August 15 ‘A Spontaneous Day of Peace’ – Social Media & The Blogosphere
#4 Scales, Veils & Tales* * * *October
Peaceful Co-Creating Emerging Visions #16 October
notes playing to a theme
find a quiet place
let your mind drift and wander
fall into infinite awareness
take a leisurely stroll through
what feels good, right, beautiful
Who would you be, what would you do,
if time and space were infinite?
the whole of the real.
Aching for stars, planets, infinite,
silent assent that means all is promise.
Daring to explore pleasure, infinite awareness.
Leisurely share what feels genial, good, light.
Infinite muse lit lanterns take wing,
Cells disperse out from infinite regression,
demand expanding territory,
redefinition, delineation, demarcation.
All the places of possibility
open to my scrying eyes.
I am the universe of time and space
Your eyes draw me,
they fill in the lines
with infinite perspective.
Ripples quietly express
Infinite, eternal, these are words,
maps to definitions, not what is.
Creation never ends, never begins
again, not repetition but reflection.
In the infinite recesses of a sigh
trembling hearts create a pact of solitude,
invent machinations of separation,
journey through despair.
legends and runes.
There is no guide, no authority,
none but me, infinitely mirrored.
What will become of all these “I”s
staring through, demanding
retribution, stark, cold justice?
We have created our own reality
in the laws and theories we make describe
the segment of the infinite realities
which we have found accessible to sense and reason.
[not my project – reposting for Artist Stories]
Submission Guidelines1. Email your story — written or video. There are no word limits. Use your best judgement, remembering that readers tend to do better with articles 250-600 words than very long pieces on the Internet. You can also send in a video through a public or unlisted YouTube link that will be embedded in this website. Keep the videos to about between 2-5 minutes. I know this seems like a short amount of time to fit in a lot of important information, but the attention span of average video watchers is limited to just a few minutes. Less is okay as long as the message is clear.Send emails to jrowartist at gmail dot com and I will upload your story to this website. There will be a library page designated for stories once we have a good collection of stories. Each person will be linked to their own individual page (See: Vagina Project for examples).2. The story should address the social issues that you face as an artist. Here are some examples of what could be addressed in your story:Why don’t you just get a “real” job?Does your day job take away from your ability to fully pursue an artistic career?Do you have health insurance?What happens when you need to see a doctor? Do you have any tales of woe regarding being unable to afford health care?Forget about living pay check to pay check; do you know how you are going to pay your rent from month to month?Can you identify with the phrase feast or famine?How does living a creative life impact your stress levels, emotional experience, and/or mental health?How does your income impact your nutrition?Do you live in questionable housing conditions due to your artistic vocation?Do you have more than one day job?Do you have stable employment?Do you work as an adjunct? Maybe in more than one location? Maybe the work is seasonal and without benefits?What are the challenges of working full-time and still trying to pursue a creative career?What does it take for you to make money from your art?Are you delaying having children because you don’t have the means to raise a family and pursue a creative career?How has your race, ethnicity, or culture impacted your creative career?What about gender?Disability?Age?Are student loans ruining your life?What do you have to do to afford studio space or other art-related expenses?Do you have zero retirement benefits because of the nature of your career?Have you given up on artistic dreams because of these challenges and how has that impacted you?Other issues not mentioned here
via Submit Your Story!.
from the article
I have footnoted the majority of astrological statements made in addition to the Sabian symbol information in order to render this interpretation as objective as possible.TECHNIQUE USED: I quote the Sabian symbol information. Then, I follow each symbol interpretation with photos, quotes about and from Putin, and articles that illustrate how the symbol has unfolded in his life’s expression.
“Acts of Desolation
When the battlefield torn by mines is all the school or playground in which to grow,
how can the children be taught to know, to understand a lexicon of peace?
Bitter hatred permeates mother’s milk and what there is of grain,
permeates the very rain, gathered in barrels since the wells ran red
with poisoned blood, since the holiest of sites became blackened
with pestilence and shame.
Rumors expand on who is to blame; not much else to go around..
I like to walk the dark empty streets. Late at night, the city becomes its own. The smells, the silence, the stark black and white, shadows and streetlamps, without the people the city can become comforting, peaceful. But never for long.”
SciFi novelette originally envisioned as a graphic novel
pages sway, disarray, play with urchin wind
I hear their duet, and my joining hum releases
A circling jazz, art’s heartbeat,
wild wind’s symphony