Rights End. Responsibilities Bear Witness.

To be a king and wear a crown is a thing more glorious to them that see it than it is pleasant to them that bear it.

—Elizabeth I (1533-1603)

The planksip Bear - A Book End in Itself

The planksip Bear - A Book End in Itself

Rights End. Responsibilities Bear Witness.

Inspired by Elizabeth I's (1533-1603) quote, "To be a king and wear a crown is a thing more glorious to them that see it than it is pleasant to them that bear it." The titled responsion is "Rights End. Responsibilities Bear Witness." What follows is subject to revision, do you have any suggestions?

The responsibilities of a Lord (not the Lord) bears fruit from an objective standpoint, and yet, in the first person, the experience is humbling. Could you imagine being a King, Queen or the top of whatever hierarchical structure that matters to you? Sure you can. How does your life change when you negotiate such a false "propheting" teleology? My mind goes to that addictive cocktail of neurochemical chemicals where anticipation is what motivates our imaginations.

Elizabeth I of England - planksip
Elizabeth I was Queen of England and Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death. Sometimes called The Virgin Queen, Gloriana or Good Queen Bess, Elizabeth was the last monarch of the House of Tudor
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Just Be Poetic and Life Will Be

Inspired by Walt Whitman's (1819-1892) quote, "And your very flesh shall be a great poem." The titled responsion is "Just Be Poetic and Life Will Be". This ontology of sorts is a way of life, imagined, beautiful and sustaining.

Witman's organ music is poetic and surrounded by the temple of the body. Insinuating your very presence is all that is required for harmony and form. Thrown into existence, the theft occurred with the invention of the mirror. Self-reflection has returned to the meta, fictionalized, and deluded by the preoccupation of disposable consumption. There was a time in recent history when we were not eyewitnesses to our own beauty, at least not as often as we currently have access to. The feedback mechanism was embodied through the virtue, movement, and observation of our peers and tribe.

Walt Whitman - planksip
Walter “Walt” Whitman was an American poet, essayist, and journalist. A humanist, he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works.
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The planksip Bear - A Book End in Itself

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