Monday, February 24, 2014

David Gilmour Sings Sonnet 18

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer’s lease hath all too short a date;
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimm’d;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance or nature’s changing course untrimm’d
But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow’st;
Nor shall death brag thou wander’st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow’st:
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Bob Marley's Birthday

I’m trying to think of a way to celebrate Bob Marley’s birthday today. Maybe I’ll be Rasta ganja-mon for a day. Don’t judge - it’s freedom of religion and all that shit. Anyway, I have a prescription. I heard Glenn Beck say that it cures MD. If Glenn says it, it must be true.  Even if it doesn’t I don’t think I’ll give a damn anyway.

What does Bob represent to me? He represents freedom or the desire to achieve it. Not your run-of-the-mill freedom to be obtuse and regressive but the freedom to live and let live and the freedom to allow people to be who they really are.  So far we haven’t evolved enough to achieve that but instead choose to live with fear and hatred for people who challenge us with a different way of looking at things. It’s evident to me that no one seems to believe in what they say they believe in. If we did all of this could be possible. Happy birthday Bob Marley and pass that over to me!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Joseph Campbell

“Mythology is very fluid. Most of the myths are self-contradictory. You may even find four or five myths in a given culture, all giving different versions of the same mystery. Then theology comes along and says it has got to be just this way. Mythology is poetry, and the poetic language is very flexible. "Religion turns poetry into prose. God is literally up there, and this is literally what he thinks, and this is the way you’ve got to behave to get into proper relationship with that god up there.”
                               ~Joseph Campbell, “The Power of Myth"