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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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SpiteSireII Featured By Owner Edited Sep 29, 2015
Your writings are splendiferous.
They are like rivers, they flow through your smooth stones of words that capture their crystal clear thoughts.

Thanks for the llama mate. :)
thetaoofchaos Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015   Writer
I appreciate the kind words.
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Autumn by KmyGraphic THANK YOU FOR FAVE BANNER by AudraMBlackburnsArt
TheKerwinator Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  New Deviant Professional Writer
It's people like you that make people like me want to pretend we can write at all. 
thetaoofchaos Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015   Writer
Well, I appreciate the tremendous compliment.  But as I recall from your old account, you're a good writer, as well. I'll be sure to stop by your gallery soon. 
Farand Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015
You write so beautifully! :shakefish:

[I shall read a few of your poems every day until I've worked through your entire gallery :faint:]

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thetaoofchaos Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015   Writer
Hey, I really appreciate you saying that. I'm glad you found something you liked in my gallery. :)
Farand Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015
I've just been reading some more of your poems, and then I get this in my message centre...
*puts on tinfoil hat*
No, but really, it's nothing nobody else has said before [in fact, the very I've not commented on your works so far is because everyone else has said it all for me :faint:]
thetaoofchaos Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015   Writer
It's always rewarding when someone finds something of value in one's art. Thanks for all the attention and :+fav: as well.
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Thank-you-very-much by KmyGraphic
for the fave, Shane.
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