port of morrow

“a preacher on a stage like a buzzard cries
out a warning of phony sorrow, he’s trying to get a rise”


“The other thing we do is we make everything that’s uncertain certain. Religion has gone from a belief in faith and mystery to certainty. “I’m right, you’re wrong. Shut up.” That’s it. Just certain. The more afraid we are, the more vulnerable we are, the more afraid we are. This is what politics looks like today. There’s no discourse anymore. There’s no conversation. There’s just blame. You know how blame is described in the research? A way to discharge pain and discomfort.” -Brené Brown


24 thoughts on “port of morrow

  1. Pingback: port of morrow | Art in the world

  2. J’adore cette photo… l’angle de prise de vue, les couleurs, la lumière, la perspective…! 😀
    Dans l’incertitude, il faut apprendre à ne pas douter, juger …

  3. What you wrote in four simple yet powerful lines is undeniably the truth these days. I wonder, when will we give up this need to be always right. When will we realize that love, compassion and humility should precede the need to be right.

  4. Hey there …

    Thank you for introducing me to the Shins and ‘Port of Morrow.’

    We are in that bleak stretch between summer and Christmas; ‘Port of Morrow’s’ lyrics seem to fit. So, too do a few other bits of Art that add oxygen to what we experience. This week I’ve thought back to the ‘ingrown toenail’ side of religion, where healthy forward movement seems stalemated and Church seems a crucible where other congregants seek to refine you (perhaps feeding on this) in legitimate and sometimes non-legitimate ways. I have recalled a book by Sinclair Ross about a Pastor and his wife on the Canadian Prairie during what may be the depression era – ‘As for Me and My House;’ and, then this book has had me recall Nathaniel Hawthorne’s ‘Scarlet Letter,’ and then his short story ‘Young Goodman Brown.’ In each instance, Art opens-out experience and allows for the recognition of possibility.

    I am encouraged by and find solace in Art for what it adds in shaping perspective; often Art is where heart and love and connection are to be found when it is absent in the places we should find it. Below, please find some points of solace, encouragement and possibility. Perhaps the interview with Jonathan Sacks is most realistic and most sustaining – The Dignity of Difference – On Being Interview with Jonathan Sacks http://bit.ly/1wQPTAq In it you’ll find reference to W.H. Auden’s quote from ‘September 1, 1939’.

    “There is no such thing as the State
    And no one exists alone;
    Hunger allows no choice
    To the citizen or the police;
    We must love one another or die.”

    And, then, two other songs may follow well ‘Port of Morrow.’

    ‘We don’t need Religion’ – Brian Houston https://youtu.be/UsMOjza5EaM
    ‘Kiss the World Beautiful’ – Martyn Joseph https://youtu.be/b3NU2al6eoM

    Liking your photograph – good schtuff!

    Take good care of your good self!! 😉

  5. Great Shot…great composition…you have a great talent…keep shooting…
    Don’t be discouraged – we see and hear too much garbage…look to the beauty you photograph…the words that follow keep me going – laughing and smiling in tough times…each day…Go forth into the world in peace
    Be of good courage
    Hold fast to that which is good
    Render to no one evil for evil
    Strengthen the fainthearted
    Support the weak
    Love and serve the Lord with gladness and joy
    Honor all people
    Laugh often!
    Fear not!
    Take care my friend!

  6. Hi Julia. Such dark words and such a clear name. 🙂
    Agree totally. The “others” are always wrong. And ready to take the blame.
    Never trust preachers. Only their sons.
    (Have a lovely sunday)

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