if there was perfection in our world,
then there would be a circle
in place of an ellipse.
as a partial eclipse.
and there would be no end
to fossil fuels.
if there was perfection in our midst.
we’ve put an end to the hope of a fool,
while finding a material basis for our dreams.
it was just a scam.
It’s time we placed our full faith in man.
and take away our hopeful bliss,
that there was ever
perfection in our midst.
was the cause of our indolence.
if man was born in ignorance.
we’ve had to earn!
that we’ve had to learn….
And please don’t tell us, that for this
we’d have to pray!
with hardened hearts they would say.
who heard these embittered cries,
and reminded them not to worry,
about those things that die.
He sought to purge their fears
and take away their pain.
this was his single aim.
there wasn’t a malady that
He couldn’t cure.
some people began to express.
ready to slit his wrists,
and open the hands of he
who walked around with clenched fists…
If perfection didn’t exist?
Screamed a voice from the abyss.
and nothing more!
Just a man!
Just a man!
and there is no plan!
all that was, all that is, and will be?!
Wouldn’t there only be a heaven,
and no need for a hell?!
But fallen we began,
on all fours,
slowly progressing to become man!
we continue on
and who will survive,
but ONLY the strong!!
we will have to discard,
and such is this hope,
with which you are scarred.
for not a feeling,
but more of a disease is this love.
so completely fooled,
to think he would mean something,
to the creator of the world?
No story, and no plot!
Forget this, and let it finally be forgot!
the voice from the abyss finally stopped.
Content with what he had said,
because he knew these thoughts
began to fill many heads.
Perfection began to be spoken of only in jest.
It seemed the idea of perfection was finally laid to rest.
growing into a vine from which many would feed.
in what He believed.
but was immediately silenced,
for these men were somehow immune
to its guidance.
and spread the Word.
and did all they could.
Perfection has finally come to man,
His message is this,
Be ye perfect and do all you can!
University: B.A in Anthropology from UCLA, now pursuing independent studies in film and cinematography
Influences: Dostoevsky, Elder Paisios, Rene Girard.
Goals: I am interested in cinematic realism, and would ultimately like to create stories that reveal how we humans battle against our egos and romantic idealization of ourselves vs. others, and how ultimately Christ's message can help us gain a deeper understanding of ourselves in relation to the 'other'. I do not wish to bash anyone over the head with my Orthodox worldview, but rather would like to relate how it has affected my own life, and how I have seen it change the lives of many I know.