Short Story

The air outside is hot

The air is stifling

The dogs are laying in the shade

The old man is sitting on the stoop

Playing the blues with his harmonic

The people who pass by are smiling

The old man knows it all good

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Short fiction

Time Flies

Paul McCartney’s birthday
is today, (June 18, 1942).
He is now 73 years young.

It just seems like it was
only yesterday, that The
Beatles landed in New York.
And that was in February
of 1964. Then he was
a 21 year older, and
a start of a successful
career.

Time flies.

Motivation

“I just couldn’t take school seriously: I had this guitar neck with four frets which I kept hidden under the desk. It had strings on it so I would practice my chord shapes under the desk and that’s about all I did at school.”

– Alvin Lee

Freedom

I don’t like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom,
it would be when you have control over your reality to transform
it, change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can’t
really ask for more than that.

Mark Knopfler

Literature

The many great gardens of the world, of literature and poetry,
of painting and music, of religion and architecture, all make the
point as clear as possible: The soul cannot thrive in the
absence of a garden. If you don’t want paradise, you are not
human; and if you are not human, you don’t have a soul.

— Thomas Moore

Music

Once upon a time, wasn’t singing a part of everyday life as much as talking, physical exercise, and religion? Our distant ancestors, wherever they were in this world, sang while pounding grain, paddling canoes, or walking long journeys. Can we begin to make our lives once more all of a piece? Finding the right songs and singing them over and over is a way to start. And when one person taps out a beat, while another leads into the melody, or when three people discover a harmony they never knew existed, or a crowd joins in on a chorus as though to raise the ceiling a few feet higher, then they also know there is hope for the world.

— Pete Seeger

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Source: wisdom quotes