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I’ve Missed You

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement on June 17, 2019 at 5:03 am

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Last week was quick, diligent, and creative.
By the weekend I was yielding capacity; cinematography skills paraded.

It was great. It was exciting to shoot a piece and direct it at the same time.
The documentary is “vein direct,” I believe it will connect and – it’s not in rhyme.

Not this time, this piece is about remaining agile and limber.
Lest you stop moving and a witness yells timber.

But since that’s not us,
I’m shooting this piece to get you onto the cusp

of doing something new.
My piece is designed to invoke you to move.

Oh, I’ve missed you. Did you miss me back?
I’m down 10 pounds in a month post forfeiting snacks.

Yes! I am back into the groove.
My shooting schedule is crazy – I had to bust a move.

What about you? Tell me what have you been up to?
Did you come up on some good-good, like I suggested you do?

Yes or No?
This isn’t about me, but I rarely refuse, so…

Yes.
Now please, rise this morning to be your best.
I yearn for you: North, South, East. and West.

What vision would you like for me to reel into view?
My capacity is unlimited. Let’s talk about you.

Good morning sweetheart. Welcome back, again,
I’m Qui
a ‘Go-Getter She;’ up early ready to win.

I’m down to collab – so what do you say, my friend?
I’ve Missed You and your all-encompassing poker face/grin.

Let’s

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Above The Fray

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement on June 12, 2019 at 5:15 am
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THINK ABOUT IT: Fray is most accepted on a burlap sack – and even then it may be frowned upon depending on what’s in the sack.

Remain there.
Be steady – even when it ain’t fair.

Keep your nose clean – to keep law officials out of your hair.
You can do all of that & then some and still find no advantage there…

initially.
To equate the universes sway to a human peer’s way – will miss me.

I suggest that we take a good look at all situations.
Are they of well-crafted design or fray via communication?

Look at it closely and if there is indeed a sign of discord or tear
“above the fray,” I appeal to you and please remain there.

Do it for you, because it is who you are and what you will and won’t allow.
Lest you lose your bluff and out comes this stuff: “Do what?” then a Boom-Pow!

Please do not let that be you.
Let “being above the fray” be your habitual cue.

This hump day is owned by you and I. Do tell me whatcha got up?
Me? I’m doing some production work remotely — here in the cut.

If you’re down to help me out on lights during my pending shoot – do send me a text.
I’m about crew collaboration. If not this time, let’s hook up on the next.

Time is of the essence. If we take our eyes off of it, it will surely get away.
I’m into being the most productive; my positive cloud space overcasts all fray.

He-ey! Happy hump day to ya! Be happy and remain there,
I’m Qui
Glad to be leaving this note for thee, simply because I care.

Now you know, so go to & fro and conquer the day.
And if that co-worker says one more ill-word to you — keep your head

Above The Fray

The ARC

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement on June 10, 2019 at 6:29 am

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Today finds me in thought about composition. We start film production this week on my documentary piece about movement. The saying used to be, “If you move your meat – you lose your seat,” but in today’s constant game of musical chairs with personality and ethics everyone seems to be standing around a few chairs, but no one is really moving. Where’s the story here? Is there an ARC and where is it bending?

If a story is without movement or transition there is nothing; in fact, without movement and progress, the end is near. We have all been moving since the day that our bodies were formed in utero (thus all of those Braxton Hicks pains your mom experienced). Movement means life.

The story arc in a tale of movement is something that our union is missing today.
diamond shapeI’m up at my leisure, satellite news is a teaser; we need movement in the U.S.A.

Q: What act will transition us? How do we shape a better convey?
A: Make a bold move or stand to lose your status quo in the global sphere way.

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We have got to show some life.
Keep moving through the grooves and resist darkness for the light.

Yeah. Does that sound alright?
We need our arc to bend sharply towards the light.

Let our story be one of great change – seemingly out of nowhere.
Let us move in one motion towards love, compassion, and care.

Are you still there? You do know that you are the protagonist in this piece?
I need you to consider all things, pull-it-together, stand on your feet,

and move.
The resilient arc in our story is framed around you.
You, you, you. So what are you going to do?

Be scared of nothing and stand still for not too long.
A man has to be in motion to remain agile and strong.

