I am going to an open mic tonight at a wonderful coffee house in a charming nearby town, and it will probably run late with a community jam session afterwards. I have been attending and playing there for the past two weeks. It has been an amazing, life-giving experience of awe and joy. I so highly admire and prize creativity. I would probably place it just a little below kindness and just above discovery. I aspire to live a life saturated with and emanating kindness, creativity, and discovery. Most other things feel like distraction to me, although there are other important human traits I treasure, like honesty, authenticity, integrity, humility, gratitude, courage, and at least a few more I am sure.
(Man, I’ve arrived at the point in my life where I aspire to be a goddamn Care Bear…)
My intention and aspiration with this website, this project, this LIFE, is to share my offerings of these most sacred human gifts. To celebrate commonplace beacons of these precious aspects who shine without recognition or reward from broader Society. To express my grief that the Hive Mind explores and extolls only the extremes of “greatness,” while fixating upon and broadcasting the depths of cruelty.
(And why does Society offer such a puny measure of attention and material reward to those who express these qualities? I strongly suspect it’s because they cannot be easily monetized).
At any rate, since Ironhorse has a slate of chores lined up for me this morning, I will leave you with this. An old song written and recorded fifteen years ago as a solstitial gift of gratitude for two wonderful groups of friends who celebrated my creativity when I needed it. I dedicate it as well to the new community I have found who have given me the same support and appreciation.
The Daily Stone