Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the sunny, breezy, rather cool island of Nantucket! Great to be with you on a Monday afternoon, 1:23 eastern, the 18th day of August, 2014, just returning from a walk in and around the awesome “Eagle Pond”, in Cotuit, ‘where the ocean meets the wood’, just another beautiful spot on the mainland of Cape Cod. There is very little doubt that this little sand bar created 11,500 years ago by the Last Great Ice Age, along with those famous islands, MV and Nantucket, is one of the most pristine and notable destinations on planet earth. Living in such an almost wordless beauty and breathing this salty air as millions flock here every summer, is not only a privilege, but one that should not be missed by any kid, from 2-92 and beyond…
The troubles on this world we all share are not going away, however, there must be some off button to the treadmill one may find oneself on. The constant blaring of television, radio, film and video game is tough to take 24/7, just ask Jon Stewart of “The Daily Show” fame. He’ll tell ya! “…one more God d#$m FOX NEWS bit and I’m going to have to give that Phillips’ lady a call. Either that or just watch some of Sarah Palin’s pay-per-view ‘reality’ TV show, You betcha! I don’t know what would be worse, spending some quality time in northern Iraq, you know, somewhere near the Syrian border, or hanging out with Sarah and ‘the Fam’ (credit Bill Murray in the classic film, “What about Bob”, also starring the great Richard Dreyfus) taking some pot shots at defenseless wolves roaming what may turn out to be the last of the vanishing wilderness, while explain’ what she would like done to her Russian neighbor (`4000 miles away in Moscow), ‘ole KGB Vlad, crazy old Russian scoundrel, keeps flyin’ those planes don’t cha kno? Yeah, he be flyin’ ‘ore head not knowin’ where they are going? Do ya know what I mean eh? Turnin’ into a Canadian eh? We got to know where they are going, eh?”. God help us.
Take your pick folks. What to be OUTRAGED about today?
Really! So many issues and so little time… Or not. Take a break and go for a walk. But say you are a glutton for those political talk shows like I am, and say, you are trying to ‘cut down’ to a ‘pack a day’? For God sakes, start with a question. “Do I want the TRUTH, or do I want to be lied to, abused, taken for hostage, manipulated and brainwashed?” If you chose door number one, my suggestion is read ‘The Guardian’, watch some shows on MSNBC (such as “NOW”, with Alex Wagner; the show’s title a great theme for what I speak of in this commentary) and chime in on ‘the climate capture report’, oh, and know that climate change is real and is only going to get worse if something is not done to stop the vicious cycle of Carbon Dioxide and now Methane being released into Earth’s atmosphere en masse, as the frozen tundra in both Alaska and Russia starts to thaw, as the earth gets warmer… So at this juncture, why be told what to buy, what to wear, what to watch and, well, for God’s sake, do you want FACEBOOK to conduct more social experiments on you? Wake up to your own TRUTH (the power), and go out and smell the roses. At least for one day. The social unrest going on in Ferguson, Missouri, USA, the possible war crimes being committed in Gaza, Russian aggression on the Ukraine border, the Midterm elections and the bloody ’smart phone’ will be there when you get back from your metaphorical walk. You don’t have to be on the Cape to feel like you are here. When one has only negative thoughts running around without any air from the REAL world inside us all, you know, the constant barrage of information that we seem to feel the ‘need’ to answer to? When one has all of that, well, it should not be hard to SEA one cannot feel good. And is that not what LOVE is? To feel good INSIDE and give it right back?
Just some SEA food for thought folks. Hope you have a great rest of the day and a HAPPY tomorrow!~ PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M