Today was an ice-in. That means I live in Texas. If mother nature sneezes, we close up shop. Continue reading
Pop Culture is our new religion.
Its Orthodoxy is taking center stage on social media.
Be with us
or be wrong
waylaid, they fall
Standing at the bedside
of a broken day
and it goes
on and on
and on and on
through my eyes
Until her eyes
A leather chair
soft, spongy carpet, curled up like a perm.
One hall, 4 bedrooms.
A kitchen –
where my Paw Paw is
making his peach milkshakes.
Foggy, faux-glass cups.
Ice cream and peach particles
sliding down the throat,
Golf on the TV –
more in tune with the wood furniture
than modern plastic.
An afternoon stretched out
like cloth on an ironing board.
Pressed, warm to the touch.
a pleasant nap.
My Paw Paw in his white undershirt
whispy, disappearing white hair
and craggy nose.
Eyes as dark as wise.
Stop ranting on Twitter.
Stop getting caught up in a whirlwind of rage.
Stop getting offended by every word.
Let me tell you a little story about a time when I failed.
Are we living for now or are we living for something else beyond us? I saw a tweet today (I didn’t screenshot, so forgive me) that bemoaned people who aren’t living today thinking they’ll live another life.
Guru is a weird word. Self-professing yourself as one is even weirder, perhaps the weirdest. Especially in industries that are bizarre chaos – technology and social media for example – the term guru (re: the popular expert) is laughable. An ever-changing industry, shifting its paradigm overnight at times, is not the place for someone finding comfort in being the expert.
As Tyler Durden would say:
“May I never be complete. May I never be content. May I never be perfect.”
When I started posting my artwork online at Behance, I didn’t get much response over it. A few friends looked it over, some had some nice comments for me, and it garnered a few appreciations from the community. But for the most part, nobody encouraged me to keep going. People aren’t generally wired for that. Most of us go about our daily lives looking for ways to encourage ourselves and enrich our lives. This isn’t selfishness. It just is how we keep ourselves going in life. If you were to only focus on others, you’d neglect yourself.