So does a vibe.
Don’t let a stagnant game of musical chairs be your life.

Don’t stand in line for a seat that millions will never feel.
Find the arc in your own story and stand bright on the hill.

As much as it sounds like I’m talking to America “the collective” I must indeed admit,
that it takes individuals to keep our energy reserves full. No worries, I believe WE got this.

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Stop standing around and start moving in the direction that you want to see this story go,
I’m Qui
and The ARC is you and me in every seed that we intentionally sow.
Water and nourishment must follow if we intend for this story to grow.

Love on your neighbor with more yes’ than no’s.
Life is a give & take, we’ve got to move to yield ebb & flow.

 

Oui Oui Oui – SHORTS TV

In Comedy, Communication, Griot, Movies, Networking, News, Self Improvement, TV Shows, Video on June 7, 2019 at 12:13 am
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I love SHORTS…

For 14 hours a day and at least 5 days a week, I am watching short films. I keep the television in my office on DirecTV’s SHORTSTV channel. It’s a way for me to feel surrounded by my peers, be entertained, educated, and inspired. It’s also a great way to stay motivated on my own scriptwriting journey. I can’t watch a movie without counting shot types and how they are composed to convey the story. It’s a science, for sure.

Inference. My creative mind immediately goes to what happened before the film started and what could possibly happen after it has ended. I dabble in inference daily. It’s the stuff new creations are made of; it’s also the stuff that encourages me to stay on the path that I am pursuing. I’ve successfully completed several collegiate projects where I had to create characters and scripts for popular films and narrative series. I’ll admit that it can be tough to watch a film that you did not write, comprehend the characters, fall in love with the storyline and substories and create breath to strengthen and sustain its life — but I’m into it. Call me a script empath.

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It’s been a very long minute
since you and I have talked short films; all up in it.

So let’s begin it:


BITTER is an 11-minute film about a middle-aged man who finds himself shocked by his 21-year old daughters taste in men.
A well-seasoned rooster seems to be pecking his offspring-hen.

This is a comedy with a real gut feeling spin.
I think you’ll enjoy its ironic end.

FATIMA is a 29-minute short film
about the reality of an immigrant living in the dim.

The dim would be an “illegal status;” always over-the-shoulder looking.
For the good that Fatima was doing on her job, it resulted in police booking.

Though all could have cleared; resolved by proof of videotape
yielding one person with positional power to free or shoot to hell her fate.

That’s about all that I’m going to say about that. You should consider giving it a look.
Although revealing it could be quite healing. The ending was unexpected; I was shook.
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IMPERVIA is a work of science fiction that breaths life into an impoverished family of droids. Yes – I said droids, as in androids; think ALIEN with Sigourney Weaver, remember the android on board? Formed like so, an impoverished family of droids is sought out by the governing authority to make some pretty conclusive decisions about the family’s habitation. My good friend and novelist, Marc Abbott stars as the protagonist and head of the droid family. His character is responsible for charting a vision that will yield them a taste of freedom; a way to re-enter society functionally under a system that currently deems them not worthy:

Last but not least – in fact, this one is quite the short thrill,
Christopher T. Wood reigns in this film titled: TIME TO KILL.

Not to be confused with Samuel L Jackson’s piece, A TIME TO KILL.
This short film is comical before getting comparably real:

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Unfortunately, BITTER and TIME TO KILL are the only two
that I could find complete short film views for you.

As for FATIMA and IMPERVIA, if you want to catch them completely,
the best suggestion I have for you is to tune into SHORTS TV.

Me? I’m amped up today because it’s Friday and I’ve got script composition on my mind,
I’m Qui
and between you and me, I’m glad to know VCR’s did not take with them the power to REWIND.

Me, you and ShortsTV — we’re going to be just fine.
Us and this literary light o’ mine…

Museful Monday

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement on June 3, 2019 at 3:45 am

muse.gifMmm. Good morning baby, (as I roll in the bed towards you).
Do tell me what you want to do.

Shall we arise, make productive hay, and raise the tent
of intellect on the day? Equate it to wisdom spent?

Of course, we should.
Let intellect be the wood

that receivers want to surf.
Let an understanding be our fundamental turf.

How’s your headspace? How’s your body today?
Ditch the seriousness for gamification and play.

