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Aug 2, 2022Liked by 3musesmerge

Sign: “Pubs — the official sunblock of Ireland” 😁

Love the flower/shamrock/chair bottom arrangement! 💚

Basil ice cream might work with less sugar and a bit of roasted garlic? Kinda like creamy pesto (kinda)? 🤔

I loved the movie "Soul"! But Deb doesn't like jazz, so I saw it on my own. ☹️

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Have you been in any Irish pubs Jack?

I’d like to visit one day.

Even in my current chemo induced sweet malaise… the thought pesto ice cream is a big negative! 😂

I’ve only seen the clip I shared of Soul. Jazz isn’t my favorite… and yet I suspect there’s lots of inspiration in the film!

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Aug 2, 2022Liked by 3musesmerge

One English pub, briefly, on vacation, and I did not know enough about pubs at the time to appreciate it. I thought "pub" was just British for "bar," but apparently (according to Brits) US bars are just sad, lifeless places compared to pubs.

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Aug 2, 2022·edited Aug 2, 2022Author

James Herriot wrote a lot of stories about pubs and his experiences in them. 🍻

Through him, I live vicariously!

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During a stint with LastFM years ago, I became friends with a Brit from Bath. As you learned, my friend shared stories on the history of pubs, ones that have remained in operation longer than we’ve been a nation, and he always managed to put emphasis on pubs as a gathering place for their communities. Getting blasted is not the mission of most who visit pubs. My mental image of a pub originated from the movie, American Werewolf in London. Community did not seem to extend to the two young Americans. 🤷🏽

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Aug 2, 2022Liked by 3musesmerge

A day for “Soul Study” it seems? 🤔

I was tempted to interpret the quote from Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., on art and souls, as a tap of the reins to get me on with carving!

For my sometimes boggy brain, the Bobby Kuntz inspired photo is of your doormat, solid body stained deck boards peeking through, sporting freshly picked flowers from your land? The pattern of the mat imparts an industrial element, the deck boards an earthy quality, then topped with flowers in all their floweryness from the realm of natural beauty! That might just be me “mansplaining” from the perspective of a colorblind set of eyes. 🙃

Whatever you’re doing in the creative realm, don’t stop!

BEATLES:

I have to admit it’s getting better

It’s getting better all the time

Getting so much better all the time!

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Wrought iron patio table top. 😉

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Aug 2, 2022Liked by 3musesmerge

Wow! You use that as your door mat! 😂

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Hahaha!

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Aug 3, 2022Liked by 3musesmerge

I began my morning comment noting the focus on “souls” in the post. Now as one thing led to another, I’m left with nothing more than sole maintenance. 🤷🏽 🙃

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Aug 2, 2022Liked by 3musesmerge

"I believe “c the invader” is in full retreat."

As retreats go, may it be so delightful that "c the invader" never comes back. I'm celebrating your health, Gail.

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Thank you Mary Ellen! 🤗

I’m taking inspiration from Maira Kalyan’s work and remembering the August day I visited your studio.

The marks that appeared on my page were not what I thought they’d be. Perhaps that’s when Thalia started to make herself known through my brush. 🙏🏻

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The Earth HeARTist is pleased to see his work inspiring the girls and typist! 😊☺️😊

He is #Grateful 🙏🏼🕊🙏🏼

I am aligned with Vonnegut who once said, “When I write, I feel like an armless, legless man with a crayon in his mouth.”

Obviously his soul grew despite the way he felt about his art…

And more importantly, despite how uncomfortable writing felt, he wrote, and wrote, and wrote, and grew, and grew, and grew… ✍🏼🎨✍🏼

#Vanquished #Cure 😎

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Thought of you right away when I started picking flower blossoms!

I’ve read two books by KV… he had quite an imagination! And was very skilled in getting his messages out through fiction.

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