If that makes me a sinner man, then I’ll wear the label proudly
People always think of a young person when such a subject comes up, but our society has no use for us seniors.
One of the saddest things about internet discussion is how it brings out hostile discourse. Maybe I shouldn’t say it brings out because internet discussion doesn’t do anything. Only the participants can actually bring something to it. I think of all the time wasted in personal attacks, anger and unnecessary fighting and wonder how much better we could make this world if each individual made a firm choice not to bring such things to the discussions. At best, someone ends up making a conscious decision not to continue in such discussions, walking away from them. Communication is then lost along with what benefits come from it.
2017 and so many of us on edge with our heals dug in and our fences securely in place around our respected positions menacingly shaking our fists and proclaiming “I will not be moved” – which is to say I will not consider anything different than my views nor will I change despite whatever is presented to me that could alter my process.
Walk away from it? Stay out of such discussions? Never participate? Sure. These are all solutions that we come to, but always at the expense of communication that teaches, provides learning and fosters growth. I look around at this mess and mutter “no wonder.”
I’m not interested in getting paid for my art. I have other methods of feeding myself.
My art is about self-expression. That’s who I am. I don’t come with a price tag.
The United States of America may have launched our own missile of destruction in 2016. Seems too many people of deep importance to us passed away right when we weren’t prepared, leaving us feeling so distraught. Through it all I have survived and grown and overcome.
Cancer showed up at my door in 2016 looking for a party, but my doctors quickly kicked it down the street.
Then on Christmas morning I found myself in the company of all “my children” for the first time in one place 💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖❤❤❤❤❤❤💓💓💓💓💓💓
My family made a very real statement to me this year “we got your back and we love you!”
2016 has been a very trying year, but I’m thankful for having lived through it and look forward to being a part of what it takes to make this world better in 2017.