Myself as Henry Albertson in THE FANTASTICKS.
“I had therefore to remove knowledge, in order
to make room for belief.”--Immanuel Kant.
I sincerely believe that Donald J. Trump is the actual
embodiment of Benito Mussolini, with the sentiments
& trappings of George Wallace--but today, like the
President of Mexico, who first likened him to Hitler,
if Trump somehow becomes the next President, all
of us will have to gird our loins, tone down our rhetoric
and somehow persevere & endure his reign of racist,
isolationist, bullying, arrogance, and sexist dictatorship.
I once passionately believed that I would become a
successful actor, being classically trained & superbly
ego-driven, but alas, though I had the talent & became
a professional for a decade, I never really made a decent
living. So when teaching beckoned, I answered the call.
I really believe that our world is upside down at the moment,
as unreasonable manipulated fear inhabits all of our lives.
Radical Islamic terrorists, like filthy nests of lethal rodents,
will hide & proliferate in plain sight & be very difficult to
eliminate or eradicate. I fear that my young grandchildren
will continue to be affected by this latest Crusade.
I used to believe that one day I would become a famous
writer. I do love to write, & I continue to excel in every form
of writing I have encountered--fiction, non-fiction, short
stories, novels, poetry, essays, reviews, & technical prose,
still favoring writing first in longhand--and yet, my creative
writing has never given me an income, & the hoary dream
of being published has morphed into a 21st century new
form--whereby the sainted pulsating internet allows my words
to visit every corner of the globe, & fellowship with other
writers has replaced avarice & ancient imprinting.
I have always believed that my eye for composition would
enable me to become a terrific photographer, but for most
of my life photography was too expensive for me to explore.
Yet, wonderfully in this digital age my dream has come to
fruition, & the inexorable reaches of the cyber realities have
allowed me to solidly connect with photographers all over
this busy planet, & yes, my own images now daily grace more
than a dozen international photography sites.
Belief is comfort.
though absolute truth can beelusive & rare.
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