A Green Desert Father Vol.7 - Port City Of Caesarea
In March 2013, Richard Mc Sweeney, a self-originating lyrical philosopher of Éire brought out a 794-paged hardback titled A Green Desert Father having as its subtitle Philosophical converse of an Árd Rí (High King) of Ireland. This contemporary collectable is a chronologically compiled anthology dating from January 2011 to February 2013 of original narratives, poems, fictional dialogues, and scenic photographs. It boldly addresses several universal themes such as love, freedom, morality, human trafficking, children and spousal abuse, religion, politics, fanaticism, prophecy, cosmology, art, fashion, music, and the esoteric.
There are conversations in it with for instance Don Quixote de la Mancha, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Matthias Stormberger, Michel de Nostredame, Edgar Cayce, James Joyce, Joseph Goebbels, Greta Garbo, Ronnie O'Sullivan, Artem Korolev, The Holy Qur’an, Angela Merkel, Al-Waleed al-Saud, Richard Dawkins, Anne Sinclair, Georg Gänswein, and Patrick Stewart just to name a few.
Aside from being a cosmopolitan work it is a one of a kind personal social commentary on early 21st century Ireland as it contains over seventy pages devoted exclusively to the author’s historic and courageous bid to become the 9th President of Ireland.
The entire work is being made available exclusively here on Shopify in 13 short volumes. The scenic photographs of the print work are not included.
This 7th volume contains make-believe conversations with the following people, and entities. Each one was inspired and composed simultaneously in one sitting.
Prefect Pontius Pilatus
Queen Anne Boleyn
The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (Congregatio pro Doctrina Fidei)
His Holiness Dalai Lama
Meera Teresa Gandhi
Edition: Word document
Font: Garamond 11
Approximate word count: 9,238
“But, Richard, I have been taught, n’ in turn
have been teaching that suffering is the essential
problem with existence, n’ that if we can
rise above suffering we will be free.
Suffering I see is nothing different, Your Holiness
from rain to river; river to cloud, n’ cloud to mist.
The form n’ expression thereof alone differ.
To be trying to escape from the natural
is to be unnatural, n’ anything that is unnatural
will only increase the very thing which it seeks
to be rid of, namely the unnatural.
Richard, we have to get beyond the double suffering;
we have got to get beyond life n’ death,
for they are the greatest of all the sufferings.
If existence is to be viewed as such, Your Holiness,
then such a solution would seem to be understandable.
But what if, like me, I don’t even acknowledge
the very existence of death in the first place,
then what need would I have for such thinking?
Richard, I have over two thousand years of Buddhist
documented history n’ research behind me;
a research n’ a history of in depth thought
on the subject of suffering; on the sufferings
life n’ death, n’ the need to become free of them.
You have had but to date solely your present lifetime
to consider such profound matters.
So on the scale of things, two thousand years or more
of in depth reflection, meditation, n’ contemplation
by tens of thousands, n’ even millions of followers
of Buddhism far out weight your few short years
of carefree childlike speculation.
Meet me again here in two n’ a half thousand years,
Your Holiness, n’ I will still be of this my own naturalness . . .” To have a good laugh is a great thing
andre rieu, pontius pilate, homayra sellier, anne boleyn, congregation for the doctrine of the faith, his holiness the dalai lama, meera Gandhi