A video from Zakynthos in Greece. I helped out on the filming but more importantly experienced it.
The Ruins of Sun-Spattered Greece
Greece is in the eyes of a stolen Camera.
I’ve heard the occupation songs sung in the distance.
They ring to me as the cobblestone streets rattle with history’s past.
Repeating Repeating Repeating
Yet the second and third repetition hold something more.
A break to understand the difference in the world.
The only true progression that led to the idea of life.
The only cup that is filled with a glass of wine.
To begin to understand such a life,
You must take the oils that have leeched energy not known.
Turning them into the humans that envision existence.
The airbus is an interesting experience; People and more specifically some 400 people pile onto a plane and quite simply go from point A to point B. Once each person steps off this plane and into the terminal they will depart separately to the points C,D,E,F,G,H,I,J,K,L, all the way to Z. Yet all those letters of the alphabet, all those destinations these people will continue to experience in their individual lives do not make up the words, the language that connects us to each-other.
Maybe that is what a person will view from the wingtip looking in. Yet Maybe their perception will be blocked by the frost on the windows in -59 F temperature some 37,000 feet above the Atlantic ocean. Then the conclusions arrive that the world is overwhelmingly big when you sit on that wingtip.
A world of trillions of motives and decisions, how could the student from San Diego show up at destination C, or the family vacationing, making stops at O,N,N, or even the 35 year old salesman in the midst of change trying to figure out if destination E,C,T,I,O,N is right for him? How can that make up the word connection?
The perception from that wingtip with an infinite universe processed through those eyes does not show the small details that one transferred between you and your row mate six inches away from you.
The small details are not always in conversation and sometimes not even apparent until days, weeks, or years after. Maybe what you notice is people who sleep with their hoods on, perhaps because their cold or perhaps because it eases them into a light sleep. A sleep that often cannot no be achieved in a tight, upright sitting position, giving way to some psychological comfort.
Then there are the ones that don’t sleep at all, for they are anxious to get to destination B or C, or even D,F,G,H,I,J,K,L all the way to Z. The letters do not need to spell the words of understanding. The connection is already there as it lies within myself and the selves of an individual. Experiencing new ideas from the people around you does not present itself in the grandiose “Wright Brothers” model who made this simple travel from point A to point B possible. The innovation is in the small details that will be noticed avery little step of the way.