Metaphor: look for simple elegant ways to make/do tasks/things which can become unnecessarily complicated
Japanese Imperial Enthronement Primer <
Emperor Naruhito (era name: Reiwa) formally took the position May 1st in a brief ceremony ￼after his father Heisei (formerly Akihito) formally abdicated his role as Japan’s 125th emperor. ￼
Today comes another ceremony – a formal enthronement – to be attended by some several hundred foreign dignitaries etc. etc. including a representative from South Korea, a neighbor with whom they share a lot of ummm… *challenging history* to say the least.
First, the Emperor and Empress Masako will visit 3 sacred sanctuaries to alert and Sun Goddess, their ancestors and umm… some other entities, of their intentions.
Then will formally sit upon the throne and offer up a speech to the assembled dignitaries and their country at large.
Originally there was motorcade planned to follow, but with last week’s typhoon, and the ensuing cleanup, the parade is pushed back until November, which means another day of various festivities to observe.￼
When the wheels fell off life due to illness, deaths, heartbreaks etc (circa 2015), i scribbled notes in a notebook naturally with intentions about where to go, how to live. I visited many places seeking safety, creativity and community. While my notes didn’t reveal the plan per se, the exercise was valuable to discover what i wanted/needed/capabilities. Published as a “note to future self” to remind the importance of stating intentions from the heart (with assist from the head).
What I Seek in Community
- Golf carts for quiet transport like Caye Caulker
- Island but with easy access to mainland like Gabriola
- Ganja like Jamaica
- Strangeness of history like Pelilu
- Minimal dogma in religion like Bali
- Community centre and market like Pender Island
- Village of shops but not a strip mall
- Visitors come and go from guesthouses, tours, inns like Berkshires
- Music, recording studios, concerts, festivals like Salt Spring(?)
- Access to natural medical services & quality food
- Post office
Places to Live
Req: Anonymous, Creative, Safe + Community
- Torrey UT /Larry’s Land
- House on Gabriola
- UK Protectorate (Falklands, VI)
- Japan (Okayama > south)
- Nova Scotia (Cape Breton) or other Maritimes
- Portugal / Spain / Greece
- Victoria if no other option – too “perfect” for action Dave
Plotting paths of poets past, noting inter-disciplinarianism is key to creating context to encapsulate your content (as it were).
Write letters, fill sketch books, scrapbooks of ephemera, journals of nothings, tear sheets from magazines, pilfer coasters and brochures, collect the uncollectible, document the mundane.
Look down, crawl and fall.
Photograph your tears.
A poet without love is just a typist.
Believing(ish) it’s still a wonderful world out there – right? Grateful for still chooglin along.
PS was at this JGB show, hitchhiked there (from maybe Rhode Island or something) with Richie Murrill (former of Utah, now Hawaii i heard) and got ride in a red VW bus called “Althea” with a bolted on wooden sidedoor. Drove through a huge rain storm including stalling out in a deep water somewhere in countryside – had to get out and push in dang near crotch high water – made it to the show like a soggy dog, stashed backpack in some private school girls Honda and scored a miracle ticket just in time. Bruce Hornsby came along to play as well. After the show,… well that’s a whole other story.
evidence of the aforementioned bus…
was one of those nights where everything worked out just perfect after a rollicking trip to get there – JGB shows were so great too since didn’t have the full-on circus of frat boys and townies who’d invaded the scene by that time. was good times but not outta hand. the arena was smaller than i usually saw GD (most all shows were outdoor west coast) so the sound was dialed in and rather intimate. great song selection for my taste too.
Chris Gee What I remember about JGB shows was the heart….pure joy …Jerry playing free and loose …and the ^^^ above mentioned ..Warfield theatre shows always top of the list
Dave Olson Man, I never did get to see a show at the Warfield… My overall count isn’t that impressive since when I heard them sing “eyes of the world” I took that as a signal to buy one-way tickets elsewhere to go go go (And spread the vibe everywhere I went) – I made every show count that’s for sure. And I’m with you on the Jerry band shows, they were very special for me
I’m like a “guest walk-on character” into other peoples tv show lives.
Got a shuttle ride to SLC airport from my twin uncle Frank (note: April 30, 2014), soon he’ll be my personal driver for crazy road trips.
Your mama always told you you are “one in 1 million” – that means there is at least 350 people just like you in the USA alone (approx 7,5000 worldwide). As such: Find your twins, build a posse, have some fun.