Sunday, September 26, 2010

KEEP THE RUMOUR GOING . . .

. . . that Bear is alive.

I've been doing a lot of thinking and feeling in the last few days. And reflecting upon what I'm thinking and feeling, too. 

That is much better than writing about depression (thought I have been doing that). And it takes a different kind of brain energy than figuring out how to use a camera (though I have been doing that, too). Perhaps I should have been out riding a motorcycle — Harley-Davidson Softail (I don't own one of those, and can't afford one, but still . . .). Dark blue, like an evening sky; yellow flames that look more like lightening that fire light.

Bear is feeling a bit subversive these days, too. Playfully subversive, but subversive nonetheless. Perhaps even more than "a bit." And, yes; I've even been writing about that, too — though there's noting ready to share with you, yet.

So there you have it. Something of a Bear Briefing. As opposed to a legal briefing, which many regard as an oxymoron. That is to say, if it's legal, it's not brief; if it's brief, it's not legal. (Could also be applied to clothing, perhaps.)

Bear hugs to all.

11 comments:

ain't for city gals said...

I actually had to look up the word subversive to be sure..lol...this should be interesting...

Rob-bear said...

Not that interesting. But maybe.

In the 1960s, when I was involved in student politics at University, the Security Service of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police opened a file on me. (Or so I was told by one of country's former Attorneys General). I was no hippie or yippie, but those were trying days, with the Viet Nam war and all (which drew strong protests in Canada, as well as the US). So I guess I am no stranger to subversive, though I'm actually very gentle in manner.

Lee said...

The bear necessities.

Rob-bear said...

® Lee: Precisely. (As an aside, it's Bear necessities; the "B" in "Bear" is capitalized, IN ALL CIRCUMSTANCES.)

Amanda said...

awaiting a report from subversive bear~

Dedene said...

I'm sure that you're not the anarchist type. But riding a blue Harley could shake things up.
Good luck on your reflections.

potsoc said...

I must also have a file somwhere dating back to the 60s: I had a subscription to Soviet Union Today and to the Mouvement Planète (in France); I cancelled my subscription to Time Magazine over Vietnam telling them I considered they had become a mere C.I.A. propaganda machine. I also cancelled my subscription to Soviet Union Today over their invasion of Afghanistan.
We had friends in the seoaratist movement in Québec even one close to the F.L.Q. although we were unaware of that.
It was an intersting period.

Rob-bear said...

® amanda and Dedine: Subversive Bear's report follows.

NO, I am most certainly NOT an anarchist, Dedine. Your conclusion is correct.

As a Christian, I have a strong commitment to living and working for compassion and justice — two sides of the same coin. This is what I have learned from studying the prophets of Israel, including Jesus (especially Jesus).

The sad irony is that people who seek to live a simple life of compassion and justice in today's world, are, by their very nature, subversive. As was Jesus.

Sadly, Dedine, I get to ride my Harley only in my dreams.

® potsoc: Je me souviens l'Octobre, 1970. I think I still have a copy of the FLQ Manifesto in my files, somewhere. (Maybe CSIS will get me for that.) It was, as you say, "an interesting period."

I also quit reading Time and Newsweek a long time ago. I still get Maclean's (yes, I'm patriotic and romantic). However I probably get most of my news from the CBC or Al Jazeera English, thought I find The Globe and Mail to be somewhat useful. (Maybe CSIS will get me for following Al Jazeera, too. This is not looking auspicious.)

potsoc said...

I do follow Al Jazeera also as for the Globe and Mail, altough the Québec edition is printed a few kilometers from here, in Boucherville, it is totally inaccessible in my separatist neighbourhood. Guess I will get it on line...but I miss the comics.
I would say we could be in deep doodoo... but I have not yet been barred from flying. We could still be in a free country...providing Harper does not stay too long.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Rob, Mr. Bear, I hope that you enjoy your introspection. Ride the blue Harley and report back! Subversive? I would say "quite tame."

dana said...

So sad that you're sad. Kind of squares everything up between us. I've been dragging a chain that's attached to something real heavy, but it's too much work to cut it loose so I'm learning to live with it.

Not "up enough" lately to put too much thought into anything. Maybe I need a new camera.