A Pause

If you have been reading these meditations on freedom then perhaps by now you have realized that freedom is a multifaceted concept. And the idea of freedom cannot be seen as meaning “without consequence” for to be without consequence is not to exist. To be without consequence is to say “I was never here.” To say this is to pursue…

Wandering

When begging a canvas to yield it is important to remember that any emotion felt is one projected onto the canvas rather than one evoked from it. For the canvas is nothing, and it represents nothing – and it is important that the canvas represents nothing for it only in nothing that we can see ourselves. In projecting onto others…

….or whatever

Increasingly, it seems to be about how we relate to our purpose and how that relation then shapes who we are. And then how who we are shapes how we are perceived. Which shapes our experience. Which shapes the ways in which we are (dis)allowed to navigate. Which shapes who we think we are supposed to be. Which shapes our…

Nostalgia

I used to enjoy playing with words, twisting around nouns, stepping past verbs sprinkled with basil, thyme, sage – I wrote lyrical herbs.     I used to dance around alliteration, like a free Freddy, I’d forget the fucking frustration, like a tall tree, I’d taste the temptation, light up their eyes with knowledge, and savor the sensation.   It…

Remember

Remember the romantic. Remember that you had him once, deep inside you. Remember the hours you spent, honest in your search for truth. Remember that you once knew happiness. That before your feet grew weary, you knew how to dance. Remember the romantic. Remember walking down the street singing with whichever brothers you found by your side. Remember love. Remember…

Send Supplies

Mood: It is said that when an baby elephant is born into the circus, they tether it’s leg with a chain. During its childhood the elephant struggles against the chain and is unable to break it until finally it breaks them. They give in – the chain is unbreakable. So much so that when they are grown (and can break…

Invalesco

Trying to let go of my past, but my past won’t let go of me. Trying to break free of who I was, but who I was is turning into who I will be.   Damned if I do, destroyed if I don’t. Trying to find the will, but it seems that I won’t   The problem with getting stronger…

Keep Dancing

I would like to propose a metaphor. Let’s assume that you exist. Not only that you exist but that your existence is consequential. That your actions will actually have an impact on the world. Now, let’s build on this assumption and say that you exist within a given context. And that the world around you took as much part in…

Acujuncture

Sigh. When it comes down to it we are only asked to carry everything that we can possibly carry and then some more. With our hands full(ly) extended into the future the acid rain burns our palms, erasing the psalms we etched when we still knew how to clench our fists. Eventually, of course, this becomes uncomfortable in some ways.…

Institutionalized

I’d like to conflate a few issues. Watching Africa Uncensored “In Tribe we Trust” I am reminded of a conversation I once had where it was explained to me that tribe is an ideology. This makes sense. Close communities pass on lessons to their own on how to survive. An tale as old as time – literally. These lessons, become…