You've got to fight – and party – for your mind.

 

Dear Reader, yours truly am a man of few words today. Here, out from under T.S. Lee [Allen] all is cool... almost calm, and necessarily collected. Labor Day '11... so far, so wet... and not as wild as one would expect.

 

Honestly, I feel more threatened by the storms of “Peak-Media-Season '11” than by any force of nature. In previous years' posts, I've noted the manifestations of a Jazz life in the balance of 8/29 and 9/11. This span of 14 days each year measures out heavy doses of: memory and insight, conclusion and confusion.

 

Today, I declare self-defense against anyone's ideas of how I might best think or feel about these events of our collective history. And my own ideas had better get in shape as well. “We are making it all up!” I, some 15 years ago, proclaimed this in an original composition entitled, Neutral Observer. [The Veil, PSW 200

 

Little then did I know. Dear Reader, I know, it's hard to imagine the truth. It requires a great deal of awareness just to get an inkling of how all human cause brings about all human effect. That we are in fact in a battle of consciousness, or a dance; both.

 

And I do submit gratitude. I hope that you continue to go on being effective at dealing with both.

 

Peace & Pops,
Esquizito
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Comment by Esquizito on September 6, 2011 at 9:41am

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Now as Mr. Barker did say, "You have to learn to be crafty in order to survive!" This here is an ancient tale which has received a terrifically novel translation, with the terrifically basic title,

The Message.

 

The Crooked Manager

 

"There was once a rich man who had a manager. He got reports that the manager had been taking advantage of his position by running up huge personal expenses. So he called him in and said, 'What's this I hear about you? You're fired. And I want a complete audit of your books.'

"The manager said to himself, 'What am I going to do? I've lost my job as manager. I'm not strong enough for a laboring job, and I'm too proud to beg. . . . Ah, I've got a plan. Here's what I'll do . . . then when I'm turned out into the street, people will take me into their houses.'

"Then he went at it. One after another, he called in the people who were in debt to his master.
He said to the first, 'How much do you owe my master?'
"He replied, 'A hundred jugs of olive oil.'
"The manager said, 'Here, take your bill, sit down here—quick now— write fifty.'
"To the next he said, 'And you, what do you owe?'
"He answered, 'A hundred sacks of wheat.'
"He said, 'Take your bill, write in eighty.'

"Now here's a surprise: The master praised the crooked manager! And why? Because he knew how to look after himself. Streetwise people are smarter in this regard than law-abiding citizens. They are on constant alert, looking for angles, surviving by their wits. I want you to be smart in the same way—but for what is right—using every adversity to stimulate you to creative survival, to concentrate your attention on the bare essentials, so you'll live, really live, and not complacently just get by on good behavior."

 

 

'Nuf said.

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Jaijai, what a wonderful mission you've undertaken to create such a place for artistic minds to meet and share their hearts. A place to renew faded determinations, and revive lessened momentums. A place to display our wares and reconfirm to one another that we actually are on the right track.

I commend you, Jaijai, for caring so much that you created this castle of the heart for all of us. I want to share my praise for all of the new friends as well as old friends that I've met and will meet here in our castle. Here we can garnish the where-with-all, the strength, the conviction, and the selflessness through our symbiosis, to share our gift to the world with an unbiased agenda.

My mentor, Daisaku Ikeda says of art: "A beautiful flower delights and refreshes the hearts of all people equally, no matter what soil it grows in. That is the power of beauty. The same is true of great art. It is this spirit that the German poet Heinrich Heine sang of when he wrote that once the peapod bursts open, the sugar peas inside are for everyone to enjoy."

Let's be audacious, my friends!

Buster Williams


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