Ode to the Smoker

Ernest John Zapparelli circa 1967

Put out the cigarette. Put down the vape. There’s no such thing as a tobacco-stained cape. Superheroes don’t smoke. Nope! There are plenty of CLOUDS in the sky… who needs a battery charged artificially flavored lie? E-cigs aren’t cool. They will poison your lungs & play you for a fool.

Anyone who feels the incessant urge to inhale anything other than good ass prana, is suffocating their ability to push past limits & dethrone delusional drama. The smoker, on some level, if not all, chooses to move no faster… than a low vibrational crawl. The smoker is deathly afraid of taking life in fully. To them, a champion who wins, feels like an antagonizing bully. Under the radar, playing it safe & small, this is his style, leaning fashionably up against the wall.

The smoker has the “perpetually bored dis-ease,” which makes him awkward & irritable if he goes on too long without a fix. This makes him a walking, talking, muddled energy field that can only take surfacy sips. The smoker operates no deeper than what the senses crave. His inner compass is an overactive penchant for which he is a slave. He is the instant gratification guy, being satisfied, grounded & relaxed is not his forte, for he tends to be a squirmy little devil who is easily distracted by the next shiny object to bat a lash his way.

Prone to erratic shifts, the smoker often gets caught in the struggle puddles of the “polar” express. He goes up… he goes down, he goes up… he goes down… in a wave of fidgety stress. His EZ chair is nestled right into the rollercoaster ride, for he is the mayor of sheeple-town where blindfolds are fastened & hands are tied. Sheeple-town is a lovely land for the smoker to roost. He can hide & deny & be shamelessly seduced. Like a barely breathing snake in a tangle of thorny hatches, he can safely blend right in… to the smoldering ashtrays, butts & matches.

#QUIT today for a better tomorrow!

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Pandora’s Box: Humanity’s Final Frontier” is Coming Soon!

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INFORMATION & RESOURCES

Quit Assist: information resource> www.quitassist.com

The more you know about how to quit, the better your chances of success.Quitting is a very personal experience, but you are not alone. There’s no one way that works for everyone. A good way to start is to get as much information as you can and decide on a plan that’s right for you

♥ KOMUSO necklace: https://www.komusodesign.com/ simple tool to stop vaping & smoking naturally> “We have helped our audience quit with our breathing tool. Read their quit journeys and reviews on our site.”

Truth Initiative> “Inspiring lives free from smoking, vaping & nicotine”

THIS IS QUITTING:

The first-of-its-kind program to help young people quit vaping, This is Quitting has helped nearly 400,000 youth and young adults on their journey to quit vaping. Learn more about how it works and the additional resources available for parents of young vapers and for adults who want to quit. Teens and young adults can join for free by texting DITCHVAPE to 88709

https://teen.smokefree.gov/

Quitting vaping can be easier when you prepare in advance and have a plan. Find out what steps you can take to get ready to quit vaping.

www.nobutts.org/youthvaping

WANT TO

QUIT VAPING?

We have a specialized protocol to help people quit vaping. Call toll free-844-8-NO-VAPE (1-844-866-8273) CHAT NOW Mon-Fri: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sat: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Youth Vaping

Vapes — also known as e-cigarettes — are the most commonly used tobacco products among U.S. middle and high school students. Vapes come in many varieties. Some popular brands, such as JUUL, have used social media influencers to promote the product’s sleek look and flavors to young people. According to the most recent survey by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 4 million high school students are currently vaping. The U.S. Surgeon General has declared vaping among youth an epidemic.

www.lung.org/quit-smoking/helping-teens-quit

Quit.com> 1-877-44U-QUIT (1-877-448-7848)

The National Cancer Institute’s trained counselors are available to provide information and help with quitting in English or Spanish, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Eastern Time.

1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669)

Calling this toll-free number will connect you directly to your state quit line. All states have quit lines in place with trained coaches who provide information and help with quitting. Specific services and hours of operation vary form state to state.

Pandora’s Box: Is Burning a Hole In My Hard Drive

Just like Adele wants her new album to jump, & I quote, “so [her] my  truth can exist in the world…” I want my new book to jump for exactly the same reason. And just like Adele touches lives via her gift to move people through lyrics & song… I would like for folks to say I have the same effect with words on a page.

There is no doubt in my mind that this is my meme coin that goes viral. There is not an iota of hesitation when I say to whomever is listening or reading this right now, that this book about to jump, is indeed my magnum opus. And I don’t think I should have to wait until after I die to have it be recognized or memorialized as that. I’m not Plath, Dickinson, Thoreau or Blake. This isn’t a dark age of looming enlightenment yet to be had, it’s (God’s) 21st Century, where the soul rises to power.

A book like this should hyper buzz across the world stage with a kind of savvy sweeping endearment that tattoos eternity. A book like this should waltz across the globe in a flowing cosmic cape with a darling gentle voracious vengeance, just like an Adele song. I don’t say this lightly: every single person in the world should have a copy of this book. Dont miss out on the oven fresh beauty of this moment. Let’s make this book the B-side of the underdog, that finally hits #1. 

Support the team! Get YOUR copy when it launches, & see for yourself.

A portion of each sale will go to #charitywater, #plasticbank or greatergood.org

Namaste!

Visit: http://www.amazon.com/author/zapp

Thee Trilogy of the Ages Series: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09HQYSL8S

#highereducationleadership #newearth #bestseller #bestsellingauthor #worldclass #empowerment #ittakesavillage #unity #ahimsa #awakening #greatreads

Tip Life: a long goodbye

Well, it took an entire whole year, this past one, to recover from the restaurant industry. I worked in it my whole life for the most part. The Clover snack bar at 17 was my first go of it. Then I was a McDonald’s burger flipper on the assembly line when I was 3 months pregnant in Bucks County Correctional Facility’s work-release program. I went to Culinary School eventually after a long crazy drug addiction & then I had a long crazy career front & back of house. This past year really gave me exactly what I needed to let go of all that. Change my identity. Free myself from all the stereotypes & archetypal personas I had to carry through all of it. Circa 2020 gave me the grace period to overcome. All the gunk accrued over a lifetime of late nights, non-slip shoes, beat-up feet, bags, circles & hangovers.

The restaurant business is the greatest place to have a wild ride & create the best memories you will ever have. Ya make best friends, collect a list of clandestine loves of your life, glide in & out of people’s charming little lives. You become family. They become yours. But there always comes a time when the party must go on without ya. That’s me now. And I gotta say, as much as I questioned it over & over again at first… I knew It had to be done. But the song didn’t stop playing until recently. It took every bit of a whole entire year to get over that love affair I had with the business. And gee, am I sure glad I had the courage & where-with-all to follow through. Because ya know what came of it? ALL THIS>>>

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“It ain’t no use to sit and wonder why, babe

It don’t matter, anyhow

An’ it ain’t no use to sit and wonder why, babe

If you don’t know by now

When your rooster crows at the break of dawn

Look out your window and I’ll be gone

You’re the reason I’m trav’lin’ on

Don’t think twice, it’s all right…”

—-Bob Dylan