Friday, January 02, 2009
New Year's Resolutions, or rather Prophecies...
What are your resolutions for this year?
Or, rather, what do you foresee?
When I look into my crystal ball I see...
That birds will roost in the clouds and oceans will sweep over mountains;
That life will endure and we will continue our exploration of it all; we, embodied mind, conscious body;
That we will become fascinated with a model of a rebounding universe that blossoms like an opening flower and shrivels to a seed and blossoms again;
That love is, always was and always will be. That we will laugh and cry and be born and die.
On the blue-green pearl that orbits.
This year will see a crop of superb leaders emerge, but there won't be any major revolutions;
There may be food riots, many more homeless people, it won't be easy;
Continued economic upheaval for the Industrialized nations, that we are in the midst of a massive redistribution of wealth due to outsourcing, which is restructuring the wealth of the world;
Continued warfare between the Palestinians and the Israelis, peace won't be successfully negotiated this year;
That our connections to each other through the Internet will continue to develop at incredible rates with information flying globally even as leisure and fitness while still centred largely in the gym will also involve the quiet arts of meditation, yoga, flow workouts, walking and hiking, easefulness.
That progress in understanding and halting Alzheimer's will make old age a more appealing process;
And so on, and so forth, it's a very busy crystal ball...
(Impressionist photographer, Gertrude Kasebier, posted by Lotusgreen at Japonisme.)