Something that is always entertaining (more-so lately) is reading the endless comments when a movie i made goes viral.. I love scanning the comments for all the little bits and pieces of the universe winking back. Some comments are quite profound beneath the surface. some mindlessly ignorant, others grateful, naive, mystified, you name it. so i always record my favorite comments in a notepad. Here’s a slightly more profound one that stood out:
“The only thing I got from this is…why the hell did I get stuck with 40 hours a week and just enough time to waste on taking shits and sleep all while this man is playing with rocks in a lake.”
Excellent! a HUGE part of why i love doing this is for the way it gets people (including myself) to question the status quo of known possibility. there are all sorts of cultural scripts we all follow, whether we are conscious of it or not. cues that make it easier to do one behavior over another. How willing are YOU to break the expected pattern and play outside the box?!?? now that this anonymous person is asking this question, the seed grows. maybe it ends up flourishing, maybe not. but the seed was planted! and can’t be unplanted. Not to say everyone can simply balance rocks in a lake all day and be happy. the point here is that sooooo much more is possible in this life than most have learned through years and years of cultural conditioning. also true for our entire mode of existence. balance with the rest of nature is entirely possible and easily within our collective knowledge set, but the collective will is still catching up.