Sunday, February 20, 2011
The battle rages on, so close and yet so far to a potential end. Sometimes I feel like I can see the other side. It’s warm and the rays of the sun are poking through what has until now been the grayest of skies.
Right now, gray is fine, it suits my current mood. Sudden weather changes equal sudden mood swings. An effect of my own personal planet’s global warming.
Not a molecule has been untouched. Every cell has been layed to waste, only to struggle and rebuild itself just to go through the same process over and over again. No time for a sigh of relief.
A planet fighting to survive.
Fields of hair have been dried out, the landscape of the skin has been charred, burnt and cracked leaving exposed scars of a war still being fought. Underneath the soil, intravenous currents boil and bubble in a chemical reaction to the poison that they are constantly being fed.
The days and the months go by and the irony is that while the planet grows stronger, it becomes weaker.
Before, in the evenings, the moon would come out with an invitation to play in unison with it’s constellation of stars, staying up as late as the impending morning would allow. Those times are gone.
Night and day blur into one now, as the world spins out of control, trying to regain its balance on a different, unsteady axis.
Even time is different, no longer into blocks of 24 hours or 30 days, but divided in the space between earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
It remains uncertain what will happen once the dust settles.
One thing is clear now, an innocence was lost and never regained. The world forever changed.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Coming across this I felt like I should share it. Faith47 is a painter and street artist, who creates giant murals in Cape Town, South Africa. Some pretty impressive stuff, I must say.
On her website there are more samples of her work and some beautiful videos about her murals and life in an impoverished Cape Town. My favorite is this one, Epitaph.
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Friday, February 11, 2011
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Friday, February 4, 2011