Are Artists the Tuning Fork of Society?

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I believe cultures resonate to the vibrations artists create and instill upon their work. Author’s words carry the weight of their focal points. This focus can help or harm the society into which their creations permeate.

As an example, a comedian stands in front of a community and pokes fun not at everyone in general but at a select group of people. The vibration moves and resonates with like seeds of prejudice harbored by his audience and grows. Soon we have ill feelings being expressed against a select group of people. Good or bad? Continue reading

A Soul For Some Lemons

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     My soul mate, Mary and I, like to plant and grow things, especially things we can eat.  We currently have several small lemon trees started from seed growing in pots.  These are organic lemons, lemons full of happiness and bright sunshine.

     I watch over each tree from blossom to fruit.  I have a growing knowledge and awareness of their everyday existence.  I can go so far as to say I know each tree’s lemons as individuals and small groups congregating on various limbs.  When there should be seven on a tree it does not escape me if I find only six or three or even one. Continue reading