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Can I Get A Connection?


Drafted laws. Too dry.

Can I get a connection?

Made them alive with fiction.

Did you cry when the boy died?

Now do we have a connection?

– Jon Riki Karamatsu, Poem, 7/18/2018 –

#poem #poems #poetry #writing #creativewriting #books #novels #fiction #laws #words #stories #storytelling

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The Only Ten Things That Have Given Me Success – Altucher Confidential


https://jamesaltucher.com/2018/03/ten-things-given-success/

This links you to a great article by James Altucher on the practices that have brought him success. For the past three years, Altucher and his guests on his podcast show have encouraged me to continue working daily on developing myself spiritually, mentally, and physically, which in turn has helped me push through my tough times, and appreciate the good things.

#jamesaltucher #selfdevelopment #selfimprovement #practices #motivation

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My 4-month-old niece and I.


My 4-month-old niece and I. 5th and 6th generation. Love and peace.

#niece #baby #family #mindfulness #gratitude #love #peace

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I finally understood what she wanted to say to me. 


She told me to listen.

So I did.

“I can’t tell you how I feel,” she said. I was confused.

A song softly played on my stereo, echoing through our silence.

“Listen,” she whispered.

We held hands and swayed to the sound. I felt a warmth throughout my body as she stared into my eyes with a smile.

At the end of the song, she faded away.

Tears trickled down my face. I finally understood what she wanted to say to me.

(Below is the song that played – “Fall At Your Feet” by Lucy Neville)

#fiction #novels #books #creativewriting #writing #music #love #romance

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Last night you came to me.


Last night you came to me

You gave me three songs

One for our pain

Two for our love

And three for our tomorrow

– Jon Riki Karamatsu, Poem, 4/26/2018 –

#poem #poems #poetry #writing #creativewriting #art #expression #music #songs #love #romance

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Just My Fish and I


Just my fish and I.

#fish #neontetras #tetras #pets #aquarium #peace #innerpeace #mindfulness #gratitude

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What will be, will be.


What will be, wil be. Keep learning, working, loving . . .

Keep going.

#motivator #motivation #work #learn #love #stepbystep #daybyday #selfdevelopment #goals #dreams #patience #mindfulness #impermanence #mindset #raceagainsttime

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