Month: May 2015

ANTICIPATION

Eyelids drop in anticipation of sleep, knowing tomorrow will make the rest of our lives different but okay. Dissatisfied with today, hopeful for tomorrow and the promises we’ve made to make the future better, as if waking magically creates the possibility, thus the certainty that it will happen. A new day really is a new…

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MANTRAS AND SLOGANS

When your mantra or slogan doesn’t work any more, change it. Our brains settle in after the novelty wears off, rendering the purpose of the mantra ineffective. Mantras and slogans only work as long as they’re novel. ~ Sharon Lee Davies-Tight

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“WE DON’T SERVE VEGANS”

A restaurant that does not have an animal-free vegan option, might as well have a sign posted out front: WE DON’T SERVE VEGANS. A restaurant that has only salad greens, oil and vinegar and/or plain white rice, might as well have a sign posted out front: WE DON’T SERVE VEGANS. ~ Sharon Lee Davies-Tight

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HORRIBLE

People tend to get used to horrible, whether it’s a pizza or a dictator. It’s human nature. ~ Sharon Lee Davies-Tight

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CARROTS AND STICKS

Dangling carrots you’ll never get, while beating you with sticks? No thank you Hillary. I don’t like to be beaten with carrots or sticks. The line of difference always blurs. I want a candied carrot on top of an animal-free cupcake! ~ Sharon Lee Davies-Tight  

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THAT’S YOU NOW!

You want to explore. I know you do.  It’s like being a kid again isn’t it? That feeling of going outside, into your environment on any given day as a kid, to explore the world beyond your house or apartment to see what lies beyond the boundaries your parents set for you? What a wonderful,…

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LIFE ISN’T A PUZZLE

Memorizing large amounts of data doesn’t equate with being able to interpret the data. The ability to solve puzzles doesn’t equate to solving lifes problems. Life simply does not fit neatly into the predetermined configuration of a puzzle. If memorizing large amounts of data and puzzle solving ability did equate to problem solving ability, then…

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WORK – FIGHT

The word fight is used too loosely, too often. Work for a cause, instead of fighting for it. Fighting always gets you into trouble. Working warriors are more effective than fighting warriors. Nobody gets hurt; nothing gets destroyed and more gets done. ~ Sharon Lee Davies-Tight

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MOTHER

My mother is 89 years old. I’m 66, and we’re both still learning from each other. ~ Sharon Lee Davies-Tight

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NOW

You be your own star. You be your own hero. You be the one you look up to, the one you seek out for advice and guidance. You be the person you know you can be. Now. ~ Sharon Lee Davies-Tight

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HARDBALL

It’s time to retire hardball. Everybody plays it–and all it amounts to–at the end of the day–all things being equal in a perfect world, without rushing to judgement–that it is what it is–been there done that–deja vu all over again–on so many different levels. When the other shoe drops, where the sun doesn’t shine, that’s…

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ISIS

ISIS is Benjamin Netanyahu’s forever vengeance. And he’s okay with that. It doesn’t matter that his skin is nearly white, and the skin of ISIS is nearly black. Come to America. Make America suffer, so they know how we Jews suffer. Feel our pain. But what happened to ISIS? Why isn’t anybody feeling their pain?…

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CLEVELANDERS

I’ve been living in Cleveland too long. I get 50 views on my website and I think I’m going viral, going to the world series and the super bowl. Of course the world knows that none of that will ever happen, but we Clevelanders know it will.  

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JEWS – ART

Jews think that nobody will ever accept them the way they are. So in their art, they change everybody else. ~ Sharon Lee Davies-Tight You change the world by changing yourself.

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GETTING AWAY WITH STUFF

White people put more checks and balances on each other than black people do within their own group. With black people it’s like, ‘ what can we get away with’. With white people it’s like, ‘what can I get away with, where nobody else in the group knows. ~ Sharon Lee Davies-Tight

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THREAT GESTURE

Screaming full force, with full body – tense as a board –  leaning within inches of a person’s face, is a threat gesture. When you do that, you’re not wanting to be heard, you’re wanting to be punched, so you can beat that person up. ~ Sharon Lee Davies-Tight

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IT’S OKAY

It’s okay to acknowledge your environment as causing you a troubled, problematic existence. It’s equally okay to simultaneously acknowledge your own power to cope and to thrive within that environment. All animals do it. It’s our nature. It’s okay to rise above the group less inclined to do so. Soaring wherever you are, whatever your circumstances,…

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BRIGHT IDEAS

DON’T BE AFRAID TO BE THE ONLY ONE IN THE GROUP WITH A BRIGHT IDEA. AND DON’T BE AFRAID TO RECOGNIZE THAT SAME SHINING IDEA IN SOMEBODY ELSE. ~ Sharon Lee Davies-Tight

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THINK DARK AND LIGHT

THINK DARK AND LIGHT Instead of thinking black and white, think dark and light. Dark and light allows for more movement along the scale/continuum of how we perceive the world. A black and white way of thinking tends to get stuck at either end of the continuum/scale, prohibiting the flow of movement between both ends.…

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A DIFFERENT SLANT

A DIFFERENT SLANT A different slant on the news, a different slant on life, a different slant on the world as we once knew it, as we currently know it and as we will come to know it – that’s what Word Warrior Davies-Tight is all about. The slant that everybody overlooked, because they were…

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WHERE MY VOICE COMES FROM

When I write artistically, I write in many voices. Could me yours, somebody else’s or mine. The goal is to communicate the human animal’s and the non-human animal’s experience. When I use the word “I”, once again it could be you, somebody else or me speaking. In that sense I assume a conduit role to…

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ME, ARTIST

EVERYTHING I DO (write, cook, paint, and otherwise create), I DO FROM AN ARTIST’S PERSPECTIVE, LOOKING ALWAYS FOR THE ESSENCE, the core, the foundation, the truth behind the facts as they present themselves for interpretation and further expression. THE MOST I can give you is to understand your prejudice. THE LEAST I can give you…

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Hey, I have one life to live

I was born and I’m going to die. I’m not responsible for what those did before me, nor for what those do after me. And neither are you. I can’t go back and relive somebody else’s life, nor can I go into the future and live somebody’s life from there. Nobody should expect themselves or…

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