There are many things I still need to complete the painting. I wrote movie stars, corporations, churches and the response was ZERO! I really do not expect a response anymore and as I stated before, I am not religious but I am learning to make my own decisions. I suppose how we treat each other is what is ailing me, how our priorities are about “me” and to hell with the rest of the world! When did all of this happen? Working in the inner city trauma centers, it is easy to feel as though everyday is a battle. The moment you step through the door, you are at war! Yet people think that it is a privilege for someone to save your life when it is the other way around. This country has lost the simple humbleness of human nature.
I did something the other day after seventeen years as a nurse that I never thought I would do. When a patient demanded that I give her morphine because she ran out of money for her heroine. I thought: “Who does she think she is?” She doesn’t work, drains the system, my taxes pays for her addiction, her ambulance rides, her entire life! She demands drugs, treats people like shit, calls us cunts and whores, so I asked her: “Do you need morphine?” She said: “YES, you stupid fuck.” I said: “Your realize I can do that for you-right?” Her eyes went down, she knew she had overstepped the invisible boundary. I continued…I said: “I can save your life, YOUR LIFE! What can you do for me?” She started crying and I walked away. The doctor didn’t give her morphine and she put her clothes on and went to the next hospital.
Like these medical shows where people make a million dollars an episode to act like us, yet we can save their lives! What about the athletes who make millions and we can save their lives too. Look at all the actors and musicians who are dead from drug overdoses. Could it be that they have just a little too much money and needed something to spend it on…I mean really, how many things can you buy a Saks’ Fifth Avenue before there is nothing left to buy…really?
Who thought Tiger Woods was a saint-you? I know I surely didn’t! A sex fiend with so much money he doesn’t know what to do with it! Do you have enough money to pay your rent for 6 months if something happened to you? What about a year if you needed to? That is the problem, you have enough today so you go watch a $15.00 movie and line the pockets of someone who DOES NOT give a damn about you. America makes icons of dope addicts just because they have talent that appeals to them, is there not more to life?
Profound inspiration exist in a world not so far from your own!
Pulitzer Prize Photo-Kevin Carter (photographer) who at 33 committed suicide
I believe that America is the great whore in Revelation. When You read it, New York City and other equivalent cities come to mind and those cities have something in common. New York is the money capital of America, even Wall Street is there. The Statue of Liberty (having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication). I spent my life walking around blind with 20/20 vision, and finally I am beginning to see!
Originally the Statue of Liberty meant freedom, a safe harbor for all who would come to America, but over time she has become the icon for nonetheless, true filth and abominations of the earth compared to the time of her origination. It was not meant to be this way. I watched a show, something about the Free Masons and a murder and the symbols behind the Statue of Liberty.
It is not a human being described, it is what the city stands for:
The “great whore”, of the biblical book of Revelation is featured in chapters 17 and 18. Many passages define symbolic meanings inherent in the text.
17:4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:
17:5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
17:6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.
17:9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth [King James Version; the New International Version Bible uses “hills” instead of “mountains”].
From wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statue_of_Liberty
…it has been claimed that the seven spikes or diadem atop of the crown epitomize the Seven Seas and seven continents
17:10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.
17:11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.
17:12 And the ten horns which thou saw are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.
17:15 And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.
17:18 And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.