Burma’s Lady is Free!

Let’s hope The Lady remains FREE–and SAFE.

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“The Bitter and The Sweet”

Eternal She











All together


Credits for The Bitter and The Sweet

Well folks this little photo essay project can’t quite seem to get any traction via my feet.  So– I’m curious if anyone else has seen similar renditions of these spiritual concepts in other street art murals anywhere.  Please do enjoy these images because since I photographed the originals they’ve been defaced. The mural can be found on Cesar Chavez Blvd leading into the West Bottoms in Kansas City, Missouri. Or it “could” the last time I did a drive by.  Your thoughts regarding the art, the concepts, the technique, the symbols, et al, are welcome. Links to similar murals are also welcome. I  find this mural very compelling on several symbolic levels. The easily recognizable Christian symbols have been given an individual twist with the corn people, spaceman, and the depiction of the people in the tree. Some things are wide open. I’m wondering about the things that are “suggested”.  Anyone care to venture some speculations or hard core information?

I’m all ears–fingers–eyes.

Off the beaten asphalt

come to me


Only on those two lane highways does the call of the open road make any sense these days.  Interstate highways are just that–ways to get from one state  to another without having to endure the growing paranoia of the ever more unfriendly skies.  For some air space and explorations it’s necessary to exile yourself from the interstate highway system and enter the worlds along old state and county roads.  Instead of blue signed rest areas there are tiny towns and cities each with their own flavors. Some like Faith in South Dakota tout a population of about 500 and the dubious appeal of the Ruth Mason quarry where T-Rex Sue rested for a few million years before being disinterred for scientific show and tell. Oregon’s  Mitchell advertises itself as The Gateway to the Painted Hills. With a population of 175 humans and Henry the Bear, Mitchell manages to keep the non-ghost parts of town lively enough to warrant an overnight or two if you’re game to shooting film in those glorious Painted Hills. Don’t concern yourself about Henry. He keeps pretty much to himself as if he knows all about that bear-skin warming a wall at the Historic Oregon Hotel.  Elko Nevada is considerably  more populated than Faith or Mitchell, and it’s rather close to Interstate 80 –but it offers both a Basque Festival, complete with bulls, and legal brothels and The Thunderbird for roosting. Sort of something for everyone venue menu. To get back off the beaten asphalt there’s Cody, Wyoming. With a fairly well hidden population of about 9,000,  it does all it can to keep the memory of that buffalo dude alive and profitable in this century. Yep, you can cowboy your way to Yellowstone  from Cody. Just watch out for when those covered wagons start rolling in memory of Westward Expansion in true western fashion.

Or, you can take advantage of the lack of traffic and pull over to the side of the road whenever the urge to click a vista hits you.  Just try that on an interstate, if you dare.

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Four Years Go—today think of tomorrow

Kirstyfliesfree served up the link to this video inspiring hope for real change that comes from US–you and me–with every choice we make every day.  View, think, change–We are all connected. We are all part of the web of life on Earth. We only have ONE EARTH.

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