Symbols have been used since time began to express the thoughts of the author; some concrete and others abstract, if expressed well enough no further interpretation is usually required. With this in mind I seek to express my thoughts by re-imagining and Re-Imaging the world around me.
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Key to The Father's House
If you've taken stock of how this pandemic has thrown the state of our world's financial, health, political, religious, entertainment and personal lives into disarray you may be tempted to loose all hope in this world. Good! Maybe that's the prize you receive for loosing all hope it was has always been hopelessly trying to be your sense of stability and person-hood; proclaim your freedom from a misguided and broken system. Then, like the man healed by Jesus of blindness, begin to look around you, what do you see? Who or what can you work with around you? Ask the Lord to open your eyes that you might see the fields are rip and sun is up. Keep looking up dear brother and sister; He has not abandoned us!
Jesus said, "Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.” Thomas(the one who doubted the resurrection) said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you had known me, you would have known my Father also. From now on you do know him and have seen him.”
Have we moved from the Age of Reason to the Age of Reasons and Excuses?
When I did this piece in 2016 the news was filled with the numerous candidates for president who filled debate stages across America. My world and the one that hid itself from my eyes collided for the first time in a long time; but it wasn’t just me, we have all changed our position, in many cases it has lead us apart and we find ourselves in the age of reason facing questions we left to answer at a later date. But suddenly, “like a thief in the night”, later, caught up with us; then and now. How can I reason out a thing that is anything but reasonable? Is it reasonable to trust the invisible to manage my invisible enemy? Is it foolish to trust an invisible god to handle my enemies on my behave? Yes. Well, call me foolish in the Age of Reason.
Hey Google! What is the Age of Reason? "The Enlightenment, also known as the Age of Reason, was a philosophical movement that took place primarily in Europe and, later, in…
I took this picture on a cold winter day in 2016 at the Flushing Meadows Park in Corona, New York. Corona is a small town in Queens and is best known for the "Lemon Ice King" featured at the end of the trailer for the sitcom "The King of Queens". I grew up in walking distance from both the park and the my favorite year round snack. Having just finished the flavor of the week I came upon a folk of seagulls by the lake. I named the main subject of this picture Jonathan because it was the first thing that came out of my mouth as I quickly knelt down, focused and took the shot. I first read about Jonathan in the 70's while attending Halsey Junior High School P.S. 157 in Rego Park, N.Y. while in 7th grade. I remember him soaring above the clouds, ever seeking greater heights. In my minds eye I flew next to him dreaming of what would come to me in life if I were so bold as Jonathan. Now over 45 years later I still seek greater heights in my understanding of life, Go…
When I first did this piece I had my mind on the narcotics problem we face in America, especially the drug this piece is named after. Now as we face a pandemic requiring people all over the world to wear a breathing mask it takes on new meaning for me. Those who are addicted to Oxycontin and the like are suffering right now as their suppliers are facing the same unseen killer the world wrestles against.
While lack of availability is a unique opportunity to come clean, it comes at a very high risk to the addicted; physically and psychologically. Having been legally addicted to Oxycontin and a number of other pain meds over the years managing my chronic pain condition I have became personally familiar with withdrawal; the crawling of my skin and the climbing of the walls in my bathroom scared me and my family more then one night. John Lennon's song "Cold Turkey" best represented the struggle those who go Cold Turkey, whatever the reason the experience is real and frighten…