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May 25, 2022Liked by 3musesmerge

I fear the two Heath Bar crunch cookies I just consumed have my brain aflutter! So many thoughts arose from your post that I'll try to focus. No dissertations! Yesterday J. Krishnamurti wrote about hypocracy in various forms. Claiming to be "this" while living like "that". Reading books to appear erudite. Stating our "beliefs" that we actually don't hold to. You, Cal, and Urania seem to have a good handle on the differences. Imagine! Choosing Love over Fear? Not such a dangerour course of action if living genuine lives is our goal. In JK's post he even mentioned telling people we love them because we're afraid of them! To pacify them? (Love soothes the savage beast!) Years ago an electrician on one of my projects broke all three special order adapters for some track lighting, because he failed to first loosen a set screw that allowed the locking lever to be moved. I thought, "What a knuckle head!" I learned many years later that he could not read. The color rose in my cheeks. I felt cruelly judgemental. Not loving. Know what? He later worked on his GED so he could learn more. To read.

How did I know about the set screw? I quickly read the directions that came with each adapter. I just had not made my way to learning about benefit of the doubt, having compassion. I was still midstride in my 30-year career of alcoholic drinking and had not yet admitted that I had no answer for a disease that was killing me. Admitting my failure. Asking for help. Realizing I truly had a lot to learn about life. Not set screws, but being a decent human. Sober 24+ years now. And still far from knowing enough, and that's why 3mm is such a blessing to my life, including all the wonderful people here I've come to appreciate so much.

As for Tal and mud wrestling? Picturing that is a little joggy! Same for you, Gail. Roller Derby? Maybe. Many thanks,all.

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Bah! How dare you tease the muses with cookies?! 😂

“Telling people we live them because we are afraid of them…”

That is something I picked up from Byron Katie’s work. Everything is an opportunity for learning and growth. Fear inducing experiences (C?) and people can enhance our lives in ways we could never imagine?

Thank you for sharing your experience about your fellow and the screw snafu. Judgement comes so quick and easy, doesn’t it. Ego instead of possibility driven?

I’m delighted that connections are building as a result of 3mm!

Roller Derby? I envision broken bones.😬

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So many thoughts going through me head after this post. "We're nobody's guru". but what if you are? Does the writer get to decide how their words are interpreted? Do you get to decide how you are defined in the world? You may simply want to be a bridge to possibility, wonder, and joy but don't limit yourself there. To me you are all that and so much more. Often, I feel as if you are writing directly for me. Sending messages, inspiration and wisdom that I yearn to hear. I'll take a woman's small t-shirt please.

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More Lee Thayer: A reader is a co-author of everything they read… bringing their own experiences to the text.

Thank you for your appreciation. I am so grateful for the threads that brought us together in friendship and co-creation!

Feeling groovy about pursuing t-shirts. 🤩

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Love is the ONLY answer!

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Hearing the Beatles 🎶🎵🎸

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I think T-shirts would be a lot of fun once you mater your craft on the muses.

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Thanks Pennie! I’m investigating the what and how. 😊

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Love always Gail 💚

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Something beautiful… Somebody left a cheerful bird, painted rock on the mantle above the fireplace in the cancer center.

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I love that you spread the ripples of this beauty Gail so that we all share in the pleasure. 🥰

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May 26, 2022Liked by 3musesmerge

T-shirt: “My moods don’t just swing. They bounce, pivot, recoil, rebound, oscillate, fluctuate, and occasionally pirouette.” 😁

>> "Thank you 3mm family for being thoughtful, contradictory, and respectful with us."

<touches hat brim> It's what we do, ma'am! Glad t'be of service. 😊

P.S. Love your pup sketch!

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I have an entire kennel of dogs sprouting from my hands!

Wall Art: "I hate my moods. They never ask permission before they change." 😄

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