“Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort.”
: John Ruskin.

Years ago, I don’t remember how many, but more than twenty…
If someone had enjoyed something, or had something cool, it was ‘quality’.
For a period of time, it was THE word…
maybe it was just where I grew up.

“Appreciation can make a day, even change a life.”
: Margaret Cousins.

The attention of a friend.
One to one, face to face.
A song that transports you in time.
A memory of a different place.

It resonates.

An experience you’ve enjoyed,
with emotion deployed.
The quality of flow.
With confidence, you know.

It Illuminates.

Between an audience and the speaker.
Between a giver, and receiver.
Between a conductor, and each orchestral section.
Between you, and your wi-fi connection.

It educates.

The quality of music that fills you.
The quality of conversation that hears you.
The quality of connection that feels you.
The quality of respect that sees you.

It communicates.

The image for this post is a screenshot of INXS’s video for Mediate
which pays respect, and shows their appreciation for
Bob Dylan’s Subterranean Homesick Blues

Thank you for reading.

Have a beautiful night.

Anthony Stoker

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