Hope to see you there.
Saturday, August 31, 2013
This time next week I’ll be at the Baltimore Comic-Con, one of the most enjoyable conventions I’ve ever attended. There are no movie stars, no wrestlers, no porn stars, no video game companies, just comic book fans and creators gathering to celebrate the medium we all love. The guests this year include Keith Giffen, Ray Fawkes, Sal Buscema, Tom DeFalco, Dan Didio, Mike Carey, Kevin Maguire, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Paul Levitz, Ron Marz, Mark Waid, George Perez and Dean Haspiel. (Click here to see the complete, mind-boggling list of creators.) If you’re within shouting distance of Baltimore next weekend, come by my table, say hello, and, if you’re so inclined, bring a stack of books to be signed.
Posted by J.M. DeMatteis at 9:02 PM
Sunday, August 25, 2013
Sunday, August 18, 2013
As I write this I’m sitting on the porch of a cabin, in the heart of a five hundred acre spiritual retreat, gazing through the trees, out at a magical lake that’s home to fish and alligators and, I suspect, water spirits and angels. I’ve been coming here for most of my adult life—and this place has always nurtured me, renewed my spirit, expanded my consciousness. Filled my heart with a profound and inexplicable love. No internet here, no television. No CNN Reality screaming for my time and attention. This is the deeper, truer reality that lies beneath the skin of the world. The line between conscious and unconscious, God and man, thins and vanishes in these woods. Synchronicities, miracles, abound—and the living presence of my spiritual master, Avatar Meher Baba, is everywhere.
I’ve been here for over a week now—which explains the radio silence at Creation Point. When I get home, I’ll go through the comments that have been piling up and, with a little luck, return to regular blogging. (This has been a busy and creative summer—many new projects, many pressing deadlines—and I haven’t posted nearly as much as I’d like to.) Till then, I’ll continue to enjoy the peace and stillness, the magic and the miracles. The trick, of course, is to bring it all home with me. To remember that the face of God isn’t just hidden away on these five hundred acres, it’s everywhere.
I’ll post this the next time I have an internet connection. Hope you’re all having a wonderful August.
Posted by J.M. DeMatteis at 9:21 PM