Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Photo Mindil Beach Sunset





In your life, in this time and in this place
It is wondrous to experience fleeting beauty
Witness the magnificence of transience

Enhance your life satisfaction
Your emotional well-being
Your prosociality
Your satisfaction and gratitude

Eyes wide open
And in the full and open mindset of an inspired scientist





Sunday, July 15, 2018

Photo Bali Pebble Path





Hopelessly romantic and divine
Whether in love or in a state of depression
Throw yourself down to where you can ground in life
Involve your mind in the space where your body manipulates

Forget opposing political parties
Violent outbreaks that exist
Without your knowing
Your reckoning
Your hopeless influence

The rage that burns
The want to threaten
The regret of in action
Your tomb can wait for you

Pick up a stone
Touch it
Reflect on it
Touch the water and watch it transform
Sit down
And consider

Catch a glimpse of a vagrant breeze
Become part of its legacy of being





Friday, July 13, 2018

Celeste In the Heat of Defeat





The want to live and roam in packs
Outside of the grand illusions
Of stories escaping domestication
The discovery of heroism

Thrown out and swept away
Rules regarding behaviour and conduct in conflict
Attention to the role and responsibility of group expectations
Once belonged now defeated

Their behavior was abhorrent
My behavior is exemplary
In honor of their fortitude

Formed in shelter and missing when it counts
Combatants nolonger seen playing together
A conspiracy of self
No longer the victim
Now to the enemy broken and in respect

Acting in avoidance of each other's need
With no want to reconcile
Strike with unresearved violence
Feast in the power to inflict
In the rightful place of order and fear

The home comming return
The passage to smite
The awareness gained in loss
Now in admittance and reconstituted




Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Photo Suburban Shelter Metaphor





Fears of being swept away
The tide of prophesy, tides of disaster
It threatens to shore and wash us away
It comes in want of what is ours
Without respect and remorse

From behind our wire boundaries
Our concrete barriers
We observe a foretold story as a death foretold
Foretold and fixed

On the horizon, the insurgent amass
We stake our ground and monitor for evidence.
We have drawn the line

They simply can’t get away with it
We won’t embrace their fear at our loss

Too self-centered to make the decision to welcome
Too self-centered to empathize

Our imaginations captured by the outlandish
Our actions enabled by dire predictions
Without compromise
We do not want
We shall protect
Our organic minds subdivided and in-barrier
Littered by immovable objects

And through it all
All of the ifs and buts
It's about
Defiance
The crying wolf

Making comfort from scared people
Enabled by a false sense of security
In it together
Against the visioned enemy
The right dream
The living dead
The panic to protect



Sunday, July 8, 2018

Photo Blue Horizons Ulladulla






Do not touch the realities of the present
Do not be constrained by restrictive preconceptions
Do not enter the need to hasten
There is time to dream before translation

Do not prioritize practical change
All is in the untouchable horizon
The shifting line the separates physicality
Then intensify the impact of your unknowing
Forget your problems for this just moment
And let the cold wild in before you return for shelter



Saturday, July 7, 2018

A Point of Time in Bondi





You are lost in civilization
Will you identify a life path
Will you organise your options
Reactions intuition and potential
Embark and learn from your mistakes

No one cares
Don't let your fears drive you
Pursue what you actually want
There is something better to discover within
Do not avoid your essential decision
You will want to be something different
You will not be who now you are



Friday, July 6, 2018

Photo Shelter from the Force Narrawellee





Take shelter from the force
Somewhere adjacent to the round about
Restructuring, downsizing,  and rebranding
Where the seen and unseen can dwell in harmony
The cow in the paddock is a bull

Not sufficient if not entrepreneurial
Transform the way you think, talk and behave
Reenter the round about stripped of habit full and of potential
Focus your path towards a higher-level of consciousness
Levelled up powered up and improved




Thursday, July 5, 2018

Photo Ulladulla Winter Sky





Lay down and breath
Discard the traffic, congestion and fumes
Relax stop and be momentarily translucent
Allow the world to pass you by
And within that moment know
What is important and what should not be assumed
Be the importance that captures your time
Never lay your life onto one straight line
Look into your space and understand your limitless dimension





Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Photo Knife Spoons Forks Sticks





Knife fork spoon sticks

The time it takes to acquire expertise
Has little bearing on intuition

Demonstrations Presentations Synthesis

Demands are qualified
Then challenged
To be dismantled
And replaced

Take another path
Sit eat relax
Enjoy what's within



Saturday, June 23, 2018

Celeste Enter





At what point do you recognize
At what point do you realize
At what point were you the observer
At what point did you become the participant

There is nothing to hide behind
Too deep to retreat
Frozen, too scared to step forward

What is your role in your battle royale?
How do you survive yourself?

