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August 8, 2018 - Wisdoms of Rose Bat Girl

 

Wisdoms of Rose Bats out

Rose doesn’t give much away – but tells it like it is.

Rose is a great observer of reality.  She has altering points of view about what she sees which she states clearly without any expectation of popularity, reply – or following.  Rose’s preferred working and living environment is that of real and natural surrounds, beyond suburbia when possible or in her humble and slightly untidy home – with windows wide open.  Long Live Rose.   View previous Roses here.

(Wisdoms of Rose and Clunk & Jam 2019 books.  Reposted from 2013).

 

July 18, 2018 - Wisdoms of Rose Origin of Sadness

 

Wisdoms of Rose origin of sadness

Rose was very curious about the origin of sadness .

Rose welcomes all forms of feeling with a particular interest in ones of the socially unacceptable kind.  She has pioneered many expeditions into the realms of fear, sadness, anger, disillusionment and horrible muddled states of mind with quite profound results and a significant degree of personal resolve.  Long Live Rose.

Footnote:  We’re often not encouraged to feel what are often termed, ‘negative’ emotions – like anger and sadness.  This Rose seems to be suggesting that ‘to feel is to be real’.  Perhaps to be able to personally progress and move actually requires the acceptance and riding out all emotions.  Viewing them as valuable modes of transport to a better places rather than weakness and flaws in our character?

(Wisdom of Rose and Clunk & Jam 2019 books.  Reposted from 2013).

June 6, 2018 - Wisdoms of Rose Off the Planet

 

wisdoms of rose saving water

Rose wasn’t into saving water – she liked her bath too much.

Rose is of the view that taking care of herself is the best addition she could possibly make to the world beyond her own thought processes.  For much of the time she lives her life in blissful oblivion, completely absorbed in simple off-the-planet personal pleasures of strange delight – and no financial gain.  Long Live Rose.

Footnote:  This Rose seems relatively free from an environmental and social conscience, which makes her very politically incorrect.  She does have very green tendencies that offset her blissful oblivion.

(Wisdoms of Rose and Clunk & Jam, 2019 books.  Reposted from 2013).

May 17, 2018 - Wisdoms of Rose Keep Your Hat On

 

rose party hat on

Rose wasn’t cursed with good looks .

Rose is free from any expectation to be abnormally beautiful 24/7, which leaves her undefinable by looks alone – and alone she is.  Consequently, Rose rarely receives invitations of the social kind but isn’t bothered by being omitted in this way.  In fact, it affords her three good things.  One, more time to herself.  Two, being left alone to be herself.  And three, to live within the containment of her own tangible world.  With such a high level of self acceptance, Rose manages to by-pass all standard dress codes and cosmetic alterations of the conforming and horribly restricting kind – and mirrors.

Footnote:  In a world of ‘likes’ and ‘followers’, this Rose is independently refreshing.  Always good to question who and what determines our worth.

(Wisdoms of Rose and Clunk & Jam, 2019 books.  Reposted from 2013).

April 18, 2018 - Wisdoms of Rose Cracked It

 

rose bike 4

Rose broke the mould – a truly astounding feat.

Although an underachiever in academic fields, Rose is a star in self development and a high minder of her own identity.  She has made outstanding progress in finding for herself a sense of quiet achievement and direction – despite constant interruptions.  She is also dedicated to researching sources of content other than incoming gratification – and acknowledgement from adult figures and male dominated establishments.

Rose exhibits no desire to possess parental powers of manipulation, authority or control, or the conservatism that comes with maturity – all of which would spoil the spontaneity she is free to leap into at any unguarded moment.  Rose continues valiantly reaching towards newly found desires and pickings ripe for her own taste, mostly of the underground and obscure variety – which appear to mark her path to somewhere different to where others would like her to remain.  Long Live Rose.

(Wisdoms of Rose and Clunk & Jam, 2019 books.  Reposted from 2013).

April 4, 2018 - Wisdom of Rose Book

 

wisdoms of rose book

 

‘Wisdoms of Rose’ was originally a handmade book, made to give to children and young people through community groups.   The handmade books were later also made available through the Fremantle Art Centre.  In 2018 she was printed and published as a pocket book.  In 2019 she was included in Clunk & Jam book, second edition.

 

rose page edges 3

(Handmade book)