God is music. It causes something to stir within the human particles within its universe or sphere of influence.
The particles begin moving, thrashing and colliding until they coalesce into a sea of varying waves of expression.
A particle does not necessarily realise the awesomeness of this until they take a moment to change perspective and try take in and observe the living universe in its perceived entirety.
What do they see?
They see a sea if different bodies expressing themselves accordingly; but collectively, they are the expression of the music itself and it is the music that determines the quality and character of life in that universe.
But what the particles don’t all realise is that God has different expressions and although many worship music, others worship literature and art, and if you look a bit more carefully, you will find God everywhere.
Not all particles understand that music, literature, art and all the other Gods also have Gods, as do those Gods and so on and so forth.
This is the best I can perceive eternity.
What God do you worship and more importantly, what kind of God are you?
You and I are puzzles residing in a greater puzzle.
Let’s align our pieces. Make a shape to make a picture, because without us solving for our individual puzzle, we can’t expect to see the bigger picture whether that bigger picture is two puzzles or the sum total of every existing thing.
The abstract, chaotic pieces are there, we just need to make sense of them and shift them in to place, maybe then we will see not puzzles, but art – as life should be seen.
This instant gratification that we strive for is damaging. It’s leading us to daily impatience due to our expectation, which is based on our ability to get more things done faster – thanks a great deal to technology. Although these things that have sprouted from our creative minds to fill a space to suit a task and improve it are great and wonderful, but it shouldn’t mean that we should adopt a motto of : ‘we have the ability, so therefore we must’. This attitude, I believe, is far more dangerous than we like to think.
Technology is at a place where things are being improved at a steady rate and because it is seen as helpful, our perception of these gadgets and abilities also shift with them. It is allowing us to accomplish more and more in less time and that eventually becomes standardized, setting the bar for the masses to follow. Doing more things in less time is great, but to what end?
When demands are constantly met, expectation no doubt eventually also creeps in. When there is a new breakthrough allowing for even more things to be done in even less time (which may eventually become the norm) expectation will also shift. It will get to the point where we demand the impossible out of people and due to our expectation of the ‘standard’ we will eventually make it impossible for ourselves to be human.
Add to this the fear of our mortality, our safety and thus our dependability on money. This creates an illusion of time. If this instantaneous obsession becomes the norm, then we begin to fear that we are running out of time. So we do more with gadgets that allow us to do still more in that time. Eventually we spend the majority of our waking life in a career we didn’t necessarily want, all to make some money to create a personal life we spend a fraction of time living. This pressure of the illusion of time causes stress in many people’s lives and that stress expresses itself as discomfort and dis-ease in the human unit (both mentally, emotionally and physically), much of which is unnecessary.
We need to practice intelligent moderation and balance. Life is dynamic and is forever changing and we do need to move with it, but all in moderation. We need to show control and intelligent balance demands the greatest of control, for one needs to know when to make a willing sacrifice for the well-being of not only the single human unit, but for humanity in general.
If I can’t control my actions to support my morals, despite my emotional state, for the better of another/others, then am I any more intelligent than an animal?
Are our actions 100% governed by our emotions, upbringing/experiences and mental frame of mind? Is there no “natural” instinct toward good? And if there is, I wonder how many would concretize this instinct with action? And I don’t mean once-off action, I mean with the self-control of constant action and active intelligence.
Because there are some really mindless, “intelligent” douche bags around. And I mean intentional douche bags. We all make mistakes and joke around, but intention says a lot. Be more intentional with your actions and give volume over your word.
Be a metaphor today. Be something more than just a human.
Today I am the universe’s smallest library, continuously looking for new material.
There is no copyright in my library, but you should always respect the books. It is impossible to steal them, but you are encouraged to use the photocopier. Take the copies to your library and keep your edited books and encouraged piracy there. Do not leave an unnecessary mess and do not create an unnecessary disturbance in my library. I will always clean up the mess, but you shall not be permitted to enter again. Today I am a library and if you so choose, you may pick out any book to read. But who these days truly has the time and patience to read entire books? Right of admission reserved.
These photographs are from the same shoot as the previous post. I’m just trying to shoot more with a human element involved, something I need to do more of! When I shoot I always shoot to RAW and use Photoshop CS3’s RAW converter. I like to see the RAW converter or the “digital darkroom” as a way to develop my digital images. Minus the chemicals and time it takes…Although, having said that, film is definitely an avenue I intend on exploring. When the time is right. So for now my Canon 30D will do 🙂
I played a little bit with some of the images, pulling out quite a bit of green in some of them. I found this worked, especially when the scarf was a little lost with the background. The scarf was blue, so I was able to pull out the green without effecting its hue. If anyone has any questions, please leave me a comment or email me firstname.lastname@example.org