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The Lesson - Ron

Journal Entry: Sat Mar 28, 2015, 11:49 AM
I'm always trying to learn more about the world and my place within it.  But there is little doubt that I know at least one indelible feature about the way I process the universe: within everything that happens, eventually a lesson stirs, whether or not I choose to acknowledge it.

Ron, a.k.a. Bark , was someone that I knew in some small ways. We had mutual admiration for each other's art. We shared similar tastes in others' art.  We both tended towards the philosophical vantage point of things.  One remarkable difference between us was that he seemed to use his philosophical bent to its fullest potential, perhaps by necessity.  By his own moniker, Ron was a survivor. I din't know him well. I don't know anyone well.  I am a recluse in mind and body.  But, as with all things, I have allowed Ron and his passing to become a message from the universe.

One of the most prominent interactions I can remember having with him was his response on a post I made to the complaints forum about open casket funerals.  An old friend of mine had just died, and the funeral home had done what, in my estimation, was a horrendous  job in the "restoration" of his body.  We were all obligated to pay our respects to my friend's reconstituted shell, but I found the entire process disturbing and fruitless - perfect opportunity to whine in complaints, right?  Bark 's response to my gripe absolutely floored me.  The straight forward manner in which he told of his experience with what happened with his wife and child really razed and rebuilt my own perspective, both of my own experience, as well as of him.  I began to see his art in a new and inspiring light.  He embodied the essence of what I find most valuable in an artist and their art, especially in poetry: the hypnotic charm of veracity, especially in transmuting real pain into beauty. Energy is energy and life is life.  Make the very most of them.

The lesson is that what starts as some old Newtonian law ends up as something close to the immutability of love.

Though I want to say 'so long', I know (all of) you will still be here.


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