"Information is not knowledge, knowledge is not wisdom, wisdom is not truth, truth is not beauty, beauty is not love, love is not music. Music is the best. "
HERE'S THE DEAL: If you have no intention of meeting me in "real life" (you know, that stuff that happens outside your front door), don't even bother striking a conversation with me. I have enough internet friends as it is and most of them I've met in a non-computerized context.
Now that's over with, about me.
I'm a dynamic and creative individual who frequently and spontaneously breaks into song - or bursts out snippets of a conversation that only I can hear ("Or should I say: Declan MacDonald, INTERNATIONAL ART THIEF!"). I doodle, I drum on my knees. I will yell at the television screen, especially when something stupid is on.
I consider myself polyamorous. Getting a message from me does not mean I'm trying to arrange a threesome or do something behind a partner's back. If your opinion of poly relationships is that we're either doomed or purely looking for genital stimulation, I suggest looking elsewhere.
I believe that the universe is learning from us as much as we are learning from it. Evolution is not a privilege, it is a mandate. The more we stay rooted against change, the more it upends us.
The shortest path between two distances isn't a line, but ourselves - because we are continually in motion. Even in stillness are our bodies being carried through the cosmos - like pack animals through a desert of stars.
Freedom of expression applies internally as well as externally. As beings capable of emotion we have the ability and responsibility to choose how we express our inner selves. Freedom of speech includes self-talk, freedom of religion includes belief in the self, freedom to gather includes assembling the many faces you show each day, freedom of press includes how you refer to yourself in the written word.
I believe enlightenment is like a game show - a cavalcade of flashing lights blinding you with wisdom as a crowd of onlookers cheers you on. I feel that more rewarding than the reward of spiritual fulfillment is the path taken to reach it - even if it means putting a golf ball or spinning a wheel. Who says Nirvana isn't won like a major appliance or a new car? If anything, I think higher spirituality should be presented by a toothily smiling host and a bevy of pretty spokesmodels.
It is not sinful or self-indulgent to explore pleasure. Our bodies and minds are capable of so much ecstatic sensation and limitless joy. It doesn't matter how odd or bizarre it may manifest - orgasmic exultation from the scent of cookies, carefree positive vibes from looking at your toes - the medium is not the message. Neither collective joy or self-ecstasy cancel each other out, nor does one outweigh the other, they are merely aspects of the same purpose.
As humans, we have the right to choose who we associate with - and that includes ourselves. We have the right to change who and what we are without needing permission, acceptance or approval. We can, and must, shed our outer layers - to perpetually rebirth ourselves to the newness of experience.
Lastly - the messages are out there, it is up to us to listen to them. There is no Great Editor, save what is filtered out by our own minds.
More than anything, I want to be a time-traveling mad scientist from the 1890s with a tails coat and an airship. But I'll settle for being Buck Rogers or John Steed.