Andrew Lytle & the Politics of Agrarianism — The Imaginative Conservative (Reblog)

Automated and impersonal, American society, Andrew Lytle feared, was coming to be peopled by the rootless masses ensnared in dreary, routine, unimaginative, and irrelevant occupations—a society of interchangeable parts and interchangeable men. 6,884 more words

Andrew Lytle & the Politics of Agrarianism — The Imaginative Conservative

Why Study History? A Personal Reflection — The Imaginative Conservative (Reblog)

I’m fascinated with time—its past, its present, its future, its moments, its transcendences. Time, as we’ve all experienced, moves quickly at points, and agonizingly slow at other points. 987 more words

Why Study History? A Personal Reflection — The Imaginative Conservative

What You Imagine, You Create — Meditations in Motion (Reblog)

Photo by Ivan Babydov on Pexels.com “What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create.” – Buddha We have been having a week of glorious Indian Summer. Golden sun-splashed days gently yield to balmy open-window nights this November. I sat on the deck one recent afternoon and listened to […]

What You Imagine, You Create — Meditations in Motion

Poem ‘Silent Wings’

Silent Wings

Looking up into darkness
he asks if that smudge is Andromeda.
She thinks it may be.
He’s heard its light takes
two million years to reach his eyes,
stories on swift silent wings;
galaxies so far away,
so near at hand
like froth spinning round
in her coffee cup.
‘I’ll go there one day,’ he says
‘Why not go right now?’
she asks – ‘in your mind!’
He looks up once again
his mind big like the light-filled sky,
recalling her story of Horus
crossing millions of years

© copyright David Francis Barker 2011

*illustration done wholly digitally