Discussion of Grimm’s Fairytale The Queen Bee

The king had three sons. Only two were considered clever. They went on a journey they came upon an ant hill and the the two clever ones wanted to kill the ants. The youngest said no.

They boys went along and they found ducks. The two oldest wanted to kill them, but the youngest said we don’t need them for food and they continued on their journey.

The boys came upon a bee’s nest and they wanted to steal the honey. The youngest said no and saved the bee’s.

The boys found a castle where everyone waa turned to stone. They were told if they could find a thousand pearls they wo uild set the kingdom free.

The first brother found 100 pearls and he was turned to stone

The second brother found 200 pearls and he was turned to stone

The ants helped the younger brother and he found all the pearls.

The younger brother also had to dive and find a key in the lake. The ducks helped him find the key

The last thing he had to do to free the castle was to find out which princess ate honey before dinner. The queen bee came and helped the youngest brother and he got half the fortune and married a princess

Sometimes we meet people on our journey and we have no idea why. We may never know, but sometimes we find out. We are all connected and sometimes the queen bee will be the one to save you because she has power you cannot even see. Sometimes we cannot see the powers that people hold. Be kind always.

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Mend the hearts

Mend the hearts

Give them a new start

They know not what they do

They think it’s justified if they blame it on you

Mend the minds of those whose emotions are irrational

Mend the minds of those who think this is national

We are at war with things unseen

Bring us peace and show them what you mean

1000 years of peace because we deserve it

1000 years of peace for us because we’ve been through enough of it

Mend the hearts

Because they are closed

They need more help I suppose

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Tonight

Diamonds or Light

Tonight is the night

We get it right

Diamonds or Light

no flight or fight

Diamonds or Light

One is in the spotlight

What if we both get the light

Does that work for diamonds or light

Maybe I have to step forward

Diamonds or Light

It’s only right

You fade to black

And I’m Good with that

Someday we’ll both fade to black

Cause that’s where it’s at

But tonight is the night

We switch diamonds and light

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Discussion of Grimm’s Fairytale The King of the Birds

A bear and a wolf were wondering how a king lives and so they looked into a wren’s nest. The bear was not impressed and the young wrens told their father. The father wren said he would take care of the bear. He went to challenge the bear. They both gathered armies. The bear gathered the animals on the land and the bird gathered the beasts of the air. A gnat hid under a leaf to find out the bears plans. He found out that if the fox put his tail down the beasts would retreat. So the Wren told the wasp to sting the fox’s tail until he put it down. The next day the wasp stung the fox and he put down his tail and the animals retreated. The bear apologized and begged pardon for talking about the wren’s nest.

Sometimes there are invisible forces that will defeat you if you are too proud. Pride comes before the fall. Are there places in our lives or the world at large where we see pride that will lead to a fall?

Discussion of Aesop’s Fable The Boys and The Frogs

The boys are playing at the pond. They see some frogs and throw rocks at the frogs. Some of the rocks hit the frogs so hard that they die.

Are we having our pleasure at the expense of someone else? Every time we exploit someone we might be killing them inside. Are we contributing to misery somewhere ? Are we contributing to life or death? We should strive for life and realize that things may be so bad for others that if possible, we should not contribute to others demise. Are you trying to lift up life everyday? Are we trying to put out the vibes that we would like to receive? Are we clear about our intentions? Sometimes we put out a vibe subconsciously or unconsciously. If you are getting a vibe that you don’t like make sure you are correct and don’t assume. If someone is killing your vibe sometimes all it takes is to let them know. Sometimes people are trying to help and they have no idea they sent out the wrong vibe. Make sure you are on the same vibe.

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Discussion of Henry David Thoreau’s Life Without Principle


“An efficient and valuable man does what he can, whether the community pay him for it or not (Thoreau, 380)”

What if one day the only jobs left were those that did not get any pay? What if the most important jobs were those that never got any pay? Mothers do not get paid but without the good ones we would be left with horrible people. If we didn’t get paid to do what we do, how many of us would still do that job? How many jobs would still exist? Are we spending our lives efficiently by doing what we love, what serves the most people even if we never get paid? Would you still be working if you never got paid? Is your job that important? Some of us waste our lives doing something we could never love, while we judge others that don’t make much but only do what they love.

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Discussion of Grimm’s Fairytale The Cobbler and The Elves

The Cobbler is extremely poor and he is making shoes. He is about to run out of fabric so he lays out the last batch to make a pair in the morning. When he wakes up in the morning the shoes are made. They are so well made someone buys them for a higher price. The cobbler leaves out more fabric. The shoes are made when he wakes up in the morning. He sells them at a higher price. He and his wife stay up to see who made the shoes. They see some elves that are naked have made the shoes. They make the elves some clothes. The elves are so happy and the cobbler never has to be poor again.

Sometimes we have worked until we cannot anymore and someone comes along to save us. We never have to work so hard again. When you catch your stride or your purpose you never have to work hard again.

Have you caught your stride, your purpose, or your muse?

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Discussion of Wild Seed By Octavia Butler

Doro searches for Anyanwu. He needs someone immortal. He gives her to his son Isaac, but she loves him. Anyanwu marries Isaac, but she hates Doro for it. Later Doro takes Anyanwu as his wife. She wants to die because Doro is a killer.

Love is out there looking for us while we look for it. Usually it comes when we are not looking. It comes and destroys normalcy and logic. Logic and love don’t exist together. Sometimes love comes and we are not ready. Maybe they are not ready. I don’t think I’m ever ready for disruption. I like the waterfalls I’m used to, but in a sense I knew there was something out there waiting for me. I don’t want it, but it won’t go away. I tried everyday until I cried it away. Really all I did was give it a bigger space. The more I tried to erase, the more it took up space. I’m still at odds with it because it was easy before, but maybe this time it is more.

Discussion of How Anansi became a storyteller

Anansi wanted the stories to make people happy. He came to the sky god and asked for them. The sky god told him to bring him the python and he could be the storyteller. Anansi tricked the python and tied him to a branch. He took the python to the sky god. Anansi went through all this to make people happy so they could have their stories. What happens when we no longer treasure our storytellers? Are the people happy without their stories? We need our stories when we see our children bored, the stories make them happy. I hope we can continue to share our stories and make someone happy.

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