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It’s Not That History Repeats Itself- It’s That People Don’t Change

August 1, 2014

The one single important thing one learns from history is that NOTHING IS PERMANENT. What’s yours was someone else’s. Language evolves, merges. Cultures aren’t monolithic or impermeable. History  reminds you AGAIN AND AGAIN that the world is ROUND -boundaries are non-existent… people, animals, plants, diseases, cultures and genes have roamed, mingled and traded places around this sphere for milennias. Most of the evils and destruction wrought by men to other men come from the concept of PERMANENCE. When someone thinks something is permanent, something is THEIRS or can BE theirs (  you  can’t posses something that’s impermanent ; possession defines identity), then they will do everything they can to preserve and protect it, to propagate it, fight and kill for it to keep other peoples’ grubby hands from getting it. And they will do everything they can to mold history into their image by destroying history itself.

-January, 2014

 

 

 

 

(some recent art )

 

 

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Repercussions

July 10, 2014

I could never understand how these things happen. for years you share the most intimate things, then suddenly a day comes and things feel “awkward “. timing is off, things don’t fit; hands don’t fit, faces don’t fit. and then there’s no going back. something is severed,  ruptures. you become strangers to each other. and so I’m always left with the thought in the end, as if it was some type of unbreakable principle, that:

what comes, comes.

what goes, goes.

what stays, stays.

 

 

thus Life.

and one always braces for the worst

 

 

 

( recent portrait studies ) )

 

 

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Everyone Is

June 21, 2014

“All women are beautiful.”

I think that statement still doesn’t quite get the point. It smacks of the superficial, of external valuations- and the word “beautiful” itself is extremely problematic. The statement ” All women are interesting”, takes it to a different level, takes it away from questions of what is the “correct” shape, etc. and instead refocuses on what is intrinsic, developmental, evolutionary, experiential, internal.
“All women are interesting.”

And its ultimate logical conclusion: “Everyone is interesting.”

 

 

 

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Holes

May 21, 2014

they only see
opportunity,
never
beauty.

for what use
is a man
who digs a hole
for the sake of a
hole?
it must become,
at best a well-
at the very least
the start
of an outhouse

but to dig
just to dig-
a hole
for the hole?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Grasp

May 19, 2014

in public he would

grasp one of her breasts.

people, unused to them

would look away,  embarrassed

until they realize that the gesture

was like

holding hands-

it was as close as he could get

to touching

her heart

 

 

 

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Sick

May 16, 2014

but  trying

to keep busy

with what

ultimately

matters

 

 

 

 

( in progress )

 

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Unread

May 13, 2014

He never opened her letters
not because he didn’t care
but because he wanted
to be
reminded
that she sealed each one
with her tongue

 

 

 

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