SETTING OUT

2016 Nov 30, Wednesday

SETTING OUT

Caressed by the summer wind, the warrior wanders on. 

– theresurreccionofkevin

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RAIL

2016 Nov 26, Saturday

RAIL

For far too long I’ve railed

Against the world and its untold

And broken stories, tales regaled

In hearts and hearths for years

Have spun their strings and sewn their seams

Together, we have hopes and fears

Old, I cling upon a rail as if a cane

Guided by the ancient dreams

Now lost like love that wanes

What sparked my soul is bathed in tears

Lost, without the rails and tracks

Of younger days to guide me back

The end is near like points of spears

Sharpened tongues that jeer

The old are leaving on their final ride

To nowhere, out of sight just like the tide

– theresurreccionofkevin
NOTE:

The last train home for all we held dear. Our loves, our lives, and all our fears. To age is to see oneself pushed towards the tracks by what is new. But we will rail and fight. For what is living without standing like a sign in the desert, proclaiming to the stars that we are here?

– theresurreccionofkevin

FADING AWAY

2016 Nov 24, Thursday

FADING AWAY

While helping my brother shop for furniture, I noticed a curious set of items in the kitchen section: dishes and cups that were not perfectly shaped. It reminded me about an online article about the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi. 

At the risk of oversimplifying it,the concept is about appreciation of the imperfect. This is different from how Western ideals of beauty and art are focused on perfection, that beauty is associated with the divine. Gods that never age or never do wrong. 

But wabi-sabi does not focus on grandeur and divinity. It relishes in the simple, the rustic, the idea that, flawed creatures as we are, our creations will be flawed as well. But that does not detract from their charm at all. Everything ages, everything fades, everything is flawed. And that is okay. 

Realizing that is one reason why I mustered the courage to draw and write again, and to post my work online even if they are not the highest quality. I hope that I did a good job. 

I think it is time to listen to “All of Me” by John Legend. 

– theresurreccionofkevin