“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.“– Winston Churchill.
“A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.”– B.F. Skinner.
“You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.”– Johnny Cash.
“The guns and the bombs, the rockets and the warships, are all symbols of human failure.”– Lyndon B. Johnson.
“Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.“ -Charlie Chaplin
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Friday’s Quietude posts will now be word-free, random, original photography because it’s the end of the week and we all deserve a break from wordiness. If you like, feel free to make up a story about the photo and post it in the comments section.
Tuesday’s Gratitude posts: will now be dedicated to the topic of gratitude; namely the who and what I am grateful for in my life. It seems like we never talk about gratitude because doing so is perceived to be some kind of weakness but that has to be a thinking error. Gratitude is an important and potentially life saving mental hygiene skill.
Imagination (creative writing) Thursday’s posts: will be dedicated to poetry and possibly other creative writing endeavors as time goes by. Be warned, the poetry, Gothic poetry to be exact, is really old, dark and scary, not particularly great, and comes with the following warning message:
TRIGGER WARNING. THIS IS GOTHIC POETRY; DARK THEMED POETRY THAT IS GENERALLY CONSIDERED MACABRE, FRIGHTENING, AND/OR DEPRESSING. DO NOT READ IF YOU ARE PRONE TO MENTAL ILLNESSES, ESPECIALLY ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION. YOUR LIFE IS MORE IMPORTANT TO ME THAN YOUR OPINION OF A REALLY OLD PIECE OF POETRY.
STILL HERE? ARE YOU SURE? OKAY….
And just to be clear, some of it was written while under the influence of 80’s metal music, and early, mid, and late 90’s American Gothic sub-culture in general. I do have even darker stuff but that won’t likely be published here as it was heavily influenced by anger and grief, and that would be triggering for anybody and everybody. The Thursday’s posts will also be optional on the schedule; I simply may not have the time to write new pieces once I run out of old pieces. But I will try.
If you feel inclined to do so, I am volunteering with a local animal rescue group called Forever Friends Foundation here in Cleveland Ohio, and we are currently working out plans to stage a large emergency TNR mission for ferals, and rescue/foster for “friendlies” and kittens in a bad area of town where the kittens and friendlies are being brutalized and killed by some (by no means all) local people; possibly children.
This link will take you to a Facebook page where you can learn more about Forever Friends Foundation, it’s partners, and this particular mission: Forever Friends Foundation Emergency Rescue Fund. If you contribute, shoot me a message; I would like to put your name (or however you would like to be identified) on a Thank You page here on PMAF. No amount is too small, and if you are on Facebook, feel free to share the link.
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