Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Our Fortunes and the 3 Faces of Everyone.

Dog Poet Transmitting.......

May your noses always be cold and wet.

The last Visible Origami was our 500th posting at this blog.

A lot of strange things happen around here. Take this morning. I get this bizarre email from someone who says that I offended them some months ago and they're not happy about it. They say they challenged me, which I assume means baited or taunted me and I guess I responded in kind and now the person's going on and on about it. They included quotes from me but I couldn't actually see any injury in any of them, so it's a bit of a mystery to me. In the last letter, I'm told by this person, “I have ephemeral friends who will lick your ass and I will taste it”. WTF? That sounded positively pornographic.

The thing is that I look at things like this and it looks to me like what you see outside of your window when you're driving from town to town, on your way somewhere. It's scenery and the scenery is always changing. I'm not one of those people who keeps thinking of some town I went through miles back, when I happen to be going through another town at that very moment. For me, resentments, real and imagined offenses, are some kind of metaphorical, empty strip mall, whose dimensions I can no longer remember, along with the signs about whatever the store used to hold, or even what town it might have been in. There's no gain or profit in any of that. It's like envy and jealousy. I never got those. They seem pointless and cumbersome. It makes me think of jumping into the ocean with jogging weights around my ankles.

Of course, I have shortcomings, sometimes I'm impatient, or I get annoyed for about two minutes and... the magnetism of certain attractions still affects me, although I don't do anything about them now and that's an improvement, I guess, because I used to do something about them. It's not for lack of capacity, it's more like a burnt out case, or as B.B., puts it, “the thrill is gone”. Well, obviously the thrill is not gone but I understand a lot more about botany and zoology than I used to and the dynamics of the ease with which one can get entangled and the degree of difficulty in getting disentangled is not lost on me. It also goes back to my personal theory about The Three Faces of Everyone. I came up with this a long time ago and I've mentioned it here before but I will explain it again for the newcomer. The first face is the face we present people with when we first meet them. It's the face we want them to see and believe as being true about us. One day, of course, it will be ...and possibly ever so much more but... not today (grin). Then there is the face that appears over time and which includes all those parts of ourselves that we would rather people not see. Finally, there is the face that appears when real danger threatens, or one comes into extreme adversity and has to call on those he/she imagined were his/her friends. I've seen all of these faces more times than I can remember. The third face can be real wake-up and most people fail miserably.

There's a tangential relationship between the second and third face and people with more money than they know what to do with. In some cases I am talking tens of millions of dollars. When I used to live in Woodstock, I knew some amount of these people. I also knew some amount of them from DC, where you could meet the heirs (in the circles I ran in) of all kinds of household names; meaning products, or people who are always in the news and so on. Back in those days I was trying to get somewhere with my art and occasionally I might ask one of these people to invest in me, to become my patron, like it used to be back in the Italy of a few hundred years ago and other places too. Without exception, nearly all of the time (that would mean there might have been an exception but I can't remember it), their money was 'tied up' and they couldn't get to it. I think that is part of some code that rich people adhere to and talk about among themselves.

I met a lot of strange people through these strange people. There was one guy, the heir to Hong Kong Shirts. He had a place on Fifth Avenue, just up from the park. He was a junkie. Heck, I can remember his name, Stanley Glick. He had one room in his vast and capacious apartment that was lined in mink. The rest of the walls of the apartment were papered with soft deer skin. I used to hang out there on occasion and the very unpleasant Alice Cooper would show up and who knows who else. There was one fellow named Austin, an occasional guitar player and someone who hung out with name musicians, though he wasn't one. I was around him in several periods of extremity for him and helped him out well beyond the call. I didn't see him then for awhile and then one day I did. I come to find out that his mother was one of the richest ladies in Connecticut. She was not enamored of his coke-infused, alcohol accompanied life style, so he didn't have much while she was alive. Then she was gone and he came into a serious fortune. He had no time for me then, even though I didn't ask him for any and even though he wouldn't have noticed the absence. Most rich people are cheap, which is why they are rich, except when they want to show off. What they don't know and what they find out, like people who waste food and always leave a lot of it on their plate, is that the time will come when they will experience the deepest kind of want in the afflicted area because, THAT'S HOW IT WORKS.

Now, I don't have much (in the material sense) and I never did and I know there's a good reason for that, just as I know that will change at some point, once I have passed through these last difficulties of awareness expansion. However, I will wager that I am generally happier and more content than any of them will ever be and certainly our end game differs in outcome. It always impresses me how people ignore that Biblical truism, “Cast your bread upon the waters and it will return to you tenfold”. That is a real law of the universe. It unfailingly delivers, as some number of people have proven to themselves. Another truism, is the one about the talents and what happened to the people who didn't do the right thing by them. We are given things to see what we will do with them and that means, money, fortunes of birth, fame, connections, various abilities and degrees of inspiration. If you don't max out on these things, in a good way, they will leave you in a bad way. These are absolutes. You can get scientific and ingeniously creative, in the attempt to get around the laws of the cosmos and Nature but, good luck with that, cause you won't.

