I am trying…I am trying but it is not that easy anymore. Not that it was ever that easy….but holy crap…today’s political climate makes practicing reckless optimism more difficult than ever! The wholesale negativity that is constantly slathered over our country adds a whole new layer of crap to cut through on a daily basis. The only way I can balance this out, keep the negativity of it from swallowing me whole is to create more… I need to provide some balance in my world. Practicing reckless optimism, for me, means practicing more, different, challenging creativity. It is the only way I have to keep from suffering through some of the horrific politics and human rights atrocities in this country. I have to keep some kind of perspective these days. I am certain I would be in a constant state of depression or would have “checked out” completely if I did not have the creativity to fall back on to keep me balanced and focused. Who would have thought balance and focus would be the words I would use to describe creativity? But in today’s politically volatile environment, it is. Now I understand from a whole new perspective, how and why the Renaissance happened. History does repeat itself, the only question is which period of history is repeating and has anyone been paying attention?
"No Other Way" Jack Johnson"