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Channelling

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Author Unknown [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons: Laundry 1871
via Daily Prompt: Funnel

Money that has been scooped from one purpose to another is said to be in fact funnelled when its use is not legitimate. This kind of laundering takes place everywhere, from government to private industry; politicians often funnel funds designated for one social need into another aspect of the budget. This may fall under the category of creative accounting, or you may just call it malfeasance.

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Polish or coverup?

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Cropped Photo © Tamara Beck

via Daily Prompt: Varnish

Putting a coat of varnish on an old beat-up piece is one way of making it look shinier and maybe younger than its years and wear. Like “fake news,” the ever-so-popular-with-the-conservative-base meme, varnish gives an illusion of things being other than they are. Let me explain what I mean about “fake news”– for the most part this is a term used to denigrate the factual. Varnish, in its way, denigrates a reality as well; it alters –or attempts to alter–the age and condition of the furniture to which it is applied. In this way, varnish is truly a fakery, while “fake news” is a slur against truth.

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Thoughtful thoughts and

Meditative meditations and

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(c) Tamara Beck

Can you know yourself and still be self-deluded?

Is self-knowledge sometimes a gateway to self-indulgence?

Does focusing on oneself equate to an ultimate solipsism?

When is being self-centered a form of meditation?


Pensive Propositions

The internet’s a connection,

The internet’s a collection,

But the news you get here

They’re hit or miss, dear

Some are theory, some are fact

Use your discretion, apply your tact

Some are true, many are false

Don’t be fooled, don’t be hoaxed

The internet’s a collection,

The internet’s a connection

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In the garden

Let’s imagine a world of peace and harmony. Now imagine who (or what) would want to disrupt such a calm prospect.

Are we in the garden of Eden? Does it require a devil (or THE DEVIL) to tear it all apart?

Who would not want to live a life of quiet tranquility? Would you want to trade in complete serenity for disorder and chaos?

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Disruptive

blacksquareDisruption seems to be a big theme for the millanial generation. Blowing things up, in fact, is part of the notion that change is always a moving forward. Disrupting the supply chain, the way in which we pay for the things that are manufactured, are part of a new economy. This model is supported by current age sages who design driver-less cars, and Bitcoin.

It also takes its place in art, as in the way in which, for instance, Brad Troemel and his cohorts deliver the product of their imagination.

The children who acted out in class were not teacher’s pets, but considered to be disruptive. That was not a good thing.

Don’t get me wrong, I have heard of revolutionizing norms and challenging convention. My generation had radical ideas, in politics and in art, too. We manned the barricades, and marched for justice. Our marching was disruptive, and in some ways changed the way things got done. It was about adjusting the course on which our country was headed.

While we may seek stability rather than disturbance, we recognize that boundaries need to be tested. I guess I have to acknowledge that it is possible that a new generation has found a way to provoke and find a new path.