COMPLICITY–CONVENIENCE–& LENIN & THE ROMANOV’S & more-Mussmann
July 26th, 2018
Complicity is a state of being according to the dictionary—that book (the dictionary) which has ended up in the landfill with the rest of the books that clutter our shelves—yes “Webster” you have lost your place on the shelves of our new 21st century life-style.
Convenience is key to living—books are heavy—require holding—need to be dusted—re-read—underlined—loaned—borrowed—loved…..all some how inconvenient in this hyper post-modern century model of living.
We like empty rooms.
We like no clutter.
We like a place that resembles ourselves perhaps?
I am not sure I am ready for the “cell” are you?
The “cell” has captured us so far—the dancing digits keep us engaged with our wires that connect us to the big world…now what does the big world offer us?… that is the big question ????….from the cell where I view my little world (here in Hudson, NY) ..here is what I see ….I see a community that is pretty much like other America here.
We have a division between the rich and the poor, between the sexes, between the races, and between those who worship and those who don’t.
We are typical of the trends of our early 21st century experience—someday they will define this trend—but it is hard to know the thing when one is in the middle of a thing.
We see the acts of resistance fade as the work load piles up on the folks who have 3 jobs and 4 children.
The kitchen table has been taken to the dump as well—no time to gather here either—cola has trapped us —convenience reigns supreme.
Lately I have been wondering about Russia….how about you????
I am wondering about a country that has failed to bury Lenin—just a reminder about that little incident. Lenin the father of the Red Bolshevik Revolution lies pickled in a mausoleum in Moscow. He died in 1924 —still waiting to be buried.
And on another note the Romanov’s —too are waiting to be buried—they expired on July 16-17, 1918. Yes! a 100 years ago.
The Romanov’s were the Russian Tsar’s family & servants murdered by the revolution.
You see time does sometimes stand still.
I am always looking forward and looking back…it is a bad habit….(some say)…yes..no…maybe???… but for me it is a way of measuring how things are going and how I am doing in this time of complicity, convenience, and a collapsing of time and space.