ALCHEMY FILM FESTIVAL 2015

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http://www.alchemyfilmfestival.org.uk/

Created and Curated by Richard Ashrowan

http://www.ashrowan.com/

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Wag that tail!

Without expectations, love, wag that tail and be happy.

Enough of miserable cynical artists!

Performance at Otis Graduate Open studios

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Photos by Soo Yun Jun

Anxious and afraid as others become estranged I drown in to my self-strangeness. I cling my smile inside a grin. My tight lips chewing on another missed CIAO.

Ciao, dammed, relax the jaw, open the mouth up, unclog that heart out, let the air in, decanter life in a full vowelled big fat CIIIIAAAAAOOOO.

A Ciao, would pop me open like a bottle of spumante fizzing out and all over. A Ciao would get rid of the stale bile stuck inside the alveoli.

I don’t say CIAO anymore, I mean a full-hearted, happy CIAO, A CIAO full of life and joy, a CIAO like a full swung tail wagging. The wagtail of a happy dog that fervently swings from one side to the other tipping off balance. A wag of tail that has no expectations other than to say CIAO, I am happy to see you too.

Instead, I grind on all the lost ciaos, loosing the expansiveness of a ray of sun that warms no matter what.

Loosing the courage of living and rather kick back into the limbo of insecurity.

Water in San francisco

Mission District, San Francisco, California

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WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE ~ Poems, Short Prose & Art Is a  Project Created, Curated and Posted by in Water Poetry, Short Prose & Art – https://waterpoetryprose.wordpress.com/ and Water, Water Everywhere: Paean to a Vanishing Resource

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Water is so absolutely essential to life on Earth that every aspect of human culture and every artistic discipline, as well as mythology, folklore, fairytale and legend — have naturally addressed it.

With Water, Water Everywhere: Paean to a Vanishing Resource, a touring new-media exhibition, we aim to look at various creative endeavors that consider the world’s water crises. We’re now introducing this poetry and short prose blog. Most are contemporary works. Please click on “Water Poetry & Prose,” to the left under Categories to read the growing collection. We will post as often as possible.

We invite writers and artists everywhere to send their poems, short prose and artwork (including media) to us at baksunarts@aol.com (Subject: Water Writing) for possible inclusion on the blog. Please include a very brief bio.

Eventually, we hope to gather and publish enough material for a book of water poems, prose and some artwork.