I Will Tell My Story #5 Getting Closer to God

Poet John Keats died on this day 200 years ago in 1821.

He wrote: “Intelligences are atoms of perception — they know and they see and they are pure, in short they are God.”

In this sad and mad modern world, I find God in rationality, in discourse, in short, in Logos. In throwing up ideas with friends:

I feel closer to God whenever I can share discussion of God with people who care.

Thank you, Graeme, and thank you, Amanda.

Geoff Fox, 23rd February, 2021, Down Under

GOVERNMENT LOCKDOWNS and BALANCE and FREEDOM

A times I believe that all people and governments would be better off if they studied Exodus 7-11 more closely and stopped trying to fight the Coronavirus, accepted that the planet is over populated and that herd immunity is the way to go.

Of course this is a radical position and I do not always strongly adhere to it myself. Let alone want to force it on anyone else. I have lots of doubts about these occasional beliefs of mine.

There is a name for having some beliefs which are subject to change.

It is called intellectual freedom.

It means not wanting to force almost any human belief of mine onto other people and not wanting other people in this unknown territory of the Coronavirus Era forcing most of their beliefs on me.

What should we do next?

Does anyone really know?

In this state of uncertainty, why are we letting so many freedoms die?

God knows best.

And I am not God.

Geoff Fox, February 14, 2021, Terra Nullius

In Two Minds: Fox on Goldich on McCoury

A Geoff Fox visual transcreation of words from Tim Goldich.

Bluegrass musician Del McCoury turns 82 years old today and is still working.

His career in music goes back to 1958.

His two sons Ronnie and Rob have been in his band for 27 years.

The above word art is a visual transcreation of Tim Goldich‘s words: “Many a feminist rejects marriage, home, family, and parenting. But, how beautiful all of those things can be. Del McCoury’s connection with his sons shows that there’s nothing more wonderful than family.”

Geoff Fox, 1st February, 2021, Down Under

In Two Minds: Conscientious Life

This is a transcreation from the Indonesian language poem “Kebebasan”.

Poet Maman A Majd Binfas sees how freedom and the discipline of conscience are essential to living well.

The nanny states of The West take this away from people.

Geoff Fox, 30th December, 2020, Terra Nullius

In Two Minds: FREEDOM

I feel a great affinity for the capacity of Indonesian poet Maman Majid Binfas to bring together different ideas and make them work.

In Indonesian language the concept of Kemerdekaan as freedom in the political context and Kebebasan as freedom in the personal context are two very different ideas. In his poem “Kebebasan” Maman unifies the two different ideas.

The above art work is a transcreation of the first lines of the poem where he uses God as the link.

Praise the Lord for the gift of freedom.

Geoff Fox, 29th December, 2020, Down Under