This question, What do I want? lays just beneath the surface always. I’m aware of it, but it remains an inchoate, ineffable pressure, building, but for the most part, unable to break through to the surface. I maintain a certain patience regarding it. Its immanence feels like a good quality, its inexorable build-up seems aContinue reading ““What Do I Want?” continued…”
That is the power of a simple statement like “the innovation of poverty.” In a swoop, it comes down and pulls away the veils. We do these things to ourselves and others, not because we are following an intractable Law, but because we find it expedient, or we are confused into feeling powerless to do anything else.
I’ve had the kind of morning that drives me along. Checking in at the Dark Mountain site, still waiting to hear if they’ll be publishing a story I sent them, I was hit once again by the relevancy, the immediacy and a strong sense of connection I’ve felt towards Kingsnorth and Hines‘ project, their perspectiveContinue reading “What Do You Do After You Stop Pretending!”
…where we stand is not where we place ourselves, where we stand is where we find ourselves to be.
What do I want? This is the hardest question for me to answer! I don’t know if that’s a general problem, I suspect it is. You would think that a question that doesn’t require that I deal with any outside power, or look for external approval – It’s not, “What do I want to do?”Continue reading “What do I want?”
The present is, of course, a preparation for the future; but if it’s not appreciated for what it is, one squanders life away, always ahead of one’s self, looking for the arrival of some “starting line” where “real life” will begin. This is real life. No external gate-keeper, success, or validation will suddenly change that. Continue reading “The Present”
Trust is like a column, a stone column. It is tremendously strong in compression. If you are willing to carefully place weight on top of it, it will support. This image is so clear.