When forces of energy collide with the human soul there is a resulting reaction powerful and unpredictable. The crash of an emotional thunderbolt is unmistakable. With love comes an awakening to something greater.
But love is also foolish, undeterred by the inevitable pain that comes with time. Love is blind, more powerful than the deepest-rooted hatred or prejudice. And most especially love is critically incomprehensible.
There is no formula for detecting the source, no technology that can evolve to illuminate its origins, but without question love has a cause and effect on humanity that continues to roll with existence.
All we do know is that love is critical to survival. Our culture would not endure without the constant presence of love. A perpetual dosage of this chemical infusion is required for our souls to grow.
The arrival at this crossroad was not a conscious destination but long overdue. Blogging can be good for the soul. Our collective contribution to a larger discourse is the essence of what makes humanity remarkable.
The impact of a person’s life is not measured chronologically, but in the whole of collective moments. What can be easily lost in a constantly connected social network is the relevance of time. A moment that inspired one person today may impact another years later.
We possess the unique trait of awareness and can surprise ourselves at any given instant. That has been the gift of our global village and the digital revolution. That our journey on this planet is not alone and others have seen the triumph and tragedy we encounter.
Human resilience is contagious and genetic.
140 words of your time… ~psd
Martin Scorsese photographed by Oliver Morris, 1985.
Not only because it would be the greatest prank of modern times, but because it is a story we need to believe in again.
That life can be private.
Think about the 30 years Andy Kaufman has been gone. In that multigenerational span human culture, communication, and most critically entertainment has evolved beyond our wildest imaginations. A digital revolution has made privacy and anonymity seemingly unattainable, even at the highest levels of influence and power.
Andy was a storyteller on a mission to change the way we understood the world. If he is still alive in absolute secrecy, able to fake cancer, out of the reach and impact of the cyber web, he has truly taught us something about the media and our humanity.
A private life in a relentlessly public world is possible…