3 new creations

Three new digital photo-based creations... from left to right....
"Basket Weaving"
"Bleeding Throught The Night"
"The Architecture of Madness" 

October

It's October.   Fall is in full swing.   The leaves are changing fast animated by colder temperatures, cloudy skies, wind and rain.  A beautiful time of year.  
October is also the month we celebrate Halloween 10/31 before All Saints Day on 11/1.   With this new series of images, that will go on for a few posts, I've been thinking of differences between aliens and angels (hence the image's subtitles).   I don't really think there is any difference between aliens and angels.  Was the virgin Mary visited/impregnated by an angel?  Or did she have an alien abduction experience where she became impregnated?   There are so many stories in the Christian Bible that could be attributed to alien interception/experience from the birth and ascension in the New Testament to the Exodus of the Old Testament.   Angels are not of this earth and neither are aliens so it seems to me that they are one and the same.    I suspect that angels and aliens are the same they just appear to us in ways we can best comprehend them:  Whether they are little gray humanoid figures or winged/robed figures.    Both aliens and angels are often depicted as intersex (neither male nor female) or androgynous (both male and female).  It only makes sense that we understand things according to our own experience/knowledge.    We live in a technological age so it makes sense that in the wake of our experience with machines that fly that we would experience alien life as flying through space on machines (space ships, rockets, saucers etc).   But back in ancient times of the bible; machines that fly were completely inconceivable and could not even be imagined.  So beings that travel through air/space were described as having wings like that of a bird which is something the people of that era COULD comprehend.      So are aliens really angels and angels really "little gray men"?  I suspect this is something I'll be thinking about for a long time and time will tell as our understanding of the universe and our place in it continues to evolve.    As our knowledge and experience grow, as we continue to evolve as a species we may end up having a completely different view of aliens/angels in the future.  You may start to see some similarities between my images in this series and figures in prehistoric cave paintings that depict alien life. 
The three images posted here today from left to right are:
Ascend To Lightning (aliens & angels)
The Hand Around The Corner (aliens & angels)
Three Eyes and One Mouth (aliens & angles)

There was a Contemporary Christian Musician that wrote a wonderful song titled U.F.O.   And while it is about Jesus it blurs the lines between religion and extra-terrestrial nicely.   Enjoy.
https://youtu.be/gjd265vNIlQ
Bubbling Rust – A gritty brew to be sure
A few licks of this photo will slough off any "hair of the dog" that's accumulated on your tongue.  So go ahead, give me some tongue.  LOL 
https://youtu.be/UVfJo07pNIc
DRIFT
Drift or drifting is often referred to in unappealing terms.   But drift can be a force of nature, like when lava from a volcano is drifting down it's sides carrying chunks of rock that drift along in the molten lava.   For me this image captures that slow drifting movement.

https://youtu.be/cEU-dXsnNF0
You Can’t Always Get What You Want
A HARD TRUTH!
"You can’t always get what you want
But if you try sometimes well, you might find, 
You get what you need"
https://youtu.be/krxU5Y9lCS8

My plea to the world.

My plea to the world.
Check out the link for Brian May (of Queen) classic solo track BACK TO THE LIGHT.  The lyrics are really powerful - especially for the times we are living in. 
https://youtu.be/Zvmp8YhEgQk

Far, far from the light 
Hear the night creatures call 
With a cold breath they howl 
All the hollow hours 
They're calling you

I'll be there 
No matter what your going through 
In the dark I care 
I'm holding on, I'm hoping on 
It's still the same old me inside

Back to the light 
Back to the streets that are paved with gold 
Back to the light, yeah 
Back to the land where the sunshine heals my soul

Deep, deep in the night 
When the world fills with tears 
And the wind blows 
Colder and colder it grows 
And the fire dims with the same old fears

I'll be there 
Though maybe you don't hear me, babe 
I still care 
No matter when and I still be there 
When you make it to the other side 
And I'm going back

Back to the light 
Back to the streets that are paved with gold 
Back to the light 
Goin' back to the land 
Where the sunshine heals my soul

On and on, searching for a clearer view 
Winning and losing an inner war 
Wonder what we do it for 
Though the road seems never ending 
Hold on to the hope I'm sending through 
Yeah

No, no matter what your going through 
In the dark I care 
I'm holding on, believe it 
We'll be walking in the light 
'Cause they'll be no place left to hide

Back to the light 
Back to the streets that are paved with gold 
Back to the light 
Oh, I'm goin' back to land 
Where the sunshine heals my soul, hear me babe 
Yeah, yeah, yeah

Back to the light

Back to the light

Back to the light

Back to the light, yeah, yeah

Babe, come with me 
Back to the light 
Yeah

Are we living in the “underworld”?

Orpheus’ entrance to the underworld
It's easy to get sucked into the vortex of negativity that we perceive, witness; and turn it into our own personal suffering.   While this life is made of suffering - we should not add to our suffering that which we do not have the power to change.

Árstíðir - Hvenær kemur sól (When will the sun come) 
fyi: Árstíðir translated means Seasons.  Also next to Sigur Ros they are my favorite icelandic band. 

waste not…

WASTE NOT…
Sadly we live in a time of outrage.   Everyone is outraged at something or someone.    Media is outraged.  Politicians are outraged.  People are outraged in the name of religion.  Regular citizens are outraged.  Will it take destroying ourselves to stop the madness?   For all it's advances in technology humanity is still living in the dark ages emotionally.  In fact I think the case could be made the humanity is not evolving but devolving to the most base animal instincts.   

In fact if you watch the opening section ("The Dawn of Man") in Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY https://youtu.be/ypEaGQb6dJk the only difference between us today and the animals portrayed in the film is technology.  The behavior is the same.    Outrage causes reasoning that is only used for destructive purposes.   

What do you think?  Do you have hope?  Why?  What can you provide that will make me believe?  Your considered thoughts and questions are welcome.