Ideals Forsaken


“Ideals are mortal, so one should prepare oneself for their end: at the same time it probably costs you your neck. For do you not see that it was you who gave meaning, value, and effective force to your ideal? If you have become a sacrifice to the ideal, then the ideal cracks open, plays carnival with you, and goes to Hell on Ash Wednesday. The ideal is also a tool that once can put aside anytime, a torch on dark paths. But whoever runs around with a torch by day is a fool.”
— Carl Jung


I served a harsh master, the freedom to explore eternity without getting caught in the moment. I would move from instant to instant with time and space as my bitch. No idea would hold me long nor anyone’s heart a chain in my hand. I revelled in the understanding that the next adventure was always around the corner and I would embark as soon as the present one soured. The Fates laughed and started putting mousetraps and flypaper hoping to keep me in the moment yet I would fly free. Yet some traps cannot be escaped and soon even I found a life desirable. So my Master was forsaken and I stand here with those I love.
–Blessings, G


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Moon MaidenMoon Maiden by G A Rosenberg


Masque of LokiMasque of Loki by G A Rosenberg


Quote of the Day – December 13 2011

““The joy of life consists in the exercise of one’s energies, continual growth, constant change, the enjoyment of every new experience. To stop means simply to die. The eternal mistake of mankind is to set up an attainable ideal.”
–Aleister Crowley

or what’s a heaven for? Tho i believe that when he said ideal Ol’ Aleister did not mean goals. A goal, to me would be more the setting of one’s intent or a use of will to make something happen. An ideal, perfecting one’s spirit or the spirit of humanity, that would be a far different story.
So I have been (albeit at probably way too languid a pace) preparing for the first showing of my art Saturday, an attainable goal, tho not one I had ever set as much as fell into it. The idea of selling my art I find interesting and perhaps the next step in this artistic path that I seem to be on. I’ll report on how it works out 🙂
Namaste, G

Oh yeah, a bit of a note on the lower of the two pieces tonight. Once more I have been experimenting a bit with technique and style…therefore a sketch as there is definitely something not quite ‘finished’ about it.

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Gateway by G A Rosenberg

Colourplay ‘Sketch’ by G A Rosenberg