571. October 20….The answer is not…”I don’t know”….

"The Visitation" ©2011 Robert Redus

“When small men attempt great enterprises, they always end by reducing them to the level of their mediocrity.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

I believe I have finally gotten it…there has always been some place that I have held onto my subversive attitude…and held it in check….and I think that subversion has been a slow boiling process….much like boiling a frog gradually in water…before you know it…it’s edible and has transformed into something other than a frog…but still a frog…yet tasty…

There are some people who are designed to be thorns and others who are not…the thorns I think are generally that way as a result of what was and no longer is…there is a track record that need be established so no longer can the pimple faced kid with the buck teeth and greasy hair be pushed around by anybody…not nooooooobody …even though the complexion has cleared the veneers are in place and modern technology…phosphates and a few well placed salts have eliminated the greasy hair problem…yet stature can never be changed…even if you are not small in size you can still remain a speck on the ass of that boiling frog….

It turns into do what we want…but really like Oz…most of the time it is from behind the curtain…gasps of smoke…green blinking lights…a host pyrotechnics that do the convincing…or frightening…and it all remains so seemingly real and accurate until the back of the hospital gown keeps letting the cold draft in or the rapid thoughts of “hmmm…what next”…as you are exiting the vehicle through the windshield at approx. 74 mph….and then just maybe…it’s “wait a minute” …time…out comes the paper and pen…checklist of important places…people events…and things to check…off…or continue the deception…for another few years…stay behind the drape….

there appears only one viable question to answer….

What are you waiting for?….

I ask myself that everyday…and since the daily interrogation…the “What” has certainly emerged…yet the discovery of how the collision takes place is really the much more interesting part of “What”…because without the discovery…the collision can not take place…it just doesn’t exist…it is very much a one sided equation….a butterfly net waiting for butterflies …can’t walk around the planet like that for too long…well…yes you can…

Dorthea Lange said:

”Pick a theme and work it to exhaustion… the subject must be something you truly love or truly hate.”

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