Quotes About Drummers

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Shannon L. Alder
“She builds people up because she knows what it is like to be torn down.”
Shannon L. Alder

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“We’re all geniuses. Life is merely overpopulated with singers who play drums, and, drummers who sing, to pay rent.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Confessions of a Misfit

Shannon L. Alder
“Narcissistic Supply

You get discarded as supply for one of two reason: They find you too outspoken about their abuse. They prefer someone that will keep stroking their ego and remain their silent doormat. Or, they found new narcissistic supply. Either way, you can count on the fact that they planned your devaluation phase and smear campaign in advance, so they could get one more ego stroke with your reaction. Narcissists are angry, spiteful takers that don't have empathy, remorse or conscience. They are incapable of unconditional love. Love to them is giving only when it serves them. They gaslight their victims by minimizing the trauma they have caused by blaming others or stating you are too sensitive. They never feel responsible or will admit to what they did to you. They have disordered thinking that is concerned with their needs and ego. It is not uncommon for them to hack their targets, in order to gain information about them. They enjoy mind games and control. This is their dopamine high. The sooner you distance yourself the healthier you will become. Narcissism can't be cured or prayed away. It is a mental disorder that turns the victims of its abuse into mental patients because it causes so much psychological manipulation.”
Shannon L. Alder

“Life is a paradiddle...

R-L-RR-L-R-LL...
R-L-R-L-RR-L-R-L-R-LL...
R-L-R-L-R-L-RR-L-R-L-R-L-R-LL... (repeat)

...put 1 stick in front of the other & find the zone!”
Ross R. Mason

“According to the Buddha's doctrine that they believed in, it was not the caste that defined a person high or low. It was one's deeds that mattered.”
Swarnakanthi Rajapakse, The Master's Daughter

“Her heart filled with boundless love that surged anew for her father. She felt like rushing to him and planting a quick kiss on his cheek the way she used to when she was a small girl. However, these villagers are not in the habit of kissing their offspring after they grow up. They show their love and affection by stroking their heads, addressing them in endearing words and blessing them.”
Swarnakanthi Rajapakse, The Master's Daughter

“Maggie was ten years younger than him. Being cross-cousins, they lived in the same compound, in the same two houses that still existed. When their parents told him to take her for his wife, there was nothing for him to think deep into the matter. They simply obeyed their parents. Accordingly, she came over to sleep in his house. In this, manner they remained as man and wife for a period of over thirty years.”
Swarnakanthi Rajapakse, The Master's Daughter

“When he had accompanied his father on drumming errands he noticed how high caste men and women treated them as inferior. They had to enter from the back door and wait near the kitchen or at a side veranda and sit on low benches or reed mats. They were never offered a decent seat. At meals times they were never invited to eat at the main table with the family or other guests. Instead, they had to eat the food served to them on the reed mat. This they ate in silence while the patrons sat at a lavishly laid table and enjoyed their food amidst chat and cheer.”
Swarnakanthi Rajapakse, The Master's Daughter

“Our innocent kids undergo much trouble. Not only do the children of high caste families look down upon our children calling them low caste brats, but even some teachers ridicule them. They beat our children for no reason.”
Swarnakanthi Rajapakse, The Master's Daughter

“Even though we are supposed to be low caste and poor our vote also has the same value and validity as that of great people.”
Swarnakanthi Rajapakse, The Master's Daughter

“She believed that people born to low caste families were meant to suffer. That was their karma. She had learnt that those who indulge in sinful activities in their previous birth, especially those who humiliated others, would be reborn to low caste families. She firmly believed also that one has to suffer until the sin was paid for through suffering and good deeds.”
Swarnakanthi Rajapakse, The Master's Daughter

“Carolina protected her so that Suneetha should remain a virgin until her wedding night. The worth of such purity in character was immeasurable in this society and culture. Therefore, she never even allowed Suneetha to go with other village girls when they went to the desolate cinnamon gardens to gather firewood.”
Swarnakanthi Rajapakse, The Master's Daughter

“The villagers considered it lucky to make the New Year's first money transaction with her because she was a prosperous person.”
Swarnakanthi Rajapakse, The Master's Daughter

“Physical beauty or sexual attraction in a woman was not a criterion in deciding, strengthening, or the survival of such relationships of these villagers.”
Swarnakanthi Rajapakse, The Master's Daughter

“If the woman has the physical fitness and the meritorious luck to bear his children, the family was a fortunate one. Villagers always looked at sterility with a squinted eye, and its fault and the misfortune lay solely on the woman's part. As such, a childless woman often became culprit for her entire life.”
Swarnakanthi Rajapakse, The Master's Daughter

“If their horoscopes are not compatible, this marriage is out of the question.”
Swarnakanthi Rajapakse, The Master's Daughter

“Master Salamon usually set off a little later as neither he nor other male members of their community were in the habit of walking on the road alongside their wives.”
Swarnakanthi Rajapakse, The Master's Daughter

“In a front of each home garden the villagers fixed a triangular wooden lamp-house on the top of a pole planted on the ground to hold a small statue of Lord Buddha and some deities. They used to offer flowers at this small shrine and light a tiny clay oil lamp.”
Swarnakanthi Rajapakse, The Master's Daughter

“Killing life in whatever way, will drag you along the hell's way.”
Swarnakanthi Rajapakse, The Master's Daughter

“A new movement reinforced by activists such as Buddhist monks, physicians who practised traditional medicine, teachers, farmers, and laborers brought Prime Minister Bandaranaike into the political helm. The leaders of the Davulawatta community considered this election a personal achievement. They saw this as a people's government and appreciated its genuine interest in fulfilling the needs of the common people. They trusted that the present government would eradicate poverty and the caste discrimination, and work to promote self-esteem.”
Swarnakanthi Rajapakse, The Master's Daughter

“A mistake is the most beautiful thing in the world.
It is the only way you can get to some place you’ve
never been before. I try to make as many as I can.
Making a mistake is the only way that you can
grow.”
E.W. Wainwright

“Generally, that humble piece of furniture placed on the front veranda of the house officially belonged to the man of the household; the women never slept on it.”
Swarnakanthi Rajapakse, The Master's Daughter

Shannon L. Alder
“Empowering Women 101-- A strong women knows that cheating isn't a mistake; it's a choice. The choice was made long before you found out.”
Shannon L. Alder

“Families could often trace their lineage back several centuries. Their livelihood was earned from drum playing, a service considered to be dis-respectable. As members of a low caste, the drummers were forbidden to build decent houses. There were allowed to build wattle and daub huts, and to live rent-free on their patrons' properties. The right to own the country's land was restricted in this manner, a vicious condition that arose through tradition and was reinforced by law. Patterns of financial power and political hierarchy existed hand in hand.”
Swarnakanthi Rajapakse, The Master's Daughter

Shannon L. Alder
“There are so many things we expect God to do: lead us, bring good people into our life, give us a life of abundance, make us happy, fix our problems, fix other people, triumph over our enemies, etc. However, why do so many people think they will get any of this if they choose not to live righteously? If you choose to hurt other people and not take any responsibility for it or live your life as if everyone else is the problem, except you then God is going to lead you back to the same people, same places, same situations so you can fix the same problem you ran from. God is not standing in your future telling you to forget what you did. He is standing in front of you telling you to go back and undo what you did! He leads you to places that change who you are. He doesn't lead you to places to forget who you are.”
Shannon L. Alder

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