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Chichen Itza, Mexico, Pyramid

From early times, people have been building stairways to the stars.  Always trying to get higher, closer to their gods and to heaven.  We look at those things now and wonder how they built them.  How long it took to do it, without today’s machines and technology.  Some of the ancient things that were built can’t even BE build today.  The experts have no idea how they were made/created.

But here’s the thing.  There is no up.  There is no actual direction.  We are on a spinning ball, traveling through space in a gigantic universe.  So everything can be a sky or a heaven but it’s too big for us to actually understand.

I look at things like this and see how childlike our species is.  How we are run by ego and desire.  The people who built this monument thought it was high enough to reach the sky.  I’d say they had limited knowledge, but so do we.  We aren’t any different than those who came before us.   For us, as a species, there will always be LIMITED KNOWLEDGE and we’ll always be like children, fighting, selfish, bullying and wanting all the toys.  It’s pathetic, but true.  And it’s all just things we make up so we’ll have something to do.  It seems as if hating and killing is more enjoyable than loving and peace.  We race toward death with glee and excitement, acting as if there can actually be a winner.

Humans…a poem

man with orange mask

we have painted our faces
since the beginning
to create fear
to be beautiful
to gather power
to become
other than we are
we wear ink
and feathers
to get the attention
of the old ones
the four-legged ones
the winged ones
let’s face it
we haven’t come as far
as we think we have



Photo:  Joshua Rondeau


Remember the “Good Old Days?”

People, Walking, City, Urban, Knapsack

We are here…a poem

Colorful, Color, Brush, Painted

we look
on paper
from a distance
you can’t see
what we really are

Reality…2 pictures

this is nature

this is us


we are cementing in too much of the earth for its/our own good


Honey, Bee, Buckfast, Insect, Wings

hive mind is for bees
not for people
as much as possible


We’re so small, relatively speaking, and yet we can destroy everything that exists. How does that make sense? That tiny person can blow up the mountain, poison the water and kill everything that lives. I don’t get it.


have such a narrow
definition of what life is
many believe they know
but of course
that’s just human ego
blinding everyone
and giving them a
false sense of
superiority and
when you think you know
something for certain
you can’t see what’s
right in front of you
but life doesn’t need us
to define it
it exists in spite of us
it doesn’t follow our rules
or definitions
the joke’s on us
we don’t exist freely
we live in boxes
and cells of our own making
a refusal
to be open and kind to what is
keeps our eyes shut tight
which means we miss out
on what is there
we tie our blinders on
with our own two hands
and rarely think to take them off
to glimpse a different reality
children know
but we tie blinders on them as well
so they can’t see
can’t tell us what’s there
we dull our senses
and because of that
we slowly go mad
in an effort to forget
knowing somewhere
deep inside
that all we have to do
is reach up
and remove
the cloth that is covering
our eyes

Nature and Us…2 pictures

Blossom, Plum, Pink, Bloom, Spring

Nuclear, Central, Energy, Radiation

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