A Brief Time OutWritten by Gregory J. Ballan
A brief timeout
Ever have need to simply get off life’s merry go round and simply just watch for awhile? No participation, no accountability, just be invisible specter wandering in and out of other lives and circumstances as only a passive observer. I was at zoo a few weekends ago with my three year old daughter and wife. We had spent a few quality hours watching all of animals and taking delight in Christie’s reactions to various sights and sounds around her.
Mrs. Esper took munchkin on a small carnival ride and I just sat by a large bird cage. It had a twenty foot rock ledge complete with flowing waterfall and three pools all at different levels. There were shelters for various birds and plenty of food. I sat there and stared at this one bird for almost a solid minute, trying to imagine what it would be like to just simply watch everybody at zoo from inside. No worries, no strife and no real problems. If I were that bird I’d just have a few seeds, float around a bit and simply stare back at weird things peeking back at me. The bird, like all other creatures at zoo, had been taken out of game. Their life, their instinct for survival, was mute at this point. My mind wandered back to pair of tigers sleeping in their habitat. Were they happy? If one could actually assign that human emotion to an animal. Animals can feel stress, fear and anger on an instinctive level; but could an animal actually be happy. Were these animals happy taken out of day to day struggle for survival to simply be pampered and cared for for rest of their lives. For a hard working human, battered by day to day barrages and obstacles of life, this would seem like a paradise.
Imagine a life where everything is provided for you, no work, no struggle and no worries, just lounging poolside while a bunch of other people walk by and look at you. Who’s fool? Is it man in cage or man toiling outside cage? Who’s imprisoned? The man behind material bars or man chained to daily inescapable struggle of survival in a society of moral decay and imperfect social platitude. It’s a difficult question with pluses and minuses on both sides. On one side of equation, your basic needs are provided for and there is no real struggle. Life is bereft of pitfalls but also void of opportunity. You have no responsibility to toil, yet your freedom is curtailed by steel cage in which you call home. You are out of game.
Gifts Unusual LLC To Launch New Product LineWritten by Herman Sequira
Over next few months, Gifts Unusual LLC, a Florida based online retailer, will be preparing to launch a line of limited edition, hand carved wooden oil warmers and tart burners and other decorative home decor products.
Currently Company retails products widely available from many other retailers in United States. The launch of limited edition products is an effort to set itself apart from competition, while offering a unique array of products, which will not be manufactured in bulk and will all be hand carved and signed by artist.
A maximum quantity of 12 of each item will be produced, after which, production of those items will cease. It is hoped that unique characteristics of these decorative products will make them highly collectible items as well as attractive home accents.