Thursday, February 27, 2014

Young Masters

Last night, I attended an art exhibit of “Young Masters” sponsored by the Dallas Museum of Art.

 My husband, a high school engineering teacher, was invited by one of his students who is one of the artists chosen to exhibit.

I was astounded at the creativity and technique and imagination and expression of the work of fifty high school age artists.

I was deeply moved by the emotion and passion of their work.

There was painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, mixed media.  Each work had a thoughtful individual artist statement.

There is no limit to the individuality in all of us, as shown by these fifty young artists.

Their talents have been developed by their individual desires bringing them into contact with wonderful teachers, support from parents providing them with materials and time and lessons.

Let there be more art!

Let us welcome the creativity and individuality of all of us, young and old, in all the ways we can possibly express ourselves.

Make art!

© 2014 Kathryn Hardage

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Persuasion vs. Coercion

The purpose of the media all the way back to the first handwritten and copied treatises has been to inform and to persuade.

Coercion has been widely practiced by physical and economic force all through history.

Today, we see the media deviating substantially from its intended purpose.

It is now being used to coerce.

When the FCC or other directed bodies find their original and true intended way once again, and separate the purpose of the media from its current use, we will be able to experience responsible journalism and advertising.

I expect this to happen, because the current situation actually performs no service.

A tool of coercion has no place in any society.

Let America move forward to serve all of its people along its originally intended lines.

© 2014 Kathryn Hardage

Thursday, February 13, 2014

The Growing Awareness

I am so appreciative of the growing awareness of issues which join all of us together.

Perhaps it has taken all the developments of technology and communication to help build this.

Perhaps it has taken all the local injustices together to correct the bigger misconceptions of how we are all related.

I am seeing a desire for more compassion everywhere I go.

There isn’t a topic that is not devoted to spreading the power of compassion for all our peoples in many countries, caring for the earth and celebrating the businesses that manage to run successfully while doing this, too.

The connections are all there.

It is we who are beginning to see them.

All this power of connection is presenting a whole new way of relating to one another.

It is a principle of good relationship, good stewardship which is replacing greed.

Defining the balance between efficiency and resilience is an embracing new concept.

The innovations in money systems as practiced by local currencies, BitCoin and by Complementary Currency Circuits (C3) in several countries, demonstrates the power and freedom and prosperity available on small and large scales.

The freedom and compassion of individuals is expanding to include everyone on earth.

The good feeling and desire for good for everyone is supported by every system known on earth and is being implemented in innovative and practical ways.

© 2014 Kathryn Hardage