If you have the ability to stand well and breathe well, that is a very good start. You may also be able to sing well though please only do that at the most appropriate moment in the most appropriate location with the most appropriate compositions. Have you completed the appropriate training?
I do hope your experiences of benefits and doubts over the past month have prepared you well for your participation here today. As you may be aware, my staff are currently providing gentle warnings to all visitors. Are you a heedful sort of personage?
Now that you have been greeted sufficiently and made appropriately comfortable, dear guest, do please pay attention to the questions for today's discussion. You will be expected to reply in accordance with your memory.
1. Do you ever use mnemonics to help you save the world?
2. Do you every use alliteration as a form of illustration?
3. Do you ever use assonance as a way to prevent dissonance?
4. Do you ever use literary consonance to prove your compassion?
5. Do you ever use musical consonance to create world peace?
6. Do you ever write verse when experiencing cultural dissonance?
7. Do you ever read poetry after experiencing cognitive dissonance?
8. Do you ever create poetic lines as a protest against political lies?
9. Do you ever explore mythology in relation to psychology?
10. Do you ever use art as a way to enhance memory?
As this is the first Friday in February in 2017, it is the first time this salon his been held since the first Friday in January. It will be the last salon held here until the first Friday in March. Can you remember the invitation I sent you last October?
Now that I have presented the questions, you are most welcome to reply in your own time. The memories of most people cannot be rushed. Indeed most memories seem to have a mind of their own for much of the time, even in relatively healthy brains.
Most of my guests are assumed to possess many years of memories before attending here. Even though they may often live in a world of day dreams, or even nightmares, those guests usually wish to join me on my quest for a more peace and prosperous world.
My guests do not necessarily consider me to be a poetic goddess though they are willing to allow me to lead the way to world peace. They appear to be unsure of leading anyone anywhere themselves. Sometimes, I may lead them up a tree to see the world a little differently than they usually do. Observing the world from different perspectives is a sign of a healthy mind.
As we continue to reflect upon history, you may remember that I began this dignified digital salon in February 2011. You may recall your own experiences of that time.
I have forgotten how often have you participated here now. Perhaps you will make the effort to remind me.
Recently, several areas of Villa Twaklinilkawt have closed to ordinary visitors. They are, however, still open* to enlightened, registered patrons.
There was no salon here in February 2012. You may have attend the main discussion in my boudoir* in that month, though I do not recall you being there.
Perhaps you can remember the subject of this salon in February 2013, at least if you were suitably attentive and not absent or absent minded. I usually expect my guests to use the knowledge gained here in their subsequent positions of leadership.
You may believe the subject of my salon in February 2014 will continue to have considerable relevance in relation to your own ongoing leadership in the months ahead. I do hope you will express your true views on poetry, peace and prosperity today. I am sure my other guests are keen to know how sublime you are when comparing yourself with Proserpine.
You will obviously remember the subject of my salon from February 2015. I expect everyone here to be familiar with such matters, as well as with the subjects from previous Februaries.
Last year, February was an exceedingly busy month here in my salon. In view of that, your efforts at world peace appear to be considerably behind schedule.
Now, please do provide your answers to my questions quickly. I must soon fly back to Nilkawt. My services are often required there rather urgently.
