Future Perfect Now #106
Suck it up, is a phrase that comes to mind. I am thinking about lift, and how the human spirit can be taken from its base condition where, inevitably, it descends into fear and confusion, to a higher place. So, bear with me. Suck it up is usually not a nice way to say ‘deal with it’ in a completely unsympathetic way. But I am thinking of it another way. The way that airplane wings create lift. There is a tendency to think that, in order to take off, the wings press more and more air downwards and then ride on that cushion of compressed air to lift off. Much as we see the oppressive nature of governments and industries pressing restrictive measures, agendas and control onto entire populations. The pressure of conflicting information, regulation and aggression pushing humanity down into submission under the weight of it all, where people are powerless to press back. But that is not how the airplane’s wing works. The power of lift is above the wing, where the pressure differential creates a partial vacuum, and the wing has to move into that vacuum. It has no choice. So, it is interesting that a vacuum is more powerful than pressure, and the best place to be is above the wing. That is where we must be, in all the madness. Not engaging in the burgeoning pressure, the designed confusion and mis-informed action. We must be in silence, in the lift, in connection with our higher selves.
About this image
On a wing and a prayer: Ink on Strathmore Bristol 400 paper 18 x 24 inches
I have been reading one of these excerpts to Olga every evening before we go to sleep. She likes some of them so much that she insists that I do illustrations for them. Well, this is the first one that I have directly illustrated, thanks to her enthusiasm and my capitulation!
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