Saturday, March 12, 2011

Tick Tock






























One night while sleeping in my bed
I had a beautiful dream
That all the people of the world got together
On the same wavelength
And began helping one another
Now in this dream universal love was the theme of the day
Peace and understanding and it happened this way

The sick, the hungry, had smiles on their faces
The tired and the homeless had family all around
The streets and the cities were all beautiful places
And the walls came tumblin' down

People of the world all had it together
Had it together for the boys and the girls
And the children of the world look forward to a future

Remember
Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock people
Time's tickin' away
Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock people
Time's tickin' away

I had a vision of blue skies from sea to shining sea
All the trees in the forest stood strong and tall again
Everything was clean and pretty and safe for you and me
The worst of enemies became the best of friends

People of the world all had it together
Had it together for the boys and the girls
And the children of the world look forward to a future

Remember
Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock people
Time's tickin' away
Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock people
Time's tickin' away

Remember that, remember that
Remember that, remember that

People of the world all had it together
Had it together for the boys and the girls
And the children of the world look forward to a future

Remember
Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock people
Time's tickin' away
Remeber that
Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock people
Time's tickin' away


~SRV










Apparently, there are no crimes or offenses so horrendous people will assume responsibility for the fate of this planet. It's so much easier to casually defer to our self-interested global elite and submit to the propaganda which tells us, over and over, all this will work itself out. It plays into our denial, a sugar pill that hastens our demise.

No, it will not work itself out, my friends. We are writing our own epitaph, bit by bit, faster and faster, and the legacy we create each day is a sorry, shameful one, indeed.

It was events like these that prompted me to actively pursue Contact. Not to seek rescue or even intervention, but just to say "I'm so very sorry. With all this potential, the human race has consistently and tragically chosen to shroud itself in ignorance and wage war on each other and the planet that gives us life." Some might call that repenting.

No matter how much joy I've taken from the positive Contact experiences that promptly followed, and continue still, I live each and every day with a deep, agonizing sense of sadness and remorse at the sorry state of affairs in this world.

So much potential. Wasted.

Humanity is steeped in denial. The snake eats it tail and the circle of planetary life constricts tighter and smaller.  Every day we deny who we are now, who we could be now, what might have been now, and all that could be tomorrow.

The Snake begins feasting on its own head.  And it is horrible.

Tick Tock, people.

4 comments:

C.J. Sully said...

I think so many humans have that "It Could Never Happen To Me" syndrome. They watch as people lose jobs, get cancer, die in car wrecks, yet they truly don't believe any of that will ever affect them. You're right about the denial thing. There are a few of us, though, who do see things they way they are. I'm still trying to figure out what part I can play to help--if that's even possible.

Arvin Hill said...

C.J., thank you for sharing your thoughts. I think you're exactly right. And I also share your struggle with trying to find a way to shine a light in this dark place.

The fact you and I live in a country which, without any public debate whatsoever, has chosen a path of permanent war - perpetual campaigns of torture, genocide and ecocide - is a testament to our willful, shameful ignorance and moral depravity. We casually step over the rotting corpses of ideals once held dear and pretend this is all just part of the natural landscape.

People don't want to see because we don't want to feel, and we don't want to feel because we don't want to act, and we don't want to act because we don't want to sacrifice. Anything.

It's all so overwhelming, and formulating a perspective which allows us to find value, meaning and room for personal growth is no simple thing in world where up is down and good is bad and believing in something greater than ourselves is the ultimate heresy.

It's very difficult to comprehend the boundaries of one's individual sphere of influence, isn't it? I take it on faith these boundaries are significantly greater than I can possibly imagine, and, yet, will always be much narrower than I would like them to be.

So I'm resigned to being a heretic. One who believes Justice is a Universal Value - and good deeds, no matter how inconsequential or insignificant they may seem, are not without reward.

C.J. Sully said...

I agree with all points. I would like to think we are on the verge of some kind of intervention...and I suppose only time will tell.

Arvin Hill said...

There have been aspects of my experiences which strongly suggest the probability of what is commonly referred to as intervention, but may just be a kind of mop-up occurring in the final stages of humanity's collective suicide.

My belief in The Soul is inviolable, so I find it difficult to conceive of a cosmological rationale for physical preservation/salvation of the human species, although I certainly like to think it's possible. Intuition, unfortunately, is telling me things will get much worse before they get better - and there's no denying the downward spiral of current events is confirming as much.

It's always a good time to find the simple pleasures life has to offer, and never more so than right now.