The economy has damn near bottomed out, jobs are more and more scarce, food prices do not equate with the reduced income, gasoline is a living breathing dragon like those seen in Chinese festivals…rolling up and down to veil the entertainers that drive the beast. But through it all, there is a sense of calm. An eiry sense that my peace and joy has finally been reached.
There may not be the multi digit salary that is SUPPOSED to accompany my many years of education but honestly this place of humility is just where I need to be. It is imperative that we all live on less extravagance, less indulgence, and far less materialism. Perhaps then and only then will we all begin to regain our HUMANITY.
Those characteristics that seperate us from the animal kingdom include: the ability to effectively communicate with one another without yelling, cursing or becoming violent, the random acts of kindness that invariably change a person’s very life, the ability to effectively RAISE THE CHILDREN. Turning off the TV to save on the electricity bills, huddling on the bed with covers over the family sitting in front of a fireplace to discuss the day’s events.
Families and friends will invest in crock pots all across the nation to save on restaurant outings and invite each other over to their humble homes to share what little bounty they may have among them! To see a world not as reliant on the subterfuge that permiates our psyche and spiritual centeredness by excess alone…there is nothing substantive about it. Unlike grandma’s dumplings that floated in the homemade chickens & such she used to make, the crap that we are FED does not stick to the proverbial rib of our spiritual selves but only latches onto fragments of gray matter that may be receiving even when we don’t realize. There will have to come the reading hour or two because the family or friends determine to save on the electricity or determine to rest their eyes and minds from the bullshit that constantly enters.
When will the HOPE movement crescendo? Whenever it comes rest assured that there will be a resounding resolve to the hopelessness of the human condition. There will be a beautiful silence….the computers will be still, the minds of those who seek to be smarter than our creator will be all too eager to simply WAIT and the children will be as organic as they were before the first human hands touched them as they entered this spacial dilemma.