This Film Touches On The Experience Of Suicide & Gun Violence – Remember The Simple Viewing Instructions Set Out In The INTRO TO SOUL BIOS

Fragile

We are fragile. You and me.

Though we act strong,
our lives are
held together with
thoughts of where
we might be tomorrow.

And of disappointed
yesterdays.

At any moment we might shatter.

We might fall to our knees
weighed down by the terror
of being so far from
our own control.

Dare we look up, we’d not know
where to go or what to do.

We are fragile. You and me.

If we were to turn to each other,
we might see the whole world
on their knees.

Hurting, and seemingly
alone.

But none of us are.

We are fragile together.

 

(nic askew)

 

 

“It’s been eight years since we lost Margaret to suicide. There aren’t any more pictures of the four of us.

I sat with Nic and his Inner View camera and this is what found me. I’m totally exposed here, and it’s extremely uncomfortable but I believe it may speak to the possibility of our undivided attention. Please watch gently.”

Lori Zukin (the film subject)

There appears to be no simple approach to living with the complexities that exist in this world, or within us. There is no one solution to it all, but what if as Lori said “… we were less judgmental and more patient. What if we could really just see each other.” I imagine that such a move might change this world. It may save a life. So consider the words in Undivided and So Still Attention as your call to non-violent arms.

Our efforts might not solve everything, but that is no excuse not to try.

I am working out some plans on how best to share INNER VIEW far and wide with a view to all of this, having been silent on it for a while now.

 

Undivided and So Still Attention

Before your words
of encouragement
and well-timed advice.

Before items gifted at
beyond an arm’s length.

Did you ever consider
the one thing that
might turn the
entire world
on its axis.

Your undivided
and so still attention.

 

 

(nic askew)

 

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