Friday, July 23, 2010


We've done too much, seen too much, been too naked. There's too much hard-core violence and porn in the airwaves. That's why I'm trying to be a virgin again, in more ways than one.

A return to innocence is what most of us are craving, but we may not even know it. 

The outer world with all its crises and technical difficulties, where just getting your body through the day is an astounding feat, is not the real picture. Oddly enough, if you can see it clearly, what's real is the invisible. As Einstein said, "no problem can be solved at the same level it was created on."  He also said, "goodness, truth and beauty are laws of the universe.

We must stop buying into the material picture. Only good is real.


"The pioneer/healer is clearing away the accumulation of material beliefs that consent to sickness and limitation. These beliefs are untrue, and they ultimately dissolve in the radiance of God's love — just as the effects of a storm always clear." - Leigh Daugherty


  1. Lydia, I'm too broke to go to the movies. I've been unemployed since April last year and lost my unemployment last month (Then to compound our financial difficulties, my fiancee got laid off two Fridays ago). But I have to admit to an addiction to well-made action movies.

    I see where you're coming from. Yet, being a novelist, myself, I understand the necessity of putting real life where ever and whenever germane to your storyline and violence, unfortunately, is a fact of real life.

    My own novels (all unpublished- literary agents are a stupid, uneducated lot) tend to be violent, even though my magnum opus, American Zen, is a funny, tragic and always poignant examination into neglected friendship and religious and secular salvation. It's very atypical for me yet it's my proudest accomplishment.

    Still, unfortunately, violence has its place in literature as in real life. Sometimes it's unavoidable.

  2. Hi Jurassic,

    Great to hear about your novels; love the title of your opus AMERICAN ZEN.

    I am talking about materialism vs. the things of the heart and the lack of nuance today in art.

    As a society, we've become immune to more grotesque forms of violence and sex. Without love.

    I love the hidden, unspoken erotics of abstinence.