Wednesday, April 4, 2018

update, allays 945 - 948

Daniel Christopher June to the Students of Life:


Nothing new to report: I have to get up earlier to keep up with the kids on their spring break; I landed a great commission writing 2,000 word self-help articles; I've been reading Emerson's Journals (number 10), Nietzsche's Daybreak, and Paglia's Sexual Personae; I've been sending out queries in an attempt to publish my work.

Take care, Caretakers!



* 945 *

The inoculation of Emerson's Self Reliance went a long way in dampening communistic infiltration, such that they speculated the government "put something in the water," to keep Americans from red sympathies. Works of art, when they reach deep, spread throughout a people – I mean even those deep works of art that only speak to a few, the important few, who disseminate the logos throughout the populace. Bare numbers don't matter – the importance of the people convinced matters most.

Shakespeare makes the language. As the greatest singular writer ever to exist – and this comparing even to all scriptures – he has made a center of gravity upon England that will never leave. Ounce must balance ounce, pound must balance pound. The greatest heroes of mankind make history – history is biography – and they imprint their character on all of mankind.

A few books, a few stark ideas, sink the deepest in the phonosphere, the mediasphere, the mythosphere, the logosphere. They hold eternal dignity, they educate even the Mother.


* 946 *

Just as a chocolate cookie, if eaten in slow motion, voluptuizes the taste, so reading a book slowly intensifies the verbal bliss. Read a book as slowly as you can. Linger on the words. The best written sentences are worthy of getting by heart. Find an eternal text and read it over and over for your entire life. That is true scripture, be it ever so secular. Such a work, a legenda, heightens bliss in the word.



* 947 *

Where there is many there is no One. Who was that One, who was she, this mysterious Amanda who left you with an Amanda-shaped hole in your heart, which, like Cinderalla's slipper, is such a cruelly perfect fit that no other woman will do? Do you romantacize the past or have you finally learned what she always meant to you? Were she to return – dare you hope? – what then? Therefore, hold to the wound – it has use. Shallower people are happier – they so easily forget. Suffering maketh profound. You are tougher for the hurt.


* 948 *

That something has survived is enough to recommend it: immortality requires genius. Mankind was not made within recent world history (I mean the last fifteen thousand years) but in the million years before history, when our customs and nature were written in the scripture of our DNA. Even in world history, America is an upstart. America, a young nation, lacks the hidden dungeons, submerged labyrinths, temples built over temples, holidays made to efface holidays, and the shifting of languages, that characterize the Old Country.

Yet each of us internalizes the whole of our history and applies the logic of it to the crea, the creation of our daily world. Every great novel, every sage, every philosopher, our national prophet, our Oversoul – all these internalize virtually into all of us, and the scholar who studies each of these in particular does not disseminate this so much as remind us.

We may stand in awe of the cunning of Continental architecture, the architecture of the European soul, Old World subterfuge – the main topic of Henry James' novels – compared to American Innocence, which is just now passing adolescence. The genii loci of Europe, the Oversouls and their Overbraid, complicate themselves. Let them be "Eurocentric"! They have earned that right, if anybody has. All the world is Eurocentric, or Americentric. They speak our language, believe our religion. Yet the American Religion, of which Allism is a reification, is yet to command the world proper, and for this America must lose economic and political power, to become vulnerable enough to offer up her greatest gift.




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Perfection Is Easy



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