My, how incredibly perceptive, of you, bro?
Now, that is exactly what I strive to do, every day,
to be absolutely, mad as a hatter, without hurting anyone.
Thinkers, such as myself, are most always are seen, by the general public, per se, as a bit whacked in the head, and for good reason.
That reason is because thinkers, are tigers, by definition, and we do NOT CARE what people actually think about us!
It is both liberating, and scary, like walking a tightrope every day, of one's life, so to speak.
So, again, thank you, Pat, for paying me the highest compliment, you could have ever imagined: I am a madman!
But, you, Mr Savage, by virtue of the fact, that you have composed music, original music, at that, are also, a THINKER!
Pat, look, I met you, bro, spent some meaningful time with you, and trust me, you are crazier than a one armed paper hanger, yourself, OK?
Trust me! You're way whacked, too.
You're a 1%er, too!!
Welcome to the exclusive club, of nut bars, who change the world.
Thinkers, BTW, are found in the following clusters of human beings: writers, educators (that would be me, for now, till September, when I will head up into my new garret, in Sihanoukville, Cambodia, and become a philosopher, writer, and photographer!), artists, poets, composers, (that would be you, Pat!), scientists, sculptors, philosophers, and screen writers, to name the most obvious professions, involved, in the business, of THINKING!
This whacked out group, oftentimes, highly caffeinated, sometimes doped up, drugged out, or, alcoholically impaired, represent about 1% of the world's population, the other 99%, unfortunately, choose to be slaves, and workers.
The 1/99% ratio, I have used, now, has never changed, since man first walked on two legs, instead of all fours.
Us human beings, are only half a chromosome away from being chimpanzees, after all! Truth!
History, and today's newspapers, however, will tell you, that it is this very 1% of the human race, the THINKERS, who change the world!
For the better!
Examples, off the top of my head, would be: Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Confucius, Voltaire, Nicolaus Copernicus, Galileo Galilei, Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Benjamin Franklin, Henry David Thoreau, Charles Darwin, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Walt Whitman, William Shakespeare, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Frederic Chopin, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Oscar Wilde, Mark Twain, Sigmund Freud, Leo Tolstoy, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Pablo Picasso, Henry Moore, Jackson Pollock, Albert Einstein, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, George Orwell, Emily Dickinson, Jane Austin, Norman Mailer, Bernard Henri Levy, Ian Fleming, Hans Zimmer, Christopher Hitchens, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Stephen Crane, Arthur Miller, Henry Miller, William S. Burroughs, Mordecai Richler, Leonard Cohen, Irving Layton, Alex Colville, Margaret Atwood, Amis, (both father, Kingsley, and son, Martin), Lucian Freud, John Coltrane, Hank Williams, George Jones, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, J.J. Cale, Eric Clapton, Jim Morrison, Van Morrison, Stephen King, Stephen Hawking, Ludwig von Beethoven, Crick, Watson and Wilkins, Hunter S. Thompson, Ai Wei Wei, Gao Xingjian ... Pat, I think, that you get the idea, right?
Usually, left to pick up the pieces, and the carnage left over, once politicians, civil servants, lawyers, armies, the police, big oil, big banks, the arms industry, the food industry, the pharmaceutical companies, giant corporations, the mafia, priests, bishops, popes, mullahs, rabbis, kings, queens, princes, sultans, and thuggish dictators, have tried their level, best, to fu%k up the world, it's, well, the THINKERS, who put the pieces, and whole countries, back together.
Thinkers, are forever, in the pursuit of TRUTH and BEAUTY!
It's hard work, by the way. To choose to be a THINKER.
Thinkers, generally speaking, are perceived as being on the fringes of every society, on earth, and many are persecuted for their choice of career - THINKER!
Most are ridiculed, and looked down upon, by the 99%.
UNTIL they do something incredible, until they produce something, so unique, as to make the world, stop, and take notice, of their amazing creative, talent, most thinkers toil away, in solitude, anonymously.
Many thinkers, over the years, have been executed, many have been imprisoned; many are in prisons, today, all over the world.
You can look it up, Pat, if you want, OK?
March 8, 2014
Or... every shade of blue in this town...
Every corner you turn, you see the walls and arches and ceilings and ground painted blue. It's unbelievable and dreamy!
Why is everything painted blue? I did a little research.
Even though Morocco is now 99% Muslim, this blueness has a Jewish origin. It is a medieval remnant from the late 15th century exodus from Europe during the Spanish Inquisition, which nobody ever expected. Chefchaouen was a refugee camp with many Jews, and they painted their buildings blue as a sign of God's power above.
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