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  • Praise full out because...

    Praise not for power, praise not to feel wanted, praise not to make someone like you, praise not from sadness to feel better about...

    Praise not to be in a chorus of praise, though sing to be in a chorus singing praises...

    Praise because a thing, a moment, a person, an object, beauty, ugliness, a building, the fuzzy, the buzzing; praise now...

    Praise now, because it is now, and because now...

    Praise because he she it they hybrid pushed your praise button

    Find your praise button

    Let it ring praises

    Make your brain feel praise

    Like endorphins

    Not as a thinking human

    Praise as a bird full-throated

    As if it were natural

    As if to sing day to the day were natural

    As if to sing night to the night were natural

    Take praise from your diaphragm up through your rib cage and let the air fill your lungs and larynx

    The soft pink rain of union

    Let it fall fall down on your lifting note-shredding praise

    (Photo by Susan, June 2013)
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