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Imagine, if we could manipulate time. Tinker with it,  just a wee bit. Not allow Father Time to make us feel so powerless against the “clock”. Who made all this time/calendar stuff up, anyway?

Remember when the sun and moon let you know what time of the day it was?? Day or Night.

Can it Be that it was all, so Simple?

Don’t get me wrong, I waffle too tho.

U tell me, How does one not get inevitably “caught up, in the matrix”? 

"Matrix" : A materialistic, zombie like consciousness. Solely driven from a desire to achieve eternal instant gratification. An empty purpose which is methodically reinforced through media, cultural and economic mediums.  -[NanSenseGlossary].

Its hard to not let Time play tricks on you. 

Whats the difference between Passing Time vs Time Passed?

Time is a construct of “civilized” society. Mainstream society tells us that its “Wednesday” and you should be doing this, that and the third towards these goals in order to have achieved the “American dream”. We’ve imposed this pressure upon ourselves and For whatever reason, I surely don’t know? 

In hindsight, it seems all the superficial statuses, I had set to define what “success” would be for my existence,  surely don’t mean a damn thing anymore. Granted, Time waits for no one. Choose to INvest your time Wisely but don’t panic; 

Time is surely not the enemy. Its those damn Expectations. I hate it when people tell me that they don’t have any expectations. Bullshit! We can train tirelessly at achieving a spiritual understanding of the universe and our own energy but we are all creatures of habit. How does one not Expect? Isn’t that what people mean when they say you have a good work ethic? They get to know your character by observing, and starting to anticipate this consistent output from you. 

Expectations are a dicey road. They build quickly and silently if left  too comfortably. As a bonafide creature of habit, I’ve learned: You must consistently push yourself to learn new things, re-invent, and re-elect. Fight barriers, absolute statements and habits! 

At any rate, Today is here. Accept and Live on.

Some days will be better than others. “The grass is always greener where you water it” so just be cool and play the hand you’re dealt. 

I won’t ever retire. Change your schedule every 6 months to a year. Journal daily. Pursue 1 hobby & volunteer weekly. Have an aware and choosy sex life; but when you do make love, do it like, it may be your last time…

 I decided to bring “Summer” back on the “Popcorn Griot Music 30 Day Challenge” and answer question from Day 11, one more time… Why not?

Day 11- A song that reminds you of summer

"If 6 was 9" —Jimi Hendrix 

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Yeah) 

(Sing a song, brother) 
If the sun refused to shine, 
I don’t mind, I don’t mind. 
(Yeah) 
If the mountains fell in the sea, 
Let it be, it ain’t me. 
Got my own world to live through 
And I ain’t gonna copy you. 

Now, if 6 turned out to be 9, 
I don’t mind, I don’t mind. 
If all the hippies cut off their hair, 
I don’t care, I don’t care. 
Dig? ‘Cuz I got my own world to live through 
And I ain’t gonna copy you. 

White-collar conservatives flashing down the street 
Pointing their plastic finger at me. 
They’re hoping soon my kind will drop and die, 
But I’m gonna wave my freak flag high … HIGH! 

Hah, hah 
Falling mountains just don’t fall on me 
Point on mister Businessman, 
You can’t dress like me. 
Nobody know what I’m talking about 
I’ve got my own life to live 
I’m the one that’s gonna have to die 
When it’s time for me to die 
So let me live my life the way I want to. 

Yeah … 
Sing on brother, 
Play on brother …

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"Prototype"— Andre 3000

A wise fellow once told me that he believed anyone could be the special “One”. 

Where does the notion of a singular soul mate originate from?

Monogamy is Tricky. Although, we are creatures of Habit:

Habit is Comfort and Comfort kills Passion.

Infatuation is flighty. How does One not Doubt another?

Love is what remains after the honeymoon magic wanes on and the dust settles… 

Is it not best when One chooses to keep it simple? A free spirit who just “loves to love”?

I enjoy maintaining various levels of intimate connections with many Ones.

