I left my corporate job on 7/21/17 in order to help showcase Nature for Mother Nature fans online. I did not arrive easily at this decision since my corporate job paid extremely well and included amazing benefits. Alas, the one benefit I was not easily allowed was the time to immediately pursue any and all wild events happening any and all moments of every day throughout the world. I know it would have helped me greatly to see more Nature during the work week, so that is what I’ve set out to bring to you. Stay tuned!
Monday, December 20, 2021 9:05 PM
A long time ago it used to seem important… My brithday, I mean. When it comes down to it, I was able to come up with a “left field” play where I decided that this year, as I turn 45 years old, I would not eat on my birthday, and maybe for as many days as I received birthday wishes. In other words, if I was told three times by phone and/or text “Happy Birthday”, I would go three days without eating any food whatsoever. In a lot of ways, this is not about me at all.
I decided to forego food during the week of Thanksgiving, a week where we’d typically celebrate by feasting. My own father was being hidden from me for the entire month of November. I cold not feast, nor could I really feel “hungry” for the foods that generally were associated with comfort and family in my past. Where was my family? This year, like the past few years now, our fathers have been greatly absent from our world of celebrations, which they created.
My take on this general close of the year as we approach another obligatory date that many of us observe, but don’t give much thought to, is that Christmas itself is yet another familly event where maybe only those with family might care to celebrate and give thanks. I am giving thanks for everything while also enduring going without while my own loved ones are having to go without as they are being robbed by their own family, my own family, our own family.
Today marks the first day I have gone without food during this 2021 month of December for an entire day. I will meet my self designed informative display of solidarity by going another two full days without having any food. If I can stand it, I will go longer just to make a point. Not to anyone in the world, because who in the world is even listening to (reading) this? Bueller? Bueller? Bueller? The fact is we are in a world where many do not care to think freely.
The basic conditioning that I am observing is that if the topic does not make the news, it is easily worth covering up and moving on from. I say this because an entire segment of family who once brought me comfort in even the most basic of ways has absolutely let me down as I pleaded for help. As I “let go” of conformity, I let go of how people made fun of how I looked as a child in my oversized cap or pants that were too short or long, or even made fun of my smile itself.
I let go of more and more the more I live. The more we die, the more we can all stand to let go of instead of holding on indefinitely as if we are able to take any of it with us. The only thing we can take for certain is the moments of time we have together that we can spend together with one another celebrating life itself. When the focus becomes the media and that which our “leaders” value most, the value of every holiday, Christmas included, is tarnished.
I hope you tune in and check out the goods here every so often and that if you are following along, you have the freedom to spend time as you wish when you wish it. If you are bound by conformity and by our fathers, don’t forget… The silence of one can prevent the success of many. In denying others help, we often find that we have denied ourselves the very help which we desperately seek. If you’d like to see today’s clip, check this link after 11:45pm CST. Peace!