I see rich people going their indifferent and selfish ways and I see a long term, terminally homeless and desperate person up around the bend. I see pretty people and I think, well that's very definitely a temporary currency. I see people with certain creative abilities, who abuse them in any number of ways and poof! They don't have them anymore. I see people with sudden fame, just as suddenly gone and I note how they behaved before, during and after. For some inexplicable reason, people don't pay attention to the most basic things, concerning any kind of success and fortune, both good and bad. Things change. Change is the cornerstone of existence; why the I Ching is around in the first place, though I'm not one for oracles, rather trusting in what is sent off to me by the invisible, each and every day. We've all got ships out there, just beyond the horizon line, sooner or later they come into port and the longer it takes, the more laden down they are.

It can be a curse to be well off when you are young (cause it might not be there later on) and often a substantial blessing when you are older. Death can be a fantastic event, or the opposite and that is why it gets saved for last. In a life lived for all the right reasons, death is a liberation and in some cases doesn't come at all. It depends on how asleep you are as to how the process affects you.

People despair of their existence. They get cranky and curmudgeonly. They develop serious health problems because of the chronic condition of their mental and emotional bodies and then they spend all that money they kept hoarding for whatever reason, in the last year of their life. That's also the time when the TV and radio is on 24 hours a day. The whole medical and pharmaceutical industry is set up to milk this phenomenon and they encourage poor diet and many attendant ills because it's a cash crop. Most people don't realize how diabolically cynical and sinister these corporations and 'professionals' are in general. They see cancer, they rub their hands together with glee. Cancer wasn't anything like it is today in earlier times and there are very good, or actually, very bad reasons for that.

The most essential thing about the world, which escapes most people, is that its entire reason for being is as a distraction from the primary point of greatest importance. You can tell people this all day long but they will not get it, until they have been reduced or traumatized to the point where it can be accepted as so. It's only at that time that life begins in any real sense. Prior to that it is just a dream, ♫row, row, row your boat♫ The mysteries of life are all delineated in fairy tales and fables, which have one interpretation on the surface and another below it. Children know all that needs to be known- or they did until recent times- and the rest of life, until the exit for the recycling plant comes up on the freeway, is all about whether you can get to that awareness, where the magic of childhood reawakens in the adult mind and renews it. Everything else we chase after, weep over the loss of, occupy our thoughts with, is irrelevant and unimportant and they will stay right here when you go.

It's a mystery and a riddle. It's an enigma, this cognitive dissonance, which pursues us through our lives, until it's done its job on us. I'll leave you on a positive note. Where there's life there's hope. As long as there is breath, there is opportunity for transformation and... “success is speedy for the energetic”.

End Transmission.......

Visible and The Critical List: Not Politically Correct by Les Visible and The Critical List♫ Big God and Mr. Fate ♫
'Big God and Mr. Fate' is track no. 3 of 12 on Visible and The Critical List's 1987 album
'Not Politically Correct'

Not Politically Correct by Les Visible and The Critical List


Anonymous said...

you know when you're right, you're right...and oh, how true...

Billie Sol once said that ..."Cast your bread upon the waters..." and invited me to his Book signing at the Green Oaks in Ft. Worth...circa 1984

...recalled visiting with a retired Federal Judge at Barton Springs...concerning the Billie Sol case...

{sometimes there's a whole lot more to the story than what the MSM contrives to justify their NARRATIVE}

what's coming for the terminally deluded is what they have earned....with interest.

....megaditto's and salaam


good day


Anonymous said...

Jesus, Les. You have truly reached me with this one. I thank you with the deepest respect. May the Great Creator bless you even more.


Allison said...

Nice one L.V. For some reason the idea of the "Leaving the T.V. and radio on 24/7" has always deeply affected me. You have said it many times before and it has always struck a chord. I guess years ago it made me ask the question "Why I am I so afraid of silence. "

Anonymous said...

thank you for your open hearted channeling of truth.

liz in l.a.

Love To Push Those Buttons said...

Now why is it I don't allow comments on my blog? Not to mention I don't feel like being contaminated any further than I have already been, not that I'm the most programmable individual on the planet. Come to think of it, that's why I never come out of my cave unless I absolutely have to.

My own issues are enough, thank you. I don't need anyone else's. Yet I comment on your blog. OK, SO I'M A HIPPYCRIT!

Killer post, as always. Can't wait for things to come full circle. (Muahahahahaha!)

Anonymous said...


This one had a VERY BIG IMPACT on me! To say, "The light just came on" doesn't do it justice.

All those things I've chased after my whole life did nothing except "entangle" me even more than I already was. What a collosal waste of time! Unless, maybe I needed all that to get here now.

Thanks, Vis. All your writing is amazing, but this one.... please put this Origami on that mantlepiece that you don't have. It deserve's it. And you deserve a mantlepiece, and lot's more!

