MEMORABLE WEEKEND


SUMMER IS HERE! HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!

These are the best of times and the worst of times and a fabulous time to be alive on a planet whose fast altering human substance and societal upheaval are leaps ahead of whirling skies, hurricanes, tsunamis and volcanic errupts. It’s the year of inhabitant upheaval and the climate doesn’t have a patch on these tornadic changes going on.

It’s like everything alive stood on its toes and screamed We’ve had enough and We Won’t Take It Any More. A simultaneous outright war between access to better lives and the usual gang of idiot oppressors. Let freedom ring. Have a superb weekend and make good stuff happen.

God bless America and all the soldiers who’ve loved you so for keeping the expanding consciousness of our country going full speed and non stop.

And God bless the blind Chinese dissident for giving us all so much sight.

(Photo above from The Drudge Report, thanks Matt, too terrific.)

Big Sur Magic


THE TRAIL YOU ARE BLAZING HAS LED YOU TO…

this one extraordinary bit of land, this Big Sur, this sudden, rough mix of elements and hold-in-the-hand substance.

I see it with my eyes, I see it in the faces and eyes and bodies of strangers who stand to experience the shock, the embrace, the startling intake, the welcoming thirst to want more to never leave.

Do locals tire of it? Is a complacency reached, a saturation when all events turn non-eventful. No.

It is the redwood windsong that I hear, my neighbor’s halloo: Have you seen the flower on the river bank? Look, look at those clouds! The ocean was unbelievable this morning…at dawn. Come this way, stand here, look at the mist over Apple Pie Ridge, can you believe…it’s violet! 

There is no complacency, not in the eyes nor in the souls of all who come to this most west of western ground. It is perhaps the most welcome loss of innocence. It is perhaps the unmet friend.