meaning: "passages that deal with a single theme or idea, as in poetry"
(and not the more widely used definition: "a long, vehement speech"...i never give those ;)
an exerpt from "The Mindscape of Alan Moore"
"Quitting my day job and starting my life as a writer certainly was a tremendous risk. It was a fool's leap, a shot in the dark. But anything of value in our lives- whether it be a career, a work of art, a relationship- will always start with such a leap. And in order to be able to make it, you have to put aside the fear of failing and the desire of succeeding. You have to do these things completely purely without fear, without desire. Because things that we do without lust or result, are the purest actions that we shall ever undertake."
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
YAY for animals!
After just reading that Prop 8 was voted in, which basically repeals the legality of gay marriage in California :(boo) I found some good news. This article announces the pass of Prop 2, which bans the use of overly confining cages and restrictive pens for animals raised for food.
Though the law only applies to California and is not set to go into effect until 2015, this is a huge step forward. As long as people are aware that animal abuse in any form is an important issue, I have no doubt that we will continue to evolve in our sensitivity and expand in our compassion.
I realize that it's hard for some people to care about a cow. And if you eat them, you have more reason to not want to care about them. But it's a fundamental truth that how we treat one cow says a lot about our level of respect for life and indeed, our state of consciousness.
The only thing that makes me happier than creating something out of nothing, is making something out of something!
Restoring something old into new again is a passion of mine, and having spent the past year learning the art of upholstery, I have marvelled at how it is the epitome of such satisfying transformation.
But even a process as constructive and eco-friendly as upholstery creates some waste in the way of scrap fabric, cotton, and foam. Rather than see those materials go unused or tossed in the landfill, I have made it my mission to convert them into something useful, beautiful, and ultimately....UPLIFTING!
Welcome to my purpose.