Raw, adjective: 7. brutally or grossly frank: a raw portrayal of human passions.
art is resistance.
"art changes hearts without breaking bodies."
(sometimes we so desperately need to be reminded.)
especially on a monday in advent, in the wake of rain, in the echo of the cable car, in the honey-colored silence that is a step away from the clutter and clatter and clank of christmas crap and impending travel and prepackaged excess and manufactured wonder and certain uncertainty. especially then.
that the world's not all soft vanilla unthinking auto-pilot drones. that there are creators, co-creators, thinkers do-ers be-ers, too; breathers; people who live in their bodies and put one foot in front of the other, questioning, striving for some measure of awakeness in spite of the ongoing downward spiral toward mindlessness that somehow feels so amplified in this season of commodified hope sold as plasma TVs and iPhones and tinsel.
resistance is fertile.
lotuses bloom, in the thick and the mire and the mud.
that's the whole point.
(we've got plenty of mud.)