Friday, August 27, 2010

[like a] poem

life imitates art

i've always thought that is an asinine statement

whose to say what is real and what is not

ain't life like art and vice versa

one can't be without the other

both nourish each other

and finally both are another

it was that my mind was blown this morning

when a priest came to my window at work

and said don't you think those ancient mayan carvings

of people with those large heads are aliens

the ancients came from space ships

and their heads were big because those were helmets

it turns out he went on to say even the science

dept. of the vatican published a paper stating that christ

came from the heavens on board a star cruiser

no shit it's documented look it up

now how can life not be art and art be a life

after witnessing that exchange


At 12:05 PM, Blogger Jim K. said...

What we are to our inward vision,
and what man appears to be
sub specie aeternitatis, can only
be expressed by way of myth.
Myth is more individual and expresses
life more precisely than does

Is a dominion over myths
an ownership of souls?

At 10:26 PM, Blogger richard lopez said...

probably, jim, even if i say myth shall have no dominion over my poor wretched shadow of a soul. there was a story broadcast on npr today where a researcher studied our apparent need for supernatural belief in a higher power from an evolutionary model. fascinating research where the scientist, an avowed atheist, admitted to believing even if momentarily, the supernatural. seems our brains are just wired that way and i think ufo myths and other varied beliefs in the paranormal, my own esp., are alternate myth-making vehicles, a way to wish to express the inneffable and perhaps even, dare i say it, the divine, even should i not think there is such thing as the divine.


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