Some of my dreams (quick descriptions)
When I was in my ones…
I had a dream.
That I was flying fast!
I reached the end of the world
And there was a bright yellow green border
Made of a spongy caulk like substance
Upon hitting it
I bounced back
And it was the end of the universe
I tried several times to cross it
But it just bounced me back
When I was in my teens…
I had a dream that I was in the supermarket
And I was talking with the friend I was with
I suddenly decided to start floating
And I did
Hard to control the float… like a newbie to it.
I pushed myself off of the shelves and no one though anything of it.
I then made some canned food float
And we laughed…
Two years ago…
I had a dream that I was in a land of trees
Trees so tall that you could not see the ground
I swung from branch to branch
As did the others
There was a special one though…
A gifted girl with short red hair
She swung from tree to tree knowing exactly which
Branch would hold without testing it first.
I then came to a tree that was so huge
I could not see around it… like a horizon
I climbed upon one of its curves
And it held a plane with a river and a waterfall on it
There was a lumberjack looking man
With a beard waiting for me
Once I made it over and stood up
He smirked and huffed one laugh
Then wanted me to follow him into the waterfall
I dreamt that I was looking at my table
With a an empty bag of chips on it
With glasses on it
With coasters also…
Then I decided that I wanted the empty bag to move
It did… then I tried it with some paper and it did.
I moved it with my mind till it fell off the table
I had to breathe a certain way
Otherwise it would not work
I went to show my neighbor in secrecy
And asked him to please not freak out upon seeing it
He wanted to do it to
So I started to show him how…
Then I woke up.
… there are many more dreams that I remember
but you will have to ask if you want me to tell you…
If a man straps a bomb to himself
And kills a few soldiers and innocent people
He is a terrorist
If a man drops bombs from a plane
And kills a few soldiers and innocent people
He is a patriot
Where are these imaginary borders
That everybody speaks of?
Pride for the land upon which you were born
Is quite a silly thing isn’t it?
Where does the land where you were born begin,
And the land where you were not born end?
Does the ocean stop it?
Or are there lines to be drawn there to?
It’s all moving around anyway isn’t it?
That means that everything that comes to your mind,
When you hear the word Mexican… that is what I am?
Us Mexicans are nothing like the Africans or the Americans
We eat very different foods.
Besides… Africans don’t have belly buttons.
And Americans have three legs.
The Americans are not at all like the Africans
I hear the Africans don’t need to eat.
But fortunately Americans don’t need to breathe
And… we are all nothing like the Kurds.
Except for maybe the fact that all of our peoples
Bleed when they are shot
The land you live in was taken from somebody else
It is only natural that someone will take it from you
You make the land you live in the whole world
Then everywhere you stand will be your home
But that does not mean
You must make everyone the same
Because silly… we are already the same.
If a man wearing a uniform kills innocent people
Does he get the death penalty?
If you hate Palestine or Israel
If you are liberal or conservative
If you are a Capulet or a Montague
If you are a democrat or a republican…
If you voted for Pepsi instead of Coke in a blind taste test,
You’re still drinking Soda
If you are a patriot, before you are a human
Then you will kill humans before you kill Patriots
And they are nothing alike are they?
Patterns of Life
Everything in life has the same pattern. One of my favorite ways to illustrate this is by comparing a city to a heart. Since the city is a much larger organism its buffer of time takes a whole day and night to make one beat. It pumps people in at morning, and pumps them out at night. We are the nucleus of our cars. The arteries of the city are the roads and highways, with red blood cells on one side and white blood cells on the other. The police are antibiotics arresting what they identify as free radicals and housing them until they are deemed clean by the court.
Furthermore, atoms look like solar systems, computer motherboards look like cities, and cars sound like the waves of a mechanical ocean as they pass by.
The Invisible World
The technologies we use are guides and reminders of who we truly are.
I was sitting in front of my stereo and drinking a cup of coffee while listening to a faded signal of NPR. When I reached for my cup the radio signal became clear, and when I brought the cup to my lips the signal became fuzzy again. I did this a few times and in my minds eye I saw the room full of waves bending around me.
It is a mercy to not see so much with my eyes, and it is a gift to be aware of this.
If you hold a Cell phone to your ear you can hear what someone is saying. The cell phone is a tool that channels the radio waves. Since the waves are already there they could be rode upon. It indicates that you can speak to someone across the world, but not all of us have learned how to do it without the training wheels of the cell phone.
The Prophecy of One
First we walked
Then we rode a horse
Then we rode a bike
Then we rode a train
Then we broke free from the track and rode a car
Then we broke free from the ground and flew
Then we rode a telephone, soon we broke free from the phone lines and rode a wave.
Then we rode the particles on t.v.
Then we broke free from the particles and rode an internet
All to communicate with something we love.
And during all of this, the fruits on trees are round so they can roll away from its shade that they may get a little bit of sun to grow another tree.
Love breathes pain and ecstasy