Thursday, May 22, 2008

Well Hello There...

As my grandfather, Hastings Keith, would say...
"Well Hello There..." - like you were the most important person he could hope to meet. Of course that feeling lasted all of about 30 seconds until he began to quiz you on the ills of Social Security or the name of Speaker of The House...

And today - Thursday - May 22 - I say to you...

Well Hello There!

And I say it as though I were laughing to myself while talking to myself...which essentially is exactly what I am doing. And maybe someone will read this and maybe no one will...I have nothing to lose however, as I love to write and I love to comment on this funny world we live in.

It's a beautiful and cold Vermont late Spring, the sun is shining, illuminating the green majesty of the forest but deceiving, with it's brightness, the crisp almost but not quite cold of the day. I am sitting at my electronic screen full of nothing, actually. I thought I might write that I was full of indignation or pride or anger or sorrow or confusion or happiness or one of those descriptors...but right now I am full of nothing...simply an observer of my life and the lives of others. It is a day like today that I yearn and hope for every day. A day like today, full of nothing, that is my goal. I do not wish to be swayed by the emotional tides...I wish to ride on top of them, smiling and occasionally winking.

But this day didn't start like this...and most days don't for me. Most days I am full of descriptions of emotions...full of words and soft feelings that, at my worst, rule me and at my best flow through me.

Don't know where this is going to go and I have found that is usually the best. And I promise nothing, also best. I am finding myself always in transition lately and beginning to understand that transition is the natural state of the world and the more I accept that the easier things are for me...and when I say easier, I don't mean like I have the answers to a test...I mean like lighter, smoother, more enjoyable, faster, more precise, simpler...

So being my first real blog...I will set the table with this:
I am contemplating selling my business for a bunch of money - but I won't get a bunch - I will get a bit. I am wondering what it is I will do after. I am thinking that we, all of us, are slaves to a system that we, some of us, are just waking up to. I am just waking up to the fact that I don't have that many apparent options if I don't want to be a "slave". I believe politics today are potently irrelevant to addressing the issues of humanity and when I say, oxymoronically, potently irrelevant I mean to say that politics today is the single heaviest contributer to the problems of humanity, directly and indirectly. I believe that if you believe with any conviction, and the more conviction the worse, things like Republicans and Democrats deserve your allegiance or that there is anything to be benefited by announcing your support of one party over the other...or of one candidate over the other...You are irrelevant yourself and are doing nothing but contributing to quickening the pace that the greatest social experiment in history circles the drain.

I also believe, even though I continue to contradict on a daily basis, that the human soul is the greatest and that we all have god inside of us, that love is the ultimate and that we are connected.

Ok Damon - see you later my man - it's really me and you...

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