Invisible waves
Devastating waves
That you allow yourself to receive
What has been removed from your line of sight






Saturday, June 16, 2018

Celeste Threat





Too stressed to recognize danger
Disrupted
Ability to think and learn
Dimmed
Ability to control emotions
At loss

To effectively respond to the changed environment
The threat cue
The safe cue

What was threatening is now safe
What is now taking longer to learn
It is a threat
It is not safe

The nuclear warship in our safe harbor
The safety-rated car that kills our youth

A threat that is now safe
A threat that was previously safe

Remembering how to control
Forgetting what could be

What is now safe was once a threat
What was once safe was an actual  threat



Monday, June 11, 2018

Photo Darwin Dinghy






I placed all of my meanings into the departure
But I realised that a dinghy was not sufficient
So I place all effort into wealth creation
Which soon turned into job satisfaction
Which became and is now a work-life in-balance
And that in there is the simplicity of my dilemma

Will I regret not taking the next step forward
A step forward where my dedication is in making a difference
Where I can say I made a decision to make things better
Or a step forward where my dedication is in making self-sense
Where I can lose myself within meaning

I tow my dinghy for this reason
For I may have a change of heart
Else, should a tragedy force a course of action
Gasping, trying, enduring
In the hope that it is the essential me which cannot be reconciled
In self
or
In service



Saturday, June 9, 2018

Celeste Dysfunction Lyre






The Ghost of Imagination
The Weaponry of War
The Lyre of Disinformation

In this sea of discontent
In this  mistrust of institutions
In this  market of fractures

There is opportunity
The opportunity of me
The establishment of blame shifting

Making profit through taunt
The blemish that is you
Of what you see in all others



Sunday, June 3, 2018

Photo Fish Bike Ho Chi Minh






1858
French Emperor Napoleon III ordered Admiral Charles Rigault de Genouilly to attack Da Nang

1887
French Indochina was officially formed from what are the modern countries of Vietnam and Cambodia.  Laos became part of French Indochina in 1893.

1945
Japan seized French IndoChina

United States supported native rebel groups Viet Minha gainst the Japanese. On Japanese surrender, USA started to withdraw.  France immediately attempted to reassert its claims over Vietnam.
Roosevelt reportedly offered control of the region to Chinese nationalist general Chiang Kai-shek
https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/articles/teaching-content/timeline-guide-us-presidents/

Ho Chi Minh
It was patriotism, not communism, that inspired me.
You will kill ten of us, we will kill one of you, but in the end, you will tire of it first
I follow only one party: the Vietnamese party
The great victory of April 30 represents the triumph of the entire nation, of justice over brutality and of humanity over tyranny

John F. Kennedy
We have a problem in making our power credible, and Vietnam is the place.

Richard Nixon
I’m not going to be the first American president to lose a war.

Gen. Curtis LeMay,
Tell the Vietnamese they’ve got to draw in their horns or we’re going to bomb them back into the Stone Age.

Walter Cronkite
I covered the Vietnam War. I remember the lies that were told, the lives that were lost - and the shock when, twenty years after the war ended, former Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara admitted he knew it was a mistake all along.






Saturday, June 2, 2018

Celeste Dysfunction Sighted







There is a wildness resting on the horizon
Looking for a place to go
When hell is empty and all the devils are here
Where our life is rounded by the boundaries of sleep
As the brave new world presents itself
In borrowed time and stolen thoughts

Warning
Misery awaits within the further realization
Awake, do not step through these wind-driven waves
The opportunities you seek do not offer protection
In this decisive second your action describes your need
Fight or flight at the mercy of the commander
There is freedom under fear's command


Saturday, May 26, 2018

Photo Darwin Sunset Relax






Basking in Hesperides golden light
After the day of slaying serpents
Relaxed and entrusted within care
Banquet, alcohol and small talk
The artifacts of a contented life
The healing wings of contentment
The vehicle to transcend through heaven before sleep





Thursday, May 24, 2018

Celeste Dysfunctional Seen





Disequilibrium take a step forward
Vertigo gained whilst knowing what should not be
In the peripheral dysfunction, it appears
Front and center
Systems desperately seeking balance
Self-realization of self-deceit

Different meanings are cherry picked
Seeking the common cause of good intentions
The sensation of gaining goodness through other's misery
The marching benefactor, exempt and in glorious splendor
Culturally significant within the moral flame in hand
The entitlement to give

