It’s Christmas eve and I forgot my sketchbook again..drats.
So here I am, all excited to get a few hours of brain work done, ponder different perspectives, have my coffee and a few hours to let my mind wander on some ideas, and I forgot the sketchbook again. Now I have assorted napkins and scraps of paper to carry around inefficiently and messily to get ideas out of my mind and on to paper.
I will also test myself in the gym today for strength, as the rehabilitation of the right shoulder is doing well, but now we have to start a cycle of growth. A few months ago there was a very tiny woman on a plane on the way to Switzerland that felt she had to shove her seat all the way back for 8 hours.
I looked like a sardine in a car that was two times too small, and even the flight attendants asked the "special" woman to stop being the only one in the plane to be a space hog (literally). She wasn't having any of it, and when we got off the plane, she was a tiny human. I guess she wasn't swiss, as they actually think more of the social good of all versus individualism. Maybe she was an American that thought she was flying private on a commercial airliner?
The odd part of the story is I gave my seat to the injured young man with an ankle injury sitting next to me. So pinched nerve or a bulging disk did a number for a few months. Now it is a path to rebuild it all. Notice I am trying to not get pissed at myself for forgetting my sketchbook…again!
I have an entirely new one in a wrapper in my computer bag, but what I have going on in my brain is all about some ideas that have been coming into focus with being able to simplify the designs down to essential parts. It is what happens when I send ideas to industrial engineers that are really talented – they will figure out the way to reduce complexity with part counts and still retain the performance of the concept. This is why I am so fascinated with AI in design, parametric design via computer and the 3d fabrication sort of blow my mind from when I started in it in the early ’90s and what is possible today, and what will be possible in the next 10-25 years.
As for today, it is Christmas Eve. I will go meditate and pray most of this day, hook up some circuits, exercise and then try to organize my lab/shop so that I can go on a run where 2-3 quasi-related projects can run concurrently during the new year.
Fascinating times with technology, yet, I wonder why human beings seem to keep repeating taking something good and using it for fear, security, and the ability to blow thine enemy to smithereens? There was a national geographic show on Stonehenge and the place I was at with new grange, knowth, and douth. This was 3,500 years before Jesus was ever born and older than the pyramids.
I guess going into the shaft and having a few moments in it touched me, as there is a search with spirituality and something beyond the limits of our human bodies. With organized religion, I think we have failed quite a bit in getting people under some rule and control versus and abusing the unconditional love of God with placing so many rules, regulations and conditions on people that they are so busy just doing things that they forget about spirituality and healing one's heart and soul.
Perhaps you have to really go off the edge and have something pull you up in life to really understand that there is more going on than our human minds can comprehend. The problem is humans have done a terrible job of really getting along with anything different in our brief history in cosmic time.
I blame it on pride, greed, and all the other passions. It is not something you really hear much about as we try to invent new things to keep us from ever looking inside to fix ourselves first. I see and hear a lot about the self-help world, the gurus, or the people addicted to the microphone and the stage all touting, “the way.”
the reality is I have met 2-3 people total that have said and DONE, “to help another, you have first to heal yourself.”
I do have an issue with the human condition argument in that we all have a choice….that is the beauty of unconditional love…it is a choice. Do you want to be selfish, or selfless? To you want to love with conditions, or just love….sans any circumstances?
The funny part is how short our lives are, yet, how we fight and kick for more stuff and the social status that you can’t take with you when you die. Has it always been that way, or did man invent that?
Yes, I am still upset with myself, for not packing the sketchbook that I wrote about yesterday. I just have to get into a groove with a bit more discipline for a bit while folks in the world might not understand why you try to grow and create each day.
that is one observation I have seen inside the states….do people realize how they are being programmed to consume and eat data and information and never really create anything?
it sure feels like all I created in this 10 minutes is one pile of merde for writing!