If he had a tattoo gun I just don’t know what would happen…
Six.
I’ve never seen my mom so Happy. Ever. She danced!
Celeste’s 30th birthday party. The Roarin’ 20’s.
“It’s not too good to be true, it’s just so Perfect it’s hard to believe. Every day I know you I like you more. You might think this sounds crazy-but like all other things that begin with that statement-I think you’ll like it. You are the only girl I’ve ever met that I could actually imagine running away with.”
From commondreams.org Occupy Everything There is a sign in Liberty Plaza proclaiming, “occupy everything” and its sentiment arrives at the essence of the situation. Yes, occupy everything, starting with your own heart. Otherwise, it will be commandeered by the forces of the church, the state, the corporation, the bully on your block, the passive-aggressive friend who is “just here to help”, even the demands of your own egoist agendas that bore to indifference the heart of the world and soul of the age. If you don’t recognize your humanity, who will? Who is more qualified to occupy your life than you? Who is closer to the situation? Who else is qualified to arrive at an original take of the question at hand? And you might find the place to make a stand in the struggle to retake your essential self is in public space, among throngs of others engaged in likeminded struggle…among others who have heeded a similar call and thus have arrived in those equally troubled locations — the U.S. public arena and the American heart. Occupy your own heart; the soul of the world longs for your companionship. "The question is not what am I doing in here, but what are you doing out there?" - Henry David Thoreau Phil Rockstroh is a poet, lyricist and philosopher bard living in New York City. He may be contacted at: phil@philrockstroh.com. Visit Phil’s website or at FaceBook.

From commondreams.org

Occupy Everything
There is a sign in Liberty Plaza proclaiming, “occupy everything” and its sentiment arrives at the essence of the situation. Yes, occupy everything, starting with your own heart. Otherwise, it will be commandeered by the forces of the church, the state, the corporation, the bully on your block, the passive-aggressive friend who is “just here to help”, even the demands of your own egoist agendas that bore to indifference the heart of the world and soul of the age. If you don’t recognize your humanity, who will? Who is more qualified to occupy your life than you? Who is closer to the situation? Who else is qualified to arrive at an original take of the question at hand?

And you might find the place to make a stand in the struggle to retake your essential self is in public space, among throngs of others engaged in likeminded struggle…among others who have heeded a similar call and thus have arrived in those equally troubled locations — the U.S. public arena and the American heart.

Occupy your own heart; the soul of the world longs for your companionship.

"The question is not what am I doing in here, but what are you doing out there?"
- Henry David Thoreau


Phil Rockstroh is a poet, lyricist and philosopher bard living in New York City. He may be contacted at: phil@philrockstroh.com. Visit Phil’s website or at FaceBook.