A wonderous perception of movement through contribution
Gorging on the flesh of spatial disorientation
Of those too helpless
Of those who need sympathy
Of those who are victims

In the theater of the privileged
Where the voyeur has a special right and an advantage
Protected from any possibility of one, as the contributor to the problem
In godliness as the external solution
The key to the store
The righteous observer
Who return with stories of deficit, deceit and the demonstrative
Whilst dismissing pleasures gained from authorized advantage
And in unison action, the fools collectively nod their heads to the experienced
The fanatical certain aggressively removing all those who doubt



Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Photo French War Ship





Amphibious exercises
Jakarta, Bali, Darwin, Saigon and Singapore
The missions
The integration of powerful allies
Bilateral defense
A rapidly deployable force
In Darwin on RnR

Amphibious assault ships
Air defense destroyers
The deployments
In memory of the great sacrifice
British, French and American
The culture of wielded global power




Saturday, May 19, 2018

Celeste Dysfunction






When finally the dysfunction is realized I can relax
I knew it wasn't me even though I thought it was me
Such relief
It could not have been me
I would not have done that
In childhood and in adulthood that could not have been me
Astonished I gasped at all aspect that identikit me
No matter what your accusations be it was not me

So without hesitation, I sought mutual agreement
A third point
In order to displace self-accusation
To the wave on the horizon
Away from the imposter me
Far away and off-shore and outsourced
Separation

The appearance
The identity
The division of function

I am not to blame for the actions you saw of me
Your perceptions
Your analysis
Your transference
I may dominate your emotional recognition
I may feel in the scope of the known
I look at you knowing that you think I am you
But what you are is not me



Sunday, May 13, 2018

Photo Tree Down




Tree down
Tree cut
Soon to be removed
Eternity within recollection
Within this grain of sand
A forgiven enemy praised for intent
In defiance of lies, and all of the deceptions I can invent





Saturday, May 12, 2018

Celeste Warrior Persona Observed





Little fish big fish swimming in the tank
Be careful not to be too evident
Too easy to be understood
Too easy to be remembered
It has always been this way
You have been taken advantage of

Adjust for careful observation
Perform the correct behavior
Be crucial for survival
At a distance touch, smell, taste, hearing, and sight your observer
Make proximity then view and assessment your advantage

Sensitivity
Uncomfortable
Phobia
Predator
Warning
Flight

Be observant and aware
Look around
Listen to your inner voice
Something is wrong
Help yourself avoid being victimized
Wake up



Monday, May 7, 2018

Celeste Warrior Persona






I do because I know
I know because I am
I am now
I am in the right

This life
This death struggle
To gain victory over lesser virtue
To gain victory over yesterday's self
To want to be great
To be invincible
Without empathy
Without tolerance
Without thought

To defeat contention
To defeat doubt
To defeat hesitation
To defeat fear
To defeat death
To defeat what I harbor within




Saturday, May 5, 2018

Celeste 0003 Glimpse







A suppressed memory shared over the millennium
Passed through loss of tolerance and willingness to flight
An adventurous echo messengers this morning
No chance to avoid death and kill
Take a glimpse to make sense of this heritage

Once a day
An occurrence prior each assault, time to assault

The idea - The must do - The must endure

Fires line the tips of each wave
Walls in motion smashed through by machine
Encompassing regulation in-thawt and in-limitation
Stealth in hand
Isolated
Forward and onward
Marching towards the glare of duty

The idea - The must do - The must endure

Find yourself as the light returns
Catch your idea as it emerges and before it fades away
Your persona is in action
Empty and lonely and perversely resentful

Over and over again
Never to be realized
Again and again hidden away
Evidence of the irresolvable self
Hiding like a small carnivorous animal

The idea - The must do - The must endure





Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Celeste Sees All Oceans Waves





We were born in the oceans and waves
And here you are
Wanting the tide to rush in
And wash away all that is present

In our boring life
In our thirst for fortune
In our misery
In our ventures to forge

All afloat on the sea
An all seeing prophecy




Sunday, April 22, 2018

Celeste 0002 Transient






Malicious intent
Brighten the night
Knowing what it takes
To become
Sweep away the stars
The cosmos the endless space
Sweep away the deepest fantasy
The nothing within

Escape the inner sanctum
Welcome kind blue skies

Here within darkness
No prayer can forgive

There within lightness
Forever seeking understanding

This transience
It's cycle
In repetition

And in loss of awe