Vision and Support

To build a fortress or to build a bridge. To tether oneself tightly to the ground or let the winds move us freely about. This is what our currant climate demands. What our collective mindset vacillates through. It is the eye of the storm, the unsettling calm. The knowing and the wait for what's next as we continue this marathon. Life as we know it. 

It is in these times that celebrating life demands our focus,  as this is the counter force to our current ills. No matter what ill one chooses to view at any given moment. It is the strengthening and supporting of our collective values that builds a stronger support structure. That weaves a stronger web. By uplifting the efforts of others and how we live day to day slowly creates a movement, a positive force that is fed upon. 

There is a bigger picture that needs not to be missed, the creative forces that are moving us forward. The future positive is being built as I write this, if not faster. It is a matter of what we choose to see, the growing garden or the weed. These are not the worst of times, innovation is proving that. Despite our failing government, which admiringly has us bound by emotion and uncertainty can be best approached by a sports analogy. Keep your eyes on the ball and play the field. Life is said to be a game and can be best navigated through action and vision. Through support of the team and focussing on the goal. 

It all comes down to the umbrella of support. The reaching out and gathering. A matter of support and supported. To build a home, one needs the makers and to build better health one needs the growers. This is applied directly to the future. What is supported now, supports what's to come. It is the water to the garden, the sun to the flower. 

Life As We Know It

As a creative person what I am most interested in is the tying together of the physical, emotional and spacial. How these three elements can build meaning. Eliciting a response of mind and body, a well rounded experience. A dialogue.

It is not, in my opinion simply about an object and its visual splendor. It is how an object evokes thought and emotion in space and its relationship with the self and surroundings. One can look at a vase and appreciate its aesthetic appeal and attach personal meaning, but when that vase is broken what is left is memory and emotion. With this said, both are important, though memory and emotion are most lasting and resonate more deeply within who we are. 

Its not that I am anti stuff for the most part, I am just more concerned with how our living environments affect our lives moving forward. A bigger picture. How we can build like architects spaces that are as fortresses, filters to the realities of life. Life is difficult enough, why add more to it. Our living environments can be a needed buffer. 

My bias clearly lies within the hand created as this arena brings in so much. Its about supporting the makers and enjoying what the maker has made. Realizing that within this made object is the makers history, their story. This brings in a layer of meaning, woven within the meaning we personally attach. This is the function of the built environment, the created object, to make real what we feel and think. To manifest our innate desires. And to perhaps lull our fears, especially in this time of human injustices and backsliding. Uncertainty. 

It is my firm belief that how we live supports how we think and feel. It is a strong piece of the puzzle. Ultimately this begins in our mind and gut, the relationship between the two. Whatever we can do to support this system is not only to our own benefit but to the benefit of others as this speaks to cause and affect. An outward and ongoing ripple. A beam of light.

Life as we know it has an ending but can have a lasting affect. How we live, our choice and actions are fingerprints. How we build meaning is of personal choice and one of the few things we have personal control over. And what we do with meaning too creates a lasting effect, a lasting impact of inspiration. It is what we do with life in all its complexities is what brings purpose. It is our engagement of beauty and creation that gives personal meaning. That pulls at desire and gives us a foothold onto the mountains we must embark.

This is my personal learning and ongoing endeavor. It is what I have chosen as my meaning, my purpose as I navigate the challenging terrain.

CB 07/10/18

 

 

 

 

Degrees of Expression

I speak my voice and offer my action in various degrees of expression. These are my tools and my giving. Honest endeavors.

I am inspired by life, speak to life, reflect and deflect. Compelled by what others do and need. To respond to the desire for change and activate the future positive. This is what I seek out. Hope to achieve. What pulls me forward as I dig and sift. 

It is through creativity that I am most comfortable. What sets me on fire as I know what the creative arenas can do. The combustion within. This is what I live for. My choosing. 

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I seek what I have within,

And do not know it.

To give it away,

I give it wings.

Desire knows of newness,

I give it a tussle.

It soars. 

 

 

CB 06/30/18 

 

 

Life Moving

Perseverance is the constant move forward. Making waves, causing ripples. This is life. Life moving.

These days I have few words. Much desire but a growing need for silence. A need to move forward, jump forward. An inner rattling that needs to express. To cause an effect. Build a raft. 

It is through will and desire that propels us forward, shields and nourishes. Sets the compass raging hot. Onward. 

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Today I push through life's given.

Tomorrow.

Tomorrow. 

 

CB 06/28/18

 

 

 

Tools To Build

I'm inspired by the layering of words, the hand created and space. Who we are and how we live. How the built environment can move us forward and create change. 

This is my intention. Modus operandi. My self expression and means to hopefully affect the future positive or at least soften and inspire the now. This is my nerd in full bloom. Humble offering. 

 

To build a bridge.

Extend my reach.

To hold a hand.

Release my breath.

To stand in place.

And look beyond.

 

It is my desire to use these tools to build a nurturing structure, mentally, emotionally and physically. Something for myself and beyond myself. A breathe of fresh air. An umbrella expanding. 

This is what I hope to achieve and hope to leave. Not as pure legacy but honest effort.

 

To never give up.

 

CB 06/24/18