What if we took lust and desire seriously as a form of wisdom and meaning, not just chemical response? What if lust is a sort of faithfulness? What if lust is the ideal of love and not the other way around?
But wait a minute. What about all the people who don't have enough to eat and a comfortable place to sleep? How about the victims of war and epidemics, and the oppressed who live under the rule of tyrants, and the innocents whose lives are distorted by bigotry? Where's their glory in the highest? Why should they feel grateful? Part Three of a three-part series.
The Grateful Dead’s attitude toward American musical traditions was not simply a veneration of roots but an appreciation of roots for the new uses that could be made of them. For them the old music was a place where the profane time of contemporary America opened out into story, allowing room for imagination. The old music suggested things to them that that psychedelics affirmed and amplified.