reward? nothing! except, by the journey,
maybe just maybe touch the God in all,
and "The Divine Aesthetic..."
"The right to be and in the being
touch the source of the universe..."
This quote from my fantasy
novel "Waits a Dragon" best
sums up how I feel about the creative
process and its place in our chaotic self
Lets face it fellow artists, writers, poets, musicians, we live in a society where the
elements of materialistic reality, devour
any sense of spiritual self. The very intangible factors that are the building
blocks of our creative endeavour
are so foreign, to the social manipulators
and politicians of our world, as to be almost on a different planet.
How else can you explain the
lack of sensitivity required to even exist
in their world. What is the limit to the degenerative level of social values
and perception? When a politician's
wife sings "When I am Sixty four"
two days after the apparent suicide of
a individual subject to inhuman political
A environment that has at its core
the word "spin". If I am to
understand the meaning of the word, and
please correct me if I am wrong."
"To put a different prospective on the truth", I always understood that truth is
truth and a lie a lie no matter what the
clothes to cover. This "spin"
has now been integrated into
a acceptable part of our social perception.
We expect spin to be used in
most elements of political communication
indeed there seems to be a
vast army of minions, intellectual lackeys
whose sole justification for
existence is to protect their masters
from any social or public reprimand
should these great and good leaders, Heaven
forbid, ever make a mistake.
Where are the boundaries? Where are the
individuals, the leaders, that
say I will not be party to that deceit,
I will not betray the innocent
or lie and cheat, steal an others work
and justify my action with
the words "for the greater good". Artists have known
the name of the perpetrator
of that phrase for generations, Machiavelli,
and have suffered bigotry, abuse, and prejudice from those that follow his philosophy
for generations. Where is the
hope? The hope is with us, fellow artists,
the dreamers, the seekers the ones who believe only the best of humanity.
The scientists, doctors,
nurses, police, philosophers, teachers,
and yes sometimes even the politicians all have their place. They are the
fuel for the creative inspiration,
"The Divine Aesthetic". This vast melting pot of humanity, with all their giving, are the building blocks for our
Yes, creators travel the pathways of the unreal world of inspiration,
dreams from a higher plain. A vast uncharted landscape of creative endeavour, where the only protection from doubt is humility. The
reward? nothing! except, by
the journey, maybe just maybe touch the
God in all, and in the touching know "The Divine Aesthetic"...
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