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