If daily rains on meadows flowers can grow with comfort,
mosquitoes will feast in shallow ponds
one tries to simplify drought
brown yards, barren rivers by dreaming
only to arrive on hunger, thirst, and forest fires.
“Millenials think they can change the world”
touching and swiping the landscape
are they new pair of eyes looking,
new mind thinking?
They arrive at the entrance of somewhere
the door opens
abundance and famine
thousands of ballgames, concerts
thousands of migrants shivering on the borders
or dying on the shore.
Are these pictures new, you ask.
“Intellectualism is a primary block for many creative people….Sometimes knowledge impedes change: We know more but do less.”-The Artist Way at Work
note: the quotation taken from The Artist Way at Work, Riding the Dragon, Twelve Weeks to Creative Freedom by Mark Bryan with Julia Cameron and Catherine Allen
“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”
– Gustave Flaubert
note: Mrs. Abstract likes fresh oysters and sparkling wine for her birthday.
The waves are travelling fast
wind disturbing her attempts
to sleep, thoughts rain
in her mind, no time
to be sad or afraid.
The ground sways
where she walks
she is focused,
can not think of a world
Is that absurd?
If words are flowers
would you not want
a fragrant, colorful garden?
A friend carries gardenia in his pocket
instead of cologne, more natural,he says,
fresh and lasts longer.
Some words are heavy
emotions can be wieldy
hard to carry
dawn brings a prism of colors
like a smile that frames one’s day
even flaws become acceptable.
slowly you will learn the grammar
a coherence of your genius and vulnerability
you will not be afraid to dance.
The happiest people I know are not those who are the most beautiful, rich or famous. The happiest people I see are simply those who stay cheerful and try to cheer up others while getting through their own bad stuff.- Helen Gurley Brown
note: quoted by Joyce Tenneson in her book WISE WOMEN