I have learned a few things about myself over this past week.
For starters, I enjoy commenting on social phenomena:)
Further, I see now that my blog is privy to my emotional states. My frustrations, the things I find amusing, insights about life and so on have the potential of making their way onto this platform.
I started the social commentary full of frustration. I recently de-activated my Facebook account because I was becoming irritated by what I call “pass around activism”. What I mean is simple. I can feel when people are not thinking. It is a super power of sorts. Re-posting just to be a part of something isn’t movement. We need dialog. Just not on Facebook. I just feel that Facebook activism is one slight step above locking myself in a room to play on-line warcraft with other dudes also locked in their room playing on-line war craft. It’s like being active without leaving the comfort of your shitty, stinky sweats. Later, I realized that these re-posts could be the beginning of a necessary dialog. Hey… we are usually groggy when we wake up yes? Regardless, Facebook can kiss my ass. I’m going to continue my journey with my people eye to eye… besides my blog of course.
In the end, it all comes back to love for me. Admittedly, I have a desire from time to time of exploding the entire reality as we know it to pieces. I thank God every day that I do not have access to the button that would enable that. If that were the case then the person in the car in front of me could trigger a global catastrophe simply by being old and slow.
I named this site love, art & fear because I believe these are the states we are in as humans. Love, when we open ourselves, share, have compassion, think of others in kindness and bless those around us. Fear, when we cut ourselves off from others, ignore what must be addressed, act selfishly and curse the world.
Art is everything in between.