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  1. Manual Slim

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    What’s the point of art or history though?
     
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    I'm in the low foothills of the Sierras, east of Sacramento. I didn't grow up here (moved from the UK twenty years ago) but like you I am frequently brought to euphoria just by stepping outside. California is so beautiful. The (for us) long, wet winter has primed this state for the current explosion of wildflowers. My humble lawn is the brightest green I have seen. The skies are clear and bright. I am suffering from horrendous allergies, but I'll take it.
     
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    I imagine similar words were uttered by the people who burned ancient libraries and pulled down ancient statues and destroyed ancient cultures.
    Bravo, Comrade! There is no need for intellectuals or artists in this brave new world. The weak will no longer pollute the gene pool as only the strong shall survive.
     
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    They forgot about Keith Richards.
     
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    Nature is art.

    Made by the greatest artist.*

    To say there is no art/nothing of value on earth without man is egotistical/self-important/grandiose at the very highest level.

    Isn’t it ?

    *very Texas thread to this point , thought I’d join in !
     
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    Culture loves patting itself on the back in order to maintain the essential-to-progress feeling of our human race/ species being superior, thus having the right to pillage and destroy that which formerly belonged to ALL species.

    But wait, Art is the opposer of history, speaking to the sick trajectories that keep manifesting in free society!
    So, a sort of existential ecosystem where we attempt to balance our place in the world?
    By recording two versions of reality?

    And history? Manipulation of fact for the purpose of manipulation?
    Meaning that Art and History are diametrically opposed?

    Naaaawwww, art is stuff to hang over the couch and decorate parks.
    That is the historically correct answer.

    Here's a question, what happens to art that offends the portion of society that can afford such luxuries?
     
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    I truly love humanity and find delight in the dwellers of my community at least weekly if not daily, though of course less often these days.
    I know a little about many of the worker bees I see regularly, know their trials and travails, see the triumphs and heartbreaks they carry with them.
    I find if I reach out a little each day to many relative strangers, some become my ally and friend.

    The fact that we humans can also screw up royally doesn't make us a bad species.
    But we do have the ability to take a look at our collective legacy and keep trying to improve on it.
    Those who do greater harm in their zeal for whatever they value most, are not our only face.
     
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    Two of my favorite sculptures from my own collection.
    One made by a man, of a woman, and the other I pulled from a river bed.
     
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    Good friggin grief. Need? The world happened, then we happened. Being able to assign meaning to our lives and acts doesn’t mean that there’s a point to existence. Of course you’re free to put words in my mouth, but I’m free to spit them out.
     
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    I went to college in Redlands in the early '70s, and summer days you could look down Colton Avenue and watch the sun set, looking right at it, a bizarrely beautiful big orange disc. In those days you could go weeks without seeing the mountains, even though you knew they were right there.

    20 or so years later my dad ran away from home and moved to Yucaipa. When I visited him we made a dump run once, and stood looking out over the whole San Bernardino Valley. It was warm, clear. . .my dad said, "This is what I love about living here."

    It's true, it's a beautiful place, and its air is 'way cleaner than it was.
     
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    At least there are a handful of us that want to make our Earth a more pristine environment to live in.

    A reset asteroid is probably the only way it will happen though.:(
     
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    This thread needs some Morrissey...

    Trudging slowly over wet sand
    Back to the bench where your clothes were stolen
    This is the coastal town
    That they forgot to close down
    Armageddon, come Armageddon!
    Come, Armageddon! Come!


     
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    When I was in elementary school in Compton the air was so bad that everyone who was outside looked like they were crying, the smog was so hard on the eyes. We would be sent home if the smog exceeded certain levels. And you couldn’t see the mountains in the spring and summer.
    Now there’s no more smog days, the mountains are visible year round and people don’t look like their crying.
    I live in the high desert, so up here approximately 4800 feet the air is pure and the sky’s are pristine. The only thing that affects that is storms that blow in over the pacific. But they bring both rain and snow, both we need, so we welcome the weather. They only last a few days, then we’re back to beautiful sky’s.
     
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    did you know a guy named Jon Erb?
     
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    nope
     
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    dang, you don't know Jon and I can't go to Fuddruckers (have never been)

    oh yeah, I had a good day at home today....

    the world won't end, we'll learn some stuff and, well, you know...
     
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    And denying there's meaning to our lives equally doesn't mean there's not a point to our existence.
     
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    we were out early this morning, had to run out to the ranch to help with some things... a young foal was in a yard with his mama.. and some sheep were in the same yard... the foal was full of life, prancing and bucking... he heads over to the sheep and starts chasing them... it is hilarious... and then he stops and is eating and the sheep kind of start sparring with each other... and the adult horse quietly, calmly continues grazing...

    and my wife and I smiled at each other, no need for a bunch of words... just a really nice, fun moment while tending to stuff...

    we can be soooo needy, like blackholes of desire and want and then mountain ranges of disappointment when even one of those needless needs are unmet. It is a recipe for unhappiness and it is too bad.

    We won the lotto getting to walk this place and experience it... if we'd just take a minute to be glad for that!
     
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