What type of productive term relation is Gamification?

The term incorporates the use of game mechanics and experience design
to digitally engage and motivate people to achieve their goals.”
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Gamification is the way to get it, yo!

The day is new and poised to be a fun day.
Let’s rise to the occasion of another fantastic Monday.

You muse me, I want you and together “we”
should dedicate this space to positivity.

Monday is the space that we will make positive space out of,
I’m Qui
Good morning dear Muse, please accept my Day 1. Love.

Let’s consummate our intentions with a breast-to-breast hug:

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RIGHT NOW

In Communication, education, Griot, Networking, News, Politics on May 30, 2019 at 12:45 am

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At current — this Thursday is parched
with the thirst of the public’s revelation – at its start.

Right Now that’s what’s going on.
No more singing the “blind clarity” song.

Did you see via Robert Mueller’s lenses?
Words were legal but there were no minces.

He said, in the report ‘that if he could, he would
have told us that the prez was innocent and that all was good

then he said, ‘but the report didn’t state that,’
because that wouldn’t have been a revelation of the facts.

What you say? And um, do what?
Right Now the White House’s lawn looks rough.

So far, so far
[we are] from the word salad of Barr.

Hardy-har-har? I don’t think it’s funny at all.
For the low-hanging “i-word” – many are mid-call.

The speaker of the house resides in a decision-stall. It isn’t easy.
She still remembers what happened to the Repubs when they impeached Bill Cleezy.

Bill Clinton was impeached for lying — one time.
Congress needs to step up and put it all on the line.

Don’t be scared this time.
Follow the constitutions etch and all will be fine.

I will be honest with you,
I’m a bit on-the-fence too.

‘Not overly optimistic about pulling anyone out of position.
I’d rather see our current course just cease;
put the country’s degradation in remission.

That’s all.
To take a breath; an intellectual stall

like the speaker of the house.
Wisdom at the highest levels is still allowed.

Yes-boom pow!
Let’s all reassess, Right Now.

Be not hasty in making any moves.
Adhere to the constitution for leading grooves.

At current — this Thursday is looking kind of parched
with thirst from the public’s inquisition at its start.

Now what? And how now brown cow?
I’m Qui
Chronicling a change in the air and it’s happening Right Now.

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MINDFUL MEMORIAL DAY

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement, Video on May 27, 2019 at 5:55 am

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Remember the heroes of yesterday…
they are the reason that you can safely play

outside at the park, in transit and at the game.
If it weren’t for our brave military our existence would be bane.

Have a Mindful Memorial Day to the survivors of those who we’ve lost.
We may not understand your depths, though we recognize your cost.

As you kneel, I’ll drape a cape on you and dust you off.
You, who were charged with carrying on; your hearts so soft.


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Thank you for the sacrifice:
children, hubby and wife.

Thank you for sharing your heart, your boy and your girl.
A Mindful Memorial Day; let’s remember the brave that shaped our world.

They are only “dead” when we forget to be thankful for their sacrifice,
I’m Qui
Have a Mindful Memorial Day baby – Democracy costs a high price.

Be thankful today, be happy and fully embrace this life.

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Feeling reel good about…

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement, TV Shows on May 24, 2019 at 5:45 am
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Ida Lupino lit the path and I received a contact. #GirlPower

I’m Feeling reel good about where I am in my journey of life;
a place of contentment – no imposition of strife.

I’m good right now…
investing cash into a yielding cow:

Education.
What’s your woke relation?

Are you bettering your journey? Are you looking after your interests?
Are you self continuing education? Are you still up to doing your best?

I’m rooting for ya, and I’m feeling good about you seed sowing into self.
I’m rooting for me because I, too just want to be my very best.

Let’s go for it! What have you got up for today?
Me? I’m working on this mini-documentary and it feels like play.

I’m documenting someone that leaves me in awe of the exact words to say.
My subject is into the healing arts field and moves energy to sway

a more positive vibe in all situations.
I’m Feeling reel good about my project vibrations.

Beyond what I’m learning and how I’m feeling
I’m stoked about the portfolio that I am building.

I’m happy y’all.
With formal capacity, I exhibit some gall.

If we forfeit using learned knowledge I fear that it may fall sour,
so without further ado, “WAY TO GO GIRL POWER!”

