Yeah we are somewhat limited by our bodies in many ways, but our hearts and minds can still go well beyond the boundaries of a physical existence to interesting places. That’s one of the reasons I think artistic expression is so important to the public good. It fires up the imagination and keeps us exploring, it opens new vistas of seeing and understanding, it deepens our feelings in all the right spots, or at least it can, and has. I know there are plenty of hateful expressions being espoused out there, too, but that’s just one aspect of a myriad of ways. It’s not the center, and it’s not the all. If anything, we are the all, or the all is the all, meaning that life is full of the unexpected and the world isn’t over by a long shot. It still has plenty of amazing potential because the people have the will to make things happen. We’re alive!
You know all the things that you are doing right now creates a lot of what you will be doing tomorrow. So you have some say in the future for the whole planet. But in the meantime why not put your best energy to work for you, put it where it can power the most positive changes in your life or the lives of those around you that you care about, and enjoy the fact that you have the power to love, just as much as many others have the power to fight, love has its own unique might and meaning, too. You don’t have to choose sides. Just be yourself, and continue to allow yourself to learn something new every once in a while. Just because you were told something is true doesn’t mean it is. You decide, not them. You have the power to think for yourself, to answer for yourself, to choose for yourself. It’s your life. You know what you feel.
So any way it’s a thought. I was talking today with a friend of mine about the 4th of July. I was saying that large crowds of people tend to inspire me, not scare me, because there are so many different kinds of human faces to look at and you hear exclamations of every kind being made, some like laughter and delight and mmm, mmm deliciousness, to name just a few. You’ve got to have a treat of some sort on a night like that, right? Bleak is only one color in the air, it’s not the whole rainbow, and never will be. That’s all you need to remember. And you are a pretty cool color all your own, and always have been, and always will be. dp