Archive | April, 2016

Daily Obstruction: Journey of the Spirit

30 Apr

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Journey of the Spirit

 

As with fine wine and spirits, thoughts too have their origin in the earth, need cultivation, discrimination in the harvesting, time for fermentation, and finally refining.  But all that effort could be for either a crude intoxicant or for a discerning palate.

Daily Obstruction: Horror Vaccui

29 Apr

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Horror Vaccui

 

Just as many people feel intimidated by the blank canvas before them and would prefer a color-by-number picture to creating an original work of art, so too do many people stand in horror before the possibilities that life places before them and prefer to follow the well-worn paths of others and obey “the rules” rather than make their own path and own rules.

Daily Obstruction: The Obstruction of Freedom

28 Apr

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The Obstruction of Freedom

 

Most people are not artists because they don’t know what to do with the radical freedom that faces them before the act of creation.  To the non-artist, nothing is more intimidating than the blank canvas, the empty page, silence before the symphony, the empty stage.

 

Daily Obstruction: Dreams Are Destiny

27 Apr

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Dreams Are Destiny

 

When all else is taken from you, you still have your dreams.  Fill in the detail of your dreams’ designs, for the dream is the blueprint of the realization.

Daily Obstruction: In a Word

26 Apr
46TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS -- Prince performs "Purple Rain" as the opening act during the 46th Annual Grammy Awards show, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif., Sunday, Feb. 8, 2004. LOS ANGELES TIMES PHOTO BY RICHARD HARTOG

46TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS — Prince performs “Purple Rain” as the opening act during the 46th Annual Grammy Awards show, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif., Sunday, Feb. 8, 2004. LOS ANGELES TIMES PHOTO BY RICHARD HARTOG

 

In a Word

 

You can amputate my gangly limbs, stuff me up and put me in a bottle, slap a label on it and sell me on the shelf, but I’ll never remain bottled up.  Eventually my phantom limbs will strangle your choking categories and leave them along the side of the road, empty husks that they are.

Daily Obstruction: The Contrarian

25 Apr

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The Contrarian

 

Against opinions to the contrary, being contrary is not in my nature.  I don’t even stand on principle.  I stand on my own two feet and speak my mind.

Daily Obstruction: Power

24 Apr

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Power

 

The power you hold also has the power to hold you.