Zeus is Preservation Pub’s resident spiritual counselor, holding court underneath the stairwell on select evenings throughout the week. In this semi-regular feature, he holds forth on matters great and small.
Zeus, we haven’t seen you the last couple weeks. Where have you been?
Z: I’ve been ill. It happens every time there’s a weather change. It’s a transformation process, a cleansing of body, mind and spirit. It’s a time to let go of things no longer need, and learn more about the things you do.
We had Bonnaroo this past weekend, with thousands of people streaming into Manchester, Tenn., baking in the hot sun and listening to music from dozens of popular bands. What do you think of Bonnaroo and other music festivals?
I feel like there are more important things to focus on than a music festival. A music festival is good, but it depends on what they’re singing about.
I think there should be less Bonnaroo, and more I-love-you.
The NAACP chapter president was forced to resign this week because she’s actually a white woman who was pretending to be black. What’s your take on that?
Sometimes a person can be black on the inside, but white on the outside. And what difference does it make? It’s our ideas that should count. Too many people focus on the outer rather than the inner.
The mind has no color. The mind is a rainbow.
Have you seen any movies lately?
I saw San Andreas. Which, I believe, is an attempt to give people a warning. They know something is going to happen out there, along the San Andreas fault line. I believe the powers that be leak things through the medium of Hollywood.
I saw Mad Max, too. It was okay – full of action. But it represents a barbaric way of living and thinking. I think there’s a better way to live, and a better way to love your fellow man.
Zeus’ quote of the month: “You can’t put a face on the Universe. God doesn’t have a face. God is Everything.”