Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the frigid, clear blue skied and quite windy island of Nantucket! Great to be with you on this first day of January, 2015, HAPPY NEW YEAR! I Hope everyone made it home safely from their various New Year’s Eve events, the writing/photography crew at Sea Cape Cod (in case you were worried or wondering), was in bed by eight. Up early enough to capture images of soft morning light on the lighthouses gracing our fine shores upon this quite magical little sand bar created by the Last Great Ice Age ‘ore 11,500 years ago matey, a long time to be sure… But not really in the grand scheme of things, the earth only 4.6 billion years old I think. I’ll have to get back to you on that however, ’cause here at Sea Cape Cod we don’t want to pick no fights no more, nor sir, especially with them creationists, by gosh, by golly! ‘God’ creating them just like he wanted to I guess, real ignorant and stupid…
Hey, that’s not nice! That’s one of my New Year’s resolutions this year, to by a little nicer in my demeanor, not that I am not normally nice, it’s just that I could be a little nicer. Now that we are on topic, ‘”…what are you stupid?’” (credit Chris Christie, Governor of the great state of New Jersey), here are a few more thoughts I had to make this a better year for not only myself, but the world at large, because I am well aware of just how important “I” am in this whole equation of life, American politics, the environment and the weather–not all that important.
So, why not have a good time while we are here, am I right? That’s number two. Three, smile more at people. Four, meditate at least twice a day. Five, go see more movies at the theater. Six, keep walking and biking and swimming in the natural world. Seven, ask more questions about how ‘authority’ goes about coming to their ‘conclusions’ about various topics, geopolitical/corporate/regulatory…oh, was that out loud? Sorry, ah, eight, “made a list of all persons I have harmed and became willing to make amends to them all”, oops that was ’step eight’ in the twelve steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. Not that any of you out there have a problem, but if you do, there is a solution…
Nine? NEIN! Stop giving advice like I just gave on number eight. Ten, forgive more, condemn less. Eleven, ask more of my being, knowing that FEAR is just that, an illusion that does not exist (we ALL have more power than we know). Knowing that courage is not the absence of fear, rather how you handle it. Twelve, find a way to save as many Polar Bears as I humanely can. Thirteen, make a million bucks, hotdog! Fourteen, play more golf this year. Fifteen, Take even more pictures! Sixteen, real eyes that each moment–if one allows it– IS a miracle`for that is what life truly is.
KNOWING this puts aside that gnawing, anxious fear based ‘reality’ most of US live in here in the West, and perhaps now all over the world because of American Capitalism ‘gone wild’–USA! USA! USA!–fake corporate jingoism if I have ever heard it, via the many Madison Avenue Wizards that are everywhere these days, quite nauseating is it not?
I don’t know about you, but I think the last ‘resolution’ will be watching less TV, or perhaps watching it with a bit more intelligence, turning ON stations like MSNBC–providing TRUE content as opposed to what nemesis FOX ‘news’ mostly secretes… An organization that goes out of it’s way to create fear, anxiety, thus producing“Abby normal something” thinking and/or behavior (credit the 1971 film, “Young Frankenstein”, starring the great Gene Wilder), among their adult viewership, many voting along “the Factor” talking points memo. My God, wake up man!
So there you have it. I hope, pray, whatever gets the job done, that you ALL have a Wonderful New Year! With many good things in store for you and yours, not only this year, but for many years to come! God’s speed and thank you for tuning into Sea Cape Cod! We will, as always, leave the light on for ya!
Best of Luck and CHEERS to 2015!
PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M