Saturday, September 26, 2009
I have a few things in the works right now including a new story for Adventure's Ink that will take a bit more time. In the meanwhile I was looking at some of the paintings done in Portland and realized I haven't posted this one since the early days so thought I'd share it again now. If you wonder where these images come from rest assured you're not the only one. Walking and thinking seem to go together naturally and those of us to don't carry cell phones also walk with invisible companions.
What was I thinking about? Among other things I was wondering where all the war protesters have gone. Now we have a big new war underway in Afghanistan and we haven't finished the one in Iraq yet. Nor do we look likely to do so. Once I used to think it was great the draft was gone but if the country you inhabit is one that continues to wage perpetual war without a draft then you have a natural division between the people who volunteer (the saps) and those who don't (the anti-saps?). Let's not even talk about the mercenaries.
Then I considered the fact the big banks are still very rich because they've been bailed out with our tax money. They also continue to be unregulated. Bernanke has ordered the Fed to keep adding zeros to the official money supply and it won't be long before we're facing a dollar crisis because none of that pretend money has gone towards paying for anything real or useful - like jobs. The stock market rebounded because those who can get into the game continue to make bets. We live in a casino with no exits whether we want to be here or not.
I was also thinking what a fine season is autumn. The skies are clear, the birds are calling, the fresh grass glows and I wonder about eternity. Every molecule in the universe is doing something and even if it's all mechanical (which I doubt) we, as conscious beings, have a place in its operation. The saving grace is that we're intertwined with everything else, a whole that is a unity and evolving.
I have to get back to work now and hope you're also doing something that feeds your heart.