Joseph Raffa, The Kitchen Table Philosopher, urges us to look beyond the surface…
I tire of this crazy world with its pretences and presumptions. The airs and graces of phony people, the postures and presentations.
Stripped bare, humans are the same underneath – a seething mix of emotions, fears and suppressed yearnings. Longings vie for supremacy and desires urge for utterance.
The spirit longs for an outlet unrestrained by social conventions cast in frozen moulds.
Smash the image in the mirror. Break the mirror into a thousand pieces. Pick them up one by one and like a jigsaw puzzle rebuild the shattered image into something of far more value if you can.
Or, are you too far gone to be so bold and free? Have you lost your way so completely and fear to cast aside the dress of time to see what lies beneath?
There is magic there. Life surging in channels bare making its own way to the Universal sea unconcerned with the images cast in time. These fickle faces dressed in the fashions of the day and worshipped by the empty who presume to know what true value is.