A thought provoking article, especially the part about spontaneity, joy, creativity and fear. Artists may be dangerous people, ha, ha, as we take risks every time we put a mark on paper or canvas, we have to overcome our fear of messing up, we conquer that in order to have the joy of creativity. We become trained in independent thinking and expression.
I was noticing recently that spontaneity seems to be a thing of the past, one can rarely just decide to go somewhere, do something, such as eat in a restaurant—the spaces have been reserved in advance.
I do hope we will continue to be human beings, that we will develop even further, awaken, these aspects of our being, those which make us human, and not merely thinking animals. Love, Speech, Creativity, Individuality, Freedom.
I have a copy of the article, in case it disappears.
Recent art work in acrylic, plein air, 40x30cm.
“Health is a good like knowledge, wealth, muscular strength, intelligence, etc. We have it or we do not have it in this world of sin, therefore of inevitable inequality. So-called “health” measures made in such a way that they suggest that fighting the coronavirus is the supreme good is pure and simple madness. We are all frail and mortal and the vast majority of men will die of something, but not of covid-19. Besides, there have been epidemics of plague, cholera, typhus, etc., but that has not prevented the world from being strong today with some seven and a half billion inhabitants. Freedom is something else: a value and a capacity that affects everyone without exception: sick and healthy, rich and poor, young and old, etc. and which goes beyond the framework of material, biological, immediate life. It is a value which is among others the freedom to exchange, communicate, teach, love, forgive, and of course the freedom to kill, to imprison, to torment, because a value, like everything that is supreme, necessarily supposes a counter-value as Good supposes Evil, and that is the extraordinary price of freedom. To erect the health pass as the supreme value of life – this is the impression that official propaganda gives in any case – is the most stupid or pathetic government decision that I, for one, have ever seen.
In this sinful world freedom is never completely satisfied, never, I grant you. In any case it has, and not the least, an immense human value, which health does not have, which is only a materialistic good, which is of much less importance since, anyway, we are all mortal afterwards, a few decades of bodily life, which is ridiculous in time. Health as an absolute is an illusion and I say over and over again that presenting the covidian (or covidic?) flu as an absolute is a sham. To rid health of the illusions of duration and even more so of eternity is even a necessary thing. It is suffering that must be relieved, erased, but there is no point in making believe that health is possibly perpetual. Yesterday on television, on BFMTv I believe, or CNews, we were shown a man lying on his stomach in hospital suffering from great pain from covid-19 and complaining as if it were torture similar to none in this world … My wife, Sister Christiane, who is arthritic, sometimes suffers martyrdom at night, and I am not aware that television has ever come to ask her to complain in front of its cameras. Lots of people suffer from this and that, day and night. It is our lot of fragile, painful and mortal beings. Covid19 is just one of countless cases of pain. Why focus on this? It is necessary to reestablish in this world that by changing for good the human being can also in the long run change his physical nature. Spiritual Good goes far beyond the always temporary good that is health. “
Excerpt from Réponse : 07aou21 232C59
With help from google translate – I only needed to make a few corrections.
I am reminded of the customary New Year wishes where people often say “and above all, good health”. My wish and hope is that more and more of us will find the will and the courage to change so that the human race changes for Good.