I changed the theme of my blog to space today for three reasons.
1. The Perseid Meteor Shower peaks today. Last year I woke up at 3am in the morning to watch it. From LA. The only thing I saw was the moon and a bee, and my neck hurt and I was cold. Ah, the Perseid Shower.
2. My friend Ron Allen passed away last night. He was a surrealist poet, a philosopher, a Zen Buddhist, a playwright, a he had the deepest voice you have ever heard. Some of his tones were subsonic. Only dogs and walls could hear them. This is a website I helped him make. It has some of his poetry which is fucking awesome. I wrote this poem for him after I visited him in the hospital a couple days ago.
A crybaby in the best way,
Sensitive canvas to the myriad shades
Or worry and heartache.
Setting traps to be realized in future lives.
Your gentle soul searching for words to share a humble love,
And demolish the obstacles in its path.
Soldier of the quantum empire,
Keeper of paradox,
Fugitive of truth.
3. I was sick of the old theme.