Ethan: How are you feeling today boys? You want to do stuff today or just be lazy? Francis: I’m feeling kind of snackish…maybe the porch. Ethan: The other day I asked you and you didn’t want to do ANYTHING. Francis: Well you always want to go cave diving or bike jumping or book stores! Climb mountainy mountains! Ethan: I asked if you wanted to go to the park… Francis: Oh…wheely? Wows…I don’t ‘member that…
Francis: Happy Dad’s day! To tha thin man! Simon: you’re a good dad. Francis: You’re an OLD man! Simon: Everyday you go to Job. It sounds rough. Francis: But this week you went to the Doctor. I’m cheerius…Is it aliens? Are you gonna get the draft? Ack! You caught the ugly? Do you have to go to a carpenter? Lay it on us…don’t hold back…I can take it…who’s gonna feed me snax? Ethan: curious, you’re curious…also…you really don’t know what a doctor is do you? Simon: Is it your trachea? Is it collapsing? Like Garf’s ?? Dad can you breathe? Ethan: Hold it! Everybody just hold it…As it turns out…I have to prove I am human and I will have to continue to go back to the doc to select traffic lights, bicycles and other oddities. I will also have to continue to write poetry very poorly. But they are gonna let that slide…for now. Francis: I knews it. . . Ethan: Now, who wants to help me eat these pizza rolls? Francis: Is this a twix question?
Francis: Heya wassup. Ethan: man, I don’t know what was in the air today, but it was busy… Simon: (sniffs air) some pizza, some bacon, some eggos, Ethan: that’s what’s in the fridge… Simon: Oh… Francis: Sit down, fluff up, drink a beers… Ethan: wait, what did y’all DO while I was gone??? Simon: ….. Francis: we napped, and we watched doctor who’s and simons threw up in the bed…and we played with the tennis ball… Ethan: wait! Ahhh man…you want a popsicle? Francis: I want purple! Ethan: Not you,you’re fine… Francis: (cough cough) oh no’s no’s no’s no’s..I gots the sick. Simon: I don’t believe he’s ever been sick. Ethan: Well, he’s never ate from the trash.
Bring all of the broken pieces to light, are we doing alright? Empty inside…. Like all of these open roads… Detached, Religions said to deny what’s inside, Culture said conform and get in line… We can’t feel what’s left to – We all keep – caving…. Empty vessels …. Out on these open roads —— There has to be some kind of beauty Some kind of lines worth writing Were we not shaped by light? Held by truth? Grown by love ? By love My love My love Love… Around these open roads This house is burning all of these broken pieces … We used to be fighters but now We feel so empty Detached from any identity Any kind of sense of self Worth saving… Were we not shaped by light Held by truth Grown by love By love My love My love Love… —— All is fair in love and war —— Hold to me through your night Until you’re doing alright It’s just open roads It’s just memory And sensory It’s just time In that jar of sand You are light You are eternity And everything is passing But you are beginning You matter You are all the borders to the ocean You are the depths we haven’t seen yet The quilting to the universe You are identity Autonomy Beauty And hope …. You are beginning…. Just beginning…
I keep moving my couch closer and pretending it doesn’t matter ….
Pictures give us words
We are textured
Can you downsize the American dream?
We can find answers in 5g speed
We are born with a cellular plan
But we don’t know our neighbour
A pastors struggle on Monday morning
Are we red and blue state ?
People vote, or don’t vote, for various reasons.
One Party is the single issue party. Or the anti vax, anti mask, lower tax…don’t take my guns?
No, one party is the American dream, Reagan party, read, communicate, write, dream, love your country, write your wife love letters from across the room. You’re groomed from a young age to vote red.
The business owner. Trying to dream.
The other is college kids, millennials, like it or not, woke, sensitive to every issue, minority, apologising, how will the kids make it during this economy?
Most of us are somewhere in the middle not on the fringes…who’ve lived through a handful of economic collapses…
Most of us have lost someone to this virus…
I was talking with a nurse and she was telling me of the horror of a patient dying…of the horror that people still think this is a hoax, the fact that these patients are protected by privacy laws and this creates a gap…and we will never know…but they know…and for them…this is a nightmare…
Now, what do people vote on?
Somewhere in the middle.
We have more in common than we think.
The whole silence is violence
be woke to every single new thing ….
that’s a big tab…
the answer to winning votes and states
is not be the most liberal…
it’s connecting to the country.
We are all Americans.
Unplug from social media,
You can block and unfollow each-other all day long but these are real people with real lives and real votes and they are not going anywhere, they’re our neighbours our mothers our siblings.
what do we all have in common.
Return to the vision. Return to common sense, adulthood …
you can build a platform and a table with room for everyone.
We can’t go back…we go forward…beyond the light…or we fade into oblivion…