Once heard a wise lady truthfully proclaim:

"As a human being, I believe that you can be attracted to both male & female; whomever makes One feel special.."

Is there a really only One person walking this Earth, that’s made just for you?

Isn’t it more like One of many counterparts, whom you share seasons of passion with and then allow to grow On?

No epic tragedy filled ending either, just forward bound as we had initially arrived: in peaceful solitude.

The greater the Expectation. The greater the Heartbreak.

Believe you me, One mustn’t begin to make it about possession.

I like You but I certainly like Me more….at least now I do. My self love wasn’t always in tact and it is strengthened daily through resilience & re-evolution.

Why make One..or even US for that matter, more than it has to Be? I’m by no means suggesting a halt in the evolution of a bond formed between two energies to become One force for various purposes.

I just want to make sure it is “U&I”, and only US creating the rubric by which our growth is measured.

Stringent standards and judgments may prohibit One from enjoying life to the very fullest.

True friends are the ultimate measure of wealth.

AnyOne in AnyPlace at AnyTime.

As I do ponder on this and all of “Life’s Fruits” endlessly, I must agree that it really just depends upon timingcircumstance and a little bit of chemistry. You can make it work with any One that you choose to have tolerant compassion for…

Art is Life.

Life is Love.

Love is Acceptance. 

Hope is Belief. 

Belief is Action.

This sounds so sad, friend but really how are u doing? At times, I too ponder if this statement applies to us “good girls” but I refuse to let that become a predisposition of mine, anymore. I don’t let it deter ME from being true to the positive ME; I strive and succeed daily to not use negative defense/coping tactics in interactions with others. If I put out the negative assumptions (energy) then the Universe will reciprocate that energy, so it’s imperative to press on regardless…
I’m sure u will do the same but if ever in doubt, remember to keep on putting positive energy out in this world. What I love about you in particular, is that you shower love and acceptance upon all of whom u may come across.
To be quite honest, this world needs more of the “nice guys” like you to stand up & persevere humbly against those catty cutthroat females & ignorant, anger driven males!
I do believe that there are quite a few of y’all out there & let me be the first to say that us, ladies: We need you. We need to cherish & love all the good men in our lives.
Nice guys don’t always finish last!
Although I don’t know what the matter is, but maybe its a blessing in disguise?
Sometimes, we want something that we really shouldn’t have.
If 1 door closes, u know another is openin up: Pay Attention.
If not, there’s always a window, kid!
— 

NanSense.

A reply to a post made by a dear friend about how he was starting to believe that “nice guys finish last…” 

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"Pretty Girl"—Eric Robeson

He sang and I heard myself in those words.

I had to search deeper. It rocked my soul. What would I be without my looks? I’m not vain but I do understand that with great power (prowess) comes great perks and responsibility. 

Look at Dorothy Dandridge. Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren, Natalie Wood, Greta Garbo, Lena Horne and Marilyn Monroe. Everyone ages. The Grim Reaper always collects. Aging gracefully is a choice. 

Contrary to conventional wisdom, my value doesn’t depreciate in correlation with my fertility. A bad bitch is a boss bitch who “laces up her boot straps and buckles down” in any weather. Women are taught to think outside of themselves from birth; we are built to run communities, organizations and families in uncanny innate ways. “I is not in Team”, kinda thing… Women were socially bred to be real life coaches.

Let me pause to say this: We need Men to help make this world a better place than when we first got it. Do not misunderstand me. You are more than wanted. I’m gonna say it again: We Need Our Fellas!

