to the chaotic and often strange life of a Quasi, Clumsy Spiritual Warrior, Dan Abernathy. This is the weekly Newsletter where I share with you my voice, be it in words, art, or my collections of oddities, fascinations, desires and obsessions. Here I will make available 98% of all my perspectives, be they fluid and random, meandering and incomplete, or things I have completed and offering. They other 2% I keep to himself, archived and a gift for the scholars and naysayers to decipher later on. This will all be delivered to you via the web, whether I am roaming the road in his converted 1991 International school bus, The Chool Bus, home in Pinedale, Wyoming or briefly hanging my hat in another dusty corner of the world.
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We have some great writing and Photography in the June issue of the Contributor and covered a wide swath with the mule deer migration, accompanied with the amazing images of Arnie Brokling, to spring branding in Wyoming, then to the horrific Minefields of Cambodia. To be sure and not miss an issue of the Contributor, subscribe and each month it will be sent to your mailbox.
The Chaos Newsletter
The Sorta Weekly Newsletter of
June 12, 2017
Hello This Morning!
“I am constantly amazed with how silent confidence is displayed and even more amazed how insecurities are advertised so boldly.” - dbA
A Notable Image
The dropping sun and the ending of light turn the wonderment of the wide open into art.
Out my back door, Wyoming
Words Of Wisdom – Words of too Much Wisdom
Overlooking what is, to find the good in someone makes little sense. Look at the real and see the true. Find the person with all the dents bruises and scars. This is the real person, the one standing, waiting naked and afraid for you to see them. Open your heart and mind to except these real people as they are and see their whole person that is hiding from you, the one hidden from themselves. - dbA
New Pieces from Chaos Creations
Antique silver fork, pounded flat and bent to hold the inside of a medium sized pocket with. Small Lapis bead rived to watch piece. Bent, pounded and patina copper wire rings and wrap. Fastening hooks are handmade. Chain is treated copper. Overall size is 2 3/4” X 1 1/4”. #93917, $98
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15 Minutes From Last Week
I met some fun Road Warriors yesterday, travelers living on the open road. Hemmi is a street musician and his girlfriend Megon gets the people they meet in their journeys to tag their van, which I did! We talked a bit and I gave them the new issue of the Contributor. This was the highlight of the day and I won’t forget the 15 minutes I shared in their space. I hope that I see them again, somewhere down the road.
What is fantastic is sharing this moment in my world, evoked emotion in the world of a dear friend!
“Your post today hit me right in the heart and I must share. I had a dear friend who passed over about 15 years ago. He was a firm believer in past and future lives, so perhaps I know him again as a whole new person. When I read of you meeting these people on the road and spending a brief 15 chatting and sharing, and how you said you would carry them and the experiences with you, I immediately thought of what Tom would say to that. He would have no doubt that you'd known them before in another life, and that's why you felt so comfortable with them and so happy to see them and to know them again. You will never forget them because you still remember them from another time. I can't put it eloquently like he would - but I think you get my feelings.
Happy day Dear Dan. Love you and travel safe xoxo” ~ Jeanne
Poetry from an Anti-Conformist and Outlaw Poet
As poetry is a passion, I constantly submit my poetry to different literary journals, both online and to print collections. Last week I had two poems, Cicada and Troubadours, excepted by Outlaw Poetry. As I have had my poetry excepted at Outlaw Poetry a few times, I am now listed in the permanent archives collection.
Please click on the links and have a read.
Featured Poem of the Week
you are not a writer
or a poet
until you use the word,
So I produced a sound
on the underside
of my abdomen.
It was shrill,
It was loud,
that Charles himself
could hear it.
But, no one else
seemed to notice,
nor did they seem to care. - dbA
Cicada was recently published at Outlaw Poetry
My New Chapbook
My Mind Has Forgotten to Age
My Mind Has Forgotten to Age, is the first Limited Edition, 333 signed and numbered, Chapbook in an unnumbered series categorized as, Chronologies – Excerpts – Fragments – Reflections, From The Journals of Dan Abernathy. Each of the 23 poems were documented after conception, in my journals as will as the drawings. The 13, drawings you will see are also, excerpts and fragment of a completed larger drawing. I have chosen to present them to you in this fashion, to leave a slight grain of mystical wonderment for the future. $6.00
I have updated my show calendar if you would like to see what Juried Art Festival I’ll be at for the rest of the year. Click on the Calendar link.
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