Tuesday, June 27, 2006

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ONE BILLION AND ONE SPHERES OF COOL...LUST...ART...IDEAS...PROVOCATION...FOR/BY THEE (BIG CAPS PLUS “SEND US YOUR NAME”) FIRST OF ALL, SEVERAL FRIENDS AND FAMILY...THEN ME, DD, BEGINNING ON FATHER’S DAY, 2006 BY GETTING RID OF DEATH AND GRIEF (I want to start small.)

IMAGINED AND CREATED BY EXTREME SOLUTIONS, UNLTD., FOUNDED BY DOUGLAS DAVIS, CO-IMAGINED WITH JEREMY TURNER IN VANCOUVER, BARBAD GOLSHIRI AND NEDA RAZIVIPOUR IN TEHERAN, KATE BARKAUSKAS IN SAN DIEGO, KAREN WADE IN ROCKAWAY BEACH, AND (WHEN WE BEGAN) LEEZA AHMADY FROM NEW YORK VIA KABUL, with ideas/inspiration from AL GORE, JOHN BRADEMAS, REV/CANON JAMIE CALLAWAY, JOHN CARL WARNECKE, FRANK GEHRY, DIANE KEATON, GEORGE WATERMAN 3, RED HEATHER, MADONNA, AND MOHAMMED.....

MOVING US INTO A NEW CENTURY FORCING YOU AND ME TO CHANGE OUR MINDS, CLOTHES, GENITALS (up or down or sides), OUR SPIRITUAL YEARNING, EVEN OUR DIGITAL THINKING-INVENTING-WRITING-ARTMAKING-VIDEO-WEB-BLOG-FILMAKING-LOVEMAKING-SPEAKING OVER AND OVER AND OVER...and OVER...UNTIL DEATH IS EITHER FINISHED OR CONSUMED BY THE SPIRIT OF THE NEW, ANARCHIC, ADVENTUROUS, LOVING LIFE....



I-Love-You ( Je-t’aime) ( c.f. Roland Barthes, A Discourse on Love, 1978-9, and the recent death of the divine Jane Bell Davis, which I refuse to accept)


As we kissed good-bye, you made a little frown.
--Ann Sexton, “Eighteen Days Without You,” 1980

Grief must be externalized. Our pain and sadness can only be realized when we release them....

--Elizabeth Kubler-Ross and David Kessler, On Grief and Grieving: Finding the Meaning of Grief through the Five Stages of Loss, 2005, gift of John Brademas

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