Gratitude from thieves and spambots

Sweet thieves, thank you for your thanks.

I wish you no harm; I wish you well.

I hope you stop thieving, and instead, start creating.

Dreams are not built

on stolen goods;

Those only create



Don’t read, then copy.

Instead read, then write words of your own.

For it is with this authorization only,

that I have made my words

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spammed thank-you note



Berne Convention (and others) automatic global copyright protection:

Mandlebrot art image by skeeze from Pixabay

Nadine inhales & exhales words & images from current vantage point in Zone of Emptiness, France. Thank you for reading. ❤︎

5 thoughts on “Gratitude from thieves and spambots

  1. I still cannot comprehend what joy these plagiarisers get from stealing content. Why on earth run a blog if you haven’t got anything of your own to say? What possible intellectual pride is there in posting something freely available elsewhere? Don’t these people have their own slant on issues? Their own opinions? My mind boggles.

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    1. Love this question… one I have often and long thought about… I believe it’s got to do with Mandelbrot fractals and the creative drive of the universe to forever and infinitesimally replicate itself… in fact anything i/we myself/ourselves ever say or do is not original in that the basic elements have been done before… I/we only use our own experience and voice/s to reframe and/or reiterate it, whether consciously or unconsciously… I.e. I believe the basic motivation is good. Thank you Matthew for your wonderful comment and also for that amazing story you recently wrote 🙏


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