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First Five Fragments for Friday

Welcome to your weekly offering of writing-art-conversation prompts

This week's fragments are tailored to the post-Trump trial days.

1. Begin by chopping onions, garlic, maybe some ginger. Heat olive oil in a big pan and dump in your chopped food. Embrace cooking as a radical act. Where does that take you?

2. "That everything changes is the basic truth for each existence."

- Shunryu Suzuki, Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind. (New York: John Weatherhill, Inc., 1979). p. 102

3. "Hitler, a mesmerizing public speaker, addressed political meetings in Munich calling for a new German order to replace what he saw as an incompetent and inefficient democratic regime. This New Order was distinguished by an authoritarian political system based on a leadership structure in which authority flowed downward from a supreme national leader." From How Did Hitler Happen? found here: https://www.nationalww2museum.org/war/articles/how-did-hitler-happen

4. It's okay to detach from people who belittle you or your beliefs, or fling anger at you instead of engaging in thoughtful dialogue, even if they're family. It's not okay to shut off your own love and compassion, which may be the only thing that makes a difference for the good of all.

5. Make art that decapitates lies. Share it widely. Don't be anonymous.

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