Perspective Matters

“We,” human beings, are first and foremost the subjects who do the observing of this world, the collective makers of the photograph of reality that I have tried to compose. We are the nodes in a network of exchanges (of which this present book is an example) through which we images, tools, information, and knowledge.

But we are also an integral part of the world that we perceive; we are not external observers. We are situated within it. Our view of it is from within its midst. We are made up of the same atoms and the same light signals as are exchanged between pine trees in the mountains and stars in the galaxies.

Carlo Rovelli, Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

 “We never look at just one thing, we are always looking at the relation between things and ourselves.” 

John Berger

“Don’t plant your bad days. They grow into weeks. The weeks grow into months. Before you know it, you got yourself a bad year. Take it from me – choke those little bad days. Choke ‘em down to nothing.”

Tom Waits

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2021 Graphic Journal #35: Sept 10- Sept 16

Zero Fool 0

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Non-sequential Autobiography of an Inchoate Semipermeable Interactive Conglomerate Collective Entity #1

(All My Life)

Trying to Fill

A Person Shaped

Hole in the World

One Evening Child

My whole being drawn

Inward toward

A Sheltering Skin

Curled inside a pillowcase

Naked

Under Control

Sticks and Twigs Boy with

Shock of white curls Cut

by the Barber to

My Father’s Ivy League Style

and pasted down

Perfectly

flat and straight.

Myself Prison

All those vague insecurities about belonging

congealed in a mind too early aware

of void and infinity

Of Space-Time-Matter-Energy

Constructed Walls to enclose

My perceived separate existence

Piece by piece the haphazard overlapping barriers

dismantled by the busy fingers of every experience

of connection and worn away by

the incessant

tidal forces of sensation and empathy

faster than I can build them

leaving me exposed and breathing

Incomplete

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2021 Graphic Journal #34: Sept 7- Sept 9

September Blackberries

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2021 Graphic Journal #33: Sept 3- Sept 6

Messages of Modern Physics

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