your own Golden Age

I believe that we, that this planet, hasn’t seen its Golden Age. Everybody says its finished … art’s finished, rock and roll is dead, God is dead. Fuck that! This is my chance in the world. I didn’t live back there in Mesopotamia, I wasn’t there in the Garden of Eden, I wasn’t there with Emperor Han, I’m right here right now and I want now to be the Golden Age …if only each generation would realise that the time for greatness is right now when they’re alive … the time to flower is now. 

- Patti Smith

I love this quote from Patti. It's so easy to grumble about the good ol' days and the bleakness of the future. So easy to just drift along in your cotton-packed shell, railing against the Powers that Be that keep on keeping us down.

But we all have our power and we all can spark our own Golden Age. And when you lose sight of that, fall into a slipstream of 'Life Happens' and then wake up, blinking, wondering where your Path went, you can just rub the cobwebs from your eyes, find the breadcrumbs and get back to it - one step at a time.

I just lost 15 days of this blog - a tragic, sudden death in the family and I was swept off my path by waves of emotions and Figuring Shit Out. Then finding anchor through the love and wisdom of my family and friends. No apologies. No hand wringing. I'm back and ready to get back to it.

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