Good Morning Spirits,
Will anything last forever? Think about it. Forever is a long long while. I would say that it is infinity defined by time. It has always been and will always be. Forever is time that does not end, in either direction - Past and Future.
Nothing physical lasts that long, only spiritual reality can do that. What is spiritual reality? Simple, reality that cannot be seen, heard, bought or sold. Reality that cannot be measured or contained, you might say - that isn’t reality those are ideas - beliefs - faith - love and any other thought that you can come up with. You would be right, those concepts are the only things that last forever. Forever and a day.
Yesterday was presidents day, a holiday I rarely notice much less celebrate. Being a president is nothing special to me, it only means you had enough money to buy enough votes to put you over the top in an already lopsided inside out contest. Yesterday was presidents day and I wouldn’t have even known if it weren’t for FB.
I love changing my FB cover photo - it breaks up my time and is something fun to do while I try to think. Mount Rushmore seemed like a proper image to use, being presidents and all, so I went to Google and searched for a good version. To be honest I’ve never felt right about Mt. Rushmore or Stone Mountain or anything carved out of living rock. It seems to me to be a futile attempt to honor powerful men, or in the case of the two I just mentioned - powerful, rich, white men. A futile attempt to improve or to increase the significance of nature. An impossible task. Nature is God - Sculptures are made by man and how can man improve something made by God. Can’t be done. Let’s be honest with ourselves Mt Rushmore was nothing more than a 19th century DisneyLand designed to bring tourism to South Dakota.
I’ve always had a funny feeling about those places. And when I saw the image above (I don’t know who produced it) i finally started to understand. No matter how much money we spend, Mt. Rushmore will eventually crumble into the sea. This might take millions of years but it will happen. The likenesses of those long forgotten early leaders of the long forgotten place called the U.S.A. will be sand that a not long forgotten child will fill his bucket with at the beach. The rock will crumble, but the images on top of the original residents of that sacred land, the images that, to me, represent the ideas - beliefs - faith and love of a proud and noble people. Images that represent the spiritual reality of those Black Hills, a spiritual reality that will never crumble. A spiritual reality that will last forever and a day, will always be there.
The Black Hills were sacred to the first inhabitants of the area. And what did the rich , white men do? They broke a treaty that gave the mountain to the native peoples allowing them ownership of that area for perpetuity. That treaty lasted maybe 10 years. It was far more important for the rich white men to make a profit, than to keep their word.
But in the far distant future the carved in stone images will be gone, but the spirits of the men above will still be there - still speaking to their descendants, still inhabiting their sacred land. Yes, somethings do last forever.
Until Tomorrow - Remember your history - before it changes.
just say yes!
meet Andy Ward King, a professional musician and artist until a diagnosis of parkinons dsease at age 49 forced him into an early retirement., he now uses his music, his art along with the whimsical world he has created in this blog as therapy to ( as he puts it ) outsmart his brain and make the daily battles with parkinson’s a little bit easier, to give him that all important reason to get up on the morning, to make his life worth living. Andy has learned how to say NO to gving up \ NO to depression and apathy \ NO to following willingly the road of decline that stretches before him. he learned that to say no to all of these things all one has to do is say yes. Andy has learned to just say YES to life/\\