A World Without Categories...Art Is Why I Get Up in the Morning...You?

An S.O.S.: Calling Upon All Angels

Joy Matters*

*Passion & Compassion*

Seek out, seek in...always seeking, always on a journey to bridge the world within with the world around.

Knowing that so many are hurting and alone when there is no need.

If we could just pause long enough to turn the tide.

We are a force of nature because we are nature.

Even when the oil runs dry, the sun will still fuel us. All the panic takes us further away from our natural state, our connection to the creative force, and to the brilliant power of simply being alive. 

Enjoy the ocean if you can and work toward it.

I aim to use my time to add to the creative rather than destructive forces vying for the Earth's resources.

I have found over a million Earth angels on the same mission: to create sustainable beauty out of life.

Let this be a prelude and not the exception.

I honor the lights of this great city as a power point for change, as the center of art, and as a vine of near-ripe revolutionaries.

Artists, women, good people of the Earth rising: rise some more. 

*Revolution begins with personal evolution...

Bless & Be Blessed*

Thursday, November 6, 2008

uncensored waves of excitement...

On Wed, Nov 5, 2008 at 11:02 AM, kortney ryan ziegler wrote:

10:32 AM kortney: dude. we have a black president!
10:33 AM me: i know i am watching his speech again right now
it is amazing
kortney: its incredible
me: everyone in nyc was celebrating-
kortney: but they banned gay marriage in ca
10:34 AM me: i went to soho and harlem
kortney: yeah here in chicago too---obviously
i didn't go to the rally--too many people
do you think better things will happen here now?
me: yes
i really do
not because of him but because of how people have to change
10:35 AM kortney: me too
me: last night all these straight latino men came up and apologized for being homophobic and how obama had taught them to be more open minded
10:36 AM men where shooting for a female president next
strangers were buying each other drinks
kortney: :-)
me: it is so fucking crazy
kortney: i think we will have a female prez next
10:37 AM me: for sure
kortney: or a queer one
you're right--people have to change
peoples mind sets have to
he swept the election---it wasn't even close
me: it was a land slide
10:38 AM even white males, even everybody- you should have seen it here
it was bigger than new year's
10:39 AM i think it broken open the new future-
kortney: thats why the world won't end in 2012
me: everyone knows it is not just about him but we all beat the big white big christian beast-
kortney: yeah everyone here was crying and shit
me: it is the first jew vp
kortney: white dudes hugging each other
joe biden is jewish?
i didn't know
10:40 AM all prezzies have been anglo-saxon christians!
me: because it is that dumb church white christian shit and people are done with it
- i know
kortney: hell yeah
kortney: i think people are tired of being sick, having relatives killed or kill innocent people, losing their homes, feeling scared
10:41 AM me: do you know i just went out to get coffee with yuki and all these kids where cheering that they were ready to fight for everyone's rights - chanting it
10:43 AM kortney: :-)
me: in harlem there has been battle after battle between latino and blacks and last night i watched the speech in a barber shop and the blacks and latinos were toasting with champagne
kortney: i think the kids won the election though
all of em are so into the internet
me: saying they vowed not to fight any loner
kortney: i mean youngsters---who can vote
how crazy it must be to be a kid right now and grow up with a black prezident
me: i know
10:44 AM did you see how happy his beautiful girls look
can you imagine the old people who lived in segregation
10:45 AM can you imagine how crazy a leap this is- it is so beautiful
it is the first time i feel like the shit they have always said we are fighting for is real
kortney: i actually felt like, in a way, democracy worked yesterday
i felt good voting
10:46 AM people look at me different on the street now
they have to
our leader looks like me...
me: hahah i am crying it is so amazing
it is true
i feel like i have to bow down to every black person i see
every person i see
10:47 AM that we are all on level ground for the first time
it is weird
i know you may think i am being weird right now and i am sorry if it is unrefined of me but this is so huge
10:48 AM i feel excited for everybody to have a voice that we may have something other than this dictatorship
kortney: no it's amazing
it's fucking amazing
i can't believe after over 450 years
10:49 AM its funny cuz i was watching all the news shows and all these white dudes were stuttering
it's like they wanted it to happen, but now that it actually has, i think they're like..."oh shit!"
me: ha it just has to blow wide open
they chanted for change and now it is coming
10:50 AM what is it like when people look at you?
10:51 AM kortney: iono
just different i think
they have to
me: but people keep smiling right - like a bow
10:52 AM i feel like people are trying to pay respect in the way they look at people of color now - not just black and white
10:53 AM kortney: true
me: i am going to go out in a bit and take more pictures
kortney: i'm in the library. i have to study
me: i am working with liz abzug who is his chief feminist advisor
kortney: btw michigan now has medicinal marijuana laws
me: what president has chosen a feminist advisor
kortney: i saw gloria steinem on tv today
10:54 AM me: what did she say
kortney: she is excited pretty much
what else could she say, right?
10:55 AM everyone is excited
its like south africa and nelson mandela
me: i know
kortney: anyways
i gotta get going to get that phd, ya know, cuz i could be president one day
me: last night was a break in apartheid
you could and should be.
i am your number one fan
10:56 AM you are brilliant
all you have ever done is brilliant
i loved seeing you in nyc
i am so proud of your movie, your art, your mind and your soul
kortney: and people all over the world now have to see our country differently
you know how many people are gonna come visit now
10:57 AM me: it's all up from here - we are alive right now for a reason!!
we are alive in this time for a reason.
i say this over and over- it is what keeps me going
10:58 AM kortney: yeah!
me: i love you, may you have many great visitors
may you make films
honey, i have a ton of work too
but i am going out to shoot right now
kortney: may you take awesome photos of this event
me: i think you need to go film
kortney: did you get good ones last night??
me: put it into one of your movies in the tv background
10:59 AM or something
kortney: i want to get a newspaper but they are all gone. it's ok. the internet is still here!
haha yeah huh
me: yeah but i think you should go out
this moment will never come again
take in all the energy you can while it is out on the streets
11:00 AM anyway, good luck with your day however you take it?
kortney: i'm studying
i have papers to grade and class tomorrow
life goes on
11:01 AM although i feel a bit better about being alive today
it feels good
me: just grade them in the corner coffee shop
it is everywhere
kortney: haha yeah
i'm at northwestern law school
11:02 AM i felt i should come here just to be black
me: i love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! take the fuck over
kortney: i love you too!
me: enjoy the ride. no more need to hide your tattoos
11:03 AM kortney: you'd better be getting some fucking dope photos
me: i am on the way - mission 90
kortney: and now my film will be even more controversial and popular
thanks obama!
me: now people will appreciate my photos of the protest more - thank you obama
11:04 AM kortney: :-)
me: oxox
i was just spelling wrong because i was rushing
kortney: haha ok
talk to you later
me: there were no hidden messages there. just 3rd time's a charm
11:05 AM ok

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