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Saturday, September 8, 2012

Something Bad Is Going to Happen To You

I don't find it negative, sinister or pessimistic to state that at some point in your life, something bad will happen to you. You will be sick or injured. Someone in your family will die. You will die. Ultimately, you will be forced to give up everything you have, including yourself.

For some reason we live as though this isn't true. Everyday, we either completely ignore this fact or we give thanks that we're one of the "lucky ones"; one of the chosen people, to whom nothing bad has happened. But the reality is that you've only been lucky up to this point. Your life hasn't yet been ruined by a catastrophic event. Not yet.

You may be asking how this isn't pessimistic. Allow me to explain myself. Firstly, we ignore this fact because we're afraid. We don't want to accept that something bad is going to happen to us and we don't want to imagine it happening. So we distract ourselves by drinking, eating and shopping furiously (among other things). All the while, we're telling ourselves that we're invincible and that there will be no consequences to our actions. We justify our behavior by pretending that no one else is being affected by our selfishness. We tell ourselves that we don't have time to be contributing citizens of the world. Our schedules are filled up with our addictions; our distractions from reality; the reality that something bad will happen to us. So reminding ourselves of our inevitable fate allows us to come back to reality and realize that we need to live up to our potential. By accepting this fact, we humble ourselves.

Now you may be asking: "So if something bad is going to happen to me, regardless of what I do, why should I bother caring about what happens to me? If I could die tomorrow anyway, why don't I just fuck everything and be selfish until I die? Live fast; die young!" Well, the main problem with this is that you're also assuming that "life is short", which is a dangerous assumption. It's really just an excuse you tell yourself to make you feel better about treating yourself like shit. Something bad could happen to you and you could live the rest of your terribly long life in misery. So, I find it more logical to say: "Although something bad is inevitably going to happen to me, why wouldn't I work to minimize the chances of it happening sooner, rather than later? Wouldn't it be great if death at an old age was the worst thing that ever happened to you?"

So in times of gloom, when your life is losing its direction and you don't know where to turn, take a few moments to sit quietly and remind yourself:





I spent hours trying to sum up my thought in one or two lines and this is the best I came up with.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Calypso

Louis Negin played my favorite character in Guy Maddin's "Keyhole"... A very tortured yet ecstatic, painful and excited ghost.


Thursday, March 29, 2012

Planetary Energetic forecast

Jupiter, Mars and Saturn are in an alignment that's fucking with us here on Earth. Seriously, check it out at www.faustweb.net.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

One Deadly Sin

Inner Adult

When my mom posted a photo of myself and my two sister's on facebook, my younger sister commented: "I can't get over jeremy in this pic! lol! And some people think you aren't born gay. lol!" To which I responded: "I think I look like a Buddhist philosopher". This inspired me to cut myself out of the picture and create an image of what I think I look like.

I don't think that I necessarily looked gay or straight as a child. I don't know whether children have fully developed their sexual identity at that point.

I feel that homosexual people often try to argue that homosexuality is strictly genetic, when in reality, there could be many possible reasons for why people become gay. This is because it's seen as an argument in favor of having equal gay rights. I personally don't feel that this is a valid argument at all, because whether or not a person was born gay, became gay, or full-on decided to be gay, they should have the same rights as everybody else.

People feel that it has to be EITHER genetic OR socialized and that the cause must be the same for all individuals. I don't rule out the possibilities of having been born gay, having become gay, or having turned out this way because of several interacting factors, which may include genetics. Causes could even turn out to be different for different people. Not to mention, many people have a genuinely fluid sexual preference.

I personally don't remember a single thing from when I was born and so cannot claim to remember being born gay. I remember feeling sexual as a child, but I don't remember expressing a specific preference for males until after the onset of puberty.

To find out that I wasn't born gay would not change who I am. I wouldn't bother to try to change something that is already so deeply engrained in my being and that is not a problem in my life. 

Whether or not I look gay in this photo is completely irrelevant. The importance is that I look like a highly intelligent being; an old soul born with the innate capacity to become an intellectual, philosophical and creative person (not to mention totally rad).

*Take special note of the mudra of my right hand.


Friday Night Calamine Synaesthsia

X Sauna

Shortened, vocal version of No Bra's X Sauna
X Sauna by jdolane5

Friday, January 6, 2012

Ooomundi Aumundi Munia

People often ask me if I still play music, as my sister Jen Lane and Megan Lane do so professionally. And well, the answer is yes... and no... Well...
Ooomundi Aumundi Munia by jdolane5