I don’t know if it’s a coincidence, but there seems a correlation between what separates our brains (minds) from open air and our planet from space: a protective casing around our brains; the skull; and the atmosphere around our planet. Moreover, neither are fully closed.
Open to the Universe
Furthermore, while they protect us, they also give the impression of separation. Clouds and sunlight in the sky, and clothes and faces on us can increase the divide. Walls and rooves provide another separating layer when indoors.
It’s a well-known maxim of new-age spirituality; inspired by old philosophy I think; that we’re all connected to everything around us, but my thoughts above are new to me as I write.
Travel Pros and Cons
Travel can take you to places where you can feel a good connection; quiet clear sky locations, such as mountains, beaches and deserts.
However, famous locations are often crowded and noisy, so you can often achieve just as much escape and more quiet staying home or local.
Moreover, you don’t cause any environmental or life damage then either. While I admire and often relate to people who start new lives in the wild, they nearly always end up destroying/killing some life.
Angry Transcendence My Beach Boys Love Now
Before writing this blog post I wrote this on the Rose Tattoo Facebook page, introducing my new poem on this site’s sister site, fmpoetry.wordpress.com blog:
Rose Tattoo were one of my biggest inspirations to write poetry, as I declared in my first collection. While it was the angry street songs then, I’m just as interested in Angry’s spirituality now, and attempts at transcendence through music, as he declared in an interview featured in the Easybeats to AC/DC documentary.
Seeing him on stage last year before seeing the documentary, knowing he was into the Bahia faith, I thought he was in a transcendent state, with eyes closed a lot of the time; riding the music during songs, or travelling the past through his mind while talking; like a scarred for life shaman (I quite like that; hope you do too).
I think I have travelled a similar path while writing, but mine is of course simply the writing stage, without the added stimulation of performing a highly successful and appreciated creative catalogue in front of many people. Today, it’s where I’ve been writing this. Yesterday, my stream of consciousness coffilosophy, was this ‘live thought’ on the writing process for my fmpoetry blog.
No Eminem: Slim Shady
While I admire a lot of musicians I don’t have any kind of delusions about them, as depicted by Eminem with Slim Shady.
In fact, I now consider myself too old and rational to rock n’ roll much! After seeing a Beach Boys concert just over a year ago, and looking them up, I related to the warmth of Denis Wilson, the tragic party animal who died young and was the only real beach boy in the group. After reading his nemesis in the group was Mike Love, a much more rational colder man I wanted to side with Denis. I wrote about it on fmpoetry.
However, I now feel more in line with Love, who practises transcendental meditation. I stilly feel empathy and sympathy for Denis Wilson, and admiration for Brian, the genius of the band, but at this moment in time, I am more in mind of Love; mentally that is!
While Mike Love seems quite a cold character, Angry Anderson seems the opposite, but also expressed his desire for transcendence through his music on the Easybeats to AC/DC: The History of Aussie Rock documentary recently shown on the BBC.
I am still greenYgrey enough to think it could all be in my mind, inspired by the one and only Love the mixed-up vole, the anagram that some (neurons in my mind!) consider, stole the XaW Files: Beyond Humanity show!