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In His Green Book - Poetry Collection - Mini Review

  In His Green Book is a poetry collection unlike any poetry collection I have ever encountered. It is a collection of prose poetry and philosophical poetry that does not always embark on word play or literary structures. Yet, it is a very enjoyable read. Terence Asitibasi creates a sacred space of wisdom and life entertained with the natural world. There is something so mesmerizing about some of the poems that speak to a deeper understanding of this world. For example, in "With New Eyes He Sees" the opening lines capture your soul: The feeling that comes deep Inside him, as he felt that He was blind Asitibasi clearly and cleverly breaks apart 'the the deep' feeling in juxtaposition to blindness. The stanza break, the unnatural pacing of the comma, everything about these opening lines keeps the reader captive. And you just want more, okay? Luckily there are over 70 poems of more! The philosophical poem "Keep Watch" kept me pondering the 'beingness'

Am I chasing dopamine?

 Every once in a while, I stock up on green tea. I just like the brisk flavor. Brisk, as in tangy but also smooth. Brisk as in regenerative. If we were to run a Google search for “green tea”, we’d probably find endless “benefits of green tea” articles.

I’m wary of those articles. There’s a line between data supporting claims and data that is created to support claims. I can’t discern that line, I’m not trained.But I’m willing to try a touted food cure. Worst case scenario: nothing happens. Best case scenario: it actually works.

And in terms of depression and anxiety. I sometimes wonder if I am chasing dopamine. Or am I chasing serotonin. Regardless of what I think I’m chasing. I’m relieved that I enjoy green tea. Green tea is listed as a brain food in the following video. I might add it to my roundup of foods. Perhaps you’d enjoy it too.


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