Lets face facts tho, The “buck” of Life stops and starts here. It ain’t called Mother Earth… or Mother Nature for nothing. Anyhow I guess my point is that us girls, are more than mothers, mammy’s, abuelas, aunties, and wives… so for all my young sisters out there, make sure to keep a couple pots simmering as far as interests and hobbies that are deeper than the usual superficial. You are indeed every woman.

if it doesn’t come bursting out of you
in spite of everything,
don’t do it.
unless it comes unasked out of your
heart and your mind and your mouth
and your gut,
don’t do it.
if you have to sit for hours
staring at your computer screen
or hunched over your
typewriter
searching for words,
don’t do it.
if you’re doing it for money or
fame,
don’t do it.
if you’re doing it because you want
women in your bed,
don’t do it.
if you have to sit there and
rewrite it again and again,
don’t do it.
if it’s hard work just thinking about doing it,
don’t do it.
if you’re trying to write like somebody
else,
forget about it.
if you have to wait for it to roar out of
you,
then wait patiently.
if it never does roar out of you,
do something else.

if you first have to read it to your wife
or your girlfriend or your boyfriend
or your parents or to anybody at all,
you’re not ready.

don’t be like so many writers,
don’t be like so many thousands of
people who call themselves writers,
don’t be dull and boring and
pretentious, don’t be consumed with self-
love.
the libraries of the world have
yawned themselves to
sleep
over your kind.
don’t add to that.
don’t do it.
unless it comes out of
your soul like a rocket,
unless being still would
drive you to madness or
suicide or murder,
don’t do it.
unless the sun inside you is
burning your gut,
don’t do it.

when it is truly time,
and if you have been chosen,
it will do it by
itself and it will keep on doing it
until you die or it dies in you.

there is no other way.

and there never was.

—  Charles Bukowski
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Stan the White Man tells us: 

"How to Rule the World and Obtain Black Power"

Very interesting and seemingly controversial…

What do You think of his advice?

’Yes?’ he asked, looking at me over the sheet.
‘I’m a writer temporarily down on my inspirations.’
‘Oh, a writer, eh?’
‘Yes.’
‘Are you sure?’
‘No, I’m not.’
‘What do you write?’
‘Short stories mostly. And I’m halfway through a novel.’
‘A novel, eh?’
‘Yes.’
‘What’s the name of it?’
‘“The Leaky Faucet of My Doom.”’
‘Oh, I like that. What’s it about?’
‘Everything.’
‘Everything? You mean, for instance, it’s about cancer?’
‘Yes.’
‘How about my wife?’
‘She’s in there too.’
—  Charles Bukowski
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Mr. Tremaine Aldon Neverson (11-28-84), you had me as an instant fan with the mere vocals you laid down on this track, as your ad-libs alone! You are a natural R&B crooner. Now, some 6 odd years later it seems Mr. Songz, you are poised for mega- stardom with a refreshed image and steady social media presence. I wish you the best of luck in hopes that you take care and not give into all the perils/perks that the music industry has to offer.

I still fall in love with your “caramel kiss” filled vocals, just like it was the very first time..

Thank you for sharing what’s inside of you musically. It is a marvel to think what we would have never known of you,Tremaine if you had let your childhood shyness stop you..

Trey Songz feat Twista  ”Gotta Make It”

Did anyone else buy his first album?

What is your favorite track off of this 2005 debut?

"People are always shouting they want to create a better future. It’s not true. The future is an apathetic void of no interest to anyone. The past is full of life, eager to irritate us, provoke and insult us, tempt us to destroy or repaint it. The only reason people want to be masters of the future is to change the past."
— Milan Kundera
—  Milan Kundera “The Unbearable Lightness of Being”
Spring Cleaning is in effect.
Time Marches On.
Are we gonna saddle up and ride??
Re-Elections!
I vote 4 public officials & do the same 4 my inner circle.
Associates are 1 thing.
I mean, don’t we all “know” each other somehow, anyway?
It really can be 6 degrees of separation, at times.
But I’m talking real friends… like the team.
I will not only be assessing
Me,
My 6 month Goals
&
Schedule
but Others very closely too.
I’m definitely trying to relieve some positions.
Change is good.
Never getting too comfortable with yourself.
Please understand, it behooves me to watch close for vampires, in all forms.
Sometimes the closest to you are the ones who take the very most.
Then again, its also good to simplify one’s life.
If I don’t remember how I know u, then maybe it’s because I don’t….
I pay attention to the signs more, nowadays.
It was never anything personal.
Just the way this cookie crumbled.
—  NanSense
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