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March 30, 2003
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How about we party like it's 1999. Let's imagine that the younger ones among us are CEOs and that there is more money to go around that we could possibly try to spend. Let's envision a new economy, where the options on the future are worth so much, there will be card and houses and the thicker carpets, the more polished woods, the better views, the smarter music, the finer art in our futures.
It did not quite happen this way. There was a sharp object attached to the "two" in front of the three zeros, it will take time to pump some air back into the picture.
We might not be quite aware of it today, but economy is written more with a capital E than it was just a few years ago. Whatever had been promised somehow actually is here, except maybe in a more serious shape than the kids might have hoped. Oh and how much do I wish that there woud be armies of people going into the web business rather than fall into the net of fear and perceived danger and preemptive strikes. How wonderful would it be if some 150,000 people went to have a good time with their loved ones, instead of being sent somewhere to work for a plan that will take as long as it will take... which might be longer than anybody would like it to be.
Can anybody help me to not think about current events? I want to create new art, but all I can think of is how I could "liberate" it. Not only does war take prisoners and kill, it also occupies minds that should be busy thinking about a better future. (Just imagine armies extremely well trained to invent and create...)


how to take your mind off of current events:

a.) roof top
b.) beer
c.) stereo f/ billie holiday singing "pennies from heaven"

Posted by: em!ly on March 30, 2003 12:53 AM

I am trying not to engage in it, but it takes over my mind. I find sharing this angst with friends and family makes me feel better that my feelings are not isolated, which rejeuvenates me. Perhaps a million small words will find their way to destroying the faux "liberation" and take down the over-reaching war. One can only hope. And keep speaking out.

On a more serious note, you have your art, let it speak what your mind is focussing on.

Posted by: Suzanne on March 30, 2003 03:38 PM
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