You may also wish to receive a few indications of the topics to be examined here next month:
Jobs in manufacturing have changed in ways that mean the old jobs will never return to the rich world https://t.co/nRrJFWdKVV— The Economist (@TheEconomist) January 20, 2017
Ahead of #ChineseNewYear, discover how we conserve Chinese scrolls using traditional methods and skills: https://t.co/0TfBEzNwvO pic.twitter.com/6QAvCP2kvC— British Museum (@britishmuseum) January 26, 2017
I can think of 4 Australians PMs who would have tweeted this: Whitlam. Fraser, Hawke, Keating. But none since. https://t.co/KRh1MCtj4V— George Megalogenis (@GMegalogenis) January 28, 2017
Malagasy rainbow frog. pic.twitter.com/FvTPxsaVeJ— Strange Animals (@Strange_Animals) January 29, 2017
Mike Pence has deleted this 2015 tweet denouncing Muslim bans as unconstitutional.— Kierán Suckling (@KieranSuckling) January 30, 2017
Retweet it now remind him, hold him responsible. pic.twitter.com/ChwJSlmQ48
Protecting the downtrodden from the bullies>Protests against Trump's immigration ban escalate across US https://t.co/I40xTh5aC6 via @ABCNews— Enlightened Being (@21cEnlighten) January 30, 2017
Bullies would say that>BBC News - Trump aide Bannon lambasts US media as 'opposition party' https://t.co/5CBTtxv1g4— Enlightened Being (@21cEnlighten) January 30, 2017
Preventing appeasement>BBC News - Trump executive order: Million sign petition to stop UK visit https://t.co/3nlEj7l4s1— Enlightened Being (@21cEnlighten) January 30, 2017
Unenlightened States of America>BBC News - Trump puts Bannon on security council, dropping joint chiefs https://t.co/7LbjgBtC2F— Enlightened Being (@21cEnlighten) January 30, 2017
The world is very dark at present. Who switched off the enlightenment?— Enlightened Being (@21cEnlighten) January 29, 2017
No satire? >BBC News - The Trump era's top-selling dystopian novels https://t.co/P8bMp0rkgM— Enlightened Being (@21cEnlighten) January 30, 2017
Is this a reverse coup?>Bannon Seizes a Security Role From Generals https://t.co/UTJ0hCIXkW— Enlightened Being (@21cEnlighten) January 30, 2017
Citizen-Journalism Assistance Service https://t.co/Q2vPc9QYbZ— Enlightened Being (@21cEnlighten) January 17, 2017
A Natural Common Room: Enlightenment through Literary Journalism https://t.co/dfpkb4t4pf— Enlightened Being (@21cEnlighten) January 11, 2017
Trump team planned travel ban for weeks but kept it quiethttps://t.co/Vkjk3pV6o8— The Australian (@australian) January 30, 2017
Which is why we have asylum seekers locked up in offshore detention camps & have expressed support + solidarity with Trump's immigration EO https://t.co/2NxDQiI7RP— Astro Upulie (@upulie) January 30, 2017
Good analysis from @rad409 on impacts and targets of possible US audit of int'l organizations: https://t.co/H2oGSKNhkt pic.twitter.com/Is1OCdbLz9— Stephen P. Groff (@spgroff) January 30, 2017
An absolute must-read. @EliotACohen on how Trump will be undone. https://t.co/StwfEho5t6 pic.twitter.com/2fLX7LEM4F— Latika M Bourke (@latikambourke) January 29, 2017
I wake up & #TheresaTheAppeaser trending. Our country is heading towards the wrong side of history. Can no-one provide our leaders a mirror?— Ian Boulton (@IanBoulton) January 29, 2017
There were more people protesting Trump's executive order on refugees today than there were people at his inauguration.— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) January 29, 2017
My America. So proud. pic.twitter.com/HqwDlvesfN— Bilal Zuberi (@bznotes) January 29, 2017
Two reasons why Nigeria's economy may struggle to rebound from worst slump in 25 years https://t.co/ZG9AAIaDMB pic.twitter.com/cw1rfSouZt— Bloomberg (@business) January 29, 2017
Europe sets out plans to curb corporate tax avoidance https://t.co/G1lEqbL3sx via @FT 2016 #auspol #ausecon— steve (@steveUsername1) January 29, 2017
Rep. John Lewis after an immigration official declined to say how many are being detained: "Why don't we just sit down and stay a while." pic.twitter.com/uKx5hSZObJ— Jeremy Redmon (@JeremyLRedmon) January 29, 2017
Protesters as far as the eye can see at #JFKTerminal4 standing against this racist and illegal #MuslimBan pic.twitter.com/SuM66ZV0oK— Nasty Professor (@alwaystheself) January 28, 2017
JFK's Terminal 1. Volunteer lawyers from firms across the city working to provide services to folks impacted by recent executive orders. pic.twitter.com/lm53KZRO4O— NYC ImmigrantAffairs (@NYCImmigrants) January 28, 2017
When I worked for Amnesty International in the 80s, these were the kind of stories told by political prisoners in dictatorships. https://t.co/y7CXLQK1n0— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) January 28, 2017
