January 14, 2019

S T R A N D

... in the song ... I take a line ... saying: I am in the world but not of it ... I use that as a refrain between verses that say what I mean ... by this song, you could say I'm an outsider ... an observer ... and that I'm not dealing with a lot of things I do not like ...



In the song "I'm in the World," I take a line from Jesus saying: I am in the world but not of it. I use that as a refrain between verses that say what I mean. And judging me by this song, you could say I'm an outsider, just an observer, a spectator, and that I'm not dealing with a lot of things I do not like.



The ideal society? I think the only one that really works is one at the root level. Once you have left this plane, everything collapses, becomes too big. In tribal societies or communities, people feel responsible for each other, they help each other. And they are ready to defend their community - if necessary, even with their lives. The meaning of a tribe was that when one gets into trouble, all the other tribe members help him and vice versa. But that requires a sense of responsibility, you have to be prepared to help the others, because they are willing to do so. And then something like that works. But when a society grows too big, when it transcends the tribal level, all commitment is broken...



2/50 TWO/FIFTY COUPLETS

The ant inherited the earth because he was so meek.
The will was signed, "The Animal" who turned the other cheek.

23/50 TWENTY THREE/FIFTY COUPLETS

One day a mounted hunter heeled a wounded boar, who wheeled,
and gutted horse and rider, leaving death upon the field.

49/50 FOURTY NINE/FIFTY COUPLETS

"It's beautiful," I said as I beheld a marble bust.
"Just who are you to tell me so?" it muttered in disgust.

/ MOONDOG / LOUIS THOMAS HARDIN