Future Perfect Now #82
We are at a turning point in our existence and nothing will ever be the same again. We cannot return to what we regarded as ‘normal’, as it was precisely that ‘normal’ that was the problem. And these statements are true, every day of our lives. That shows us what our impetus, our mode of existence, has to be. It has to be creativity. There is no other answer. Unless we embrace creativity every day, we are succumbing to a way of being that destroys our spirit and neutralizes our souls. Because the way we are designed dictates that we move forward, learn, experiment with a good and sincere heart. There is no other type of progress, and we would be fools to think there is. In a way, it is obvious, what I am saying here, yet we have so much in us that simply wants to stop, keep the success we have found, hang on to and repeat experiences that gave us comfort or joy, in the hope that this will be enough to sustain our psyche. But it never is. Second-hand experiences, repeated highs are only ever a poor sequel to the initial event. Who are we kidding? Not ourselves or anyone else. This is it, folks. The time is only now so we are compelled to think anew, constantly, and push ourselves beyond our comfort or coping zones, and really discover the best, the most amazing, the unexperienced fantastic potential of who we really are.
About this image
Uncertainty of existence: oil on canvas
31.5 x 47.5 inches
We are indeed living in strange times. I post this as the coronavirus pandemic reaches new heights, as people are fraught with uncertainty as to the voracity of the virus and the relevance and efficacy of measures being taken to combat it. And, as it spreads, we see behaviours changing and we suspect there are plans for mass compulsory vaccinations that will solve nothing and most likely cause harm, as well as tightening of controls on populations and the curtailing of civil liberties. What have we become?
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