Open Thread - Friday, April 26, 2019
Improvisation is the ability to talk to oneself.
- Cecil Taylor -
I have been treating the Internet like imbibing, and practising moderation. Plus, it has been a beautiful spring week around here. So, I have been playing outside and goofing off. I have not thought of a concept, beyond the usual funkin' stuff, for an open thread. So I am going to improvise.
I read the lively conversation a trois triggered by my statement about death and being alone. I had gone out to play and missed the real time conversation. The passing of time, Sue's passing and my strong agnostic predilection have coalesced my thoughts on the topic. I am certain, I could have catalyzed the conversation. With catalysis comes reaction, so there is no telling what will funkin' happen.
As the decades pass, I think each of our views on the passing of life crystalizes.
I know love and do not fear death, nor the accompanying nothing.
My not fearing death, being a smart ass, having a big mouth and not having a funk to give has not bitten me in the ass, yet. However, a conversation about death that includes a spirituality component has great potential to create conflict. It seems to me, religion is a huge grift and manipulation tool for power brokers and parasites.
Have I mentioned that I am good at stirring up funkin' shit?
So there you have it. Gotta run.
Have a great weekend! The thread is OPEN.