I am reading a new book about Jesus of Nazareth (Zealot by Reza Aslan) and I am picking up on something that is common among all the greats of any religion … that they will all go into a place that is away or outside the realm of basic humanity’s standardized success practices and our usual ways with money. The ones that seem to do this best (initially) (actually speaking for the poor in world they know) are the ones that are born of a gilded family of great wealth and social positioning.
My odd way of looking at a situation like this is different then that of the educated writer because I am a nut who has a lot of interest in a great body of wisdom phenomenon ‘out there’ that humanity (anyone) can tap into. This is enough for me. This keeps me away the best Blossom Types and the way that they have of controlling any success syndrome going on in their world. Blossom Types can control people simply by glaring at them with a kind of ‘mode of authority’ demeanor which makes them so right. This is essential for maintaining the monetary and leadership roles of their best people. I don’t argue with any of this … However However (God damn it!)
There is always someone somewhere ( a special sorehead) (so rare) that will go into the wild (into the desert) in order to pick up on a special fervor of religiosity they will find there. My modern catch phrase, above, says it best.
What happened to me ?
I think there is a kind of God force ‘out there’ that controls everything in the universe for the long term, while it will tolerate a state of corruption in a social place for time … uh, to play with it all … before a quick comeuppance to such a place happens.
I bring out in my writings that we need not worry so long as we can keep something I refer to as the God force at bay … that all we have to do is maintain a lever of reasonable truth in our social affairs and that this will prevent the God Force from being triggered. This means that we keep what we have and stay around as a species for many thousands of years. My personal fear (my sorehead-ness) is that we may be activating the God Force soon. I believe that a communication that I have with the ‘wild’ is telling me these things.
I am told that our science of truth detection, when it is used in our affairs generally will keep us safe.
The great founders of religions (great because they have a time wise viability even if we do not know how) wanted God to damn their corrupt society (God damn it !). Jesus exclaimed to the uppity priests of the temple … “You brood if vipers !”
Read my books. I say, but alas … I don’t have ‘followers’. I don’t have what it takes for this. I think I am lazy in this regard. I want to have fun in life. I still go on …
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What happened to me ? Oh, I went through a period in my life when I was hiding out in my mom’s apartment in the Bronx for seven years. I had this kind of phobia. Was this my desert ?
There was quite an event recently at Jon katz’ bedlam farm. I find that I can get some great pictures here. I did portraits of people and I did portraits of Mary Kellogg reading her poetry and a headless statue that is strategically placed facing a farm field. I did a surreal picture of this statue with a pencil hair head. This tin can of so many pencils was found at the recycle center. I find that this statue has some strong energy about it. I also found that I had to do a very serious study of the statue that we believe is Saint Theresa. I did this in B&W.
My new book is coming along fine. I am finishing some text for this book. Go to http://www.kickstarter.com/The Way We Were for all the details.
I spoke with Jon katz a little while ago and he is doing fine. He had open heart surgery at Albany Med. You can read all about this on Jon Katz blog … http://www.bedlamfarm.com.
Warning ! You may get hooked if you go to this blog. Jon has 100,000 plus followers. Jon features daily new “Life Affirming” photos and special writings, all with a great heartfelt and truthful wisdom.
George Forss selling ! Order any of my images for $65. I will make a 330g 11X14 fiber based digital print … digital on art paper ! $15. for shipping
George Forss 38 West Main Street Cambridge, NY 12816 ph518 677-3288 George.firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.ginoforgallery.com
I can recommend a very light weight 28 to 90 lens on a Canon Rebel film camera that I paid $49 for on E bay. The lens fits on a Canon EOS camera ! This is the lens I used for the portrait above. I took two pictures of Donna at Jon Katz bedlam farm open house over the weekend and then I stitched the two pictures to get the “Donna Twice” picture. The Canon rebel is also a great film camera. Do you remember ? Look for old Canon Rebel cameras with the 28 to 90 lens.
I discovered something else recently. I find that I can get a better result — if I am going to scan an old B&W negative into my computer to make a file out of the image — if I make an
8 1/2 x 11 darkroom print and then scan the print into my computer instead of the negative.
Here is a file of a picture I took in 1977. I used the above technique to make the picture better.
I may be wrong. I am not the greatest technical photographer like the old pros. I did what I describe here to upgrade my old pictures because I am publishing a book entitled “The Way We Were” This book will feature my best pictures from those good old days … with the WTC in many of my shots. Am I right ? Am I nuts ?
Everything I do I do because … are you ready … here it is in a modern catch phrase … “Works for Me !”
Preach. OK If we are going to constantly outmode all the stuff we are manufacturing where will this ultimate be taking us ? Don’t worry, we will fix everything in the next 50 years or so. Are you sure ? What about the Earth Garden (the earth’s ecosphere) ? Read my number four book. “End the Rat Race/ End the war we are raging with all that is pure” I can e mail it to you as a wordpad file. It is a short writing. This book offers a sane and practical solution to this vexing problem.
George Forss/ Ginofor Gallery 38 West Main Street Cambridge, NY 12816 George.forss @yahoo.com Please note my new e mail. I had to change it … put a period after my first name.
I had to change my e mail. I don’t want to do this but it was necessary. I opted for a new two stage security which, oddly enough, my own e mail was considered to be too corrupt and that I should change it. Yahoo told me this. My new e mail is the same except I need a period (dot) between my first and last name. New e mail email@example.com
New pictures for my portraits sign at Bedlam Farm below. Virgin Mary at the Hyde Museum and Red, John Katz border collie, in charge ! If someone wants me to do a portrait of them, I will give them a two sided order information placard which is actually a 330g 100% cotton 81/2 x 11 print that I will sign. Price is $102. $35. up front pays for my photography, the gift placard plus a CD disk with the pictures taken on it. Remaining $67. is to be paid if the customer wants an 11×14 cotton print made of a portrait. $15. will cover shipping.
Hope to see you at Bedlam Farm,
My mate of 27 years is also an artist for the same amount of time. Donna is my protégé and biggest fan. I think my blog followers would like to see some of her delightful art. I have been representing Donna in my Ginofor Gallery and she sells well. These three art items are on 300 lb/wt rag paper.
Back up and look at my three blogs before this one to view them. Each is on an 8×10 mat board.
We are selling these for $160. right now. Donna has 20 of her ‘adorable adoables’ art in my gallery. This what she call them. You can see more these if you e mail me … or come to Cambridge ! Shipping is $15.
George Forss / Ginofor Gallery 38 West Main Street Cambridge, NY 12816
518 6773288 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.ginoforgallery.com