Thursday, September 09, 2010

Happy Crazy Melon Day!

Today is the one year anniversary of my journey into getting bare and divesting myself of everything I held dear.  Sometimes you don't have a choice in what you give birth to... such is the mystery of diving into the creative depths... In that spirit I offer my newest friend and alter Mel ego...

There are many reasons the watermelon would come up at this phase of my falling in love with myself. From the movie The Family Stone  "You have a freak flag. You just don't fly it." I've been shying away from taking this final step into my madness and remembering the perfection that resides in my reclaiming the truth. But it is time to embrace that inner crazy Mel. I look at this as a new era. A rebirth. I have no idea what hugging my inner nut will do but I have a kind of faith in this turn toward the crazy.  I am ready.

As William Jennings Bryan wrote about the mystery of the Watermelon --
I have observed the power of the watermelon seed. It has the power of drawing from the ground and through itself 200,000 times its weight. When you can tell me how it takes this material and out of it colors an outside surface beyond the imitation of art, and then forms inside of it a white rind and within that again a red heart, thickly inlaid with black seeds, each one of which in turn is capable of drawing through itself 200,000 times its weight—when you can explain to me the mystery of a watermelon, you can ask me to explain the mystery of God.
Bryan, a politician and best known as a prosecutor in the celebrated Scopes trail that would be fictionalized in one of my favorite theater works Inherit the Wind written by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee which is also one of the greatest film adaptations of all time directed brilliantly by Stanley Kramer. 

What more could any Crazy Melon ask for as a tribute to leaving the past behind, nevermore to be remembered. A different present, where a future is unlike the past in every attribute.

From ACIM - "the world in infancy is newly born. And we will watch it grow in health and strength."

I bless you Crazy Melon.
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