I was at a conference....I was working it. And I usually don't listen very closely to the content of the speeches and topics but this one was hard to ignore. There were two economists talking about the future of US financial stuff and it wasn't good news. They agreed that Congress has not heeded their warnings and that we are heading down a "slippery slope." How can we get Congress to listen to us?", was the question. A retired senator was in the audience and he blamed the public for the direction of the US economy. One of the speakers asked if he expected the public to be reading the reports that they sent....elaborate, complex econonmic data and futures...and the senator sat down. The audience then realized (if I may speak for us) that the congress has another agenda. It was a fascinating discourse on how deep the dollar is diving.
Thursday, April 3, 2008
I was tramping through the countryside yesterday and I came across some wild dogs.....a pack. Snarling, barking, belching dogs...see attached. Walking around the lake was like exploring the Amazon jungle. Scary things were there like the sounds of wild animals (trucks), raptors above (robins) and predators roaming (groundhogs).
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Monday, March 31, 2008
I photographed some actors today. It was for the pre-show marketing stuff. Actors are great because they love the camera..."Hey, look at me!" That's the mantra for a good performer. This group knew their Shakespeare. They recalled lines and costume details from previous plays and had an expression for each word. I felt quiet and reserved around these Merry Wives of Windsor.
Sunday, March 30, 2008
This weekend I sat on my tukas...is that how to spell that? Although I did work around the house I did not consider photography...or hardly at all. I did consider my lawn and garden...I went to a birthday party last night. And, I finished my 2012 book. The Hopi, like the Mayan, saw the future as well. Throughout the book I wondered if the writer would quote my favorite philospher. I was disappointed and thought maybe he was an outdated figure in the world of contemporary "expanded consciousness" study. Then, it was almost the final paragraph, there he was with an insight into the "dis ease" of the current culture...which he wrote in 1960(ish). Alan Watts was his name. I was so pleased to see him quoted.
Til next time.
Friday, March 28, 2008
Sheesh, I'm reading this book...2012 The Return of Queztalecoatl. It is fascination, unnerving, gripping and unbelievable....all at once. This Mayan spirit, Queztalcoatl, foretold that we are about to enter a new period of higher consciousness....all of us. The book deeply respects the Buddha, the Upanishads, Islam...Jung, the Myths of King Arthur and many more people and things that help to uncover our everpresent ubiquitous consciousness.
I believe this stuff in my heart. That we are already part of this "field of mind' that ties everything together and that time is an illusion. We have egos that explain this side of reality and we are egoless unity beneath/above/beside/within a, to use another's term, Cosmic Consciousness. These two realities kiss sometimes.
So, according to Maya legend, we are heading toward a higher ground of being....the entire world. It will "happen" at winter's solstice, December 21, 2012. We may suffer in the transition or we may not. But, don't we always suffer to become more? So, watch out.
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
The meeting I went to tonight was great. I came home feeling refreshed and interested in creating this blog and writing about my photography.....the difficulties and successes. I was downtown shooting stock at the Lincoln Memorial and got a frickin' parking ticket....$100. Ouch! I better sell $100. worth of stock of that monument. Here's an image from the afternoon: