I don’t pretend to be a stranger to chaos. I am familiar with its rituals, in great repoire with its varying emulsions, in kinship with its cycles. Chaos has always existed, and while a great debate still presides as to whether or not it existed before the beginning of creation, we can be certain of one thing: chaos is here and it is not going to go away. And I’m comfortable with that. Man and woman, throughout decades, and centuries, and eras, have never been a stranger to conflict. It is simply that many of the conflicts modern America faces now are representative of a more sophisticated model.
Uncertainty always will prevail, and as long as we are comfortable with that concept, then we have found our hope. It is the relationship to this concept that enables us to risk, to dare to love, and to pursue our dreams without inhibition or fear. For if uncertainty prevails, then we have nothing to lose. We can be greater than the standards set forth by corporate America, the devices that numb the minds of American citizens, and the idea that we must copulate with safety in order to achieve success. Now is an opportunity to change. Every second that has yet to be lived offers us a divine opportunity to alter the course of our lives.
The silver lining to every cloud in my life is that I have the power to love. Perfect love does cast out all fear. And when fear does not exist, we come to find that we are no more or no less than available; which could quite possibly end the need to embrace power, violence, and greed permanently.