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Dirty V-word

Why is it that speaking about kindness toward animals generates so much backlash and vitriol?

Why is it that we so easily overlook suffering if it is not right in front of our faces?

How can we expect to expect justice and non-violence when we put violence and injustice in our mouths three times a day?

Why are we living in the past when we can be living in the future!? All it takes is starting to live with compassion and awareness for all life on Earth. That’s all. It just means we have to stop causing suffering for others, in order to drastically lessen the suffering of all. Either we end the anthropocentric causation of the Earth’s current mass extinction event, or it ends us. If we can’t be compassionate with each other, we don’t deserve longevity as a species.

our mark on the planet has been very bloody
our mark on the planet has been very bloody

Withering season

Outside, all alone

the wind howls

your bones chill

the sun wanes

and your leaves shrivel up.

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This too shall pass

your roots will spread

you come from a long lineage

of hearty survivors

and bigger fish.

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Just don’t forget the little fish

long gone food for naught, not you.

Chewed for thought, spit back out

into the exact place that you can take root and grow

mature into your own adulthood

generate your own budding, scatterable

seeds of thought.

mww – 12-05

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stung bit kicked

ouch!
what was that?
I saw something fly out of my shirt too, where’d it go?
Oh, it definitely stung me. Now we’ve both been stung.¬† Ha!

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Let’s go!
How’s your leg, does it still hurt?
Thanks for walking with me and catching the first webs.

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laughter and humor and nonviolent dissent. Easiest thing and the strongest thing. love wins everything
even when it appears lost.

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Let every fallen leaf carry a different lesson. This one is for you. Please be well. -2014-09-19- mark weathers-

Pretend the woods, are an art gallery

force your own perspective to change
grab control of your own thoughts
for just a second
guide yourself
down
up
see the canopy
let the light come down to you
hear the hustle and bustle of life
watch the art
listen to its message
it’s whispering something
what did it tell you?
what will you take away?
how has it made you grow?

You are here. Here is art.
You are here. Here is art.

life’s a glitch, and then you die

Here’s some glitchy mashups I made thanks to my buddy Phil Stearns’ online class. He showed us a few ways to break down different file types and use text editors, hex editors, audio software to create glitch effects on images and animated gifs. Here’s a mashup I did of some public domain nuke photos. ¬†Mmmm pretty colors… You likey? There’s more here at this URL, my still viewable project on skillshare: http://www.skillshare.com/classes/design/Illuminated-Errors-Create-Visual-Glitch-Art/663009154/projects/7469

I’ve included the originals that I used to create the mashups too, maybe you want to use them as well.