The irony is that this is words about words, so I will keep my words brief. This is a photograph of a post card reproduction of the huge billboard that John & Yoko sponsored many years ago. I keep it at my desk. Back in the mid -1980s-till the early 1990s, many small businesses gave out these free post cards. For me, post cards are like cookies, I never met one I did not like. This all stopped with the digital era. I used to go to the Post Office & get stamps & mail these things to people. It’s strange that governments & bad politicians would actually rather fight than switch. Understand this historical reference comes from an advertisement campaign, that advocated violence, Tareyton Cigarettes, and would have people, mostly women, with eyes that looked like someone had thrown a brick at them. This cigarette company, not even in a subtle way, actually PROMOTED VIOLENCE!
Is is any wonder that the world is such a mess? Well, I still pick up trash, pennies, and fret about the cost of groceries.
Here is the best modern art of the late 20th Century. I just wish people would read it.
Want it, be it! Melita Bonaparte begs for it! We need it–the alternative is really so avoidable, if you think about it.
Now, that the air has been cleared about electronic cigarettes, we now have a Saint Update. Catholics have a Saint for everything. So, for all those zeros & ones who used to feel so lonely, there is now room for blessing & being blessed. Here is the Saint for Digital Mobile Devices. We don’t want to get a head start on the Vatican, just help them out a little. So, now I can get one of these contraptions & Dial-A-Prayer! And maybe have a contest to assign a Saint to watch over our digital doings. Any thoughts as to who would be the best Saint to have for Mobile Devices? My pick is St Christopher, he was probably imaginary, plus, I have recently learnt that when ferrying over the Christ Child on his back, he dropped the very first Cellular Telephone into the river. He’d just invented it, and said, “Jesus Christ!” in a rather thunderous voice when this momentous thing happened. The rest is history. Then, when people, even non-Catholics, liked him so much, the Vatican stepped in & suppressed him, telling us he was not needed on the Universal Calendar anymore, that there was not enough information about him to authenticate his observance. Well, I just had a Revelation, and thought I’d share it with you. It looks like this Saint is a woman, so Christopher might be out of the running for a while longer. But she seems nice enough, and maybe she’ll help Chris get his back in place in line.
Keep your Spirits up, and let this Saint pray for us & act as an intercessor for our unspoken needs.
Word has it that this Lady found the long lost, very first Cellular Telephone that was invented by St. Christopher, but got dropped in the river. Her finding this relic assures her a valid role in watching over us in a loving way. Lord knows, we need it.
Found this stencil on 11th Street–it’s weather faded, but the basic concepts did come through despite the deterioration. It raises many complex points about how we use information, ideas, concepts in our day to day life–on an individual & collective level.
A thousand words is worth a picture.
Found a film to be released soon that seemed appropriate to mate with the disturbing stenciled design. I can’t say in any definitive way that there is a link, but only offer an observation: that it seems that way from my perception…
The East, in film, what Creative Destroyers is on concrete.
And life is generally the best source for art.
Felt very lucky that this came through with my fledgling point & click camera learning curve.
RES IPSA LOQUITUR–From Haight Street, San Francisco
This photograph was taken in the Tenderloin, San Francisco, today, 2 March 2013. I can honestly say I had nothing better to do with my time. It does not get any more real than this.
It was an important experience to find this wisdom calling out to be shared in the to all the world from San Francisco’s Tenderloin District. I am humbled to have been able to record this.