Staying Sane

All forms of casualty had been deposited in the leftover store.

Many kinds of grave mistakes…placed in a rusty meat grinder and set aside for fast food.

My self-indulgence, to my surprise, had not been so easy to feed.

I began to lay my body in state…state of conflict.100_1244

I went to the doctor to shred all copies of my aches and ailments.

He had been in awe of the toxic difficulties…and, staying sane.

Aging with Ignorance

With floods approaching, have I cleaned my act up in time.

At the foot of hazard gates, is it all just justice…a little too late.

All the warning signs…imageedit_1_5390726160

Mixed messages…

Beware, beware…

Could it be I just do not care?

Had I prepped my body for doomsday sooner…

Would my ignorance have had less flair?

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Keepin’ It Real

This world is filled with illusions.  Not the good ones.  Not the ones found on acid trips.  Or, mushroom highs.  We are a society that provides too many ways in which to dislike yourself.  

That is until the ‘real’ people take a stand!

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My Crowded Mind

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cool dampness fills the air…

attended by a lack of dreams…

a lack of care.

misogyny has shut the lights off to a tiny world.

these are the days, no one will want to remember.

lone docks, lone chairs…

baskets of all types…

with their own kind of despair.

have i been, kind today?

have i not judged?

my own private nudge!

a romantic…

minus the semantics.

a lone dock…

a lone chair…

a ticket holder at the bigoted fair.

More Than a ‘Brave New World’

The thinker…

‘Well, this is it!’  In a mirror, in a selfie, in some form of congealed apathy?  This is it!  Unless, we write about it.  Ponder it.  Mistake it for being something it isn’t.  This is it!  And, it is soulfully, up to the artist to render it…make it better.’

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  • I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.

 

  • Maybe this world is another planet’s hell.
  • It’s dark because you are trying too hard.
    Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly.
    Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply.
    Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them.

  • I was so preposterously serious in those days, such a humorless little prig.
    Lightly, lightly – it’s the best advice ever given me.
    When it comes to dying even. Nothing ponderous, or portentous, or emphatic.
    No rhetoric, no tremolos,
    no self conscious persona putting on its celebrated imitation of Christ or Little Nell.
    And of course, no theology, no metaphysics.
    Just the fact of dying and the fact of the clear light.

So throw away your baggage and go forward.
There are quicksands all about you, sucking at your feet,
trying to suck you down into fear and self-pity and despair.
That’s why you must walk so lightly.
Lightly my darling,
on tiptoes and no luggage,
not even a sponge bag, unplugged 3
completely unencumbered.

 

  • It is natural to believe in God when you’re alone– quite alone, in the night, thinking about death.

 

  • It’s a little embarrassing that after 45 years of research & study, the best advice I can give people is to be a little kinder to each other.
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Jethro: Claims to be a career criminal. Claims he’d rather freeze outside than to be back behind the wall. He is currently homeless.
  • Did you eat something that didn’t agree with you?” asked Bernard. The Savage nodded. “I ate civilization.”

 

 

-There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.

 

“Then you think there is no God?”

“No, I think there quite probably is one.”

“Then why? …”

Mustapha Mond checked him. “But he manifests himself in different ways to different men. In premodern times he manifested himself as the being that’s described in these books. Now …”

“How does he manifest himself now?” asked the Savage.

“Well, he manifests himself as an absence; as though he weren’t there at all.” 

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