Who are We? Where Did We Come From? & Where are We Going?
Title of a Painting by Paul Gauguin
In this current period of history we are becoming aware of a quickening of increased earth changes occuring across the planet; these changes, compounded by man's environmental destruction, & our mis~management of even our own backyards has lead us to a crossroads. We are not who we think we are. We are not who others think we are, as nations, as corporate entities, as individuals. We are someone, or something in between. Though we have achieved wonders scientifically, & technologically, we have stifled or undone the most basic humanistic values, family systems, & bonding relationships; such qualities, more ancient peoples & societies took milleniums to develop. We have all but lost our oneness with nature, while devastating, enslaving, & polluting nature in every element: earth, air, fire, water; we have even trashed space: emptiness.
Indeed, who we are, we cannot continue to be. Who we were, we can never be again. So, the question is, "Who shall we become at this transformational time on the earth?" How shall we become more adaptable to changes coming upon us, and Why is it important to use our creative instincts and planning to transform ourselves at this time? Where are we at now? & where might we be,- in our life,- our career, -that place we call home, -in our relationships?
Being as Artist has challenged me with the many questions of Who, What, When Where, How & Why of life. Often the Artist's life demands that we be on the cutting edge, yet, neither inside nor outside, nor in the middle, but transiting inward, outward, ~ever attempting to find the ever changing balancing & tipping points.. We are of change & promote change through our creative works, affording us a very 'Be here now,' lifestyle. It is not a middle class lifestyle. However, in times of chaos, radical transformation, such skills come to the foreground.
Everyone has some Artist in them. Living a creative life is an art form. Facing natural & man-made challenges with imaginative & creative answers is a must; thus, creative thinking & feeling are greatly needed if each of us is to transform through the changes before us, now. Each day we can live in a fresh way, doing things slightly more efficiently, in a kindly manner; we can be more conservative or expressive, yet in an aestheticly pleasing way, with nobility, bravery & grace. We can serve each other, be successful, yet protect the planet, as well as those we love with just a bit more imagination, for the good of all. So, what are we about? The cosmic clock does not slow down for anyone. Natural catastrophes, political mayhem, war, human suffering, all of which need creative leadership & imaginative action; so, what are we about, today?
Aelbert Aehegma -2010 Our Garden of Secrets (Journal Entries)
A Rambling Open Journal Article By Aelbert Aehegma, Internationally exhibited Artist and award-winning author of Turtle Dance, The Special Edition Reprint to be made available 2010.
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