Arts Living in Heaven
posted by October 19 at 16:36 PMon
I’m in a cafe on Lummi Island. Bob Marley is playing on the stereo. The chorus of his song: “Think you are in heaven/But you are living in hell.” The subject of the song, a rich person, believes he/she is in a rosy situation, but in actuality he/she is living in the mud. The problem with Marley’s assertion? If you believe you are living heaven, and live like you are heaven, you are in heaven. If you believe you are poor, and live like you are poor, you are poor. Condemning the rich for living like the rich is empty. luxury has always been an illusion.