over the weekend I was fortunate enough to go on one of my friends mini-sport fishing boat to look for some halibut… we didnt find any halibut, but we came across a few baracuda on the way home. It was quite the sight, I wish I had it on tape.
Anyways, enjoy a few of these water shots. Being on the water is the best in the world.
“when Whitman wrote, “I sing the body electric”
I know what he
I know what he
to be completely alive every moment
in spite of the inevitable.
we can’t cheat death but we can make it
work so hard
that when it does take
it will have known a victory just as
— Charles Bukowski, “a song with no end,”
3 pm— Father walks out front door with six pack of corona and bag of ice while Im doing pre-run stretching on the patio.
Me: “Where you going?”
Dad (Half running down the stairs turns head back with toothy grin): “To get my hair cut!”
*run run run outta sight*
Dad: “they got it going on!!!”
This article is about imagination regarding porn, but I think what Walter has to say is relative to universal imagination as well.
Read an excerpt:
“Today, everything is forbidden,” he explains. “Back then, it was more free and people were more open for fantasy. Now, I guess the internet is killing the fantasy a little bit – or I would rather say the imagination. Don’t you think?” It is a question that leaves a strong impression on me during our conversation. In the virtual world, anything is accessible and very little is censored. Take pornography for example, a subject that has its own rich history, in an online realm it is no longer confined to one medium – there are videos, GIFs and stills. Every possible scenario, fantasy or desire is played out on the internet for all to discover. In that sense, one is no longer left to imagine.
The article ends with some fatherly concern from Walter:
Now the times have changed a lot. The only thing that worries me are the young ones that grow up with these things and how they develop. It is such a new situation. We don’t know it yet, but maybe in ten or twenty years time I will have a big after effect.”
I’ll be curious to see what the effects of the internet and technology are on my generation—both the pros and cons. I’ll also be anxiously awaiting what problems I have developed from my life exponentially becoming more and more centered around my little macbook and iPhone.
That only Hawaii can scratch.