Life in some ways is like a house of doors as you pass through one after another – sometimes you leave one open thinking to return and other times they lock behind you.
An analogy for life I suppose – we enter as one door opens and exit as another closes behind us.
Been on what I jokingly refer to as a sabbatical – just taking a break but back and will post photos as I go along – but first this …….
Everything has a beginning and an end …… Well, maybe not everything as inequity and bullshit seem to have a generational continuity. Entire civilizations have met their end. Languages, dynasties, governments, species, and perhaps in time even this planet we inhabit. In the end as sobering as such realities are maybe what we should do is strive to be the best we can, and in doing so display a regard and commitment to a stewardship of planet Earth and our fellow man. The history of these not so United States has always been been it needs an enemy, someone to hate whether foreign or domestic not unlike the cultural manipulation George Orwell wrote about in his visionary epic 1984. In the beginning it was Native Americans, that quickly segued into the British and the French and it’s been nonstop every since. Maybe that’s a cultural norm for all nations large or small – maybe it’s human nature’ or maybe it’s bullshit. Regardless of whether it’s an individual or cultural norm there’s no denying such hatred has lent itself to manipulation. I’m inclined to believe somewhere in the midst of this an unwillingness to accept personal responsibility has become part of the pie chart – an unwillingness fueled by arrogance, partisan stupidity, and an inflated sense of privilege. Is there a perfect government? Never has been never will be, but that shouldn’t lend itself to embracing dysfunction and mediocrity. Politicians prioritize job longevity, their’s. They prioritize a personal level of comfort, perks, healthcare, and access to the bounty this country is capable of providing to all it’s inhabitants. Emnity has always existed along partisan lines while accusations some well founded and others layered in the stench of what the are are mindlessly hurled back and forth as though confetti upon whoever’s particular parade it may be at the moment, but never to such a degree as they are now. Experts and pundits abound generally referring to themselves as patriots, god fearing, enlightened critical thinkers, influencers, social commentators, and lovers of Mom’s apple pie and the proverbial white picket fence as they vie for that fifteen minutes of fame, or at least a pat on the head. Individual souls as well as that of the Nations are on the auction block, some being bartered away for a stimulus check, others for someone to point a finger at and rail against – evidence of an unrivaled dumbing down naivete spreading like a malignant tumor. This country is not what it allegedly was meant to be – there’s a regretable truth in saying so but a truth nonetheless. We live in a caste system predicated upon money that translates to access and influence. But money isn’t the only requirement, often enough it’s ego, party affiliation, and racial/cultural divides. For those so enamored of themselves they take personal umbrage at what they’ve read so far a word to the wise, a little heads up – the humble banana shares something like fifty percent of our genetic makeup, the chimpanzee ninety eight percent ….. consider that and then get over yourself.
A year or so ago on the net a hardy but misguided soul declared that following the introduction of Fuji’s GFX series there would never be IBIS in any of Fuji’s cropped sensor cameras – well surprise surprise there is now in what I consider a predictable no brainer.