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The Only Box That Fits Is Infinite

 

“The most thoroughly and relentlessly damned, banned, excluded, condemned, forbidden, ostracized, ignored, suppressed, repressed, robbed, brutalized and defamed of all ‘Damned Things’ is the individual human being. The social engineers, statisticians, psychologists, sociologists, market researchers, landlords, bureaucrats, captains of industry, bankers, governors, commissars, kings and presidents are perpetually forcing this ‘Damned Thing’ into carefully prepared blueprints and perpetually irritated that the ‘Damned Thing’ will not fit into the slot assigned it. The theologians call it a sinner and try to reform it. The governor calls it a criminal and tries to punish it. The psychologist calls it a neurotic and tries to cure it. Still, the ‘Damned Thing’ will not fit into their slots.”
― Robert Anton Wilson

 

You gave me a box
with my name on it
beautifully lined and the shape fit me
well…almost
“Slip it on”, you whispered
“it will grow on you”
I knew that was true
for if I was to spend time
in the shape you saw me in
it would become me
the parts that didn’t fit
would wither away
but those parts were intrinsic
to who I am
“No thank you, I’ll pass”
you got angry
as so many did before
Family, school, work,
religion, and most friends
all so helpful with their boxes
each one slightly different
and none of them my own.
The only box that fits is infinite
with infinite room to grow
Any other is a container
and I will not be contained
— G A Rosenberg

 

Blessings, G

 

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He Followed Me Home Can He Keep MeHe Followed Me Home, Can He Keep Me? by G A Rosenberg

 

Butterfly InversionButterfly Inversion by G A Rosenberg

 

Quote of the Day – October 23 2012

“One man practicing kindness in the wilderness is worth all the temples this world pulls.”
― Jack Kerouac

 

Tonight I’ve been contemplating humanity with both awe and reverence. Oh there are times when i do it with amused derision or shame but tonight seems a night for hope and amazement. I also realize that there seems to be a human relativity to things such that any one of us from the viewpoint of at least one other person is totally nuts . So in this way its perfectly accurate to say we’re all crazy but then there’s a corollary to that rule that is at least as true. There is no one so insane as to be totally unrelatable to at least one other person and usually several. Explains how some of the more famous psychopaths in our history have need up with adherents.

I have spent most of my life learning to live with my own insanity (and that of my family and friends tho that is another story) and have worked at exposing my being to as many different types of people as possible , enough so that now I would be  hard pressed to describe what I would find outside the bounds of acceptability and have long ago given up the idea of normal. I delight in our craziness both individually and collectively and learn from each one…
Blessings, G

 

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Born of Magick and the Lotus by G A Rosenberg

 

Looking inside the Crystal by G A Rosenberg

Identity

Not where I’m going
the roots need to strengthen tho
progress has begun

 

Not where I came from
I’ve come too far, seen too much
Closed some doors behind

 

No group can claim me
My views can’t be limited
by another’s words

 

human beingness
transcending and evolving
I embrace fully

 

Sometimes the strait jacketed elegance of a haiku allows for great clarity. In my exploration of identity this past week, both my own individual identity and my consideration of the groups and causes we identify with I kept coming to the conclusion that if we don’t start thinking of ourselves in a larger sense as part of one greater whole humanity (perhaps even beyond that, beings on this planet) than we are in danger of not being. Too many people pushing either their own agendas or the agendas of a small group that they wish to benefit from who aren’t realizing the potential danger in the choices they are making. Many too many of them seem to be in decision making positions in this world. Please when possible, think large. Embrace your humanity. Be kind.
Blessings, G

 

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Lazered by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – July 13 2012

““That ain’t me, that ain’t my face. It wasn’t even me when I was trying to be that face. I wasn’t even really me them; I was just being the way I looked, the way people wanted.”
― Ken Kesey, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

I try hard to understand those who insist on clinging to one box above all others. They insist that they are the label on this box before they are anything else and do everything in their power to epitomize what they view as the essence of that label. Once they have labeled themselves they fight hard to stop anyone else from doing that. They insist that as the representation of their label (patriot, jewish, irish, queer to name a few) they fight for the rights of all those the label represents insisting that they with the unique qualities inherent in the label be treated like everyone else.

I have trouble with that concept most of all. People fighting for their rights. As soon as anyone fights for their rights to my mind they have lost. We all have rights inherent to our being. What they fight for is for the acknowledgement of those rights by others. There seems to be a strong need for the acknowledgement of their label by others.What I don’t understand is why there isn’t a universal movement towards acknowledging rights period. I believe that in a healthy society, each person is valued for who and what they are as a unique being without label or need to categorize. We need to embrace our humanity as a whole not care solely or primarily about the tribe or group that we fit into because it reflects one aspect of who we are. At this point in history when their seems to be greater potential than ever before for disaster due to inter-tribal conflict, it seems the height of irresponsibility to cling to our own tribe at the risk of our humanity.
Blessings, G

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Atomic Wedgie by G A Rosenberg

 

Garden Shadow by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – June 26 2012

“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

Good words for me to remember on nights when i see what people are capable of. Not only are their many amazing people out there but slowly but surely the ones who aren’t begin to stand out more and more. We are evolving. Slowly but it is happening. But then again I do tend to be a hope fiend. Compassion and love are out there. They get spread pretty thin but if you look for evidence you can see it everyday or so I believe.
Blessings, G

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The Mermaid Watches by G A Rosenberg

Red Violet Green by G A Rosenberg