Archive | January, 2019

If Wishes Were Horses…

29 Jan

If you could have any single wish come true, what would it be? Would it be the ever popular “unlimited wealth”, immortality or incomparable beauty? What about youth?

Let’s say you could wake up tomorrow morning and be 20 again, 20 and never age a day after that?

Of course with the way things are going, does youth matter if there is no future?

So let’s say you wish for the environment to be miraculously… cleaned up. How long would it take before it was completely fucked again? Or would the greedy money addicts fall on their knees and accept Gaia as the one, true goddess?

What would you wish for if you were a billionaire? Would you want to save the world or rule it like Caligula? Do you think there is a weathered wooden sled with peeling paint bearing the name Rosebud in their past, or a diminutive, terminally ill child, that they would wish to heal? I like to think so. I like to believe that everyone has that one thing, that would melt their heart, or tweak their conscience. But it’s getting harder and harder.

I know a lot of peeps that would wish for love. Not just any love, but Hollywood love. Does that even exist? Have any of you had it? Are you experiencing it now?

I have no idea what my wish would be. I think I have forgotten how to dream big. It doesn’t take a lot to make me happy. But right now, even the things that don’t cost anything are disappearing, like customer service, small businesses, affordable housing and politicians who actually represent voters and not just those who donate to their campaigns.

I would wish for all the money in the world to disappear but there would still be those with carrots, to dangle in front of those without.

So how does one escape the wish trope? Is it possible to make a wish that will result in a happy ending? If you come up with one, let me know.

#wish #revolution #writing #drugssexrockandroll #dangergirl #eattherich

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What Makes Me Happy

13 Jan

#blackcats #anarchy #jazz #newyork #hardcoreguitar #books #bwmovies #dinosaurs
Black cats.
Guitar virtuosos like Jack White, Jimi Hendrix, Gary Clark Jr, Jimmy Page, Orianthi, The Great Kat, Carlos Santana, Marc Ribot
Buying new sheets. (I just bought a set with rhinos on them)
Hanging out in jazz clubs
Having sword fights with N.
Turning out all the lights and listening to radio plays from the 40’s and 50’s.
Chinatown
Spending hours in art galleries
New York
Hats
Coffee table books
Single malt scotch
Dancing
Reading
Finding new books to read
Eating cuisine from everywhere
Watching classic films in bed eating Haagen Dazs salted caramel ice cream.    
Wombats                                                                                      
Going to plays in untraditional places by artists who produce themselves
Finding other rebels to plot revolution with
Tulips, Freesia, Gardenias, Iris and Narcissus… flowers
All the fun, fluffy, intense, creative, eccentric, loving people in my life
Believing that everything is possible.
Experiencing brand new things
Classical Iranian music
Travelling to places that stretch my comfort zone
Discovering that my comfort zone is huge
Sloths
Going to Chinatown for foot massage
Being in the present.
Coconut yoghurt with fresh pineapple
cheese
Going to concerts
Blowing bubbles
Yoyos
kazoos
Bach cello solos
cello solos
black clothes
getting a line of dialogue so perfect, I have to drop everything and write it down before I lose even a word of it.
new discoveries about dinosaurs especially when they find a new species.
when something great happens to someone I like
when I discover that I have reached a point of indifference with people I once disliked.
shoes
having art created by my friends, on my walls
my apartment
knowing that this list could go on forever.

The Sun Is Out, The Sky Is Blue

6 Jan

I am an unapologetic idealist. I believe, with everything in my being, that it’s within our power to create a world with no hunger, war, disease, homelessness, illiteracy and oppression. And I believe we could accomplish all of this in the same amount of time or less, than it’s taken to turn the world into the pit of despair it has become in the last 3 years.

I’m not saying the world was a box of Godiva’s before that.

If I’ve learned anything, it’s that the only difference between 2015 and 2016 is that I was untouched and unaffected in 2015, whereas for many, the only difference is that now, the hell is out in the open.

The most surprising thing for me, is why so many people are content to ignore this hell, especially when it is obvious that any day it could effect them. Any day, they too, could be homeless, unemployed and targeted.

But this is not a blues song or a lament, it is my line in the sand.

I’ve talked about a lot of things in this blog. I’ve talked about #lawofattraction, #rewritingyourstory #cats #death #writing #moneymindset #solitude #music #mymother and #culturalgrowth. And if you have been following me, you know I’m a solution oriented person because there is always a solution even it means not playing.

In fact, not playing is one of the most effective solutions. And it’s my new game plan, until things really do, get better.

What does that mean for me?

It means walking my talk. It means doing what I believe in, even if it’s doomed to failure because the masses are doing something else. It means not spending my money (as much as is humanly possible) on things that add to the oppression of others and the destruction of the earth. It means voting only for people who genuinely represent what I believe in. It means putting my money where my beliefs are and supporting artists who are hammers, not wallets, giving to animal rescues, and feeding people who are homeless. Not giving in to the anger, fear and hopelessness, the media, including social media, and populism are inundating us with. It means not losing my sense of humour or my belief in magick.

I was trying to figure out what the main difference was between the 60’s and today, in terms of outlook and I realized that the biggest difference was faith that change could come, would come, because it was righteous.

Naive? Who cares. I’ve been on both sides of this perspective and naive is infinitely better than cynical.

We don’t know what the future will bring, all we have are speculations based on our beliefs, what we are fed, and what could happen if nothing changes, or it gets worse.

The only thing I (personally) have control over is my belief system.
I believe we can make life good for everyone. I believe we can be positive without burying our head in the sand. And I believe that if we all threw off our fear of authority and our conditioning we could do it now.