Tuesday, July 25, 2006

I remember the first time I ever saw the magnificent waterfall in Yellowstone National Park. It moved me so much I did my first significant drawing right there -- the first time I ever created any art that was worth anything.

There is something quite spiritual about the beauty of nature.

I am reminded about what David Miscavige said in the speech he gave a couple of years ago called This is Scientology:

"Today we live in a world increasingly obsessed with science. Yes — we can send man to the Moon, explore the surface of Mars, and even survey the galaxy with NASA probes. With advanced computer technology, and satellites circling the globe, we can communicate to anyone, anywhere on Earth, and in an instant.

"Yet with all of that — everything science has brought us — there is a void. In fact, it’s a chasm. And at the bottom of that chasm are the humanities. So, it shouldn’t surprise any of us that with all the high technology of this 21st century, science can’t yet prevent war....

"The answer to this planet’s problems will not be found in the 'material.' Of this there can be no question. For if those solutions can’t prevent war nation to nation, how then can it be expected to answer questions like 'love,' 'happiness' or 'peace of mind?' "

Many of my Scientologist friends are artists --not just "famous" ones but everyday people who hold down regular jobs but are also painters, violinists, brilliant photographers.... it's just interesting how many.

Monday, July 24, 2006

I couldn't resist reprinting this photo of St. Louis Drug Free Marshals swearing in the St. Louis Narcotics Division as Drug Free Marshals.

The picture tells it all.

The story is on the web site of the Church of Scientology of San Diego