Tuesday, April 24, 2012

What LOVE looks like

I was watching this show for kids and the woman said No silly you can't see Love its something you feel. I think they have it all wrong. Like the Stevie Wonder song isn't She Lovely, he says, Isn't she Lovely? Made from Love. I would tell my baby girl to look in the mirror. I would tell her that she is made from love that she is love and that all the beauty and love in the universe exisits inside of her. Here are some pictures of what love looks like: The first one is my daughter, the others courtesy of facebook









Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Carlin genius

I love George Carlin. He was really smart and awake and really, really funny. But he was just telling us what was there right in front of us, right?


Thursday, April 12, 2012

role models?

I have been thinking a lot about who my role models have been growing up and how much they have shaped me. I can be quite dramatic and extreme and I blame it on being a Scorpio. I would love to think my heart and soul follow in the foot steps of people like Ghandi, Martin Luther King Jr., Maya Angelou, and John Lennon, because I want peace, I want what is right and for people to love one another and be happy. But then there is the other side, the angry or rebellious side who idenitifies more with Malcom X, Zach de la Rocha, William Burroghs. That is why I think my favorite artistic medium is comedy. The art of making other people laugh. You can use it in the most clever and creative ways to make people really think. You can send a deeper message and make them remember what you said if you make sure they are enjoying themselves at the same time. This is why I love Chris Rock, Dave Chapelle, and George Carlin they are so smart and their writing speaks volumes about politics, racism, socio-economic ills, etc. I recently saw a post that Bill Cosby put on his facebook page about how he gets tweets from all these people who say that they thought of him as their Dad or their Grandpa or even now their great-grandpa! Wow, influence, to spread the message of love and hope across generations. So I have been wondering about this video I saw "the greatest speech ever made" and I found out it was from Charlie Chaplin's movie, "The Great Dictator" so now I have decided to start a new study of him, the great genius Chaplin.

Here is a very powerful and moving video that features that speech

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WibmcsEGLKo&feature=related

MORE SOLUTIONS!

Earlier I posted a zeitgesit movement video, this shows even more clearly where we could be headed if we really came together for the benefit of everyone. Scarcity is an evil illusion created by the current system. Abundance is what we really have..


http://www.thevenusproject.com/ 

Friday, April 6, 2012

The Return of Free for All Fridays

So I have been on a way too serious tip lately. And while that inner soul searching and quest for peace in this cruel world continues, I thought I would try to lighten things up a bit. I have a very busy two weekends ahead of me and I am exhausted. This weekend is Easter and Passover. Next weekend my sister comes with the kids. I am trying to remain calm and relaxed, all I want to do is take a nap.
So happy Easter and happy Passover.
I will share somethings I think are cool..

1) I love JcPenney's new prices - everyone should do this. No more 14.99 or 6.99, it is just 14 or 6
2) I love that I was raised Catholic and my husband is Jewish and it didn't stop us for one second from being able to coexisit and mutally respect one another's beliefs or traditions. We celebrate both holidays throughout the year and yes this gets tiresome because its always some holiday coming up..
3) I think as a world we all need to go back to basics and use common sense, seems like that has been lost
4) the best things in life aren't things!
5) I am going to try my damndest to get to happy hour later, I may pass out on the way in from being too tired




Wednesday, April 4, 2012

SOLUTIONS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amIpK9CVtt8

"This is WAR"

Disclaimer: This post is not meant to offend but if it offends you then, good, maybe you need it. :)

So I have been thinking about this cool Bjork song called "Army of Me" - if you don't know about Bjork's music then go online and listen to it and buy some. She is incredible. She says, "and if you complain one more time you will meet an army of me" I know what she means...we gripe, complain, grouse and for what? Do we really have problems? Sure some of us do, we can't pay our bills or afford to put gas in our cars. But what about not having clean drinking water, or not enough food or no place to live or a child that is fatally ill or dying. THOSE, my dear ones, are REAL PROBLEMS.

I have spent an enormous amount of time reading articles on the Internet. I have read incredibly ignorant, racist and downright stupid comments from people on many sites. Most of those same people reveal their stupidity through spelling and grammar errors as well. It seems like a wasteland of people just spouting idiotic comments that leave us all some how more stupid than we began. It reminds me of the movie Idiocracy, please help us all if that is a prophecy about our future! So I will turn all this rage into a ranting post about my war on ignorance.

A ton of the suffering, war, political fights are over religion and religious beliefs. First of all, we live in a land where everyone is allowed to believe in whatever they damn well please. We are F-R-E-E right? Are we?

John Lennon summed it all up in his song "Imagine". Here is a crazy idea: We are all one. We are all God's children. We all want to love and be loved. All we need to do is live in the moment. Try to follow our dreams and our heart.

So here is my WAR. I am declaring it today. My war is against the following: cruelty, ignorance, hate, greed, intolerance, impatience, abuse of power, perversion of what is sacred, brutality, bullying, lies, pride, ego, and most of all fear.

All of us can be all of the above, we are human, but I challenge everyone to really dig deep within and work on changing themselves. This is hard work. I mean the hardest thing you will ever do. If you are Christian then damn it, try to live like Christ. REALLY TRY IT. Its tough, can you forgive everyone? Everyone? Can you really? can you forgive yourself? If someone hit you in the face could you really turn the other cheek? I don't know if I could. Will you really try to feed the hungry and take care of the sick. Try living just like he did for just one day or a week. NOT EASY!!!!!!!

These are my weapons: My wisdom, intelligence, humor, writing, art and peaceful protest. Peacuful protest is technically a contradiction in terms or a oxymoron - like Peaceful Warrior. But that is what we must all be in this world. You have to be a warrior to protect what you love but your goal is peace. I have been thinking deep and hard and long about this for a long time and especially since the Occupy movement. It is a great idea and everyone got out there. And then came the brutality and the pepper spray and the abuse of  power.
(to read about peaceful warrior go to my previous post entitled "Happiness")


How many times do we have to go through this over and over. Did we not learn from the deaths of Martin Luther King Jr., or J.F.K? What about the monks setting themselves on fire in Vietnam or the massacre of Tiananmen Square. Or should we go to a larger scale of the Holocaust or the current holocausts and genocides happening in Africa. How many wars have to be fought? How many people have to be tortured and killed while the world watches before we learn and CHANGE for the better? Now that I have a child, my heart and soul cry out for their lives. The lives of the innocent among us. I am so deeply disturbed by the sex slave trade and the 21st century state of child slavery in general. These are our most wicked crimes. Our most insane and horrendous abuses of humanity.

Sometimes I get so hopeless and disturbed that I feel totally apathetic and I don't know how to go on. But I have to now, I have to go on and be a peaceful warrior and try very, very hard to make the world a better place for my little girl and all the children of the world.

"You may say that I'm a dreamer...but I'm not the only one..." - John Lennon












This is Sade's Soldier of Love video

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Vote

Spring has sprung, Easter is right around the corner but today I am urging you all to get out there and vote. Well at least the people that think exactly like me! Hahaha!

Here just a few spring pictures to brighten your day.