- Compelling Darkness.
- September 25th, 2010
Somebody told me, I forget who, about that way most people with i phones don't look up. They'll walk whilst they dabble upon their new-age, electronical wonder devices. Furthermore, setting us apart from the great apes or, greater apes, if you will. (knowing they can beat the tar out of any man alive)
My avatar is of a smoking monkey. I've always had a reason for choosing a smoking monkey. No, it's not to be funny. Sure, it might be amusing to watch a smoking monkey. I know this because there is a high probability that I myself would laugh at such a sight. Truthfully, I think of this monkey's life, and what human society has turned this misfortunate tree dweller into. Sure, he might have a certain reflective thoughts while he inhales smoke into his monkey lungs, sure, he might feel a pleasure of sorts. With all things considered, I have to ask myself... Where is this monkey now? Alive... Dead? I could care less that he is smoking; that's not the point. It's a kind of a mystery, just like life. Remember, a picture is worth a thousand words.
Today during dog feeding, I was lifting some water buckets up and got sloshed on the upper leg by a five gallon bucket full of dog water. Unfortunately, my cellphone was in my pocket and received a generous mouthful of water.
Well now, I have no way to reach the outside world. And you know what? It's all that water's fault. That damned so called 'crucial element' that is necessary for all life. HOW DARE THEE...
Well if you didn't get the point of that last line, Who cares...
I find that darkness in some ways can trigger some very compelling thoughts. I am in a place where there is allot of night time. The glowing orb we call the sun is not to be seen for months. I feel are eyes must adapt to this darkness be it metaphorical or, the absence of light. One is easier to adapt to then the other. As seasons change here progressively you can find light in the dark of night. It then becomes day again and you are overwhelmed with the birth of life or, more appropriately a rebirth. I'm rambling here, I get on with it...
Perhaps I am ready for my everyday "sleepy death nap". Don't worry though, I will be born again in the morning. Not a "born again" but, that same JJ but awake to a new day and to new thoughts and ideas. For example, spring is birth, summer is mid-age, fall is old age, and winter is death. I don't mean that I'm going to off myself anytime soon, I'm just expressing the micro and macro cycles that are in everyday life. The circular design of a clock has a way to measure. Tick tick tick, I can hear it now, and life goes on. Sorry to much rambling going on here... I hope you'll excuse me. This is a whole new subject that might take a whole day in explaining my thoughts. I hate to look at computers for that long. Now I'm the one not looking up.... ;)