Dressed in Motley Camouflage

Old Wold New ~ Philip Brent Harris


I have shared this post twice. The first time in 2013 and the second at the beginning of 2019. These questions and answers seem, to me, more important than ever.



What would you do if you could do anything?
Are you sure?

Who would you be if you could be anyone?
Do you know why?

Who would you help if you could help anyone, anywhere?
How would you choose?

Have you ever wondered why the world is the way it is?
Why, or why not?

Do you think these questions are important to ask?
What answers do you want?


Some of these questions seem to have simple answers.
They don’t.

They don’t include the changes, permutations and ramifications which would result.
How could they?

None of the results of your decisions have been considered, yet.
What would they be?

Are your hopes and dreams, your help, wanted or needed?
Time will tell.

My Opinions

What you would do tells you what you think you should be doing.
Why else would you want to do it?

Who you want to be, speaks to who you imagine you could become.
Think about it?

The people you would help explain who you are, what you believe.
These are your values, the core of your being.

Whether or what you’ve thought about the state of the world reflects your circumstances.
If day-to-day life, just surviving is all consuming, the less you care about the answer and the more important this question becomes.

I believe these questions matter because our answers could change everything.

My Answers

What would I do, if I could do anything?

I would be an artist, a thinker and writer. This is what I’ve always wanted, even when I didn’t know it. I’m pursuing these dreams now. They are my reality.

Who would I be, if I could be anyone?

For the first time in a long time, if ever, I choose to be myself. I’m unique, the only me we’ve got.

Who would I help, if I could help anyone?

I’d help the world wake up to the need of radical change, a new paradigm. This is the core of my being.

I have thought much about why the world is the way it is?

This must be understood before we can make a change.


Dressed in motley camouflage, balanced on a cusp of time,
where we may tip one way or the other. Fall back, bigoted
and small. Send others to fight our dirty wars; when we could
create a new world sublime, where all live in peace together,
No, conflict will not end when we put away our hatred, our
fatal toys; we’ll argue, contest in sport and word. No more
automatic weapons, bombs, missiles, planes, ships, tanks,
when we have no need for war, when we, at last,
have reached global accord.


I would love to read your answers to these questions or your thoughts about them and what I have written.

Please share your thoughts and share these words if you are moved to do so.


Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment


Please, leave a comment and let me know what you think.

See more of my creative offerings and opinions at:

Brent Harris Fine Art

Philip Brent Digital Art

Vida Voices

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