Sunday, August 26

For Drifty

Drifty has written a couple posts about blogging here and here, and it inspired me to revise something I wrote last April.


We are artists.
We all are.
All of us.
And spiritual enlightenment
comes from connecting
with the creativity God has sent us to do.
You can be brave
and do it
or you can watch American Idol, chew on numb mindless shit all the live-long day,
pretend that a paid-off mortgage and a circular drive are the main goals and hey, you've already met those, (congratulations) and then you thought you were invited to the cocktail party of success and they don't speak to you or even pat you on the back.
And still you shut out the work you've been sent here to DO, turn it off, kill it.
so many people shut it out, some even succeed in burying the pain that comes when you connect.
Pain? ah yes.
Connecting to THAT so often requires disconnect from what we thought was feeding us.
We think we'll starve.
Someone said I'm channeling John Coltrane when I talk like this.
So many never, ever, don't connect,
Avoid connection in the belief that to be an artist is irresponsible.
Ha. It's the only responsibility we have.
And when you connect,
the Angels rejoice.
the Angels rejoice.
And we're fed until we're full. Full. Full.

6 comments:

  1. Whether you ascribe to a particular faith or none, Matthew 18:20 seems pertinent. Thank you Blue Gal.

    We are here now.
    There is no time.

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  2. Matt 18:20 King James Version:

    For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

    Thank you whig, it is a great reminder that we are not alone in this and that we bloggers support each other.

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  3. I am always heartened when I read your blog to know that I am not alone in my thoughts.

    The struggle of my life, thus far, has been to not look down on the people who confuse the things that really matter with possessions and other transient items that won't pave their way into heaven.

    I've recently tried to put myself around them and see things from their perspective and try to have a sense of compassion instead of scorn. If I keep in mind that people are gullible, insecure, and desperate to find a sense of belonging then it's much harder to be frustrated by their actions.

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  4. 18:20 For where there are two or three gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them."

    18:21 Then came Peter unto him and said: Lord, how often shall my brother offend against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?

    18:22 Jesus saith to him: "I say not to thee, till seven times; but till seventy times seven times.

    18:23 Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened to a king, who would take an account of his servants.....

    .... 18:33 Shouldst not thou then have had compassion also on thy fellow servant, even as I had compassion on thee?

    18:34 And his lord being angry, delivered him to the torturers until he paid all the debt.

    18:35 So also shall my heavenly Father do to you, if you forgive not every one his brother from your hearts."

    Tall order.... 

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  5. So, I know in my experience sometimes I'll write/post something and someone will say, wow, I needed that, and it's kind of easy to shrug that off. But, as Hans and Franz always said, hear me now and believe me later:

    I. Needed. That.

    I can't thank you enough.

    Back to work on the big chunk o' my master's thesis that's due on Wednesday...

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  6. Beautiful, BG. And so very true. Thanks for the reminder.

    And thanks for the "Don't Sugar-Coat It"!

    See you at Salon.

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