Jim in FL

Odin's Raven said...

Nice one Mr.V.
Off topic, but of general interest, here's an article about the disinformation techniques used by trolls and infiltrators:

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Visible. Really enjoyed this one. "We've all got ships out there, just beyond the horizon line, sooner or later they come into port and the longer it takes, the more laden down they are." I think mines came in very early and I didn't notice, or maybe it done sunk! LOL. Long time ago (prior to becoming aware of what's actually goin' on and being more "of the world"), I asked myself; If I had everything I wanted (meaning perfect health, no financial concerns, perfect mate, perfect whatever), would I really be happy. After considering that; I realized I wouldn't be knowing that somewhere someone else may be starving, dying, murdered, etc. I've seen money cause more pain and misery than happiness. Money can't laugh with you, cry with you, or share sunsets with you.
Love Serena

DaveS said...

So nice to read what you write, 'cause you got a way with words.

Anonymous said...


the gardener said...

My now dead husband had his first of a series of hospitalizations during the Terry Schiavo killing... the teevees in all the rooms blaring that SHIT NON STOP for a week. I can't remember if that was the same time as the Pope dying...again all the teevees in all the rooms blaring that SHIT. Heavy shit...blaring.

Just what sick people in the hospital trying to choked down their dairy and pop rich diets in the hospitals need blaring in their conscious and unconscious states of recovery and/or healing.

To many in there, the teevee is their one familiar face. Here's a moldy oldy from Mother Earth News from late 70s 'four arguments for the Elimination of TV' ...


So when you hear about how 'dumbed down' we all are in this country always pipe up 'it's the TV!'.

I haven't watched one except for a few years of HBO series in the '00s since 1988... out of that loop-no telling what kinds of insidious has been passed off as information. I can't stand those drug ads enough to settle down and 'watch' it.

the gardener

Anonymous said...

Was it a stuxnet virus that took out India's power grid?

Who's next?


MiaBellezza said...

Vis, as soon as i saw the title of your article, i thought of the Three Faces of Eve.

Rap Mysique ~ Eminem 'Breaking Free'. Can't remember the movie, one of his first ... kid can act. Somehow i was impressed with something about him ... now i know why. Hard tortured eyes, yet ...

Visible said...

I want to thank you all for your appreciation of my meager efforts to communicate. I try to do my best to channel without editorial interference what my invisible friends give me. Occasionally there are mistakes and those would be mine.

Many of you are having trouble commenting but for some reason you seem incapable of remembering what I have said dozens of times. Email your comments to me. Do not complain, simply send me the comments. We know who owns Google and we know who owns blogger and they aren't fond of what I say because the truth is the most caustic of substances for them; like sunlight on vampires.

You can write me at visible@inbox.com because they filter my mail too. They were stopping me from even writing the sites that link my work and I do not doubt they block emails. They are servants of the dark lord but their time is at an end. They are going to find me with the face of a career civil service employee when they come around at the bitter end seeking what they ruined their chances for when they had the chance.

Anyway, you've been notified.

Anonymous said...

Syria full of mercenarys
Paid for by the west
The zionist entity vampire
Psychopathic intellect
Leaching always hungry
Uses war to take
Tortures kills the innocence
Maimed diseased and raped
All survivors left as victims
Under corporate fascist control
Cast into the pits of hell
Thrown out to the cold
A death cult has no morals
All the people need to stand
Crush the broken system
Throw away and wipe the hands


katz said...

Stanley Glick? I knew him in the 80's in NYC. he was an old gonif in the schmata trade...six degrees.

preacher said...

Generals fired over teddy bear invasion (belarus)


MiaBellezza said...

Whenever a government has tried and been successful in taking away their citizen's guns, genocide follows. Fact.

zepheri said...

"It would seem that universe is providing a demonstration for our elucidation." happy 501

Anonymous said...

pierre said..

posts like this and I stop worrying about you to any extent.

i I were rich I would 'patronise' you unconditionally, but you'd probably give it away in the first week (oops, a condition already).

the day after spotting the koala high in the tree (magic event) i almost step on a (deadly) brown snake (despite it still being winter). life as snakes and ladders.

and some sadnesses as I appreciate nature, in the light of such as fukushima, how we (cue Mary Hopkins) "throw it all away".

but also that even nature is materialism in some perspectives. what is not materialism is the being, the Self, that considers all things bright and beautiful (and not so).

Steve said...

Hi Les-in regard to the person (s)annoyed at you, its my view that its just their shadow ( unprocecesed) coming out. Its hard not to take these sorts of things personally but its they that have the problem.

Anonymous said...

The key is red (delicate sound of thounder) do you know the very name that sends demons away? Jesus has nothing to do with vengence. Sounds od thunder. Justice

To hell with the P. Robertsones

Anonymous said...

I love mocking low life lucifer

Visible said...

A new Reflections in a Petri Dish-

The Times of the Season in Armageddonville.

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