Seek Respect

  • Night Light

    Night Light

    “Night Light”, a reverse painting on glass was painted as it might have been seen through a window, hence the reason for the window sash.  Maybe the window was in a warehouse, an apartment, or nearby vacant building, but this is the 2001 September 11  scene that would have been displayed through the window on that dreadful evening.

    In night light of the much more recent chemical warfare in Syria, and bombing in Afghanistan, I find the events all to be on the same level.  What on earth is this world coming to?  The disrespect for fellow human beings seems to be at an all time high point, in fact it seems even worse than that.  Even self respect is becoming non-existent, sadder yet. And what about dignity?  Where has that gone?  There have only been rare sightings of that lately.  But maybe the lack of self respect and dignity is where the lack of regard for others begins.  Really, if you can’t even seek respect for yourself, what reason could there be to seek respect  in others?  If one could not be dignified, how would they be able to recognize that quality in others.  Still though, it can be seen daily in any news paper printed, how people are continually doing things that would cause a mother or father to be shamed.  But they are no longer shamed because they can make believe that they didn’t raise the child to do those things.  I really wish I didn’t have to witness it on a first hand basis.  The fact remains that they did raise the child to do what ever he or she wanted to do.  They didn’t raise them not to do those things is where the problem enters into night light.  I do know there was a double negative in there.

    I should probably worry less about chemical warfare, bombing and injustices in the world, and more about my reverse painting on glass.  To see more of my work, like “Night Light” please go to

    2001 September 11

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  • Seek Respect

     

    Lessons from life

    Seek Respect, not attention, it lasts longer.

    This pet portrait in reverse painting on glass offers a message to every being, feline or human who is ready to mature. Even though it seems that in todays society being mature is no longer an aspired goal, I suppose there are still some adults remaining in the world.  Whether the message is accepted or acted upon is another matter.

    I can only hope that my vision of this is limited, and maybe I am not seeing the whole picture, but what I have been seeing in so many public places is the attitude of ‘rules are meant to be broken’, usually accepted by the eternal adolescents who never want to grow up.  Some of these who never wish to seek respect, and would rather remain the ‘eternal adolescents’ that I think of them as. Some of them are 40 and 50 plus years old!.

    What is it that adult people who somehow end up in a car accident think they have to gain by screaming and flailing their arms at the responding police?  The police responded to serve and protect.  To clean up and sort out the mess that has been made.  And yet I have witnessed this on public highways.  I probably take things too seriously when I hope for people to gain insight  and seek respect, but that does not mean that I will give up.

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