#recap 12 famous works of art made more beautiful with Donald Trumphttps://t.co/RbLdJl1i6m#trumpartworks pic.twitter.com/odJfBRzjdb— The Poke (@ThePoke) January 28, 2017
Royal Brunei Airlines' 1st all-female pilot crew lands plane in Saudi Arabia - where women are not allowed to drive https://t.co/iCa1PWoqsS— Jane Cattermole (@janecat60) January 26, 2017
Mary Tyler Moore: a true cultural icon who changed the face of television https://t.co/meXLM49M5N— Guardian Australia (@GuardianAus) January 26, 2017
Theresa May is giving Donald Trump a Scottish drinking cup and Downing Street's description of the symbolism is A+. https://t.co/5CCo6149P2 pic.twitter.com/JyYyhsHtcz— Jim Waterson (@jimwaterson) January 25, 2017
The scandalous changes to company pension schemes https://t.co/fI5G23IAt5— The Guardian (@guardian) August 13, 2016
Hearing rumours from Labour source that 55 Labour MPs are set to sign a letter calling for Jeremy Corbyn to go. #EUref— Lucy Fisher (@LOS_Fisher) June 24, 2016
This, by Clive James, via @realkatybrand, unsurprisingly bullseyes Victoria Wood's molten talent and influence. pic.twitter.com/Hxy91axRMH— rufus jones (@rufusjones1) April 20, 2016
If these allegations are true then the CEO & Board of Age UK have some very serious questions to answer. https://t.co/7AlptGI0a7— David LockeACNC (@DavidLockeACNC) February 5, 2016
Lego does about turn on Ai Weiwei policy https://t.co/7fG4hiHQbB following #legosforweiwei backlash @NGVMelbourne @abcnews @aiww— Barbara Miller (@abcbarbm) January 12, 2016
Wall Street seeks new ways to protect corporate bond investments as default rates rise https://t.co/bcBUAPUINK pic.twitter.com/b1ZQgCfCcK— Bloomberg (@business) January 1, 2016
South Africa’s democratic institutions are battered https://t.co/EuUcOuEKLh pic.twitter.com/PvuTDnkKD9— The Economist (@TheEconomist) December 31, 2015
Carlos Slim is the biggest billionaire loser of 2015 https://t.co/1TIKI0xedz pic.twitter.com/9ziq7QZGUs— Bloomberg (@business) December 29, 2015
During China's Cultural Revolution, grass lawns were denounced as anti-communist and dug up https://t.co/htzD3ecF6D pic.twitter.com/E0R2LU2qEu— The Economist (@TheEconomist) December 20, 2015
There’s only one rule in conflict: do what your enemy LEAST wants you to do. And here we are stumbling towards what they MOST want us to do.— Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) December 1, 2015
.@MorganStanley Morgan Stanley to cut fixed-income jobs by 25pc https://t.co/WakLceeM2B pic.twitter.com/gd5A58qymw— Financial Review (@FinancialReview) November 30, 2015
BBC journalists question Coe: is Nike-favouring world athletics award connected to your £100,000 fee from the firm? https://t.co/v6ov7T4FFN— Aidan White (@aidanpwhite) November 24, 2015
Hope they don't start using 'blonde', 'drinks alcohol', and 'goes around with boys' to profile potential terrorists https://t.co/j9ISlES0hh— ToryShepherd (@ToryShepherd) November 21, 2015
"it isn’t the most pious or devout of Muslims who embrace terrorism, or join groups such as ISIS."https://t.co/x57P7NahJ5— Peter Brent (@mumbletwits) November 21, 2015
What John Stuart Mill can tell us about Western intervention in Syria: https://t.co/bGKJ6Wf8TP pic.twitter.com/PBZidUi9kK— Foreign Affairs (@ForeignAffairs) November 20, 2015
BREAKING from the lawyers at JFK. It wasn't 21 detained at JFK today. It was 52. Over 20 still detained, and two deported. pic.twitter.com/bUlWJ8vFUg— Jack Smith IV (@JackSmithIV) January 30, 2017
Torture is a strategic liability, a careless shortcut used by those too shortsighted to anticipate its consequences. https://t.co/f6jKxE81LE— Foreign Affairs (@ForeignAffairs) January 30, 2017
A Somali woman and her two children were detained at Dulles Airport for 20 hours without food https://t.co/tgrgrEhjjG pic.twitter.com/lCauA0DAU9— Jezebel (@Jezebel) January 30, 2017
Life in Germany is super terrible with universal health care, low unemployment, low crime, free education and a welcoming attitude to others https://t.co/2oyFF76YhY— Marcel Dirsus (@marceldirsus) January 29, 2017
After my great grandparents were denied asylum in Aust they were murdered in Auschwitz. @TurnbullMalcolm please speak out against #MuslimBan pic.twitter.com/cr63PMJA1z— Mireille Juchau (@MireilleJuchau) January 28, 2017
The Trump Organization's ethics team includes lawyers tied to Trump U and dark money https://t.co/0RXtUu6rfm pic.twitter.com/J47Oancumg— Bloomberg (@business) January 30, 2017