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Dada “a state of mind” – A Tribute to “My” Bloggers!

25 Jan
 Dear Readers,
This will be my last posting. I have come great distances and you all had a hand in helping me travel to where I needed to be.  I cannot thank you enough my friends and I am humbled by your talents and generosity! As my youngest said, “Mom it’s really great that you know when to exit” One of my philosophy in life is to make grand entrances (birth), graceful exits (death)!
So it is time…
….For my last posting, a tribute to all the bloggers who have inspired me, supported me, made me laugh. For those who made me take a deeper and richer look at myself with kind words…Again for that I cannot thank you enough.
AND to my friends and family for their unconditional love and encouragement…taking the time to read my postings and comment on (blog, FB, email, text, tweeter, a call or in person)! I cannot thank you enough for being there…for me!
Saying good-bye takes me back to my on-line art course given by the MoMA that I finished up with last December.
“Dada was an international art and literary movement in major cultural centers, including New York, Zürich, Paris, Berlin, Cologne, and Hannover, between 1914 and 1924. The leading theorist in Zürich, Tristan Tzara, claimed that Dada was “a state of mind.” 
Here’s another definition of Dada:
“The Dadaists channeled their revulsion at World War I into an indictment of the nationalist and materialist values that had brought it about. They were united not by a common style but by a rejection of conventions in art and thought, seeking through their unorthodox techniques, performances and provocations to shock society into self-awareness. The name Dada itself was typical of the movement’s anti-rationalism.”
The definition of Dada “state of mind” reminds me of the blogs I follow, creative, innovating and swimming in self-awareness and artistic techniques! 
They push the envelope – clownonfire.wordpress.com  
They provoke thought –  candidobservtion.wordpress.com, aslongasimsinging.wordpress.com, swmay.wordpress.com
They dare to speak out against the establishment and make us laugh – breakroomstories.com, clownonfire.wordpress.com
Religions, politics, sports, mental health and reality shows (no topic off limits)!
They create dialog for all to participate – fearnoweebles.wordpress.com 
They publish beautiful photos of winter days, making viewers reach for a sweater for warmth – sethsnap.com
Or a photo of just one item, just one plan old everyday household item stirring up buried feelings- memyselfandela.wordpress.com
They inspire joy and happiness – jumpforjoyphotoprject.wordpress.com, nhanfiction.com, quoteawiz.wordpress.com
They write bilingual postings of kindness, love and sharing sweetness for all to absorb – celestecolllins.wordpress.com
They write in another language with hand drawings that translates into any language – fiazku.wordpress.com
They write poems of deep love, pain, devotion and whimsy – wordlywinds.com, memyselfandela.wordpress.com
They have written books and shared their publishing knowledge – faymoore.wordpress.com, breezybooksblog.wordpress.com (and sent me a free e-book)
They pour their hearts out of past mistakes/pains.
They write of joy, bliss, laughter and honesty – sweetmotherlover.wordpress.com, rendezvouswithrenee.com, 
They have given me awards attaching the kindest of words – (Addictive bloggers) by celestecollins.wordpress.com, (The Versatile blogger) by cravensavor.com, (Tell me about yourself, your blog is great award) by legionwriter.wordpress.com(Illuminating Blogger Award) by faymoore.wordpress.com 
Unmasking any pretense of perfection and giving the gift of inspiration by a story or just a quote. They make themselves vulnerable while reaching out to their readers with wide accepting arms of support and encouragement.  
They write incredible fiction – legionwriter.com, rendezvouswithrenee.com, aslongasimsinging.wordpress.com  
They write incredible nonfiction of love devotion and commitment and share music to communicate and transcend their thoughts, ideas, moods and humor – aslongasimsinging.wordpress.com  
This my friends is ART! This is incredible beautiful astonishing mind blowing ART! (State of Mind Art)
AND these were just some of the artist that supported me through my journey! Absurd isn’t it? Such talent would even give me the time of day much less support and encourage my thoughts and writing!
Asklotta and staff will MIND YOUR BUSINESS today in complete and total amazement of my fellow bloggers, brilliant 21 century artist! From my heart to yours…thank you oh so very much for the beautiful adventurous ride! A thrill I will never forget!
Again, it has been my pleasure to tell you what to do and what NOT to do for the very last time!
Kindest regards,
President and CEO

Raise Your Glass…

31 Dec
Dear Readers,

Raise your glass to….
To your past love of your life….to someday having another love of your life
To your past commitments …to someday knowing when to say good by
To your past happiness…to someday having such happiness again
To your past health….to someday having your health again
To your past success….to someday realizing your best has yet to happen
To your past friendships….to someday having friends you have yet to meet
To your past distractions of being lost….to someday being silent and finding your way
To your past mistakes…to someday learning from your mistakes
To your past struggles…to someday being thankful for those struggles
To your past fears….to someday being fearless
To your past days of darkness…to someday dancing in the light of day
To your past limitations…to someday turning them into strengths
To your past need for help…to someday finding your voice to speak the words H E L P
To your past lack of faith…to someday finding your faith in GOD 
To your past of being thankless…to someday being filled with appreciation 
Raise Your Glass…
To your past (good, bad or indifferent)… to someday remembering to stay in the present!
Raise your glass… raise it high… to HOPE!
Dan Fogelberg – Same Old Lang Syne
Asklotta and staff will MIND YOUR BUSINESS today with my glass raised high above my head (2013)…high up to the heavens (2013)…. for Hope (2013)… Hope for all in 2013…
Happy Hopeful New Year!
Again, it has been my pleasure to tell you what to do and what NOT to do in 2012!
Kindest regards,
President and CEO
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