Meditation for Saturday of Week 34 in the season of Interlude:   

Grit

Grit is the quality of exhibiting an indomitable spirit. No matter the circumstances, a person of grit is never overcome, subdued or vanquished. She may be defeated in a contest but is never defeated in spirit; he may fail at a task but he does not accept failure as the final outcome. It is the quality of perpetual assertiveness.

 

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REAL

True Narratives

Documentary and Educational Films

Imaginary

Visual Arts

Lee Krasner, Volcanic (1951)

Film and Stage

Music: Composers, artists, and major works

Beethoven was in ill health, and feeling poorly most of the time, when Prince Nikolas Galitzin commissioned him to compose three new string quartets. One of these is his String Quartet No. 15 in A minor, Op. 132. As in his Fifth and Ninth Symphonies, the music progresses from dark to light, reflecting the composer’s personal struggles. “The subject matter of this quartet is pain and its transcendence . . . Music here appears to be an implicit agency of healing, a talisman against death.” Beethoven had already been coping with progressive deafness, a severe liability for a musician. His ability to compose exquisite music under these circumstances reminds us of our capacity to push through our difficulties, persevere and contribute to and in the world.
  1. Assai sostenuto – Allegro
  2. Allegro ma non tanot
  3. Molto adagio
  4. Alla Marcia, assai vivace
  5. Allegro appassionato

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Grid Omnibus

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Journals

Virtual libraries (enter sites from this site)    
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Anxiety

   
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Propaganda

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Intolerance


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Extremism


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Static – Dynamic

In relation to the self: Habits and Practices (static) – Change (dynamic) In relation to others, near and intimate relationships: Tradition (static) – Challenging Conventions (dynamic) In relation to others, near and intimate relationships: Social Norms (static) – Challenging Conventions
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Space and Time

To everything there is a season . . . Humility – Assertiveness Modesty – Drive Skepticism – Advocacy Forbearing – Viligance Patience – Urgency Equanimity – Desire Order – Revolution Stability – Change Freedom – Responsibility Risking – Prudence Beginning – Ending Growing – Declining Arriving Leaving Holding On –
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Deferential Values in Relation to Other People

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Deferential Values in Relation to the Material World

DEFERENTIAL VALUES in Relation to the Material World (Week 5) GLOBAL EMOTION THOUGHT ACTION ATTITUDE Humility Modesty Skepticism Forbearing Patience Equanimity Mindfulness  
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