Category Thoughts About Art & Culture

Driving Past Pandemic Views

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ As is true of the past, and even more so now, It grows smaller as it becomes days of yore. The future grows brighter, I am not sure how, as 2020, 2021 fade in our year-view mirror. ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy […]

Future Worth

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ Blue skies today follow clouds, dark with rain gushing like tears. Staying home, my head bowed. My device reinforcing my fears. We are daily fed a diet fit to kill. Madness, mayhem everywhere. Many people do what they will. As we who comply, shout unfair. We must decide […]

AN IMMODEST PROPOSAL

AN IMMODEST PROPOSAL                                                                                              For Preventing the Poor Children of the People of the United States of America From Being the Innocent Victims of Lunatics, Madmen, and Terrorists, both Foreign and Domestic, and For Protecting All Citizens of This Great Nation of Ours It is a melancholy object lesson to those who walk the highways […]

Dream Strange Dreams

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ Patterns upon patterns upon patterns. All our world is full of shapes and lines. Some appear solid, but science says no. Some are shadows and reflections of us, Our world patterns cast upon everything. How to know, what is real, what is not? Is it a question, or […]

Simple Things

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ When did we waste the reality of simple things? Where watching the wonder of a far horizon is like listening to the voice when an angel sings? Nothing religious or mystic found around here. No less magical is the sound of a human voice. Why did we sacrificed […]

Music Follows Me

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ I could not stand to dance the Tango. Meaning to climb to my feet and bow. Strike the classic starting pose, begin. Whirling round the floor, my partner’s red skirts flaring and falling in a dance they alone know, pace and the rhythms. My partner and I both […]

I Might Alone Imagine

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ You will note I write with music infusing, enlightening my words, musing, meaning, and meditation. Lifting all to greater heights than I might alone imagine or may see. ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment  Unite the World! ~~~~~ See more of […]

The Glory We Have Seen

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ How terribly strange to be 70. Paul Simon Not strange to have reached this lofty age, but more the wonder of how did I get here. Riding past the Pacific ocean without the burden of driving, I watch the blue of salt water change color in lingering day. […]

If You Will

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! Follow the Path ~ Philip Brent Harris ~~~~~ How we long for what has never been, for a life we have never had or known. Imagine lives in neither time nor space. Lives which look better than your own. We may fancy we want what used to be, even […]

Awake Refreshed

People Over Politics, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ Reflections on Brass Ensemble You, come blow your horn. Notes shine bright and brassy. Please don’t leave us gassy. Awake refreshed in the morn. ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment  Unite the World! ~~~~~ See more of my creative offerings at: […]