t know German, I just listened to a super podcast about the whale population leading a much better life due to the calm oceans ‘thanks’ to there being no ship cruises with whale watchers in 2020….. THAT has got to be good news for these magnificent beasts.
    And it doesn’t mean that a huge tourist industry us getting killed. It means that those cruises could be ‘arranged’ in a different fashion in order to not disturb the underwater population so tremendously!

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  3. Great cartoon! 👍 We are fans of the Peanuts as well but didn’t know this one.
    Thanks for sharing
    The Fab Four of Cley
    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  4. oh, it does indeed

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  5. How is it that three simple frames can so completely encapsulate my current mindset?

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  6. Nodding, nodding – out of respect for the silence that only disbelief can prompt..

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  7. Michael Zahaby says:

    Words of wisdom aside, i just love the “innocence” and simplicity of these messages

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  8. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    So on point … trying to breathe!!

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  9. I cannot agree with this enough.
    Ironically, for the first time in my life, on this morning’s walk, I listed to Stanley Tucci read his book “Taste”. While I loved listening to him, when I got to where there was too much traffic, I felt like all my senses were being assailed. I realised that, as soon as I got home, I needed to turn everything off.

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  10. The first version, the one by the wise Schulz, is the definition of “meditation.” The version by Aguiar adds the word “poetry.” Very different. Meditation takes us to the place with no words and makes it possible for us to hear something besides ourselves.

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