Life. Life life life life life. Life. Life is what I want to live, what I do live. Life that is usually exuberant and often fun, life that is itself good and adds good to the world.
I use the means I have at hand to know and understand life, myself, God, the Universe, others, nature better. LukeyoutheU, this website and idea/ belief, reflect this seek and find.
The photo is from a couple of years ago. I took it while on an Amtrak bus from Palm Springs, California, to Fullerton, California. From Fullerton, I transferred to a train for Los Angeles. You can guess, I'm sure, in which of the United States is the Los Angeles to which I refer. The photo has been manipulated by me to make it more painterly. Its lines are softer than the original, and its colors richer than one can naturally see in the blinding semidesert sun. But it is, at base, a photo, have no doubt. A snapshot of life, an illustration of something we call real.
The image is significant to me because of the meanings it has for me/ the ones I've given it. (By the way, it can be more fully seen on a big screen than a small one.) Principle among the meanings is the idea of travel. Not so much travel in the physical sense of going from Palm Springs to L.A., but travel as in change, as in growth, and forward movement. Increasing internal and external awareness. The going of one place to another representing the moving from one experience to another, all connected by at least one thread, that of my being there. Like you experience in your life, dear reader, if I may be so bold as to say.
All of your life, even and including its seemingly disparate parts, are connected by one thread, one line, one life, yours.
I traveled from a small city through a larger one to a great metropolis. From a place of vacation and retirement through a sightly larger city with a charming train depot to one of the largest and most influential cities in the world.
I'm asking you to take a trip like this one with me. To consider getting on the bus. To go on an adventure in your mind. To go from where, and how, you now think to bigger and more complex thinking. To read and investigate what LukeyoutheU offers. Unlike a physical bus, if you don't like the ride, you can pull the chord and get off at any time. But I hope we'll have a good, long, expansive journey together. Move toward a broader understanding, greater love for and in, the good thing we call life. I don't claim to have all the answers but I do have ideas about some.
Thanks for looking in,