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Director Duvernay is Queen Sugar

I’m using it.
Getting a feel for the reel world… I’m pursuing it.

I’m cruising collaboration and it feels pretty good.
I’m Feeling supported when networking in my hood.

The give & take is understood when LOCATION SCOUTING.
So my reel services are on the table when I’m out and abouting…

I appreciate all who are working with me.
Makes me feel reel good about sharing this community.

Thank you to all of the supporters of my current film project,
I’m Qui
Happy Friday to thee, today work is free – tomorrow you get a check.

The ARTS live strong because you are on deck.
Am I Feeling reel good about that? YOU rock, and you BET!

Good Morning Honey!

In Communication, Griot, News, Politics, Self Improvement on May 20, 2019 at 6:30 am

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And the day looks better; today resembles a better day.
God bless the Biden campaign; I’m praying for a united hooray!

God bless the Harris campaign. She knows what’s going on.
A woman ain’t a woman if she isn’t firm and standing strong.

Therefore, Elizabeth Warren’s plans are not wrong.
She’s on a 1-woman mission to educate America’s song.

Dust the jock-itch off of the throne and wipe it down with Pledge.
Though please leave room for Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

He is clear in his comments; I appreciate him town hall’ ing on Fox.
Pete Buttigieg is doing his thing – out of the closet and not in a box!

That rocks! The Democratic field is so diverse.
America is in for a treat — we can meet her thirsts.

Let’s send discord away in a hearse with a nitrogen boost.
A better message is brewing – massage it to roost.

Good Morning Honey! I’ve missed you so.
I’ve missed the unity that we had to and fro.

Remember that?
There are 23 running Democrats
who say that we can get it back.
What do you think about that?

I think it’s rad, though we’ve so many months to go.
Biden is at the top so far, but we’ve seen races befo’

where the front runner drops back midway during the run.
Truth be told, I like ol’ Joe and Kamala’s moxie can’t be undone.

Republican Congressman Justin Amash put out an interesting tweet the other day
with a point-for-point list of what has gone awry and away during this administration’s sway:

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Good Morning Honey! It’s Monday morning again.
I’m up watching a race that someone’s going to win.

Let the winner be for unity bearing an all-inclusive grin,
I’m Qui
Good Morning Honey! Pay close attention for you and a friend.

BETWEEN

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement on May 15, 2019 at 11:02 am

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Between you and I
what’s with the fascination betwixt my thighs?

A scorned woman will rise if you continue to play henchman —
with her life and her rights. Get your eyes off of her organs.

Foraging through the world can reflect a fun place
if you keep your eyes above my neck. Have you seen my face?

Notice the space between my eyes, no unibrow for me.
For it is reserved for my third eye; it is the way I really see.

Between you and I, women’s rights are under attack with a political hammer;
Alabama Lawmakers banned abortions and threatened doctors with the slammer.

Lawmakers stand between women and their futures.
Democracy is ripped. Where are the respective sutures?

No, I have not ever had an abortion, but if a woman ever did —
how does it really affect your life whether someone else has a kid?

Matthew 7:1 says, “Judge not that ye be not judged,”
and Corinthians reminds us that the most important thing is love.

So dear union, what’s it going to be?
Respect or self-serving hypocrisy?

Between me and you – we can do better.
Laws are made in the shade behind lobbying cheddar.

Think about it long and hard then do pay close attention –
ALABAMA is forcing law over a woman’s body. What are their intentions?

Why the low media mentions? Because if they can slide in while you’re asleep…
Good morning. You don’t own her body and what she does with it is between God and She.

Between you and I, I don’t like a lot of things, so… loddy-doddy –
still, I don’t feel the need to put restrictions on you and your body.

I’m going to ask you to refrain from making choices for women, please.
What’s going on with me, is about me; a case for God and me to see.

Respect She and get out from between her thighs,
I’m Qui
and no man shall rule over a child of God’s inalienable rights.

The law can threaten, dare and even try to impose on you and hog,
though a woman is not the law’s creation and the law is too short to box with God.

Get on the right side of history folk or reap a bad end.
I’m just a woman who cares about the choices made of men.

Don’t Get In BETWEEN and Don’t fence me in

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