are calling my attention in every direction…
What I am to do?
I am well passed the age I believed I can change the world – yes, I have dedicated a lot of time, energy and voice with some success but, have come to understand that all I can truly change is myself and thus affect those and that I come in direct contact with…
My socio-political activism, my environmental/eco -concerns, animal rights, multi-cultural orgs. and festivals – public no longer - gone!
No more Liberal Party membership and meetings, no more socio-cultural presidencies, boards and advisories, no more Greenpeace, SPCA… no more… no more refugee settlement, no more pain – I thought.
I thought, that if I just stay in the background and “mind my own business” sort-of-speak, I would eventually find a balance, a quiet spot in my milieu.
Three years ago, I came to live to this quiet, immaculate, beautiful tiny city tucked away by the ocean, a little forgotten by time...
Lately, every time I leave my place, some building or another is being thorn down and small neighborhood businesses are moving - out of the city - permanently?
I live in a society that has no sense of cummunity value, of permanence, of culture building – of any kind of nurturance… sadly, it has no points of reference! Everything is disposable. Everything. And, whatever is replacing the older, is also of paper and wood... one strong gust of wind, one match ... PUFF!
How can I, or anyone find any comfort and peace in a community that is in turmoil? (Not progress, turmoil!) AND, in a society such as ours that chooses violence at all times?
I tune into the calling of my heart… as Maria Callas sorrowfully sings in another spectacular performance, a mono-recording now a CD… and design jewellery, paint and prepare for my upcoming workshops wishing I were somewhere else!
Bellow - as five additional individual postings:
yesterday’s "paper crumpling technique" testing results, which brought around some joy, particularly “Earth”, which I am sure will become a looooooong series and, will be tried out with other papers.