“Broken/Obsession”

dreams of delusion 

ideas from beyond  

notions all yesterday  

there’s no right

trading comfort in

every second wasted

hope is falsifiable  

rationalizing from irrationality  

life portrayed fiction  

chain linked lies

 no peace within

 

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   “...Italian frico breakfast” 

reconnecting fraid ends

piecing together tomorrow  

marginalizing the details

rejoicing from spirit  

exhausting demented intentions  

fusing dislocated honesty

 embracing hearts desire 

forgetting turbulent discrepancies  

petition for dedication  

acknowledge true struggle  

mention said vulnerability  

 

 

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 “...Artisan Corned Beef” 

 deliver your best

volatile outcomes reflect  

possessed by gratitude 

driven from purpose  

anticipation through development  

 clinched by nostalgia 

soothed from sensational  

 tendered for conformity 

pasted as reformation  

seen over experience  

lived beyond peace

 

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  “...Hawk Moth”  

 

 

 

 

 

 

  #poetry 

“Dystopian/Utopia”

Our view of the lives we lead is more influenced by what we eat, than what we understand. The affect of mood seeps into every attempt at discerning our interpretation of the reality surrounding our existence. This sense of how we feel about a train of thought is deeply rooted in the bacteria of our digestive system, and the balance of normalcy between billions of microbes working to breakdown the content of what we consume as nourishment. Consciousness arrived long after nature developed this system for supplying the body with the necessary fuel essential to survival and thus reproduction. The ties between our bodies responses to the what we ingest are profound. Every cell throughout our body is in constant and continuous contact with effects of the digestive process. At the cellular level, we budget energy to correspond to the rate at which its replenished. Individual cells don’t store energy, thus their usage is dependent on an efficient means of continually delivering that source. Through the adaptation of consciousness and higher levels of cognitive deliberation, the body’s response to what we derive as fuel is highly regulated by the master of all human regulators, emotion. How we feel is the most significant indication of our state of being. Controlling the lens that we view our reality through is  all the control we possess. 

 

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“...waiting out the rain” 

 

I can’t help but wonder what the extent of our industrialized food culture contributes to the current state of affairs here in the U.S. I realize it’s not that simple, and the complexity of any modern day society is immense with contributing factors, but the anecdotal occurrences of digestive disruptions within my world causes me to consider the effects. Even if it’s just a small part of the why, it’s one aspect of life we have all the power to regulate. With the rate of change for everything around us soaring as humanity expands the volume of ideas converted to reality, the fundamentals of our existence are vital to our continued well being. The average lifestyle is trending away from what has allowed our species to become what it is today. The very basis of healthy is being challenged by convenience in order to keep pace with the speed of our social development. All the while, we are biologically tethered to the fundamentals of life itself. Eating, sleeping, and exercising are the foundations of how we arrived at today. Budgeting them into the modern lifestyle, while capitalizing on the advancements of all that change development is the challenge.  

 

 

 “...sneaky passenger”  

 “...sneaky passenger” 

 “If all we know, is all we have”...what we know matters most! In today’s world, this is what separates the majority from the 20% taking advantage of their understanding of how we exist. 

 

https://twut.nd.edu/PDF/Summary_Diffusion_Theory.pdf

 

How we rank in this paradigm greatly influences our outcomes. How you view your life helps determine the trajectory for your progress. Understanding the effects of change in regards to progress allows the individual to ascend upward, while defiance lowers that trajectory downward, even to the extent of despair. Now imagine the effects of your mood on this situation, and the realization of that next bite of food contributing to your place in life. Low and behold, the big picture is just a collection of small brush strokes, and the details really do matter. Creating understanding, observing the creators, awareness of the observations, and continually updating your story is the process for being included. Authoring your individual story with knowledge delivers a vastly different outcome than feeling good or bad, depending on what transpired and calling it luck. 

 

   “...Mansfield, LA”   

  “...Mansfield, LA” 

Decay is rooted in the stagnation of growth. Growth is only limited by the infrastructure of the organism. Trees attain the height their individual structures will support absent of external influences. Humans are given our internal structure from our ancestors genetics. We fulfill that capacity with the fundamental basis for supporting life by eating, sleeping, and physical activity. Growth as a person, emotionally and intellectually is chosen and lacks the constraints of infrastructure as previously described. Decay comes in the form of rationalization of your lack of effort and subsequent failures. Isolation is the end game of this path, leaving you alone and suffering the misery of being disconnected, or possibly worst, being surrounded by people just like yourself. 

 

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  “...hidden treasure” 

 Knowing who we are and accepting our role in that is about the best anyone can achieve. Staking a claim to the notion of control in hopes of satisfying our desire to have or achieve can backfire. Life is a struggle for all forms of life itself. Peace is not being consumed by the challenge of life, and embracing the unknown as an opportunity rather than something terrifying. Managing your emotional impulses, so that they align with the decisions they’re intended to support. Stop wanting and start living...

 

 

#guidelines

“Anthony/Bourdain”

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The world is a far different place to endure today than it was just a decade ago. Especially for anyone dealing with the type of depression that pushes them beyond a brink of no return. I didn’t know Mr. Bourdain, but I did connect with his sense of humanity and the affects of food and culture on our species. Everyone has their demons, and his were powerful enough to need expression of the kind revealed in his work, and ultimately in his death. Trying to make sense of the details to a story such as this are fruitless, in that we can only effectively control a single reality. His departure from life is no worse than any other sad situation ended by the taking of ones own life. Bourdain stood out because of his notariety as a writer and television personality. We all possessed that momentary opportunity to believe we could be him, or very much like him. I can’t count the places I’ve been and the meals that I’ve eaten because of seeing him on his show there. My life is emensely broader having his intervention into my understanding of life itself. 

 “"When I first went up this river, I was sick with love. The bad kind. The fist-around-your-heart kind…. it followed me upriver, all the way." -Bourdain-

 

Hopefully his daughter can someday find the capacity to realize his life meant more than what she could ever realize at 11, and that her life should be inspired by his contributions, not diminished by its tragic end. Extraction of what’s beneficial while rejecting the detrimental simultaneously is this magnificent lesson called life. We all face this dilemma and must come to terms with it on our own, or face the burden of carrying that weight around with our every thought. Peace can be a lonely place, and requires our constant replenishment for stability, while anguish and suffering simply fill the void of its absence. 

 

 

  #R.I.P.