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Blush: #DailyPrompt

Blush – develop a pink tinge in the face from embarrassment or shame.

Myocardial Blush

Angiographic Assessment of Myocardial Reperfusion in Patients Treated with Primary Angioplasty for Acute Myocardial Infarction – (other wise known as a Heart Attack) – Myocardial blush grades were defined as follows: 0, no myocardial blush or contrast density; 1, minimal myocardial blush or contrast density; 2, moderate myocardial blush or contrast density but less than that obtained during angiography of a contralateral or ipsilateral non– infarct-related coronary artery; and 3, normal myocardial blush or
contrast density, comparable with that obtained during angiography of a contralateral or ipsilateral non–infarct-related coronary artery. When myocardial blush persisted (“staining”), this phenomenon suggested leakage of the contrast medium into the extravascular space and was graded 0.

Blush: Faces of Shame Excerpt

Blush Faces of Shame by Elspeth Probyn

Book by : Elspeth Probyn

Blushing African American

Yes, black people do get embarrassed, and bashful and shy but we typically stay the same color when we do. So our shame is more hidden, giving us an aura of confidence when we may just be dying on the inside. Source Quora

Blushing in the Word

 Jeremiah 6:15

 “Were they ashamed because of the abomination they have done? They were not even ashamed at all; They did not even know how to blush. Therefore they shall fall among those who fall; At the time that I punish them, They shall be cast down,” says the LORD.
  Jeremiah 8:12

 “Were they ashamed because of the abomination they had done? They certainly were not ashamed, And they did not know how to blush; Therefore they shall fall among those who fall; At the time of their punishment they shall be brought down,” Says the LORD.

 

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Daily Prompt: Captivating

An excerpt from the writer known as Rhacky8

As I read the last paragraph the writer’s post – I was captivated…

…More than ten years past, with an ailing economy, a jobless youth that would rather commit crime than work, an abusive police force that that rewards hooliganism and kidnaps children for the crimes of their parents, and a legislature dominated by greedy individuals representing themselves in parliament and the government still celebrates to the victories of the early 2000s, it is then safe to ask what independence are we celebrating?

While thinking about the past and recent articles about police brutality and shooting of unarmed men I decided to do a quick search on “abusive police force” and here is an excerpt of what I found to be captivating reading:

Self-efficacy is an important aspect of social learning. If a person believes that they are capable of carrying out the behaviour which they have observed and that they are likely to achieve the desired result, then the aggressive act is more likely to be imitated. This helps to explain individual differences in behaviour. It also explains why an individual will behaviour aggressively in one situation where they feel confident of success and not in another where the chances of success are less likely.

When viewing the video clips on social media of police officers beating and beating and beating a man while he’s on the ground screaming in terror, I often think to myself,  what does it look and sound like to the police officer – what are the other officers who are not engaged in the beating thinking or feeling?  What does it mean to be subdued – (when did the definition change), what is their definition of “enough is enough” does the screaming of the [victim] matter (apparently not), does crowd influence the officer to either keep striking or surrender his baton? Do you remember the Rodney King beating!

Albeit Bandura’s piece speaks specifically to children however,  I would bet the farm that the police officers who have and will in the future display aggression towards another individual in the manner they displayed with Rodney King were once children too – that thought is most assuredly – Captivating!

You shall not mistreat any widow or fatherless child.

Woe to those who decree iniquitous decrees, and the writers who keep writing oppression,  to turn aside the needy from justice and to rob the poor of my people of their right, that widows may be their spoil, and that they may make the fatherless their prey!

 

Source:  Bandura, Albert. “Social learning theory of aggression.” Journal of communication 28.3 (1978): 12-29.

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Captivating

A work of art such as the Mona Lisa is…Mona Lisa

Watching children learn is…

Listening to my daughter age right before my eyes is…

Falling asleep to the sound of raindrops is…

Teaching in a classroom is…

Hearing him laugh is…

Watching him walk into a room is…

Watching God move in my life is Captivating.

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