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Friday, June 20, 2014

Socialize or Fellowship

My Creative Process class includes an assignment to create something during each of the next 33 days (35 in all).  Many years have past since I wrote poems on a regular basis--I was in my 20's when I did so (I'm now 70).  My project will be to write a short poem each day and post it on this blog. I hope you will find them interesting.  To view the video below--Where in the hell is Matt? 2013--is one of this week's class assignments.

to make social; especially : to fit or train for a social environment  (Merriam-Webster's)
Train for a social environment (WordWeb Pro)

The state of being with someone
"he missed their fellowship" (WordWeb Pro)
a company of equals or friends (Merriam-Webster's)

Socialize or Fellowship

Socializing on the one hand
And fellowship on the other--
The first I avoid finding it essentially fraudulent,
While fellowship I embrace as a friend:
When I think of "All people are created equal"
It is missing the whole point to think

Primarily in terms of social norms--
Status, rank, formality, and fear;
Rather than the smile, the handshake,
The song, the joyful dance of friends

That brings the human race palpably one
Into fellowship and fun again.

Beethoven - Ode to Joy:

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