Musashi Mix Inq

Atonement

Posted on September 21, 2010

Moses prayed on Sinai for 3 months until god forgave his people. Idolatry is hard to avoid as an artist. We craft. We create. We critique. If we are lucky, others see something of themselves projected in front of their eyes. In that moment, we share unspoken intimacy. The object becomes the subject and thus idols are born.

The chorus of sirens outside of my house awaken the reptilian parts of my brain that tell me to run and hide. But by tomorrow I’ll forget—

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Someone tried to blow-up my neighborhood this weekend. A well executed FBI sting led to the arrest of a man planting what he thought was a bomb on Clark Street.

The news of this incident still hasn’t really shaken me. I’ve been waiting 9 years for something to happen. We’ve all been waiting.

“He wanted to transform the city… he wanted to make a statement and he wanted to replace the mayor of Chicago,” said FBI special agent Robert Grant. “He was unhappy with the way the city was running [and] with things that were happening in other parts of world.” [source]

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Atone. Embrace your idols.

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