"Abracadabra" © Brad Michael Moore



Not Really a Puzzle


"Are we really so presumptuous as to take our future for granted - in the worse possible form we can imagine, based upon the breadth of our worst nightmares? Visages created from the most unfavorable and injurious of all outcomes, and ineffectually achieved through unmeasured sheer laziness, mistaken happenstance, or simple fear?


Why were we given our imaginations - if not to create a greatest spectrum of ideas, color, sound, and feelings? To expect that only the worst of outcome is more likely - can only create an incredible viability of falsehood! Everything other is a truer possibility! We can never allow ourselves to accept failing to reach, unendingly, towards our greater truth, the beauty within, or the flushness of our hearts! Giving the most one can offer, of their share of the gifts of life - is the more worthy reason for existing!"


Why should I expect any less of myself, ever - only because the truest faith of others was withheld from me in some previous days of my being? It is so easy to use the frailty of being human as a superfluous excuse for accepting everything that falls lesser than perfection. Could it be our actual purpose is acceptable - even when, perceptively, it only measures, ‘nearly,’ to the fullest of every possiblity - that we can fall short of our every near-perfected dream, hope, or reason for living, and that be alright?"


I say - I believe, the most magnanimous conclusion I mindfully make will always be before me - that every achievement, seemingly higher in scope than the one before it, is only a stepping-stone to an even more gloriously excellent great deed to acomplish... If your really imagine this possibility to it’s most superior, magical, and most novel conclusion - is not the sum of all our good deeds - the apex we refer to as, "The Meaning of Life?"

by Brad Michael Moore, October 20th, 2015

"Not Really a Puzzle" © Brad Michael Moore


I'm too old to worry over preparing to be a survivalist... With Global Warming unbounded - all kinds of bacteria & viruses could become more prevalent - because of extended warm periods, and then, well, the Earth seems forced to amend it's own game plan. Humanity, and all things living - are only possible because of a balance of elements and environmental conditions particularly skewed into a harmonious and copacetic co-existence. When conditions for life can no longer be cohesive - no matter how smart we believe we are - shit's going to hit the fan. If we can't even figure out that we must work together to survive together - and humanity has yet to learn, and practice that concept successfully, well, time is not on our side. So, to conclude on a cherry note - we still have this moment, now - to enjoy our continued existence, and to grieve that near-generations to come - will find themselves born, already over the peak, and rolling on down the backside of this wonderful ride life has been - despite all our efforts to end it - even sooner than we deserve it to end. Maybe I have touched a hot button over the truest issue of our voter apathy... As disappointing - the future may not even have a place for my art - or Art History - except as possible insights for whoever eventually comes along to study the relics of a lost civilization...


"In da Garden" - Digital Artifact © Brad Michael Moore

To make a green thing these days - we almost always use a digital process - instead of getting our hands dirty in more natural elements... - bmm


We must seize these times we share in this era - to record our point of views - so future generations can know that art was once the truest measure of a forward society being torn asunder.  What artists leave behind will be the most important part of the record of our existence on Earth.  As long as we are capable - we must make an effort to do no more harm, and be of some benefit to someone, or something...  The truth is clear, We were not the first to dominate this planet and be wasted away - to be replaced by something else.  What we replaced though - had no hand in the game of their own demise - which came from the universe.  We will be the first dominators of this planet to self-annihilate.  No doubt, life will find another way to fill the void we leave behind - once we can no longer influence our environs.  It may take many centuries for a new realm of life to come about, or, existing & evolving lifeforms may find our toxic refuges suitable for their new existence - to overcome, and thrive, on what we leave behind.  Eventually, time amends all wounds, and life will find another way to spring forth in what would be alien forms to us today. - BMM 6:15 PM 10/22/2021