Memory

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by Viktoria Vidali on May 24, 2017

in General,Monthly Post,Poetry

Go deep into memory,
not like an excavator with a pick and shovel,
but like a pioneer, absorbing from a high ridge
a flower-filled valley that on its far edges
reaches the sea.
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Keith Canova

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by Viktoria Vidali on May 10, 2017

in Art,General,Monthly Post,Music,The Creative Voice

THE CREATIVE VOICE. This is the eleventh in a series of monthly posts that will explore the sources of creative inspiration of living artists. Featured artists will speak of the unique circumstances that cause the Muses to visit them, and how they understand and interpret what the Muses are imparting. The artists will share their personal intuitions and insights, sometimes by telling a story, sometimes by explaining a concept or vision. May this exhilarating voyage encourage and motivate the artist in each of us.
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Everywhere A Mint Mint

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by Sharon Brown on May 1, 2017

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Everywhere a mint mint! With apologies to Old MacDonald, let’s dig a little deeper into the invasive tactics of a delightful herb named mentha.
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The Meeting Of Worlds

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by Viktoria Vidali on April 24, 2017

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It is no longer impossible to imagine
wild animals befriending Saint Francis
among the sloping olive groves of Assisi
that overlook Spoleto Valley.
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The Last Call Of The Wild

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by Viktoria Vidali on April 11, 2017

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Written in 1996 by Aldo and Viktoria Vidali while living in the Cleveland National Forest of San Diego County, this is based on a true story of a California mountain lion struggling to survive. Reposted in memoriam of Aldo Vidali, a great and beautiful soul, devoted husband and father, on the first anniversary of his death, April 11, 2016.
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Leeya Brooke Thompson

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by Viktoria Vidali on April 10, 2017

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THE CREATIVE VOICE. This is the tenth in a series of monthly posts that will explore the sources of creative inspiration of living artists. Featured artists will speak of the unique circumstances that cause the Muses to visit them, and how they understand and interpret what the Muses are imparting. The artists will share their personal intuitions and insights, sometimes by telling a story, sometimes by explaining a concept or vision. May this exhilarating voyage encourage and motivate the artist in each of us.
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The Gooseberries Are Growing

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by Sharon Brown on April 1, 2017

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It happened every Spring as I walked up the dusty one-lane road past Aunt Bett’s house. She’d yell out the back door:

The gooseberries are growing! Hurry! I see the robins!

And I’d take off in a run, straight up the mountain to the gooseberry patch.
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Pigeon Point Lighthouse

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by Viktoria Vidali on March 24, 2017

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If you’re lucky to be
driving along Highway 1
and reach Pigeon Point
on a clear day in Spring
it might strike you
as a pretty place.

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Ann Maglinte

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by Viktoria Vidali on March 10, 2017

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THE CREATIVE VOICE. This is the ninth in a series of monthly posts that will explore the sources of creative inspiration of living artists. Featured artists will speak of the unique circumstances that cause the Muses to visit them, and how they understand and interpret what the Muses are imparting. The artists will share their personal intuitions and insights, sometimes by telling a story, sometimes by explaining a concept or vision. May this exhilarating voyage encourage and motivate the artist in each of us.
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The Beauty Of Vulnerability

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by Viktoria Vidali on March 4, 2017

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The content of this post was delivered on March 3, 2017, as a speech to the members of the Ukiah, California, Toastmasters Club.
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