Part of life with the internet – the great and wild west of the world wide web – is the enormity of the information that is suddenly available to us all. It is impossible – it is a voyage in a stone canoe across a very large lake level of impossible – to keep up with everything. So the selective filters and the random connections are really the only way to go. You choose a few things from the horn of plenty and move forward. What or how those things relate to your life can be small or enormous, but in the spirit of the teachings of Robert Moss, whose work builds on Jung’s attention to synchronicities, I am absorbing these apparently random things with appreciation and consideration for their astute sense of timing in making their appearances in my life, as they is possible in any life where one is paying attention.
One of today’s random internet offerings was a hilarious video of an anarchist performance action in what appears to be London – it does underline the sense of the impossible in their outrageousness, drawing attention to the unthinking givens of our consumer corporate culture.
On a related note, last night my husband and I finished wading our way through Inside Job, one of the most excellent and important and urgent documentaries I’ve seen in a while (and I see a LOT of documentaries). It was a fascinating experience to watch it with O, my husband, as he is someone who was very very eager to leave Cuba and the futureless communist system and, as a relatively recent arrival, is very pro-capitalism. Yet watching the way Wall Street bankers and brokers tinkered with an unregulated market to make themselves millions of dollars and destroyed the economic lives of millions of ordinary folks, he could not believe that the government did not step in, and that even the Obama administration in fact has done almost nothing in the way of reform since.
Change, the change needed….now there’s an impossible job, a stone canoe.
What would it take?