Well I’m back – sort of. I’ll be posting irregularly slowly working my way back into the blogosphere like a growing pimple. I’ll start checking in with your blogs again also. I’ve sort of found the muse again (she sure can be fickle). She’s got me going down a darker than normal road. But since I believe that God created the darkness as well as the light I can always find something interesting in the darkness. During my time off I’ve been doing a lot of reading which is refreshing.
PRAGUE CEMETERY by Umberto Eco (finishing this one today)
ONCE AGAIN FOR THUCYDIDES by Peter Handke (this was the 3rd time I’ve read this one)
WINDS OF DUNE by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson
THE TRIAL by Franz Kafka (2nd time I’ve read this one)
THE BOOK, SPIRITUAL INSTRUMENT by Jerome Rothenberg & David Guss (2nd time I’ve read this one)
Falling up? What is it?
For me falling up is ascension and transcendence. It is what separates humanity from all other life forms on this planet. Too often our culture looks at falling as something equated with failure. And failure as something that is bad. But I would disagree with that. Failure is good because it’s how we learn. If we are not afraid to fail we are more open to growth in all aspects of our lives. But try to tell that to your employer who depends on stock market perception as the definition of success. I sometimes think that I am one of the biggest failures out there. I do not fit the standard models in how I work (creatively or otherwise). I fail spiritually because I am constantly “wrestling with the angel” determined to win only to suffer a hip-wrenching defeat. I sometimes feel I am in a state of constant falling. But isn’t all falling in the upward direction? Even if we were to fall down without the ground to stop us wouldn’t we fall through the earth and out the other side? And once we break through to the other side – from that point of view are we not also falling up if we keep going? Just some thoughts for the day.
I guess the bottom line (to make a pun) is – Falling up is better than throwing up.
Here’s a song by one of my favorite musical artists, Rickie Lee Jones