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Tuesday
Jun272017

The Mountains Are Calling

I've blogged for over a decade now. Not many people read these posts anymore, but I'm still compelled to write once in a while. Good threapy, I suppose. The world has changed (radically, in some ways) in the last ten years. And especially in the last two. 

All things considered, I've changed a lot, too. I would be embarassed and ashamed to say that I haven't. We're being delusional if we think we can remain "neutral"; we're either evolving or devoloving, period. There's no sitting on the fence. And you know if you're on the right track or not. If you keep the blinders on, or stay asleep, and keep telling yourself that you're happy and doing the right things, you'll wake up at the end of your life and regret most of it. Embrace change, take chances, do big things (in your life), don't fear the unknown!

I'm in my fifties now, I see where my life has made a difference in some areas, and where I've neglected other areas. I ascribe to Socratic philosophy, and I do believe an unexamined life is not worth living. I try to examine as often as I can. That's what I've been doing for the past two years, a lot. And it made me realize I need to take my own advice (again) and do something BIG and RADICAL!

To my point: Something has shifted. Things have changed. People have changed. I'm just now coming to the realization that what was, is gone, and it won't be coming back. And as I navigate through the maze of anxiety, stress, and the political upheaval, I find myself wanting a radically different life, away from the nonsense and chaos. Away from the hoards of mindless, robotic consumers that are blinded by the Empire's glow and the constant deception and lies. I need to move on down the road ;-)

"Everyone needs beauty and bread
A place to pray and a place to play
The mountains are calling and I must go."
John Muir