The Porch Swing: WORD of the day

The Porch Swing weekly, cycling back in Full Effect. Installment VII in Reflection and Response resident artist Samuel Bostick’s WORD of the Day project!!

Photo courtesy of Creative Commons, Jim Natale.

Fresh adj. 1) New to ones experience; not encountered before 2) Novel; different 3) Recently made, produced or harvested; not stale or spoiled 4) Not preserved as by canning, smoking or freezing 5) Not saline or salty 6) Not yet used or soiled; clean 7) Additional; new 8) Bright and clear; not dull or faded 9) Having glowing, unspoiled appearance of youth 10) Untried; inexperienced 11) Having just arrived; straight  12) Revival or reinvigorated; refreshed 13) Free from impurity or pollution; pure 14) Fairly strong; brisk

WORD of the day: Fresh

It has been a mean minute since I’ve caught this side of day. Birds ring a different song, a different sound. I tell you what, they don’t stick around long. Apparently they have messages to deliver, perches to mark and romance to tweet (120 characters at a time).

A new day a fresh start, what is more honest than that? Life has yet to reveal a spot of perfection, nonetheless with each moment comes the opportunity to increase, to develop, to improve. For that I give thanks. As I step out beyond the four walls of my comfort, enter stage left the cool. Sensational elevation. The cause, a source so simple…only breeze…now thas fresh. Inspiration in the simple mundane gifts of life is the exercise of a renewed mind, a refreshed, a mind oriented about that which is fresh. A clean slate—a purposeful walk.

Take no offense to any salty looks thrown nor give power to those impudent slanderings off the lips of a babbling fool. The ability to stand in the freshness of your truth rest in the righteousness of your walk. Not saying you need be an angle to be fresh, what I am saying is that there has to be an alignment of the soul and body.  It’s a matter of presence. Personally I wanna be so fresh in faith I can walk on water, maybe even dance on water. Peter did it with Christ, I feel I can do the same in the midst of any storm! Take no offense, hold true to the vision that has been made the object of your passion, the inspiration of diligent work. It is easy to get offended yet transcendence is the fruit of a steadfast walk just as the pearl is the fruit of a faithful mollusk working with a grain of sand. A treasure created in the saltiest of situations…thas deep…10000 leagues deep.

Who woulda thought?

Stepped in, never stepped on, just out the box, scent of leather untouched…daydreaming of @&*$#

Jus hopped off the plane, last night; INSANE. LAX via JFK—green  thumbs, bombshells and blue skies …Encore to the @&*$#est 3Ws

Hipsters heralding hella hyper hues…what the H!?


Reflection and Response.

Samuel Bostick


the LIFESTYLE’s role is to create collective space for active Reflection and Response through the arts. This space is built around dialogue, expression, collaboration, and artistic (ex)change involving international craftspeople and their realities. The Porch Swing series opens up a Reflection and Response residency where we feature a Collective member’s ongoing project through weekly installations.

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